Francis Xavier's Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 1933 NE 181st Ave

    Portland, OR 97230

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  • 503-666-1957

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Food is good and a step or two above Denny's and Elmers. The decor is several steps above, very nice. Prices are reasonable for what you get. However, the wait staff service ruined the experience. Once on a Sunday afternoon, we and our two

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Food is good and a step or two above Denny's and Elmers. The decor is several steps above, very nice. Prices are reasonable for what you get. However, the wait staff service ruined the experience. Once on a Sunday afternoon, we and our two

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I have tried very hard to like Xavier's in Gresham. I have gone back numerous times to just see if they can somehow change my point of view of them, and they continue to disappoint. Yesterday I was there for a chicken taco salad. When

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★★★★★

I have tried very hard to like Xavier's in Gresham. I have gone back numerous times to just see if they can somehow change my point of view of them, and they continue to disappoint. Yesterday I was there for a chicken taco salad. When

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Very expensive food that tastes worse than a fast food resteraunt. Horrible service and an unclean atmosphere. I would never eat here again or waste my money. Doesnt seem like the owner cares or takes much pride in running a nice

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★★★★★

Very expensive food that tastes worse than a fast food resteraunt. Horrible service and an unclean atmosphere. I would never eat here again or waste my money. Doesnt seem like the owner cares or takes much pride in running a nice

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What a crime! This restaurant use to be me and my husbands favorite and drove the distance from SE Portland. One waiter told me over a year ago that there was a special price on Salmon/lobster dinner under the name SURF'S UP. He was

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★★★★★

What a crime! This restaurant use to be me and my husbands favorite and drove the distance from SE Portland. One waiter told me over a year ago that there was a special price on Salmon/lobster dinner under the name SURF'S UP. He was

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I get the Steak and Eggs everytime I go to Francis Xaviers. I always order my steak rare and unlike a lot of other places, Xaviers actually cooks my steak how I ordered it. If you try the Stag breakfast get the 5 oz, add an order of

3
★★★★★

I get the Steak and Eggs everytime I go to Francis Xaviers. I always order my steak rare and unlike a lot of other places, Xaviers actually cooks my steak how I ordered it. If you try the Stag breakfast get the 5 oz, add an order of

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I go to fransic xaviers alot and have never left unhappy, i go in the bar they have a great happy hour menu and the couple bartenders that i have gotten to know are amazing!! Finally they just updated there tv's to nice big HD flat

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★★★★★

I go to fransic xaviers alot and have never left unhappy, i go in the bar they have a great happy hour menu and the couple bartenders that i have gotten to know are amazing!! Finally they just updated there tv's to nice big HD flat

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If you want to get into a bar fight just ask the bartender for some service. Her bar-fly boyfriend will then try to pick a fight with you. Just stand up to him and he will back down mighty quick though. The manager will do nothing about

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★★★★★

If you want to get into a bar fight just ask the bartender for some service. Her bar-fly boyfriend will then try to pick a fight with you. Just stand up to him and he will back down mighty quick though. The manager will do nothing about

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Friendly staff and menu with varied items.

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★★★★★

Friendly staff and menu with varied items.

Pros: Great service , wondeful food and ambience

Cons: Servings too large for me

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I used to come here Every night for dinner as I cannot cook and my wife left me after I received a serious injury and I thusly became fairly acquainted with several of the Servers, including the owner's daughtgers, (Does Thaat raise any Red Flags?), but after six-months or so, I was ask to "Stay-Out!" If this had been caused by an incident in the Bar, it would be quite understandible, but hey, I haven't ever had even One drink in that place and most likely never will. My favorite had been Prime Rib, on both Friday And Saturday nights, but have since learned that I can get a much better price elsewhere and just as good of meal. (Elmer's or Heidi's) The Only thing that I do miss, not going there, is their Damn'd Good-Looking Swervers, especially Jessica, Jean, Stgephanie, and Ashley! (Still Love you gals!)
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★★☆☆☆

