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Coleman's Shady Rest Restaurant

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55660 NW Wilson River Hwy, Milepost 42.5, Gales Creek, OR
+1 503-357-3093
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 20:00
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portland, oregon
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Coleman's is definitely a place where people stop and eat meals on the way to or from the Oregon coast on Hwy 6. Maybe those travelers accept strange aspects of a restaurant because they are on vacation. After one dinner at Coleman's, we're not planning a return visit any time soon. Let's start with the interior of the place. At... More 

Thank pauloregon
Caldwell, Idaho
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is the only place to stop if you're headed over the Coast Range to Tillamook. And on a Sunday morning they make the best pancakes you'll find. The wait staff is very friendly and helpful although a little slow. But the food is always excellent. We both had the big and fluffy with blueberries. One pancake and it was... More 

Portland, oregon
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Wind your way thru gorgeous scenery from where Hwy 26 splits off to RT 6. 25-30 minutes west of Portland, lies Colemans Shady Rest, an awesome, small community, roadside diner,located in Gales Creek, Oregon. Excellent and varied burgers and an amaaaaazing Tater tot casserole. Really... Tater tot casserole...homemade!...cheesy..gooey..don't miss it. They have great idaily specials, Beef Stroganoff, a T bone... More 

Thank Crae H
Kirkland, Washington
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192 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stopped here on our way to the coast because we were starving! Thought it would be just ok....oh my, we were SO wrong. It was GREAT! Best country style food ever!! We all had shakes-which were to die for. All the food was great and good portions for an awesome price. Lots of beer and drinks on the menu... More 

Thank twinsmom070
Gales Creek, Oregon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Great country cooking, love their chili Verdi. Chili Mac is a favorite. Country fried steak will fill you up, includes fresh mashed potatoes.

Thank 925bigfoot
Cascade, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We stopped in for lunch on Mother's Day and were told that we couldn't order off the menu - we had to have the brunch buffet. OK...we sat down and went up to the buffet, which was perhaps the most pathetic display of mediocre food I've ever been exposed to. The bacon was severely under cooked - to a point... More 

Thank JoAnn S
Lake Stevens, Washington, United States
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast with family. The eggs with green chile salsa was amazing! Everyone liked their meals. Good bloody marys also.

Thank Ben M
Ridgefield, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Okay people! On your way to Tillamook, Oregon right off of Hwy 6 is this absolutely adorable restaurant! It's a local place so supporting local restaurants is something we love to do! We are from Ridgefield, Washington and heading to Tillamook on New Years Eve to go crabbing (which was WONDERFUL)! We stopped here for breakfast/lunch. We decided on lunch!... More 

Thank Kathy H
Portland, Oregon
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463 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Stopped in for a late breakfast and was pleasantly surprised at both the good food and great service. First time here, but was treated like a "local". I had the Chicken Fried Steak and eggs and it turned out to be a real cube steak. The steak was good, however, was a little over-cooked, close to well-done. Would I eat... More 

Thank OregonStrider
Amherst, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

We were driving from Portland to Tillamook and desperately in need of sustenance when we came across Coleman's. Not only was the food delicious, but the staff warmly welcomed us and gave us tips for enjoying our vacation experience in their beautiful state. My boyfriend said their clam chowder was some of the best he had ever eaten. I wish... More 

Thank Mary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55660 NW Wilson River Hwy, Milepost 42.5, Gales Creek, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Gales Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 503-357-3093

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?