Best Places to Eat in Salem Oregon

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Special Occasion Dining
(always check hours first)
Amadeus
Andaluz Tapas Bar
Bentley's
Christo's
Crooked House Bistro
DaVinci's
Gamberetti's
Maven
Roberts Crossing
Table Five08

Faster Food
Al-Aqsa Fine Mediterranean Cuisine
Alcyone Cafe
Birdie's Bistro
Break Point
Cascade Baking Co. (cash or check)
Downtown Market and Deli
Fire n Slice (food truck--click to check FB for location)
Keizer Sub Shop
Love Love Teriyaki
Love Love Teriyaki II
Marco's Place
Nancy's Burgers (local version of 5Guys)
Rafn's Local Foods
Santiam Wine Co & Bistro
Straight from New York Pizza
Word of Mouth   order to-go by phone for fast eats

Favorite Anytime Eats
ACME Cafe
Alcyone Cafe
Amadeus
Al-Aqsa Fine Mediterranean Cuisine
Birdie's Bistro
Christo's
Downtown Market and Deli
The Drunken Cook
Fire n Slice (food truck--click to check FB for location)
Flight Deck
Gamberetti's
Half Penny Bar and Grill
Independence Grill
Keizer Sub Shop
La Margarita Restaurant
Marco Polo
Marco's Place
Nancy's Burgers (local version of 5Guys)
Rafn's Local Foods
Red Ginger
Rice Time
Santiam Wine & Bistro Co.
Straight from New York Pizza
Venti's (2 locations)
Vietnam Restaurant
Wild Pear (Open Mon.- Sat. until 5:30)
Word of Mouth  (7AM-3PM, closed on Tues.)

Breakfast
ACME Cafe (closed for dinner on Sun &; all day Mon)
Busick Court
Cafe 22
Court St. Dairy Lunch (Mon-Fri)
French Press
Half Penny Bar & Grill
Independence Grill
Josey's Family Restaurant
Marco's Place
Sassy Onion
Word of Mouth (7AM-3PM, closed on Tues.)

Lunch
ACME Cafe (closed for dinner on Sun & all day Mon)
Adam's Ribs
Alcyone Cafe (Mon-Sat)
Amadeus
Andaluz Tapas Bar
Best Little Roadhouse
Birdie's Bistro
Court St. Dairy Lunch (Mon-Fri)
Fire n Slice (food truck--click to check FB for location)
Flight Deck
French Press
Gamberetti's
Gov Cup
Great Harvest
Independence Grill
Keizer Sub Shop
Marco's Place
Orupa
Rafn's Local Foods
Santiam Wine & Bistro Co.
Sassy Onion
Stone Soup Bistro
Venti's
Wild Pear
Word of Mouth (7AM-3PM, closed on Tues.)

Dessert
ACME Cafe (closed for dinner on Sun & all day Mon)
Alcyone Cafe (closed on Sun, Mon.)
Amadeus
Birdie's Bistro
Cascade Baking Co. (cash or check)
Independence Grill
Konditorei
Little Cannoli
Thompson's Brew Pub
Wild Pear

Appetizers/Happy Hour
ACME Cafe (closed for dinner on Sun & all day Mon)
Alcyone Cafe
Amadeus
Andaluz
DaVinci's
Gamberetti's
Maven
Orupa
Santiam Wine & Bistro Co.
Table Five08
Venti's

Coffee Shops & Pastries
The Beanery
Broadway Coffeehouse
Cafe Venae @Mission Mill Museum
Cascade Baking Co.
French Press
Gov Cup
Breakpoint Coffee Co.
Pure Decadence Pastries

Pub Grub
B2 Taphouse (check FB for food cart days)
Best Little Roadhouse Sun-Thur 11 PM, Fri & Sat 12 AM
Boon's Treasury
Brown's Towne
Fire n Slice (food truck--click to check FB for location)
f/stop Fitzgerald's  (check FB for food cart days)
Gilgamesh
Half Penny Bar and Grill
Santiam Brewing (check FB for food cart days)
SAW Brewing (often has food truck)
Thompson's Brew Pub
Venti's (Court St & S Commercial St.)

Best Pizza
Christo's Pizzeria
Donatello's Pizza
Straight from New York Pizza

Best Take-out Chinese
China Faith
China Gourmet

Favorite Mexican Spots
Plaza Morelia
Marco's Place (try the fish tacos)
Aibertos

8 comments:

Lisa Anne said...

Breakfast I would add French Press and I think you need a coffee category. For Coffee (& pastries) I'd add The Beanery, Coffee House Cafe, Gov Cup, Blue Pepper and Cascade Baking Co. New section also, late night grub... Venti's & Browns Towne, Please also add Break Point to Faster Food. :) Thanks! Great idea for a list!

Anonymous said...

The Roadhouse on South Commercial @ Owens has a wonderful lunch menu. I went there and had the Steak Sandwich and thought it was cooked to perfection (ask for Mayo on the sandwich, it is slightly dry without it.)

Annette's in West Salem has been very disappointing lately (I had to send my lunch back due to the extreme amount of Salt added to it).

Have really enjoyed Wild Pear, and Cafe 22. Both times I have had a delicious meal.

Anonymous said...

Paddingtons has hands down the beat pizza in town and are consistantly voted best in salem . And the sub shop in keizer should definately be on any best of list

Anonymous said...

I love the best little road house or word of mouth for lunch .Busick court is by far the best for breakfast a little claustrophobic when full but worth being able to hear the next table overs conversations . Also since you mentioned it the the best hole in the wall is definitly the old spaghetti warehouse . It is the epitome of a hole in the wall but is really an amazing hidden treasure with great food and terrific prices . you even get a free dessert(get their homade creme brulee) with every entre!!!! Also since i have such a sweet tooth another bonus is its located right next door to the konditorei where if i still need my fix i get a peice of jerry's chicolate cake yummy .

Anonymous said...

I very highly recommend Sybil's Omelets, it's pretty much right down the street from Word of Mouth, very good atmosphere and large, yummy portions of food.

-Pearce

Anonymous said...

Busick's and Whites is hands down, BEST breakfast restaurants! Love the roadhouse for steak, Sushi Topia for my fast sushi, The Beanery for my coffee (although...every time I go there the customer service is terrible, the bigger women always seem angry), Venti's for beer, and Super Pho for my vietnamese food!

Rachel Bruce said...

Need to add The Drunken Cook on 12th St. Such a neat model, the chef is amazing. $14 per plate, includes salad and wine. Authentic, ingredients bought daily. I was really impressed, the location doesn't do the food justice.

KandN said...

Rachel,
I agree with you, but need to hear from a few more locals first.