Holman's Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 15 SE 28th Ave

    Portland, OR 97214

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  • 503-231-1093

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Solid late night greasy diner.
Good late night eats and decent drinks.

3
★★★★★

Solid late night greasy diner.
Good late night eats and decent drinks.

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Boy has this place gone downhill. Haven't been here for a few months but must admit after years of patronage I won't be going back. Saturday I took several ffiends in for a bite and some drinks. Food and service sucked---two loud mouthed

3
★★★★★

Boy has this place gone downhill. Haven't been here for a few months but must admit after years of patronage I won't be going back. Saturday I took several ffiends in for a bite and some drinks. Food and service sucked---two loud mouthed

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Happy Hour is my favorite time of the day. I think I have found my new home. Full happy hour menu AND cheap drinks I think I'll stay for awhile.

2
★★★★★

Happy Hour is my favorite time of the day. I think I have found my new home. Full happy hour menu AND cheap drinks I think I'll stay for awhile.

Pros: HAPPY HOUR!

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Twice in one day...I suppose that deserves a review... We came in this morning for the bloody mary bar- I usually hang at this place at night- but had to check this thing out...two words LOVED IT....and now I'm sitting in their tropical paradise patio getting served by our favorite server Melissa...Let summer weekends never end.

2
★★★★★

Twice in one day...I suppose that deserves a review... We came in this morning for the bloody mary bar- I usually hang at this place at night- but had to check this thing out...two words LOVED IT....and now I'm sitting in their tropical paradise patio getting served by our favorite server Melissa...Let summer weekends never end.

Pros: Bloody Mary Bar, Patio, PBR tall boys, Melissa

Cons: Portland won't let us smoke in bars anymore :(

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Well I'm guessing from reading the reviews that the staff takes after their owner. Here is my experience. Along with all the other complaints which are true: Service is poor like being a snooty is a cool thing, Food subpar (I mean what do you expect at 2 in the morning, anything??s really good) but I did wait nearly an hour. BUT here is where it gets interesting. So after our food we started to eat and a group of four came in, one man being extremely large, probably 350 pounds. I didn't really notice his weight until he was half unclothed and prancing around the bar/grill sweating like a pig and lip syncing Bohemian Rhapsody! It was funny at first and no one seemed to mind not even our server, who obviously was friends with the bunch of locals. But after a spell of that and him engaging our table of 7 it was quite annoying to say the least. One of my friends addressed our server saying "Hey this is unsanitary, and rude, and even more ignorant of the staff not to do anything about it" he asked for a discount for the long wait and the ruckus of the fat man, she simple said no and went away. My friend came back to the table and was expressing his distant for the whole thing when the overweight Karaoke singer came up and confronted him with force and aggression. The server stepped in front and a screaming match ensued, along with his entourage waiting for a fight to break loose. The server slipped away to fetch a manager (if you can call him that) and the only thing he asked is if we had paid and if we had to get the F*&$ out. All this time my friend simply saying that the whole thing was unsanitary and inappropriate, we left got in our cars to 4 screaming locals telling us to go back to Arkansas! Moral of the story, Portland is weird but drunken locals are dangerous. I will be doing everything in my power to spread the word of the unsanitary and hostile environment with the lack of control that the staff and locals displayed! WILL NEVER RETURN AGAIN.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Well I'm guessing from reading the reviews that the staff takes after their owner. Here is my experience. Along with all the other complaints which are true: Service is poor like being a snooty is a cool thing, Food subpar (I mean what do you expect at 2 in the morning, anything??s really good) but I did wait nearly an hour. BUT here is where it gets interesting. So after our food we started to eat and a group of four came in, one man being extremely large, probably 350 pounds. I didn't really notice his weight until he was half unclothed and prancing around the bar/grill sweating like a pig and lip syncing Bohemian Rhapsody! It was funny at first and no one seemed to mind not even our server, who obviously was friends with the bunch of locals. But after a spell of that and him engaging our table of 7 it was quite annoying to say the least. One of my friends addressed our server saying "Hey this is unsanitary, and rude, and even more ignorant of the staff not to do anything about it" he asked for a discount for the long wait and the ruckus of the fat man, she simple said no and went away. My friend came back to the table and was expressing his distant for the whole thing when the overweight Karaoke singer came up and confronted him with force and aggression. The server stepped in front and a screaming match ensued, along with his entourage waiting for a fight to break loose. The server slipped away to fetch a manager (if you can call him that) and the only thing he asked is if we had paid and if we had to get the F*&$ out. All this time my friend simply saying that the whole thing was unsanitary and inappropriate, we left got in our cars to 4 screaming locals telling us to go back to Arkansas! Moral of the story, Portland is weird but drunken locals are dangerous. I will be doing everything in my power to spread the word of the unsanitary and hostile environment with the lack of control that the staff and locals displayed! WILL NEVER RETURN AGAIN.

