Calamity Janes

(503) 668-7817 | View Website

42015 SE Highway 26, Sandy, OR | Directions   97055

45.383641 -122.230548

 
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Tags: Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot

Cuisine: Hamburgers

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

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Calamity Janes

Reviews for Calamity Janes

over a year ago

Just ate dinner here tonight and will never come back!!!! My waitress claimed to have worked there for years however, see didn't even know that Shirley Temples did not have refills even after I had asked point blank. She was sooooo busy with the child at the bar that we had to wave our hands to get her attention. After letting her know that the clam chowder wasn't any good and order a grilled cheese we had to wait over a half hour and still never received the food. Talked to the manager and she was a bitch she decided that we had to pay for the clam chowder and was not willing to reduce our bill even though we were unsatisfied. I will never eat here again after supporting this business for 30 years. This is truly a tragedy because local businesses need the support and unfortunately I will never return.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Want a good burger - go SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!! – We were hungry and just driving through Mt. Hood's beautiful scenery - saw an inviting exterior saying they specialize in burgers.

The MOST AWFUL BURGERS we have ever eaten - EVER!!!

Their gimmick is the multiple toppings - everything you can think of and more - - - trouble is they start with awful tasteless, dense gross hamburger patties - just like the cheapest you've ever wished you'd NEVER bought from some freezer case in a discount grocery store. Really the pits.

Hubby and I had 2 different burgers and ate the decent fries and toppings (partially) which we scraped off the meat - - - -neither of us mentioned it as we were "eating" but discussed we should have told the staff these the worst we'd EVER EVER had.

TRAVELER beware - drive on by - eat somewhere else.

$20+ for 2 burgers this bad - is, well - should be, illegal.

They should be ashamed of this product.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

worth the trip! – I had been hearing great things about this place for years, and last week I finally made the trip out with a couple of friends. And all I can say is, wow, it was easily worth the drive.

The Food:

Calamity Jane's has some of the best tasting burgers around, and with a pretty extensive menu, they've got every kind of burger you can think of ranging from mundane to "why would they even make that?" - so regardless of your taste, there will be something to suit you. and I can attest to the fact that the marshmallow and hot fudge burger is actually quite good. Their milkshakes are also fantastic, and quite large.

The Atmosphere:

The restaurant has a western sort of theme, and while the theme has been done to death, Calamity Jane's did a good job at at least making it look good. There is nothing fancy about the place, they don't try to win you over with a ton of decorations, it just feels like home.

Service:

The one time I went was on a Tuesday night, and it was fairly early in the evening, so we basically had the whole place to ourselves. Looking back, I think we were only three other occupied tables. Regardless, our waitress was quite friendly, and service was quick.

My one gripe about Calamity's is that it's kind of a long drive from home. If you live in the Sandy area, it's going to be right down the street, but I, like most people in Oregon live in the Portland area. If my memory serves me right, the drive was about 40 minutes one way. But in spite of the long drive, I am definitely glad I made the trip out, and I'm already thinking about going back.

In short, if you like a good hamburger, you'll love Calamity Janes

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

WOW THE BOX OF SHAME – So my family went to clamatiy jane's for our annual family reunion. we showed up unannonced with 30 people most of them being screaming 2 year olds. the manager imediatley opened there patio for us and gave us our own server. the manager came out to check on us, she then talked all the guys in our group into the trailboss burgers (which are 1 pound each) and of course we all had shakes. after our meal most of the guys need to take there burgers home.... out came a hand drawn BOX OF SHAME. WE LOVED IT!!!! Kudos to whom ever came up with that, and thank you clamity staff for making our family time a very enjoyable time.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Ok if in the area but wouldn't drive out of my way to eat there – This place has been around forever and when you first step inside it smells like it. It has an old musty cigarette smell, not that appetizing. Once you get used to it the place is ok but the food is just average and the service pretty poor. We were given the wrong soup and since the server never came back to check we finally had to ask someone else to get the correct soup for us. They also forgot to bring my son's milk until we asked, after the food was delivered. The burgers are huge, definetly can be split. The sandwiches are ok, nothing special. If driving up to the mountain and hungry it is an ok place to eat but not worth going out of your way for. Very kid friendly, they have a kids menu, crazy decor, and brought crayons and a picture for him to color while we waited. More of the kind of place you go once to say you have been since it is kindof iconic in East county. My husband went as a kid 30 years ago and says the place hasn't changed a bit except his taste buds grew up and he can see why his parent's were never that excited to go there!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Classic hoaky restaurant – Every one loves calamity janes. I hear some people from the city complain about it's cheesy decor, and strange menu...but come on...it's awesome that they serve everything (and I mean everything) in a cast iron pan, but that's totally part of it's charm. They make HUGE burgers, huge shakes...it's all great. If you're looking for something sane or bland, this is not the place for you! But this really is a great kooky gem in Sandy...try it once!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

People love this place for a reason – Great food...HUGE food...classic american fare, and really hoakie western decorations! I grew up on the mountain and i've always liked Calamity Janes. Famous for their burgers and desserts. Wait staff of local teenagers is not stellar but they get the job done.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Atmosphere – Excellent place to get a burger, great atmosphere. Good place to get a group of friends together. Large portions and a huge variety of burgers...recommend to anyone who wants a good burger.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome!!! – Great burger menu, great burgers, great big beers. Fun decor, great for kids, all around great place to go.

Recommends
over a year ago

Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Locals flock to this Old West-themed restaurant for its large selection of hamburgers, served in a family-friendly environment.

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