Bates Steak House and Saloon
433 East Broadway
Eugene, OR
(541) 683-3108?

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Eugenified.com rating: 1 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 5

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Quick Review: Stopped by Bates Steak House a couple of nights ago for their burger & brew special: $8.50 for a burger and a pint of beer. Imagine my surprise when my meal arrived with a hand-written note from the owner of the establishment.

The note read as follows:

“Dear Second-Rate Customer,

Thanks for visiting Bates Steak House and trying out our burger & brew special. Sorry that we can not seat you in the regular part of our restaurant and instead have to force you to sit in the “bar” area (Well, it’s basically a cramped sitting room in this old house, but we like to call it the bar). We hope you will understand that we can only serve you a second-rate (or maybe third-rate) burger for this price. As you can see from your plate, it is a small burger patty, cut in half, and lined up on a regular hot dog bun. (We thought it would be too insulting to a hamburger bun to actually use one). It also comes with a small serving of potatoes on the plate. If you order it well done, we will burn it. Again, we thank you for your understanding. While you’re here, take a look at our regular menu. Please be careful that your eyes do not pop out when you see our very high prices for a steak ($25-39). We know it is hard to imagine that such a smallish, roughly decorated place with slow service could possibly charge such outrageous prices. Just try your best. We look forward to your future visit and promise not to serve you second-rate food next time…we hope.”

OK, I lied about the note. There was no note. But, in effect, that was the message that was conveyed to me by the food and dining experience at Bates Steak House.

Summary: Worst burger in all of Eugene. Hell no, we won’t go.

Eugenified.com rating: 1 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 5

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