Pros: Cant think of any

Cons: Drunks, Locals, Service, Ownership, Staff

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Holman's is a dive bar, all night diner with goofy drunken people, three in the morning when you can't see going home just yet, Sunday morning brunch with a good pal developing brilliant business ideas and subsequent meetings to close the deal, sort of place. The wait staff is vaguely friendly and decent, but they leave you alone to chat and are usually available when you need them. The food is diner mediocrity perfected. The wheel spinning is cute and kitchy, as is the decor, which only adds to its general good vibe. This is a great Portland place.

2
★★★★☆

Holman's is a dive bar, all night diner with goofy drunken people, three in the morning when you can't see going home just yet, Sunday morning brunch with a good pal developing brilliant business ideas and subsequent meetings to close the deal, sort of place. The wait staff is vaguely friendly and decent, but they leave you alone to chat and are usually available when you need them. The food is diner mediocrity perfected. The wheel spinning is cute and kitchy, as is the decor, which only adds to its general good vibe. This is a great Portland place.

Pros: Relaxed, Comfortable Atmosphere; Off-Street Parking; Coffee Creamer Variety

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I only go here if I'm hangin out in SE, and only after I've stopped at a few other bars. The food is kind of pricey, but it's large portions. The mac & cheese bites are pretty tasty. Also, the crowd is pretty funny, everyone's usually pretty buzzed so you might catch someone actin a fool, or a sweet fight. Last time I was there, there was a fight, or a prelude to a fight you might say. One guy says "back off, you're looking at me like you're on acid", and tempers flared. Hilarious!

1
★★★☆☆

I only go here if I'm hangin out in SE, and only after I've stopped at a few other bars. The food is kind of pricey, but it's large portions. The mac & cheese bites are pretty tasty. Also, the crowd is pretty funny, everyone's usually pretty buzzed so you might catch someone actin a fool, or a sweet fight. Last time I was there, there was a fight, or a prelude to a fight you might say. One guy says "back off, you're looking at me like you're on acid", and tempers flared. Hilarious!

Pros: funny drunks

Cons: spendy Shari's like food, and I've never seen anybody win a free meal

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This is an awesome place to try! Really good drinks and excellent breakfast choices any time of the day! Sometimes too crowded, and staff is running but they do a good job getting your food and drink to you.

4
★★★★☆

This is an awesome place to try! Really good drinks and excellent breakfast choices any time of the day! Sometimes too crowded, and staff is running but they do a good job getting your food and drink to you.

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This place is great, food is awesome and the drinks are strong! You get to spin the wheel after your meal to win it for free, that is great! They have an outdoor patio in the summer and it is the best. Totally recommend it if you want some awesome pub food!

5
★★★★★

This place is great, food is awesome and the drinks are strong! You get to spin the wheel after your meal to win it for free, that is great! They have an outdoor patio in the summer and it is the best. Totally recommend it if you want some awesome pub food!

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Open 24 hours a day you can always be certain you'll get a great meal here. Gets VERY busy around 2:30 am and stays that way for a few hours. So have buddy leave the bar early to get a good seat. Don;t forget to spin the wheel for a free meal on your way out!

5
★★★★★

Open 24 hours a day you can always be certain you'll get a great meal here. Gets VERY busy around 2:30 am and stays that way for a few hours. So have buddy leave the bar early to get a good seat. Don;t forget to spin the wheel for a free meal on your way out!

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So I just have to tell everyone how much I love the holiday season at Holman's...Even their Halloween decorations are Vintage! Some say its too much! But I loooove it!..Then again I do just love Holman's! Always my favorite neighborhood spot!

2
★★★★★

So I just have to tell everyone how much I love the holiday season at Holman's...Even their Halloween decorations are Vintage! Some say its too much! But I loooove it!..Then again I do just love Holman's! Always my favorite neighborhood spot!

Pros: Holiday Ambience!

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Bloody Mary Bar is all they say & more! Had a great time on back patio & LOVED making my own Bloody Mary! Im just sitting at work wishing when I get off in an hour that they had it set up for Happy Hour!
Guess I will just have to wait til next sunday...

2
★★★★★

Bloody Mary Bar is all they say & more! Had a great time on back patio & LOVED making my own Bloody Mary! Im just sitting at work wishing when I get off in an hour that they had it set up for Happy Hour!
Guess I will just have to wait til next sunday...

Pros: Bloody Mary Bar! Back Patio

Cons: Smoky Inside

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As a professional landscaper, I find it hard to enjoy a scerene environment, let alone a outside patio that I can drink at with my friends at. The fireplace, waterfall, and the cool dead tree (where'd that come from anyways) makes Holman's the best patio I've seen!...Might even have to admit its better than my backyard! Truely the token treasure of the hood- even though I would like to keep it a secret, props, well deserved. The hot waitress brings replinishment before my Makers is empty and the sweet potatoe fries with a side of home made Roughford is bomb. Check out Holman's but stay inside the patios mine!

