The Country Cat Dinnerhouse and Bar

4.7
690 reviews
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At The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar, American craft cooking is truly at its prime. The cozy, soulful restaurant is nestled in southeast Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood. The seasonally focused menu represents the best local offerings from surrounding markets ranging from ranch-direct meats to produce freshly picked from neighboring farms. Adam and Jackie Sappington have blended their talents as Chef and Pastry Chef to create this family-driven and community focused eatery.
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D
Portland
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Some of the food was very good and some was fair. Duck meatballs very salty, gristle in my chicken wild rice soup. Too much green goddess on the Bibb salad but the crab appetizer was fabulous. Might be awhile before or if I go back. Very disappointing.

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CZ
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The six of us had an awesome time! The noise level was high.

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated quickly. The server was friendly and our food was prompt. We started with the cream biscuits and they were deliciously large so we weren't as hungry as we should have been for lunch. We had two preteens and two adults and didn't finish our food since their serving size is generous. I love their fried chicken!

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w
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time coming and it was quite an enjoyable experience. I don't really remember the first time. The bartender made me a delicious mocktail, the server was attentive and helpful. The food was amazing! So much flavor and everything was cooked perfectly. Certainly worth the time and money, highly recommended.

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OT
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Brunch meal with excellent service.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, fantastic food - looking forward to going back!

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PD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had the challah French toast, the breakfast fried chicken, and the dinner fried chicken that we shared among three. Everything was delicious. There wasn’t even a so-so item on our plates! The French bread wasn’t too sweet, and the whipped cream had something tangy (crème fraîche? yogurt?) in it that made it so much better than plain whipped cream. Chicken was crispy and flavorful, not over cooked. I wish I had a whole order of just collard greens, because it was so good!

While our server was lovely, the only bummer thing was that I made a reservation for 10:30 and still had to wait for our table about 15-20 minutes.

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KD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food great service! Such a great time with out friends. I want to try brunch sometime. I bet it’s amazing too!!

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NW
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food always! We celebrated my best friend's birthday on a busy night and everything was delicious!

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K
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was delicious. It was a little cold in the restaurant but warmed up after a while. The deviled eggs are to die for!! They are not your grandmas!! We had the chicken and the whole hog. Everything was wonderful. The prices were great and will definitely be coming back

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We were a party of 4. Servicer was nice, but rushed and inattentive. 3/4 of us thought Pecan rolls were delicious, 1 thought too sweet. My oldest kiddos grilled cheese was burned & cheese not melted. Eggs Benedict with sweet biscuits not a hit with my son, he prefers savory. My daughter loved her biscuits, but not the gravy. My dinner style fried chicken came with all dark meat, greens were delicious, mashed pots pretty good. Chicken breasts ordered on the side were delicious. I do appreciate the manager discounted the grilled cheese and gave me a chicken breast to go as it was left out if my meal. But it was over all disappointing for a $100 meal. If we go back we will order sides of chicken breasts, biscuits, and greens.

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment best breakfast in Portland!

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BH
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing and food was delicious

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K
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, delicious food (although the wedge salad is not really a wedge salad, I would avoid that one....), and fun atmosphere. The wine pours are very generous, in case you are interested in that! It is a noisy, bustling place but lots of fun.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch for a birthday group. We had to add a last minute attendee and the staff was very accommodating. Our server, Shelby, was extremely efficient and very friendly. Never made us feel rushed even though it was a busy time. She did an outstanding job. The fried chicken brunch dish with spoonbread was heavenly. Everyone was happy!

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c
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice dinner at Country Cat. Our server was attentive, the atmosphere was lively (but not noisy), and the food was all around delicious. Would definitely go back again for dinner.

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c
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to say thank you to Country Cat and share what was an awesome experience. I wanted to get a few friends together for a quick birthday dinner preceding a night of dancing and fun. We reserved a table of 8, but 2 different people canceled at the last minute, and not everyone was perfectly on time. We had vegans and vegetarians on our party. I don’t think we were a party from hell by a long shot, but we were definitely a little more involved from a service standpoint. The staff at Country Cat didn’t seem to hold it against us. The service was friendly and quick and this made for a very enjoyable night for us. Thank you thank you and thank you..can’t tell you how much I appreciate the way we were treated. (Oh and of course the food and drink were stellar - that’s always a given here..) :)

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FG
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manages to be a very nice special occasion place and very informal at the same time. Avoids the new uber-hip conformist inner Portland feel- something more genuine. We had the salmon. Portland has lots of salmon. This was special. Help was perfect, and friendly. We'll be back.

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AJ
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast , reasonably priced , large servings, good service. Minor complaint is it is very noisy.

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KD
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sister visiting.

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LD
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there and 4 out of 5 of us ordered something different. Everyone really loved what they got. We are looking forward to checking them out again.

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DL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great atmosphere, service and food. fantastic menu always! thank you~!!!!!!

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BJ
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been many times and the food always great . 5 fried chicken dinners and on 'whole hog which are the features and never appoint .. go often !

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a fantastic experience. This time, we brought a group of 6 and the food, service, & cocktails were perfect.

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RJ
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, The Country Cat doesn’t disappoint! I brought friends who are gluten free, and they were able to find amazing food and experience even without the fried chicken! Family friendly, and great service—and the mimosas don’t disappoint.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our brunch was fabulous!! Food, service and atmosphere !! Can’t wait to go back!!

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SC
Los Angeles
148 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pancakes and such s great breakfast our family fav

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MC
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The Bloody Mary was great, the food, meh. The Home Fries were over seasoned, what's with ALL the salt? The Corned Beef Bennie was lacking in corned beef, a very thin layer under a lemon hollandaise that was not that tasty. The Pork Chili and Grits were the one saving grace. The chili was smokey and the grits creamy and buttery. We'll give it another go as we always give a restaurant at least 3 tries.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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CG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Together for New year’s at the delish Country Cat!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would suggest making reservations as there were several people waiting. Food is amazing and portions just right!

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The noise level is very high! However, I’ll happily deal with it to eat food this good! My brunch of fried chicken, spoon bread and salad was delicious. I’ve never had a bad meal here.

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PD
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food! Great service!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is great! Reservation for 10 at 1:30, seated at 1:50, no room to wait inside.

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PF
Portland
50 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really unique and creative menu. Lots of options for all eaters. Great table in the window. Awesome service from the staff. Food was delicious, we all cleaned out plates. Had the veggie crepes, super yummy. Love this place for brunch as well.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to eat. We had reservations right at opening, they filled up pretty fast. Service was fast and attentive. Our waitress was really nice. Food was really good but a little too salty for the family.
Would I go back? Definitely ! Just have to choose less salty food.

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GS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Country Cat was purrfect for a work reunion breakfast. Seven colleagues gathered for breakfast for the first time in five years. The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. I reserved our table through OpenTable, and it was flawless. Thank you.

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M
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 5th Christmas Eve brunch at the country cat. The food and service keep us coming back and we will plan to return next year.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have come here for brunch and lunch before, and I am always excited to treat out of town guests to the experience. This was Christmas Eve-Eve dinner, and everyone at the table was amazed at the warmth of the staff, the quality of the food, the diversity of the menu, and the terrific service. I will continue to bring friends and family here often.

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were great! I especially liked the Brussels sprouts and I heard good things about the chicken and salmon too. Unfortunately it was cold and drafty near the windows, and when we got up to leave we could hardly walk from being in the hard uncomfortable booth benches. Guys, think about double glazing and bench cushions!

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