Starv'n Marv'n Family Restaurant has been a Klamath Falls, OR breakfast and lunch icon since they opened their doors back in 1997. The restaurant is noted among locals for serving one of the best breakfasts in town, and I hear their hamburgers are outstanding as well...
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Photos: It's a little past the 8 o'clock opening time on Wednesday morning, July 08, 2021, and I've arrived at Starv'n Marv'n Family Restaurant to enjoy an amazing breakfast. The restaurant is open from 08:00 in the morning until 14:00 in the afternoon, for a total of only 6 hours each day, so when you're planning to dine at this fine diner, you need to check your watch.
The restaurant is located in a small shopping center on the east side of Klamath Falls, and offers plenty of easy parking.
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, you'll be greeted by a "faux chef" holding a "Please Wait to be Seated" sign, a board announcing the daily specials, and a smile from one of the friendly staff members. There is a long counter, and the kitchen is located to the rear of the restaurant. Corrugated metal seems to be he focal point of the decor, which is very attractive and somewhat unusual.
Photo: You know you're in Klamath Falls when you're in the dining room, as "Klamath Falls" is featured on an overhead lighting fixture. The dining room is large, and features tables-only, and they're spaced quite far apart... possibly a leftover from the COVID-19 days? There aren't any booths... hope you like tables!
The walls are painted with contrasting colors, and framed paintings and photos are hung on the walls for decoration. The dining room is well-lit from large windows, and is very comfortable and attractive.
Photo: Here's the sign at the restrooms, so if you're a woman, you know you're always right!
Photo: The fourth page of the menu lists "Breakfast for the Starv'n Marv'n," and that description fit me on this Wednesday morning in early July, as had worked up quite an appetite. I scanned the entire breakfast section of the menu - you can order from the lunch section if you choose - and my eyes landed on "The Klamath Farmer," and I went with that, as it seemed to be the "flagship" breakfast choice of this fine restaurant.
This is only one page of the menu, and if you want to see the complete menu, click on THIS LINK. No worries, as you'll be directed back to this page.
Photo: I normally prefer to dine at the counter, but on this 70-degree morning, how could I resist enjoying my breakfast on the beautiful patio?
Photo: Meet Dee, my friendly server, who brings my massive "The Klamath Farmer" to me with a smile, two hands and two plates. She was simply amazing, and treated my like family.
Photo: Thanks, Dee, for taking my photo, as I'm about ready to enjoy "The Klamath Farmer." Such a great breakfast! The breakfast had one piece of toast, but the toast was thick, like "Texas toast," buttered, and simply delicious, like the rest of this amazing breakfast.
Photo: From the "Breakfast for the Starv'n Marv'n" section of the breakfast menu, I went with "The Klamath Farmer," which headlined the second page of the breakfast section of the menu. Since today was my first visit to Starv'n Marv'n, and I was in Klamath Falls, this seemed like a great place to begin.
The menu describes "The Klamath Farmer" as, "Double hash browns topped with two sausage patties and three eggs smothered in our homemade country gravy." This breakfast was HUGE, and was definitely fit for a hungry, hard-working Klamath farmer.
The foundation of the "farmer" is a double helping of hash brown potatoes, which were perfectly deep fried to a golden brown on the outside, and tender, chewy-white on the inside. On top of the hash browns were two sausage patties, which were tasty, juicy, perfectly seasoned and tender. Next were three fried eggs, in my case, perfectly fried, over easy, as I ordered. The whole mountain of breakfast goodness was covered with in-house-made sausage gravy, which was thick, seasoned, and had lots of chunks of sausage. Thick, "Texas style" sourdough toast on a separate plate rounded out this amazing breakfast.
Such a great breakfast, as everything was cooked to order, and simply delicious! This breakfast will satisfy the hearties of appetites - like my breakfast appetite - and will keep a hungry lumberjack, linebacker or rancher satisfied all day. I skipped lunch and just enjoyed a small salad for dinner. I recommend this breakfast!
Photo: Cross section of "The Klamath Farmer" showing the hash browns, the sausage patties, the eggs, and the amazing country gravy. This breakfast was delicious!
I absolutely LOVED my hearty breakfast, as it was perfectly cooked and delicious! It was so HUGE that I simply enjoyed a small salad for dinner, as it kept me fueled for the rest of my day.
For an amazing breakfast or lunch, eat where the locals dine, at Starv'n Marv'n Family Restaurant, located in Klamath Falls, Oregon. As the sign at the entrance states, "A Klamath original..."
Starv'n Marv'n Family Restaurant
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