2
★★★★☆

As a professional landscaper, I find it hard to enjoy a scerene environment, let alone a outside patio that I can drink at with my friends at. The fireplace, waterfall, and the cool dead tree (where'd that come from anyways) makes Holman's the best patio I've seen!...Might even have to admit its better than my backyard! Truely the token treasure of the hood- even though I would like to keep it a secret, props, well deserved. The hot waitress brings replinishment before my Makers is empty and the sweet potatoe fries with a side of home made Roughford is bomb. Check out Holman's but stay inside the patios mine!

Pros: Outstanding Patio

Cons: ugly 80's umbrellas

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So, I come to Holman's to escape the coolness of the neighborhood, like I have been for the last five years. I have a drink and eat some great food (try the French dip!) So, I came in on Monday night and sat at the bar. My Bartender Rob was unlike any in the neighborhood. He was nice, cute, funny, spoke of good politics. And very eager to serve me... this all is a very uncommon trait in bars these days (especially in this neighborhood. blah!!!!) Most bartenders are so "cool" that you have to like be a hipsterass to get semi and I do mean semi good service. Just when I thought all was lost, Holman's saved the day once again. Most bartenders at Holman's are cool and by cool, I mean not too cool to serve you like you deserve.

2
★★★★★

So, I come to Holman's to escape the coolness of the neighborhood, like I have been for the last five years. I have a drink and eat some great food (try the French dip!) So, I came in on Monday night and sat at the bar. My Bartender Rob was unlike any in the neighborhood. He was nice, cute, funny, spoke of good politics. And very eager to serve me... this all is a very uncommon trait in bars these days (especially in this neighborhood. blah!!!!) Most bartenders are so "cool" that you have to like be a hipsterass to get semi and I do mean semi good service. Just when I thought all was lost, Holman's saved the day once again. Most bartenders at Holman's are cool and by cool, I mean not too cool to serve you like you deserve.

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Hadnt been into Holmans in awhile & stopped in on Friday night & had a great time. They had blues playing which I learned they have every Friday night & the place was going off! People were even standing up & dancing in the isles! I had a great time & even got a chance to try those Mac & Cheese things that everyones always talking about. Look forward to next week when I was told by one of the servers that the music will be on the back patio.

2
★★★★★

Hadnt been into Holmans in awhile & stopped in on Friday night & had a great time. They had blues playing which I learned they have every Friday night & the place was going off! People were even standing up & dancing in the isles! I had a great time & even got a chance to try those Mac & Cheese things that everyones always talking about. Look forward to next week when I was told by one of the servers that the music will be on the back patio.

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I feel sorry for Ms. Mitchell and what she had to go through because of the threatening and prejudice actions of Judy Craine and her brother Bill. They should be ashamed of themselves, threatening a trans individual just because they were temporarily in a no parking zone to quick hop out of their car and look at something on Burnside. They are the one's that should have been charged with menacing. They even threatened Mitchell with a gun! Don't go to their bar. It sounds like it's a terrible place to go anyway but now you know that the owner is a discriminator and is crazy. So how about trying one of the other thousands of bars in Portland instead? If you're on Burnside, why not try the B-Side or the Doug Fir?

1
★☆☆☆☆

I feel sorry for Ms. Mitchell and what she had to go through because of the threatening and prejudice actions of Judy Craine and her brother Bill. They should be ashamed of themselves, threatening a trans individual just because they were temporarily in a no parking zone to quick hop out of their car and look at something on Burnside. They are the one's that should have been charged with menacing. They even threatened Mitchell with a gun! Don't go to their bar. It sounds like it's a terrible place to go anyway but now you know that the owner is a discriminator and is crazy. So how about trying one of the other thousands of bars in Portland instead? If you're on Burnside, why not try the B-Side or the Doug Fir?

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I feel sorry for Ms. Mitchell and what she had to go through because of the threatening and prejudice actions of Judy Craine and her brother Bill. They should be ashamed of themselves, threatening a trans individual just because they were temporarily in a no parking zone to quick hop out of their car and look at something on Burnside. They are the one's that should have been charged with menacing. They even threatened Mitchell with a gun! Don't go to their bar. It sounds like it's a terrible place to go anyway but now you know that the owner is a discriminator and is crazy. So how about trying one of the other thousands of bars in Portland instead? If you're on Burnside, why not try the B-Side or the Doug Fir?

