Respond to Review of The Drift Inn
Review: My friends and I stopped at the Drift Inn last week on our drive down the Oregon coast. We found it using the Happy Cow iPhone app. We were really hungry after a long weekend of camping. We had the samosas as an appetizer which were bite-size, bland (as already mentioned in the previous review), and overpriced at $8 (they served us five tiny samosas - that's almost $2 per tiny, tasteless, samosa...grr). For entrees one of us ordered the Wild King Salmon. I ordered the Caribbean Noodle Bowl with tempeh. My fiance ordered the Thai Noodle Bowl with tempeh. When all three plates came out from the kitchen, the three of us looked at each other and immediately we wondered where the rest of our food was. At $17 for the salmon plate and $12 each for the noodle bowls, I guess we were expecting larger portions. The salmon came with sides of seasoned veggies and fried potatoes which, to the Drift Inn, equals a bite-size piece of broccoli, a baby carrot, some parsley, and six potato cubes - it was so laughable that we even bothered to ask our waitress about the portions on the salmon plate. She told us it was a normal plate size as the salmon is caught locally from the wild. That didn't, however, explain the sorry excuse for seasoned vegetables and fried potatoes on the side. My friend also said the salmon tasted good, but not excellent, not worth $17 for the portion he received. The noodle bowls were equally disappointing in portion size and appallingly tasteless. A caribbean noodle bowl should have some WABAM! flavor to it - but the Drift Inn's noodle bowl tasted like I was eating any other tempeh/noodle/veggie dish with a bland cream sauce. My fiance had the same opinion about her Thai noodle bowl. We left quite angry, still hungry, and feeling like we spent a small fortune on food that we didn't like at all and could have prepared more tastefully on our Coleman grill on the sidewalk outside the restaurant. If I were ever driving down the Oregon coast again, I'd drive right past the Drift Inn and wait until I reached Florence for some eats.