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  • by NativeOregon Written Nov 23, 2006

    There's a nice little out of the way County Park at Ochoco Reservoir that's open in the summer. Wonderful if you have a hankerin' to get the kids out of the car! It has fire pits for grilling hamburgers and hot dogs... picnic tables and the lakes right there for wading or swimming and rarely does anyone go there in the summer. Very peaceful and relaxing.

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  • by beah Updated Jun 17, 2006

    Smith Rock is easily one of the coolest natural recreation spots in Central Oregon. It's stunningly beautiful and provides endless climbing routes, miles of hiking trails, and I think you can swim in the river that runs along its base (although I would caution you against jumping in the river barefoot unless you like gaping lascerations).

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  • by NativeOregon Written Nov 23, 2006

    Okay, this is the old fashioned little breakfast joint you'd expect in a small town like Prineville. But the point is, if you want fast and plastic instant food, Prineville has plenty of it. But Dad's is the single function, old time short order grill. If you're looking for the "two eggs, over easy, hash browns, toast and black coffee, filled to the rim" then look no further. Dad's uses real eggs, potato's and fresh brewed coffee. No sissy latte'/mochas here (what's are those). It's tucked in between the Western Wear Store and Health Club. Unpretentious and straight out of the fifties, this is a good place to eat and relax.

    Favorite Dish: Wow! No doubt the 1/2 pound hamburger is the real deal. Better bring a big mouth and a bigger appetite. Those things are huge, hand made, all beef patties, and tons of fresh made fries. Serious, it's plenty of food for two! The second choice is 1/2 order of hashbrowns and sausage gravy. Generous portion, hard to imagine a full order. The downside of Dad's? Makes the doctor dream about all the bypass surgery you're gonna have if you eat there regular.

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  • by NativeOregon Updated Nov 23, 2006

    Barney Prines is a great little steakhouse in the heart of downtown Prineville. Opened a couple of years ago, BP has an open rafter, high ceiling, old saloon feel. The steak is very good and has a large variety of meaty choices. The service is very attentive and tries to please. Definitely worth the drive and if your visiting, it rivals most midrange steak houses for food selection. Not a high end steakhouse but tries to please and hits the mark.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite is the New York. Tender and tasty. Not old dead cow, but USDA Prime/Choice meat. Good portions for the price. Really tasty served with the traditional Baker and veggies.

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  • by beah Updated Jun 17, 2006

    Prineville is not the place for fine dining, period. If you want awesome food, you're going to have to brave the rediculous traffic (for a not-so-big city), 35 miles away in Bend. There are really no notable restaurants in Prineville though, either for being wonderful or terrible. Probably the best overall in town is Ranchero's (hopefully you can guess what type they serve).

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