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★☆☆☆☆

I feel sorry for Ms. Mitchell and what she had to go through because of the threatening and prejudice actions of Judy Craine and her brother Bill. They should be ashamed of themselves, threatening a trans individual just because they were temporarily in a no parking zone to quick hop out of their car and look at something on Burnside. They are the one's that should have been charged with menacing. They even threatened Mitchell with a gun! Don't go to their bar. It sounds like it's a terrible place to go anyway but now you know that the owner is a discriminator and is crazy. So how about trying one of the other thousands of bars in Portland instead? If you're on Burnside, why not try the B-Side or the Doug Fir?

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So a friend and i went here bc its right across the way from the Laurel Theatre. The reviews on here were pretty harsh. It is a bar. It is a bar that serves food. It was alright, i mean, it went with the cheap drinks. The wait staff was real nice, but in a bar, the wait staff never has to be "real nice." The eatable food goes with the cheap drinks in an atmosphere that is easy enough to chat and be kinda loud, but its busy enough that its ok to yell.
Its not a bad place give it a shot if you are in the local.

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★★★☆☆

So a friend and i went here bc its right across the way from the Laurel Theatre. The reviews on here were pretty harsh. It is a bar. It is a bar that serves food. It was alright, i mean, it went with the cheap drinks. The wait staff was real nice, but in a bar, the wait staff never has to be "real nice." The eatable food goes with the cheap drinks in an atmosphere that is easy enough to chat and be kinda loud, but its busy enough that its ok to yell.
Its not a bad place give it a shot if you are in the local.

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Tried once for a late night bite. Poor service, dirty booths, oddly trashy crowd (and I live in the neighborhood) and horrific food. I took a glance into the kitchen and was reminded of a scene from Saw II. A classic example of what is wrong with far too many Portland restaurants.

Perhaps their dinner time situation is different, but I am not going to bother to find out.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Tried once for a late night bite. Poor service, dirty booths, oddly trashy crowd (and I live in the neighborhood) and horrific food. I took a glance into the kitchen and was reminded of a scene from Saw II. A classic example of what is wrong with far too many Portland restaurants.

Perhaps their dinner time situation is different, but I am not going to bother to find out.

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Holman's is not a place to go for a nice dinner out or even lunch. However, the Bloody Mary Sunday here cannot be beat. You pick the vodka and they let you do the rest. The shots are generous (I have had to ask for a tall glass because mine was too strong!) and the choices for bloody mary mixin' are plentiful. They have every kind of mix you could want, all the trimmings from onions to asapagus to worcester to tabasco and more. The food here is so-so except for a few choice items, like the cheesy brats and the home potatoes, which are loaded with seasoning and peppers. Go after a hard night of partying Saturday night for some yummy Bloody Marys and big plates of food. Go later in the day if possible (breakfast is served most of the day on Sunday) because the crowd is big earlier in the morning. The service here can be slow, so I always sit in the bar where you can simply wave to the bartender when you need a refill on your bloody mary.

2
★★★★☆

Holman's is not a place to go for a nice dinner out or even lunch. However, the Bloody Mary Sunday here cannot be beat. You pick the vodka and they let you do the rest. The shots are generous (I have had to ask for a tall glass because mine was too strong!) and the choices for bloody mary mixin' are plentiful. They have every kind of mix you could want, all the trimmings from onions to asapagus to worcester to tabasco and more. The food here is so-so except for a few choice items, like the cheesy brats and the home potatoes, which are loaded with seasoning and peppers. Go after a hard night of partying Saturday night for some yummy Bloody Marys and big plates of food. Go later in the day if possible (breakfast is served most of the day on Sunday) because the crowd is big earlier in the morning. The service here can be slow, so I always sit in the bar where you can simply wave to the bartender when you need a refill on your bloody mary.

Pros: Great Sunday Bloody Mary bar, home fried hashbrowns

Cons: smoky, slow service, worn out tables and booths

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Three of us came in around 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 06 and sat ourselves at the back patio. The patio is very nice and that is the only thing good about this place. Evidently we just missed quite a breakfast rush. Many tables were un-bussed and remained that way for over an hour. Our server was un-attentive and did not get one of our orders right. A table of six next to us did not get any of there orders correctly either. My friend and I ordered chicken fried steak and it was very tough and had little flavor (and at $9.95 this is absolutely not worth it, even though it is quite large). My other friend had a garden burger and a salad (salad is extra as the burgers come ala carte). The lettuce was frozen. We had to ask repeatedly for more coffee and water and when we were done the server didn't ask us how our meal was. After we finished our meal we finally went in to pay our tab after waiting outside for about 15 minutes with no sign or our server. We than had to listed to her complain to the cook about how a "customer" wanted his food cooked, very unprofessional. We will never go back.

