Mattie's Pancake House has long been a favorite in the Brookings area, winning the Reader's Choice Award for Best Breakfast for 20 years and yet again for 2023, and being named the best Oregon mom-and-mom restaurant by That Oregon Life in 2023. These accolades were earned under the dedicated ownership of Jana and Shacon Ritz.
The Ritz duo expressed their gratitude to Mattie's loyal customers for their support and for voting the restaurant into the spotlight. They attribute the success of Mattie's to their devoted staff, who have demonstrated unwavering loyalty, respect, and pride in their work. According to the owners, it's not uncommon for the restaurant to serve breakfast all day and lunch no matter what time., always paying it forward regardless if you had money or not. Shacon stated, "you will never leave Mattie hungry!"
Mattie's has become a local favorite, partly due to the fast and friendly staff who greet customers by name, and the owners' combined 36 years of experience at the helm. The restaurant is known for serving breakfast or lunch from open to close, using fresh ingredients from local sources like Taylor Sausage.
In a heartfelt message, the owners thanked the community and local businesses for their support. They expressed appreciation for the large food orders placed by other businesses, which proved crucial in keeping the restaurant afloat during challenging times.
Shacon and Jana also acknowledged the invaluable contributions of their staff, whom they consider as extended family. They offered special thanks to Sherri, Chelsea, Peggy, Adriana, Taylor, Evelyn, Ken, Kyle, and Drak, who helped keep Mattie's running smoothly.
The Ritz duo expressed their hope that the new owners will continue the tradition of offering a free meal day to honor veterans. While the future of Mattie's Pancake House now lies in new hands, the restaurant's legacy of delicious food and steadfast community support will remain a cherished memory for the people of Brookings.
Mattie's Pancake House, a local favorite that has been serving breakfast and lunch since 1981, has been sold. The transaction was facilitated by top-producing real estate owner and broker, Marie Curtis of RE/MAX Coast and Country.
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