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American
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Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
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Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations, Parking Available
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Reviewed 12 January 2020

Neat place, nice people, many different mouth-watering foods to ponder, well-known and well regarded in Douglas County, a destination restaurant for folk many miles away, and for a good reason. Not thought of as a cheap place to eat, but the best half-order of biscuits...and gravy I've ever had and a really good cup of gourmet coffee cost $6! The gravy tasted like sausage and had nice chunks of sausage in it. As I was leaving, the waitress volunteered a travel cup for the coffee I hadn't finished. How often will you see that?More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 7 November 2019

UPDATE: Rumor is... AND I hope it is not true, but sadly I was told today, that Tolly's will be closing its doors this Sunday 11/10/2019. The 1st wave of rumors stated Tolly's would close this month, but the word today is the closing date...will be the end of the week. Again I hope the rumors are wrong, BUT for everyone who loves Tolly's there may only be a handful of days left to visit everyone's favorite restaurant one last time. So make your plans now to say farewell to Oakland's best loved establishment. [Below is my old review of this legendary, beautiful and historic restaurant. Tolly's opened in 1968- this beautiful restaurant has real historic charm. Located in Oakland, Oregon it has served family's for literally over half a century. Tolly's has an amazing menu for every meal of the day with fantastic breakfasts, really satisfying lunches, and superb fine dining in the evenings. While I am a fan of the deli sandwiches- vegitarian friends rave about the salads. After every meal Tolly's had the perfect desserts. One side is like an old fashioned soda shop complete with malts and many super good flavors of ice cream. And if that's not enough there's the Tolly's nationally famous soecuality- their pies! which are really the best ever!!! Also the twin side of Tolly's is an amazing old Western century old bar with an excellent selection of liquors and extremely good beers on tap- with some rare specialty brews. On the weekends this bar often entertains with music from musician bands or the tuned played on the grand piano. Tolly's is terrific any time of day from back to front and top to bottom (there are like 4 dining rooms- 2 upstairs, and the soda fountain side and the frontier bar side).More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

We were on our way back from OSF and stopped at Tolly’s for lunch. The kid’s menu has some nice choices. Two of us had an open faced sandwich that isn’t on the e-menu - avocado, mozzarella, tomato and arugula on a slice of toasted...bread. Aside from needing to experiment on whether to use hands or fork, these were a hit. One had the Blacksmithys grilled cheese which the menu calls a triple decker. What isn’t clear is that triple means three slices of bread We also ordered a grilled cheese with cup of fruit off the children’s menu and a double scoop of Umpqua vanilla cream to go (they make a wonderful creamy ice cream. Our only negative comments related to the grilled cheese sandwiches. The bread on both seemed to be totally saturated with butter as if they had been fried in a puddle of it. This resulted in a pretty greasy sandwich.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

We visited Tully's for lunch. The tomato bisque was thick and excellent. Reuben and the chicken and cranberry sandwiches were also great. Service was good but just a little slow. Overall throughly enjoyed our visit.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 30 June 2019

Enjoyed a nice lunch in this spectacular location in Historical Oakland. Step back in time and discover this great choice. An old-time soda fountain and full length oak bar sets the atmosphere. Great food & good service - a winning combination!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

great atmosphere in one of Oakland's original buildings- old time feeling with class. Great food - will go there again. Love just sitting there in one of the comfy chairs, drinking wine and chilling out!!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 June 2019

We always enjoyed our visits at Tolly's. It's charming, has a good menu, great atmosphere, and last we were there crappy service. Really crappy. If you're on a tight schedule when traveling through, it's not

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 May 2019 via mobile

I love the atmosphere at Tolly’s. Walking through the door instantly takes you back in time to anywhere between 1850 and 1940. My wife and I visited Tolly’s for dinner a few nights ago. Our server was friendly and accommodating, the food was great and...the overall personal experience was 5 stars. The only reason I rated Tolly’s at 4 stars is because the food prices are very high for our region and the menu is extremely limited. Sadly, I believe others may feel the same about these issues, because it was a Saturday evening when we ate there and we were the only customers in the entire restaurant. I think if you fix these two issues the customers will flock in. It’s a beautiful restaurant worth visiting for any occasion. I highly recommend you give it a try!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 30 April 2019 via mobile

We so wanted to find a great experience at the reopened Tolly’s and find it a bit difficult to rate our evening. The ambiance is wonderful and takes you back in time gives you a old school feel. The dinner menu was limited but had...some good options. Prices were on the higher side but not unreasonable. Our server was pleasant and attempted to give good service. Our meals were very slow to arrive so our waiter kept us supplied with lots of bread during our wait. We found it difficult to get our water and tea refilled. I actually never got more ice tea. The meals were served hot flavorful and well prepared. After almost a 2 hour experience our dinner is over we had to get up an approach our waiter for the bill as he was chatting with folks at the bar. We decided that their attempt a upscale restaurant was diminished for us by the small town service. Nice try guys!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

Cute little spot with an old soda fountain counter and old candy jars. Don’t be deceived, the food was current with healthy options (and a few vegetarian and vegan choices - yea!). Excellent turkey sandwiches. The avocado toast without mozzarella was fresh and good. Good...wine list too. Our server was friendly and attentive. All round, we highly recommend Tolly’s. If we are ever around for dinner, we will stop in as the menu looked good too.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Response from Dale G | Reviewed this property |
Trip Advisor said I'd recently reviewed Tolly's but that was well over two years ago and I've not had a chance to return. I honestly don't know. I had heard that they took it back, but I can't positively affirm that they... More
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I went there 2 weeks ago (Oct 9, '18) and they were open and busy.
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