1
★★☆☆☆

Three of us came in around 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 06 and sat ourselves at the back patio. The patio is very nice and that is the only thing good about this place. Evidently we just missed quite a breakfast rush. Many tables were un-bussed and remained that way for over an hour. Our server was un-attentive and did not get one of our orders right. A table of six next to us did not get any of there orders correctly either. My friend and I ordered chicken fried steak and it was very tough and had little flavor (and at $9.95 this is absolutely not worth it, even though it is quite large). My other friend had a garden burger and a salad (salad is extra as the burgers come ala carte). The lettuce was frozen. We had to ask repeatedly for more coffee and water and when we were done the server didn't ask us how our meal was. After we finished our meal we finally went in to pay our tab after waiting outside for about 15 minutes with no sign or our server. We than had to listed to her complain to the cook about how a "customer" wanted his food cooked, very unprofessional. We will never go back.

Pros: Prompt seating, really nice back patio

Cons: slow service, un-attentive staff, over-priced for the quality

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I don't know about the afternoon/evening crowd, but the breakfasts here are the reason to come here. The chicken fried steak is friggin huge and even though it's not the best I've had, it is definitely worth the pricetag just from sheer quantity. The garbage omelette is great too. This place is good for watching a game in the afternoon but the service can be spotty. It's much better in the morning when they're serving more of the neighborhood crowd. I'd sit outdoors if it ain't raining, the interior can get a bit smokey depending on who's around. Definitely has a great feel for hangover food that'll perk you up for the rest of the day; if that doesn't work, have a vanilla stoli screwdriver. If you're a morning drinker or an alcoholic, this place can be your personal breakfast heaven. For the lunch crew, the patty melt isn't to die for, but it's enough to at least get a foot run over or something for.

2
★★★★★

I don't know about the afternoon/evening crowd, but the breakfasts here are the reason to come here. The chicken fried steak is friggin huge and even though it's not the best I've had, it is definitely worth the pricetag just from sheer quantity. The garbage omelette is great too. This place is good for watching a game in the afternoon but the service can be spotty. It's much better in the morning when they're serving more of the neighborhood crowd. I'd sit outdoors if it ain't raining, the interior can get a bit smokey depending on who's around. Definitely has a great feel for hangover food that'll perk you up for the rest of the day; if that doesn't work, have a vanilla stoli screwdriver. If you're a morning drinker or an alcoholic, this place can be your personal breakfast heaven. For the lunch crew, the patty melt isn't to die for, but it's enough to at least get a foot run over or something for.

Pros: chicken fried steak, patty melt, bloody mary bar

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A group of 3 of us had dinner there last Sunday, after hearing that they had great food. I don't know about the past, but the food and service there now are just horrible. My pop was flat, and the waitress didn't apologize or try to exchange it. The cobb salad was full of brown soggy lettuce, the chicken-fried steak was tough and gristly, with way too much gloppy paste-like gravy, and the worst was the 1/2 pound burger, cooked to death until it was dry as cardboard with no seasoning at all, served with undercooked fries dripping in grease. Our server disappeared after bringing our food and we never got the check. The only redeeming moment was after the meal when I spun the wheel and got my salad free of charge.

0
★☆☆☆☆

A group of 3 of us had dinner there last Sunday, after hearing that they had great food. I don't know about the past, but the food and service there now are just horrible. My pop was flat, and the waitress didn't apologize or try to exchange it. The cobb salad was full of brown soggy lettuce, the chicken-fried steak was tough and gristly, with way too much gloppy paste-like gravy, and the worst was the 1/2 pound burger, cooked to death until it was dry as cardboard with no seasoning at all, served with undercooked fries dripping in grease. Our server disappeared after bringing our food and we never got the check. The only redeeming moment was after the meal when I spun the wheel and got my salad free of charge.

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I went to Holman's last night after a party in the neighborhood and it was the perfect post-drunk place to eat at 3am. It wasn't crowded at all, it had a great local feel. The waitress was nice, prompt, hot, and put up with us being drunk. My Reuben was decent, and the coffee did the trick, but the crowning glory of this establishment is the Fried Mac & Cheese appetizer. yes, that's right. FRIED MAC & CHEESE. It's as amazing as it probaby is bad for you, but of course we didn't care. I wouldn't eat it, or at Holman's, every night, but it's definitely a new addition to my list of potential neighborhood haunts for late night food.

2
★★★★☆

I went to Holman's last night after a party in the neighborhood and it was the perfect post-drunk place to eat at 3am. It wasn't crowded at all, it had a great local feel. The waitress was nice, prompt, hot, and put up with us being drunk. My Reuben was decent, and the coffee did the trick, but the crowning glory of this establishment is the Fried Mac & Cheese appetizer. yes, that's right. FRIED MAC & CHEESE. It's as amazing as it probaby is bad for you, but of course we didn't care. I wouldn't eat it, or at Holman's, every night, but it's definitely a new addition to my list of potential neighborhood haunts for late night food.

Pros: fried mac & cheese, great hours, valerie(?)

