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American, Cafe
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Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

We pulled off the interstate for lunch and picked this place based on internet reviews. This place is like something out of the 60's. The decor has probably been the same since then, with no updates whatsoever. There was hardly anyone in the place, so...we sat right down. We ordered sandwiches. I had a reuben. It was ok, nothing special. My son had the egg salad. He seemed to like it. Our server was very nice. Service was kind of slow for what we ordered. I can't complain; I just can't see how this place stays in business.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back to Portland after seeing Mt St Helens visitor center. Like stepping back in time and place. Homey and welcoming. The owner (we think she was the owner) is from New Jersey. She arrived in Washington after following space...industry employment for years. She told us the history of her building and the neighborhood after serving us a killer egg salad sandwich and chef salad. Love places like this. The world needs more like it. Be sure you sign the guest book by the front doorMore

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I've only eaten lunch at Lacey Rha's Cafe but they do a great sandwich. Staff are friendly and food is worth the stop.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

We stopped at Lacey Rha's in Castle Rock after looking it up on the internet since we were on our way to Mt St. Helen's. The server greeted us warmly but took forever to get us seated. She was charming, if not efficient. We ordered...French dips for the most part but my daughter ordered the tuna melt which was delicious and much better than the french dips. Another member of our party ordered breakfast and enjoyed it. Because everything took so long to get to us, I asked my daughter if she had recorded my grandson's dance performance at camp and she gave me her phone to watch it. All of a sudden this woman came running out of the kitchen yelling, "we don't do that kind of stuff around here!" I looked around to see what was happening but it was me she was yelling at. Clearly confused, as was everyone else at the table, we asked her what was the problem. She pointed angrily at my cell phone. I still didn't understand because they have free wifi signs in the restaurant. My daughter told her that and she replies, "you cannot have your phone in speaker mode." I stare at her and turn off my phone (which was not that loud and definitely not disturbing the other two people in the restaurant) and now we know why there were only two other people in the restaurant. We couldn't even make a hasty escape because the server hadn't brought the bill. There are ways to ask a person to turn off their cell phone and this was not it. The restaurant was very quiet after that. We all agreed that this woman hates cell phones and I never did get to see my grandson's performance. Our feeling is that if you don't want someone to use the speaker on their phone, please post a sign. We stopped at the library after the restaurant and they had plenty of signs saying "Turn off your cell phone." I'm not sure if everyone in the town hates cell phones or just those two locations.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This eatery is in an old downtown Castle Rock building. It has seats for about 35 diners in a uninspired atmosphere with little charm. I don't like paying for atmosphere, but I do enjoy a cheerful place. Not too cheerful here. My Saturday visit during...the lunch hour hosted mostly local seniors, including me. The busy server was just that...busy. No chit chat. No smiles. I ordered a bacon cheeseburger that came with 5 different sides to choose from. I asked for the green salad with bleu cheese dressing. My water finally came with no ice in a plastic "glass", which I immediately accidentally knocked over as it was so light. So while I waited for my food, I also sat with a soaked paper placemat observing the interior. Boring. I will say the carpeting looked new, and clean. The best way to review this place is by using Pros and Cons. The Pros: I found a parking spot right in front. The Cons: The bacon cheeseburger and salad came together. It would have been nice to have my salad first, but they consider it a side, so it comes with the meal. The bathroom is 2 steps from the tables in an added boxed-in room adorned with lattice. Ewww. Not nice hearing a toilet flush as I eat. The burger patty was DRY as all get out, and over cooked, as well as the bun, with only a small dab of mayo on one bun. I could hear the microwave door repeatedly slamming shut, so I was prepared for a not-so-great lunch. I was right! The burger plate came adorned with a dozen or less tri-color tortilla strips. Why? I put them on my salad which made more sense. The bleu cheese dressing was way too vinegary, so I had the server bring me some Ranch so I could finish my salad. I do not like being addressed as "darlin" by a stranger. My bill was $9.66 for this lousy lunch.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

They dictated to me that burgers only come well done when I asked about getting mine medium. I'd already ordered it or I would have selected another option. It was WAY done...not a smidgen of pink and I'm a bloody beef eater. The rest of...our food was lack luster and there were 4 of us. I will NEVER go there again!More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

We decided to bypass the freeway exit restaurants and look for a small, local cafe and we're glad we did. Lacey Rha's Cafe is in charming, downtown Castle Rock, just a mile from the freeway exit. The proprietress was delightful and the food is excellent...diner fare - sandwiches, soups, salads and good coffee! The decor is modest, with historic photographs of the area and paintings by local artists.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

We found this place when the rain was so bad it forced us from the highway. When we are traveling during the day (Lacey Rha's is only open from 8 AM - 5 PM and not on Sundays), we always stop here. The atmosphere is...very friendly, the food is great, and the service outstanding. A great place to stop for home made food.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Seattleite and two from Conn. left I5 to find lunch. Drove into town with no agenda but lunch. Lacey Rha's seemed the perfect small town cafe. We were the only diners. Extensive menue for such a small cafe but each item selected came out oerfect....The meals were fresh and tasty. The coffee was great. We were there about 1 pm. I bet the breakfast is special . The cafe was spic and span clean . Atmosphere perfect. Could be a movie set! We left refreshed and have told our friends who do the I 5 drive.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Make this a stop on your next trip through Castle Rock. Friendly service and good home cooked food! We had breakfast and the whole family cleaned their plates.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Lacey Rha's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5