Four women and a boy walk into a restaurant in Longview, WA and leave happier than a bunch of people can possible feel after breakfast.
This place (and the company) was hilarious. Stuffy’s II makes breakfast fun – so much so, folks go there to celebrate their birthdays with one of their signature GIANT cinnamon rolls. In fact, we got to help celebrate four birthdays during our meal. Kassidi, the Choreographer helped loosen folks up with her own particular version of The Birthday Song. Soon, the entire restaurant was competing for the loudest table.
Stuffy’s is decorated in 1950′s decor – heavy on the Marilyn and James Dean. Kassidi describes if perfectly. She said, “It looks like my grandma decorated it – from her basement.” According to Kelso local, Kacy Cross, the movie Babe plays in a continuous loop on the elevated television in our part of the massive dining space. Looking over my shoulder I could confirm that is was, indeed playing: never-ending TV joy for the little ones.
Stuffy’s offers up traditional fare under the guise of their own special vocabulary which requires a glossary at the front of the menu. For example, Paris Bread with a side of Kackleberries gets you an order of French toast with a side of eggs. And most of it is under the category of “Stuff” – lots of stuff.
Except for the “thicker than thick’ milkshake my daughter enjoyed, beverages were unremarkable. The brand of a cup of Mud (coffee) was a complete mystery to our server who said, “I have no clue. It came in a pouch.” In fact, it comes in a Farmer Brother’s pouch. The orange juice comes from frozen concentrate – Whoo…Pee.
I wouldn’t let the beverages put you off. What Stuffy’s lacks in drink they make up in food – especially the quantity. Baked goods are Stuffy’s specialty and of particular note is the gigantic cinnamon rolls – two of which went home with our merry little group. Also noteworthy is platter-sized item called a “Gobb”. Basically it’s an Elephant Ear and if you’ve ordered this and breakfast, you’ve ordered too much – especially if you’ve ordered a Big or Small. The Baby would be quite sufficient as a side. I ordered one Big Gobb to share and we hardly made a dent. I took it home and quickly learned that leftover Gobb is pretty much past it’s eat-by date within 24 hours.
Stuffy’s breakfast specialty is, unsurprisingly, called Stuff. It comes in a quantities of Large, Little and Tiny portions of stuff and it’s essentially a scramble covered in sausage gravy. Trust me when I say a Tiny is more than sufficient. Anything bigger can feed a Defensive Tackle or at the very least a small group of referees.
I had the Ranch House Special which includes a half order of biscuits and gravy, two kackleberries and bacon. Sadly, the gravy was disappointing being a bit on thin side and fairly tasteless. The bacon, however, was amazing.
Overall, young and old will find something pleasing at Stuffy’s. Kids will behave in order to earn their Stuffy’s Bucks that can be spent on a variety of trinkets from Stuffy’s treasure box. Large groups will enjoy the family atmosphere and kindness of the staff who make everyone feel welcome. On a gray day, Stuffy’s is a happy place to be.
Spendy Scale: $
Coffee Rating: 2
- Lunch and dinner
- Full Bar
- Happy Hour: 5pm – 7pm
Contact Information804 Ocean Beach Highway Longview, WA 98632-4011 (360) 423-6356
7 days a week – 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM