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New owners take reins of Silver Spur Cafe

Known for burgers and prime rib.

By Richard Hanners

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on May 15, 2018 3:39PM

Rachel Sharp, left, and waitress Kendre Littlefield in front of the Silver Spur Cafe in Mt. Vernon. Sharp and her husband, Ty, are the new owners of the cafe.

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Rachel Sharp, left, and waitress Kendre Littlefield in front of the Silver Spur Cafe in Mt. Vernon. Sharp and her husband, Ty, are the new owners of the cafe.

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Rachel and Ty Sharp are the new owners of the Silver Spur Cafe on Highway 26 in Mt. Vernon.

Longtime residents of Grant County, they reopened the cafe April 8 after it was closed for a few months.

The cafe has been in business for about 40 years under different ownership and names. Rachel worked at the cafe for 13 years.

Open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week, with breakfast available at any time, the cafe is popular with locals but also attracts motorcyclists, bicyclists, hunters and other travelers passing through on their way to John Day, Rachel said.

“Ty and I are bowhunters,” she said, adding that word about the cafe will get around.

Prime rib is served every Saturday night, and the breakfast skillets are very popular, Rachel said, but the cafe also offers a wide variety of burgers — including the ranch, cowboy, bacon-cheese and rodeo.

“That’s what we’re known for,” she said.

Rachel’s mother, Kathy, has been helping out at her sister Penny’s bakery in Caldwell, Idaho, but will come to Mt. Vernon to start baking at the Silver Spur.

“We’ll have pies, cakes, cinnamon rolls, cookies and brownies,” Rachel said. “And Danishes for the coffee drinkers that come in early.”

The couple has done some painting at the cafe, but remodeling plans are in the works to accommodate electronic gambling machines in the future. They also have plans to get a beer and wine license, which would be new to the cafe, Rachel said.

The Silver Spur Cafe is located at 150 Ingle St. in Mt. Vernon. For more information, visit them on Facebook or call 541-932-4449.



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