Cons: it is what it is

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I've gone to Holman's, late night, after concerts. I would only recommend it if you're looking for some late night, simple food, like a burger and fries. The kitchen tends to be slow.

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★★★★☆

I've gone to Holman's, late night, after concerts. I would only recommend it if you're looking for some late night, simple food, like a burger and fries. The kitchen tends to be slow.

Pros: late night

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Was staying at the Holiday Inn up the road and wanted 1AM food. Called in an order for a Ruben w/O-rings. I got a wet nasty sandwich with wet nasty fries. Definitely not worth it. Service is so-so.

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★☆☆☆☆

Was staying at the Holiday Inn up the road and wanted 1AM food. Called in an order for a Ruben w/O-rings. I got a wet nasty sandwich with wet nasty fries. Definitely not worth it. Service is so-so.

Pros: still open

Cons: but not worth going

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This is my favorite bar! They have the best home made french fries around. And there's nothing better that spinning to win your meal for free.

Great low key atmosphere where you can take your best friend and have a girls night out.

PROS: Great Food
CONS: Smokey

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★★★★☆

This is my favorite bar! They have the best home made french fries around. And there's nothing better that spinning to win your meal for free.

Great low key atmosphere where you can take your best friend and have a girls night out.

PROS: Great Food
CONS: Smokey

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My Fiancee and I went to get a bite to eat at Holman's on a Friday night. They forgot my salad and brought him a sandwich that he did not order. Instead of trying appologizing and trying to correct the mistake, we were told there hadn' been one, then a little later while trying to sort it out we were actually SHOUTED at by the waitress, "WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO DUDE!" Wow! The bartener informed us he was too busy and essentally didn't want to be bothered by us. NOT RECOMMENDED!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

My Fiancee and I went to get a bite to eat at Holman's on a Friday night. They forgot my salad and brought him a sandwich that he did not order. Instead of trying appologizing and trying to correct the mistake, we were told there hadn' been one, then a little later while trying to sort it out we were actually SHOUTED at by the waitress, "WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO DUDE!" Wow! The bartener informed us he was too busy and essentally didn't want to be bothered by us. NOT RECOMMENDED!!!

Cons: rude waitstaff, slow

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My wife and I went in on a Friday evening, around 8pm. Since I have spent a good deal of my life in the food service industry, I understood that it would be busy. What I didn't expect is to see my server disappear for 45 minutes after getting our drinks. After almost ONE HOUR AND 15 MIN, we FINALLY got our food. The chicken fried steak($12.95, AND supposedly one of their specialities) was served w grey peas, had the consistency of shoe leather, and was drowned in a gravy that tasted an awful lot like the paste we used to eat in preschool. TERRIBLE!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I went in on a Friday evening, around 8pm. Since I have spent a good deal of my life in the food service industry, I understood that it would be busy. What I didn't expect is to see my server disappear for 45 minutes after getting our drinks. After almost ONE HOUR AND 15 MIN, we FINALLY got our food. The chicken fried steak($12.95, AND supposedly one of their specialities) was served w grey peas, had the consistency of shoe leather, and was drowned in a gravy that tasted an awful lot like the paste we used to eat in preschool. TERRIBLE!!!

Pros: cheap drinks

Cons: LOOOONNG wait, bad food, smoke

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It's weird I have been reading the wait staff is horrible... I have never seen that I have gone there probably 10-15 times... They are wonderful if you are a jerk they will put you back in place though and I love that sometimes people are rude and they are just like who do you think you are... I have seen tons of wait staff take crap from people and not say anything they are like that... I have had the gardenburger, chicken sandwich cheesy tots, fried mac and cheese and its all great! thank you holmans for making such trashy delicious food! praise the gods that be!

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★★★★☆

It's weird I have been reading the wait staff is horrible... I have never seen that I have gone there probably 10-15 times... They are wonderful if you are a jerk they will put you back in place though and I love that sometimes people are rude and they are just like who do you think you are... I have seen tons of wait staff take crap from people and not say anything they are like that... I have had the gardenburger, chicken sandwich cheesy tots, fried mac and cheese and its all great! thank you holmans for making such trashy delicious food! praise the gods that be!

Pros: Staff, Food, MEAL WHEEL!

Cons: Lighting, Tables seem old...

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...the 'Build Your Own' Bloody Mary Bar is Epic and it happens every Sunday for breakfast / brunch. The food is great--(the chili is HOT!!), the staff is fun, friendly and attentive, the drinks are a good pour of a large selection of libations, and the best? The juke box... great music choices... (don't play the Jimi Hendrix, though... it'll be the Talking Heads two cd's up...).

All around GREAT experience.

