Overlook Family Restaurant

1332 N Skidmore St (at Maryland, one block off of Interstate)
(503) 288-0880
get there via trimet

First, let me say: this is a family restaurant. So don't get your hopes up about gourmet or really good. But this greek diner/lounge has a pile going for it. Among other things, if you live in the neighborhood, you'll see your neighbors there. The non-smoking restaurant side is busy, bright, and very diner-like, with an assortment of booths, tables and counter seating. Go at breakfast or dinner, and you'll find kids—not a lot, but some. The lounge side is dark, soothing, busy, and smokey, with its own counter, what seems like thousands of TVs playing sports, and two fireplaces(!). You don't have to drink on the lounge side (just be tolerant of smoke)—and at breakfast time, is about half full, though there's not a lot of folks in for their hair-of-the-dog.

What the Overlook does exquisitely is the diner breakfast. Lots of options, always some cheap less-than-$5 specials, and the food is reliably solid. Get the grits if they have them—you can doctor them up into something fantabulous. The two of us went a bit nuts and still got out for less than $15, not including tip, for breakfast.

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December 5, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Barbara Korsmo said:

My husband and I visit often - Tammy and Ken are our favorite servers.
I have requested a nice-size senior salad, but no response. Your regular menu salads are too large (and my dog does not care for salads), and your house salad is small and uninteresting.
Can't we seniors have something in-between???




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