The Country Cat Dinnerhouse and Bar

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$30 and under
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**WE DO NOT RESERVE ALL OF OUR TABLES TO ALLOW FOR WALK-IN CUSTOMERS. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT TO FIND OUT OUR AVAILABILITY.**
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Daily: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(503) 408-1414
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adam Sappington
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
SE 80th
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Parking details
There is off-street parking in the back of the building as well as street parking surrounding the restaurant.
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Public transit
Trimet Busline #15
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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TG
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last day at the Country Cat on Stark, we’ll miss you!

HH
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Sadly, I had the most disappointing martini (tasting more of water than gin). And a signature dish for the Country Cat, a pork chop, was over cooked.

DK
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

Since they are closing, the employees all seem to have short-timers syndrome and the service, food and cocktails were mediocre at best. Too bad, it used to be a favorite.

X
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love, love, love the fried chicken. We are so sorry this place will be closing.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ll miss you, Country Cat! You’re one of a kind!

b
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sorry to see the place is closing, it certainly was packed when we dined Saturday evening.

SA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was AMAZING except it was a very hot day. It wasn't anybody's fault. Wish you'd stay open....

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for my wife’s birthday and everything was great. Really loved the snapper fish and chips and the chicken fried steak. Good service and a lively atmosphere. So sad they are closing soon.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always enjoy the meal there. Everyone seated at the same time so it always noisy and slow service for 9am on Sunday. Otherwise everything is awesome.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is small, but they do an excellent job of managing the people. Spots to eat at the bar and outside. Food was fantastic; collard greens, mashed potatoes and fried chicken were the best I have had. The chicken fried steak and pork chops - phenomenal. Great food experience

JM
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow. We were told that it was because they were busy; however, several tables were empty. Not their normal level of customer service!

AH
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Country Cat is hands down one of the best restaurants in Portland. The food is always fresh, cooked to perfection, and delicious. Service is friendly, atmosphere is fun and bubbly, price is appropriate for the amount and quality of food.

c
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great fried chicken and gravy. Fantastic service.
Our server was friendly and knowledgeable.

NG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were planning a surprise and asked for special help in putting extra decor on our appetizer. They were more than happy to help us out! So grateful.

SH
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Love that they take reservations. Service was excellent.

ID
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Extremely noisy. Took forever for our food to come out. Food was great. Service very good as well.

ET
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was friendly and prompt - our server was the real star of the visit! The food and cocktails were outstanding as well. Our group of 6 was seated at a roomy table next to a window which provided nice light and people-watching along Stark!
The only downside of this visit was the noise level. I have visited before and don't remember it being this hard to hear normal table conversation. There were several others seated near us who were not particularly loud but I did notice the background music was more noticeable. Perhaps the volume was cranked a little more that evening.
All in all it was a nice visit and we will be back!

SG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice they took reservations. Very busy too many tables per waitress, they looked VERY irritated to give coffee refills. Brunch cinnamon rolls and bacon outstanding.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Loved everything!

M
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was comfort and worth every calorie! A must try!!!

PH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service were great. The AC was not working so it was way to hot in the dining area. Very uncomfortable.

MK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had Saturday brunch and it was excellent! The food was great! It is quite noisy here, as the restaurant is fairly small. That would be my only complaint that I couldn't hear anyone at the table other than the one I was sitting right next to. Drinks were great! The bacon was exceptional! Would definitely go here again!!

OT
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Parents visiting

SC
Los Angeles
163 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

usually a great meal the food at the airport is better than the restaurant

JC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The salmon was delicious and the service was excellent!

K
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My burger was great! The ketchup was very unpleasant though, it tasted like tomato soup rather than ketchup. Everything else was a delight.

DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Having seen them on Diners Drive Ins and Dives and the rave reviews, we decided to drive down from Seattle for dinner. They opened at 5:00 with a line of about a dozen people already there our excitement grew. The service was good and staff very plesant. We ordered the skillet fried chicken(very good) and two orders of the Whole Hog. Unfortunately both orders of Whole Hog were over cooked, making them dry and tuff. I would like to try them cooked properly, I believe it would be a great dish. We had four different desserts and all were delicious. Will give it a second chance if in the area.

MN
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good although I wished the coating on the CFS would of stayed on once you cut it. Other than that, was very good! Thanks!

H
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food is amazing. Staff is great.😊 wish I could go here every day for a meal

RT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite special occasion restaurant!! The fried chicken is my absolute favorite dish.

w
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were better than ever, and I was happy to note that the sound level was much lower than in years past.

Y
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Country Cat is consistently good but it’s the practical and professional waitstaff who stand out. They’re efficient, friendly, not fussy. . . Just damn good at keeping things running smoothly!

MF
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Country Cat is one of our faves! Great food, easy location, and the service is AMAZING! I try to order something different every time I'm there, and I'm never disappointed.

4
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Brunch for a larger group. Will go again soon!

BL
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went with friends and had a nice, easy time with great food.

NT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a comfortable, friendly, casual atmosphere.

KD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal

JD
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, I take my family here any time I get the chance!

VW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in kennewick wa, and every time we visit Portland we go there for breakfast =) it's always amazing!

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