I used to come here Every night for dinner as I cannot cook and my wife left me after I received a serious injury and I thusly became fairly acquainted with several of the Servers, including the owner's daughtgers, (Does Thaat raise any Red Flags?), but after six-months or so, I was ask to "Stay-Out!" If this had been caused by an incident in the Bar, it would be quite understandible, but hey, I haven't ever had even One drink in that place and most likely never will. My favorite had been Prime Rib, on both Friday And Saturday nights, but have since learned that I can get a much better price elsewhere and just as good of meal. (Elmer's or Heidi's) The Only thing that I do miss, not going there, is their Damn'd Good-Looking Swervers, especially Jessica, Jean, Stgephanie, and Ashley! (Still Love you gals!)
LonelyBoy25 (Now a Die-Hard HOOTERS-Guy)

Pros: Clam Chowder is Pretty Good on Friday Nights

Cons: Middle-of-the-Road Entrees and Service

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I work not too far from here, and I have been for lunch or breakfast simply because of the location convenience. The food is comparable to Denny's, but with a high price tag. The staff there act like they are on death row. It's very apparent they are unhappy and don't want to be there. After several tries I finally gave up.

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★★☆☆☆

I work not too far from here, and I have been for lunch or breakfast simply because of the location convenience. The food is comparable to Denny's, but with a high price tag. The staff there act like they are on death row. It's very apparent they are unhappy and don't want to be there. After several tries I finally gave up.

Pros: No wait

Cons: Bad service

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Wife and I were married 38 years ago in Portland and on many occasions we find our selves back in Portland on our anniversary in April. One of the first places we go to eat is at FX. Over the years we have enjoyed breakfasts and dinners and never had a bad meal. I guess that's why we keep coming back. Prices are in line and the service has been great. We often recommend this place to our friends who may be visiting Portland. We'll be there this April and looking forward to the Steak and Lobster again.

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★★★★★

Wife and I were married 38 years ago in Portland and on many occasions we find our selves back in Portland on our anniversary in April. One of the first places we go to eat is at FX. Over the years we have enjoyed breakfasts and dinners and never had a bad meal. I guess that's why we keep coming back. Prices are in line and the service has been great. We often recommend this place to our friends who may be visiting Portland. We'll be there this April and looking forward to the Steak and Lobster again.

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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FX is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.
East county has a few consistant spots & this is one. Their chicken tortilla soup is the best!
A big hot German pancake is always wonderful for breakfast. They have very good coffee, too.
Any meal is a good choice. We've tried just almost everything at least once & rarely are unhappy.
Give this place try.

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★★★★★

FX is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.
East county has a few consistant spots & this is one. Their chicken tortilla soup is the best!
A big hot German pancake is always wonderful for breakfast. They have very good coffee, too.
Any meal is a good choice. We've tried just almost everything at least once & rarely are unhappy.
Give this place try.

Pros: Prompt and friendly staff. Breakfast all day.

Cons: Not enough handicap parking

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This is a great place to meet friends for a meal. The staff is skilled at serving a group comfortably. The food is good...the fruit and produce are always fresh.

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★★★★☆

This is a great place to meet friends for a meal. The staff is skilled at serving a group comfortably. The food is good...the fruit and produce are always fresh.

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This is a restaurant that is not your regular fast food. When peaches are in season don't miss the peach crepes they are fantastic. The prices are reasonable and the service was good.

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★★★★★

This is a restaurant that is not your regular fast food. When peaches are in season don't miss the peach crepes they are fantastic. The prices are reasonable and the service was good.

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The best thing about this restaurant is if you are staying in the motel next door you don't have to get in your car to eat a meal. As the other reviewer said, it is just average with nothing exciting on the menu.

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The best thing about this restaurant is if you are staying in the motel next door you don't have to get in your car to eat a meal. As the other reviewer said, it is just average with nothing exciting on the menu.

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If you're looking for a generic meal that won't offend your grandmother, this place is fine. It's clean and the service is decent. Most of the food, though, is ordinary and, if you cook at all, you may feel like you've wasted your money by not cooking it yourself.

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If you're looking for a generic meal that won't offend your grandmother, this place is fine. It's clean and the service is decent. Most of the food, though, is ordinary and, if you cook at all, you may feel like you've wasted your money by not cooking it yourself.

