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Big River Restaurant

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101 Jackson St, Corvallis, OR 97330
541-757-0694
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Consistent good food and service in Corvallis: Big River

I have been a fan of Big River since my first meal there in 1997. The atmosphere is up-scale rustic and open, very loud due to the acoustics, and cheerfully decorated with the impressive art of one of the owners. It is the go-to place for a consistently good meal experience in Corvallis. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Barbara S
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have been a fan of Big River since my first meal there in 1997. The atmosphere is up-scale rustic and open, very loud due to the acoustics, and cheerfully decorated with the impressive art of one of the owners. It is the go-to place for a consistently good meal experience in Corvallis. The service has always been prompt, attentive... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've been to Big River several times, for lunch and dinner. Service at dinner time is much quicker. Avoid going at lunchtime because even when they are not busy, you'll still end up waiting 30 minutes of your meal. The food is worth the wait and they have a nice outdoor patio.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I've always loved Big River. As one of the more expensive restaurants in town, it's a standard choice for date nights and special occasions. I've been at least a few times annually for the past 7-8 years, but really noticed a difference on this last visit. I've ordered The Bent calzone probably a dozen times, it's earned a spot as... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It was loud, service was slow, food not hot. Folks who appeared to be the owner or manager seemed oblivious and more interested in their friends than the customers, at least our party.

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Sisters, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We hadn't been in Corvallis in years. Friends suggested Big River, so we went for lunch......and are we ever happy we did. We liked the atmosphere and the waitress was full of good suggestions for lunch as well as shopping around downtown. My wife had the crab cakes which were great, and my Reuben sandwich with a Caesar salad was... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

It's a good restaurant. They have a chef which makes a difference in the food served. The menu changes regularly, so there's always something new. Very nice deserts. They buy everything they can from local producers. The atmosphere is OK, a little noisy for my taste. Service is good. Prices a little too high for Corvallis. We go there for... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Big River has been a popular place for years, but like other reviewers, I wonder why. The space is crowded and VERY noisy. If you don't like lots of echoes, ask for a booth. The menu is heavy to pizza, pasta, calzone and small plates and I find it a bit overpriced. My husband and I split a calzone which... More 

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Auburn, Washington
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was with a group of 12 people. We were seated upstairs in a loft type setting. It was perfect for our group. Downstairs the bar looked like a great place to enjoy a few beers. The prices were a little high, but the quality of the food was excellent. I did not hear of anyone from my group that... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have eaten here several times but I just don't see what the big deal is. A pretty good restaurant but it's overpriced. It's nice place, haven't been in the bar but plenty of room and good service. Menu is okay although the dessert menu is pretty good. Good food, just not great food. Wait staff are accommodating, I was able... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I don't eat at Big River very often but when I do it's always an excellent experience. My wife and I took our daughter there for lunch recently after the noon rush and had an excellent lunch with quiet surroundings. Might have been a little noisier during the lunch hour but at 1:30 it was very relaxed. Food excellent and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Jackson St, Corvallis, OR 97330
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Corvallis
  • Phone Number: 541-757-0694

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?