PROS: Juke Box Selecion A++, Great Staff, Tasty Food, Generous Cocktails
CONS: Jimi Hendrix... see above :(

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★★★★★

...the 'Build Your Own' Bloody Mary Bar is Epic and it happens every Sunday for breakfast / brunch. The food is great--(the chili is HOT!!), the staff is fun, friendly and attentive, the drinks are a good pour of a large selection of libations, and the best? The juke box... great music choices... (don't play the Jimi Hendrix, though... it'll be the Talking Heads two cd's up...).

All around GREAT experience.

PROS: Juke Box Selecion A++, Great Staff, Tasty Food, Generous Cocktails
CONS: Jimi Hendrix... see above :(

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Holman's is in this old building on 28th, it really isn't much on the inside, kind of tacky, really. They have good bar food, and you can even spin the "wheel" afterwards and try to win it for free.

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★★★☆☆

Holman's is in this old building on 28th, it really isn't much on the inside, kind of tacky, really. They have good bar food, and you can even spin the "wheel" afterwards and try to win it for free.

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Maybe I missed the bad staff members that have been complained about here, but I've been going to Holman's off and on for the past 8 years or so, and I think it's great! Especially the past few times I've been there, I got wonderful service, including a waitress who cautioned me not to order the well tequila, because it's apparently fake.

Make no mistake, Holman's is a dive, but their Reubens are awesome, all the food is decent, and it's Portland through and through.

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★★★★☆

Maybe I missed the bad staff members that have been complained about here, but I've been going to Holman's off and on for the past 8 years or so, and I think it's great! Especially the past few times I've been there, I got wonderful service, including a waitress who cautioned me not to order the well tequila, because it's apparently fake.

Make no mistake, Holman's is a dive, but their Reubens are awesome, all the food is decent, and it's Portland through and through.

Pros: Reubens, Free meal wheel, Friendly service

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After reading prior reviews I was skeptical about the late night dining experience, but I was hungry and said what the hell. I was pleasantly surprised by the attentive staff ( maybe they've hired some new people) and the quick service. Yeah, it may not be the cheapest place, but if you want food at 3 am and Taco Bell is a bit too far, you could do worse. Much better than the Roxy late night.

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★★★★☆

After reading prior reviews I was skeptical about the late night dining experience, but I was hungry and said what the hell. I was pleasantly surprised by the attentive staff ( maybe they've hired some new people) and the quick service. Yeah, it may not be the cheapest place, but if you want food at 3 am and Taco Bell is a bit too far, you could do worse. Much better than the Roxy late night.

Pros: Reuben, smoking, service

Cons: , grease smell

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Never again. The new waitress (who told us 20 times that she was new) messed up the orders to the point that one person in our small group NEVER got his food. Various reasons given included the fact that the "bartender had it in for her" and the "kitchen wasn't cooking her food", which being Holmans, I'm inclined to believe. The regular staff has a stick up its collective butt, so turnover is not surprising but still doesn't justify wasting time over a so-so meal.

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★★☆☆☆

Never again. The new waitress (who told us 20 times that she was new) messed up the orders to the point that one person in our small group NEVER got his food. Various reasons given included the fact that the "bartender had it in for her" and the "kitchen wasn't cooking her food", which being Holmans, I'm inclined to believe. The regular staff has a stick up its collective butt, so turnover is not surprising but still doesn't justify wasting time over a so-so meal.

Pros: Outside patio

Cons: , Staffing, Staffing

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Holman's was my favorite place to tackle a hangover. Cheap breakfast and decent Bloody Mary bar...but somehow in the last year it has gone down the drain. The staff is AWFUL! They are so rude, no matter how nice you are. I must be a masochist because I keep going back, just hoping that maybe it will be better this time. Yeah right. Never again (and I live in the neighborhood)! It does not matter how busy or slow it is...the service will always suck and the food prices skyrocket in the evening. Oh, and don't try to get an appetizer before 3pm because you might as well be asking them for their right arm. Sometimes I think that Holman's requires you to be a lazy jerk to get hired there.

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★★☆☆☆

Holman's was my favorite place to tackle a hangover. Cheap breakfast and decent Bloody Mary bar...but somehow in the last year it has gone down the drain. The staff is AWFUL! They are so rude, no matter how nice you are. I must be a masochist because I keep going back, just hoping that maybe it will be better this time. Yeah right. Never again (and I live in the neighborhood)! It does not matter how busy or slow it is...the service will always suck and the food prices skyrocket in the evening. Oh, and don't try to get an appetizer before 3pm because you might as well be asking them for their right arm. Sometimes I think that Holman's requires you to be a lazy jerk to get hired there.

Pros: Cheap breakfast, Bloody Mary Bar

Cons: STAFF, STAFF, STAFF

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Holman's. I tried to think of something good to say. But I cant. It's dirty, it's smokey, it's overpriced (for greasy spoon food), staff are nasty and mean on a GOOD day. I used to go there because it was convenient and I lived close, but I wont go back ever again. I have had it with the employee hostility, getting my food cold and soggy, orders coming out wrong after I've waited over an hour for food. It just isnt worth it, no matter how convenient it is. Such BAD BAD BAD service. I strongly urge you not to give your business to the place. I cenrtainly wont!