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Well, I would not suggest going to Francis Xaviers then. Not only are the hostesses rude and unsightly, but the food is cooked in massive amounts of grease and lard. For the price, the food should be more tender and supple, and quite possibly not so COLD. I have to pay 15 dollars for a 5 oz steak that wastes at least 500 pcs of my caloric intake for the day, and thats just ONE meal, I am disgusted. Then if you get desert that is another 500 calories, and that is 75% of a persons daily caloric intake. I went to the ladies room and I heard the noise of someone relieving their last food intake in the stall next to me. That was the last straw, it turned out to be one of the hostesses, AND she didn't even wash her hands. Lastly, this restaurant is in a weirdly placed area...It seems nice but all the characters surronding it are not of appropiate means. How does a restaurant propose to make any profit if no one around it can afford the price? All in all, I had a terrible experience and I would not suggest that anyone go here if they are looking for a. good food b. healthy food c. do not want to be come obese food d. be surronded by hoodlums who snort lines of coek and who up chuck in bathrooms. Ew.

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Well, I would not suggest going to Francis Xaviers then. Not only are the hostesses rude and unsightly, but the food is cooked in massive amounts of grease and lard. For the price, the food should be more tender and supple, and quite possibly not so COLD. I have to pay 15 dollars for a 5 oz steak that wastes at least 500 pcs of my caloric intake for the day, and thats just ONE meal, I am disgusted. Then if you get desert that is another 500 calories, and that is 75% of a persons daily caloric intake. I went to the ladies room and I heard the noise of someone relieving their last food intake in the stall next to me. That was the last straw, it turned out to be one of the hostesses, AND she didn't even wash her hands. Lastly, this restaurant is in a weirdly placed area...It seems nice but all the characters surronding it are not of appropiate means. How does a restaurant propose to make any profit if no one around it can afford the price? All in all, I had a terrible experience and I would not suggest that anyone go here if they are looking for a. good food b. healthy food c. do not want to be come obese food d. be surronded by hoodlums who snort lines of coek and who up chuck in bathrooms. Ew.

Pros: Free water

Cons: Terrible Service, unsightly employees, rude and annoying.

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I love Francis Xaviers!
The service is fast, no waiting for a seat longer than a couple minutes. Beverages brought quickly, and food is delivered just as fact.
The best part is the portions for the price you pay. Everything is reasonably price in a seemingly fancy environment. Almost all meals can be split with another person, as the dinners come with soup or salad and potato.
Since it's LOCALLY owned, it has a cozy feel, the food is fresh prepared (not corporate style frozen foods), everything seems to have a lot of care put into it.
Since its connected by a hotel it's hard to spot, but it's hidden on San Raphael. It's definitely a best kept secret.

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★★★★★

I love Francis Xaviers!
The service is fast, no waiting for a seat longer than a couple minutes. Beverages brought quickly, and food is delivered just as fact.
The best part is the portions for the price you pay. Everything is reasonably price in a seemingly fancy environment. Almost all meals can be split with another person, as the dinners come with soup or salad and potato.
Since it's LOCALLY owned, it has a cozy feel, the food is fresh prepared (not corporate style frozen foods), everything seems to have a lot of care put into it.
Since its connected by a hotel it's hard to spot, but it's hidden on San Raphael. It's definitely a best kept secret.

Pros: Mud pie crepes are to DIE for!!

Cons: parking gets tight on saturdays since it shares the lot with a hotel

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Food is great except for the link sausage, it tasted like a sausage- hot dog combination of some sort. We were a party of 5 and 3 of the plates our meals were served on were chipped .... not just small chips but a chunk out of the edge of the plate and one of the others was cracked and chipped. I believe that this is a breeding ground for bacteria. They need to pitch the damaged dinnerware and replace it. I can't believe an otherwise clean and well decorated establishment serves there meals on such tacky plates.

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★★★☆☆

Food is great except for the link sausage, it tasted like a sausage- hot dog combination of some sort. We were a party of 5 and 3 of the plates our meals were served on were chipped .... not just small chips but a chunk out of the edge of the plate and one of the others was cracked and chipped. I believe that this is a breeding ground for bacteria. They need to pitch the damaged dinnerware and replace it. I can't believe an otherwise clean and well decorated establishment serves there meals on such tacky plates.

