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19 Mile House - PATTY'S PLACE : * EDITOR'S CHOICE
Great food and HOME-MADE COBBLER !
Scenic view over the Toutle River, beer / wine.
Milepost 19 ( OPEN DAILY 11-7 May-Oct.)
|Gush over a slice of cobbler !
From Fox News Review, May 18, 2010
it's understandable that the surrounding
region lacks for notable food finds. You
will find at least one quiet, good, and
highly atmospheric restaurant along
Spirit Lake Highway. As its name
indicates, 19 Mile House (9440 Spirit
Lake Hwy., Kid Valley; 360-274-8779) lies
at the 19 mile point of the road. The
rustic, riverside restaurant is just about a
15-minute drive beyond the Mount St.
Helens Visitor Center at Seaquest State
Park, perfect if you're en route to or from
The kitchen turns out tasty chow, the specialty being a daunting tower of meat called
the St. Helens Burger, which comprises a quarter-pound beef patty, a fried egg, a slab
of ham, both Cheddar and Pepper Jack cheese, a pile of fresh local greens, onions,
and tomato, and a special house sauce. Slightly spicy house-made chips make a
perfect accompaniment. Dessert is the true highlight here - 19 Mile House
specializes in fresh cobblers, with blackberry or strawberry-rhubarb among the
delectable options. You can eat inside the rustic dining room hung with volcano
souvenirs, but in warm weather it's preferable to grab a seat on the veranda and
admire the rushing rapids of the North Fork Toutle River while trying to imagine the
torrential volcanic debris that gushed through here following Mount St. Helens'