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dining in Forks WA

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movesalot Jul 31, 2009 01:48 PM

We recently made a trip to the Olympic peninsula where we stayed in Forks and I wanted to throw my two cents in. As others have noted, there are no Chow-worthy destinations in Forks but we found the food at the South North Garden Chinese restaurant very competently prepared. We had egg foo young, homestyle tofu, sweet & sour pork, and pork fried rice, which were good enough to eat as leftovers. This stood in great contrast to our meal at the Forks Coffee Shop. Small town charming, it was not. The food was terrible to the point that I was literally yearning for McDonalds. It reminded me of why McDonalds became so successful in the first place, at least it's consistent and you know what you'll get when you walk in. The Forks Coffee Shop was totally dirty inside and although our server was very friendly she wiped down tables and then handled food without washing her hands in between. The pie was actually pretty decent but overall it is one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. Obviously my thoughts are based on one-time dining experiences but I hope they are helpful to others...

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