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★☆☆☆☆

Holman's. I tried to think of something good to say. But I cant. It's dirty, it's smokey, it's overpriced (for greasy spoon food), staff are nasty and mean on a GOOD day. I used to go there because it was convenient and I lived close, but I wont go back ever again. I have had it with the employee hostility, getting my food cold and soggy, orders coming out wrong after I've waited over an hour for food. It just isnt worth it, no matter how convenient it is. Such BAD BAD BAD service. I strongly urge you not to give your business to the place. I cenrtainly wont!

Pros: n/a

Cons: Slow Service, Rude Waiters, Expensive Greasy Food

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They say this place is one of the best places for late night dining. Save your money... The only reason this place is on that list is because it is one of the few places in town that actually serve food 24 hours a day on Friday and Saturday. There are long waits, they are far from inexpensive...think $8 salads, chicken srtip baskets, gardenburgers...you want steak, you'll pay $12 or more...Also, fries dont come with any of their burgers, you have to pay $1 extra for that luxury. Oh yeah, and I agree with the last review....the wait staff are generally very unpleasant.

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★☆☆☆☆

They say this place is one of the best places for late night dining. Save your money... The only reason this place is on that list is because it is one of the few places in town that actually serve food 24 hours a day on Friday and Saturday. There are long waits, they are far from inexpensive...think $8 salads, chicken srtip baskets, gardenburgers...you want steak, you'll pay $12 or more...Also, fries dont come with any of their burgers, you have to pay $1 extra for that luxury. Oh yeah, and I agree with the last review....the wait staff are generally very unpleasant.

Pros: Open late on weekends

Cons: Too expensive!, Unpleasant Staff!!!!!

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Don't go here. The food is frightening and the service is lame-no make that hostile.

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't go here. The food is frightening and the service is lame-no make that hostile.

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I went in on New Years Eve, having a great night. It was busy, I expected that. What I didnt expect was the viscious waitress. I asked her what the average wait time was for food and I've never had someone whose job it is to WAIT on people speak to me so cruelly. I wont repeat what she said because it was littered with foul language. I wont EVER go back this is not the first time the people there have been down right rude in there. This was the final straw. We walked out before our food was served due to the abuse. Dont go to Holman's!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in on New Years Eve, having a great night. It was busy, I expected that. What I didnt expect was the viscious waitress. I asked her what the average wait time was for food and I've never had someone whose job it is to WAIT on people speak to me so cruelly. I wont repeat what she said because it was littered with foul language. I wont EVER go back this is not the first time the people there have been down right rude in there. This was the final straw. We walked out before our food was served due to the abuse. Dont go to Holman's!

Pros: none, none, none

Cons: Rude Staff, Slow service, Over priced

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If you're in the market for well-executed greasy american food and strong drinks, this is the place for you. Quick service, hot food and ecclectic decor make Holman's the perfect combination of dive bar and greasy spoon. There's no place better at 4 o'clock saturday morning.

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★★★★★

If you're in the market for well-executed greasy american food and strong drinks, this is the place for you. Quick service, hot food and ecclectic decor make Holman's the perfect combination of dive bar and greasy spoon. There's no place better at 4 o'clock saturday morning.

Pros: Quick, Consistent, Cheap

Cons: Loud when busy, NOT health food

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Delightful service; good eats; right price. This is the place for me. Thanks.

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★★★★☆

Delightful service; good eats; right price. This is the place for me. Thanks.

Pros: service, price, fun

Cons: busy

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This place is absolutely the worst. If you want to pay way too much for awful food, HORRIBLE, I mean HORRIBLE, service then this is the place for you. Who cares if the drinks are stiff, it isnt worth it. If you dont leave a 20%+ tip for your horrendous server then you REALLY get bad service. I dont feel the need to go to a place where I go in, wait 45 minutes for them to take my order, never refill my drinks, never ask me if I need anything else, by the time you get your food you have waited well over an hour. I cant say enough bad things about this place. The WORST!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is absolutely the worst. If you want to pay way too much for awful food, HORRIBLE, I mean HORRIBLE, service then this is the place for you. Who cares if the drinks are stiff, it isnt worth it. If you dont leave a 20%+ tip for your horrendous server then you REALLY get bad service. I dont feel the need to go to a place where I go in, wait 45 minutes for them to take my order, never refill my drinks, never ask me if I need anything else, by the time you get your food you have waited well over an hour. I cant say enough bad things about this place. The WORST!

Pros: Open all day weekends

Cons: Awful wait staff, too expensive, horrible management

 

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