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About The Country Cat Dinnerhouse and Bar

**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.

7937 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215-2341
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Daily: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
SE 80th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 408-1414

Website:
http://www.thecountrycat.net/

Parking Details:
There is off-street parking in the back of the building as well as street parking surrounding the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Trimet Busline #15

Executive Chef:
Adam Sappington

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Calico Room provides intimate private dining for all occasions with décor featuring cream colors and dark wood, with full audio/visual equipment, in a 1,200 square foot space.

The Country Cat Dinnerhouse and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (14)
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Fun (12)
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Creative Cuisine (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Authentic (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Cozy (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Seasonal (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This was the second time I”ve been to the Country Cat. Order the fried chicken and mashed potatoes with a side of grits!! You’ll love it!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great brunch and didn't disappoint! My family was in from out of town and they loved the southern style. The ham hock special was a. If hit as were the fried chicken and eggs Benedict. Only glitch was with the salmon in my eggs Benedict, an awful lot of bones that someone could have choked on (they were fairly large fish bones). Our server was amazing! My family had a wonderful time and enjoyed everything including the bloody Mary's!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Love this place for casual dining with Amazing FOOD ! Service is friendly and fun. They take good care of you there ! Wonderful drinks selection and the Fried Chicken and collard greens are to die for :) Don't forget their Brunch service. What a delightful place for Breakfast !

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very enjoyable time with my wife, sister, and brother-in-law. The service was very good and the food was delicious. We will be back.

If I had one small complaint it would be as we finished our meals and received to-go boxes for our leftovers, one of the hostesses came to our table and asked us to leave as they were preparing for a party of eight.

In all fairness, if she would have cared to take a moment to observe, she would have seen that we were preparing to leave, but were talking as we were unable to talk that much due to the delightful food we just enjoyed. Pretty rude when you consider we had just spend $80 plus tips in you establishment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful brunch menu, great food (especially the fried chicken), good sevice. I would reccomend reservations.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This place is awesome. The grilled cheese and tomato soup is the best.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service, we were a first time party of six-they took time to take us through from beverage recommendations to entrees.
It had a good “adult” vibe yet a home table feel

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Being honest..Food was ok - nothing brilliant. However, for what it was it is an expensive restaurant. We didn't even have alcohol and our meal was over $100. I have been to much better local restaurants and had similar amount of plates + drinks for less than what our meal was. It was busy so it clearly has its fans. I don't think we will be coming back, however.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is a great breakfast spot, although the noise level is distracting, "energetic" a generous description.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Friendly staff, good service and great food!👏🏼😻😋

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Breakfast was excellent. Would choose a table further from front door. Table was cold at times.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our table request was accepted and we had a fabulous Christmas Eve brunch. The food always is incredible and the best brunch in Portland

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had a wonderful server and good food. We have always enjoyed the food!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We were seated 20 mins late , but received complimentary onion rings... Which was a nice gesture. Server was nice, but not especially attentive. We had to ask for more drinks multiple times. Fried chicken, deviled eggs and potted Judy were all super good. Gnocchi dish was too salty to eat.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Sooooo good! We had a great time celebrating our birthdays here. 💯

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Fun, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always a great dining experience is the heat of the happening Montavilla neighborhood.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The chicken meal was amazing! I will definitely be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food and service made for a wonderful evening. Celebrated a family birthday with dinner for 9 people. Everyone had a great meal. Look forward to the next time!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was incredible

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

First time here. Sampled menu as much as possible. Food was what we expected - very good. OK for special occasions or friends get together.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We had a wonderful birthday dinner. We each had a different entree and each was quite pleased. The biscuits were light and tasty.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 20, 2017

This is one of my favorite Portland restaurants, but this visit was not up to par. We arrived at 5 p.m. when the restaurant opened for dinner. The room was freezing. The fried chicken was overcooked and made me wonder if it had been reheated instead of freshly cooked. The grits were lukewarm which meant they had been reheated to melt the butter, but were not fresh.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great spot for a hearty meal of genuine food! Excellent service and fun wines! Window seats allow you to connect with cool neighbors

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place was a real treat. A very imaginative menu and everything we ordered was great. The service was excellent, friendly, low key and knowledgable. Good value wine list and good beers on tap. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The dining room was lively on the Saturday night of our visit. There were four of us. We tried the deviled eggs and we all liked them. The steak special and the salmon from the menu were good but not remarkable. The fried chicken the best ever- crispy outside, tender inside and not greasy. The wait staff was pleasant but we must have over stayed our welcome as after we paid our bill the entire table was cleared including the water glasses. After several passes by we stopped a person who seemed to be a manager type and asked why our table was cleared. She said "we have a reservation for this table". We quickly got up and left but felt that put a damper on what was otherwise a fun evening out.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We enjoyed a birthday dinner at Country Cat this past week. Loved the food, waitress was great! Temp inside was regulated by front door which allowed cold air in. I would ask for a specific area to be seated for next visit. Ambiance was fair.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The service was EXCELLENT. Quick and friendly but staff didn’t try to linger and make conversation or interrupt conversation. Food was super tasty, we had fried chicken and salmon. Both highly recommended. Great atmosphere & chill decor. Great job!

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Friendly down to earth service that was attentive without being intrusive. Food was awesome. Some of best duck I’ve ever had. Check Chicken also wonderful.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was fantastic! Very busy but we didn't have to wait for service. Highly recommend Country Cat.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Biscuits were a little cold, but had great potential. Food was good, but wouln’t Repeat.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent meal. Great service. Nice, happy atmosphere. Hard to beat.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Visited for brunch - SOOOO good! Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Disappointed with the biscuits and gravy. The biscuit was extremely hard, so much so that I was unable to eat certain parts. Also, the potatoes were over done and lacked flavor. Tasted like 5x fried potatoes and not in a good way

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything was a 5. Loved every morsel. The only thing my family had a slight problem with was the noise. It was a little difficult to talk to each other. Luckily the food was more the amazing. We will still eat here again despite the noise. The food is that good.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food and experience! Had dinner here this weekend with friends and everyone was very, very happy. Service staff was attentive and helpful, and the food was delicious. Everything came out with great timing and the place seemed really well run (even down to the open kitchen where you could hear the chef calling out orders to be fired up). We had several appetizers (onion ring shoestrings and pretzels with beer cheese) as well as each of us a different entree and several desserts for the table and nothing disappointed. The beer cheese was absolute heaven, and the 12 year old with us said he wanted to be buried soaked with the double cheeseburger sauce and juice, and have another double cheeseburger as his last meal on the planet - a total compliment from a picky eater who was skeptical of Thousand Island on a burger to begin with. The fried chicken was amazing, roasted vegetables and sides were all great and the desserts (peach fruit crisp and pudding sampler) were all fantastic. I had seen this restaurant on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and it definitely did not disappoint! Will definitely be going back to try brunch and probably dinner again as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The Country Cat is one of my very favorite restaurants of all time. I have never tasted better onion rings, buttermilk biscuits, chicken fried steak, fruit crisp (peach, specifically), or jerky than those that they serve. Everything else is way up there, too. The service is very knowledgeable and attentive. The ambiance is thoroughly enjoyable. I would go out of my way to bring a visitor to our city here just to show off our good fortune.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great menu. Whole hog, beef, duck and fried chicken all great (we did a lot of sharing). Love the biscuits.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was great. We had the full pig, salmon, smoked duck, and desserts. Everything was tasty and flavorful and the service was wonderful.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Still thinking about those Collard Greens.. might have to road trip it back down just for that.. I live in Seattle.. so that’s say’n a lot, ya they were that good.. along with everything else we ordered.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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