Pros: Great Eggs Benedict

Cons: Wierd sausage and chunks out of the edges of the plates.

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Better than we expected. It's a restaurant that is connected to a hotel, but it was awesome. We went for dinner...and had some of the mom and pop meals...potroast and pan fried chicken. The house salads were awesome - topped with shredded carrots, sliced radishes, cherry tomatoes, and red onions... Yum! The dressings were a great addition. And the rolls were the best I've ever eaten...better than mom's home cooking. :)

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★★★★★

Better than we expected. It's a restaurant that is connected to a hotel, but it was awesome. We went for dinner...and had some of the mom and pop meals...potroast and pan fried chicken. The house salads were awesome - topped with shredded carrots, sliced radishes, cherry tomatoes, and red onions... Yum! The dressings were a great addition. And the rolls were the best I've ever eaten...better than mom's home cooking. :)

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I am sooooo glad I found FX, it's awesome! Had their cheap steak and lobster and it was WAYYYYY better than Red Lobster and Joe's all for 17.95. Their Breakfasts are good too and the place is super high-endis and clean!

We have even walked right in during Sunday brunch and got right in, it's a huge place!

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★★★★★

I am sooooo glad I found FX, it's awesome! Had their cheap steak and lobster and it was WAYYYYY better than Red Lobster and Joe's all for 17.95. Their Breakfasts are good too and the place is super high-endis and clean!

We have even walked right in during Sunday brunch and got right in, it's a huge place!

Pros: AWSOME FOOD, QUICK DRINK REFILLS

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We came here for the first time Valentines Day of last year, WOW were we IMPRESSED! The food, service and atmosphere is so above average. We have been for breakfast, lunch and dinner...all amazing. I would definitely say they have my vote as the best servcie of any other restaurant. I also like how the management is involved. It never fails, they are helping clear and set tables, bringing coffee...anything, and doing it with a smile. And when they ask how everthing is, they really want to know! We will continue to be a regular loyal customers and pass the word every chance we get. Everyone at FX should give your self a BIG pat on the back for a job well done! Thank You!

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★★★★★

We came here for the first time Valentines Day of last year, WOW were we IMPRESSED! The food, service and atmosphere is so above average. We have been for breakfast, lunch and dinner...all amazing. I would definitely say they have my vote as the best servcie of any other restaurant. I also like how the management is involved. It never fails, they are helping clear and set tables, bringing coffee...anything, and doing it with a smile. And when they ask how everthing is, they really want to know! We will continue to be a regular loyal customers and pass the word every chance we get. Everyone at FX should give your self a BIG pat on the back for a job well done! Thank You!

Pros: service, value, taste

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The atmosphere at the above restaurant is great. Everyone there is so friendly and the manager/owner comes to each table to make sure the food is excellent and the service above reproach. You can have a romantic dinner there but it does not exclude casual dress. I have been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner and take all my friends there and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a reasonable breakfast lunch or dinner and the deserts are out of this world. Their specialty is a peanut-chocolate that melts in your mouth. Not to forget their excellent fresh brewed coffee or wine if one so desires. They also have a bar for those who would like a cocktail

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★★★★★

The atmosphere at the above restaurant is great. Everyone there is so friendly and the manager/owner comes to each table to make sure the food is excellent and the service above reproach. You can have a romantic dinner there but it does not exclude casual dress. I have been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner and take all my friends there and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a reasonable breakfast lunch or dinner and the deserts are out of this world. Their specialty is a peanut-chocolate that melts in your mouth. Not to forget their excellent fresh brewed coffee or wine if one so desires. They also have a bar for those who would like a cocktail

Pros: atmosphere, cleanliness, Senior discount

Cons: , needs W/W menus, needs low carb menus

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Yes, this is not a fancy or romantic restaurant. However, the restaurant provides great value, food, and service. I recommend trying the scrambled eggs and pancakes. How can they make scrambled eggs this good? I have no idea. But definitely don't leave until you try the pancakes!

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★★★★☆

Yes, this is not a fancy or romantic restaurant. However, the restaurant provides great value, food, and service. I recommend trying the scrambled eggs and pancakes. How can they make scrambled eggs this good? I have no idea. But definitely don't leave until you try the pancakes!

 

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