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Big River Restaurant

101 Jackson St, Corvallis, OR 97330
541-757-0694
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Ranked #19 of 176 restaurants in Corvallis
Cuisines: International
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Tiburon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This large, casual restaurant aims to please, has an attentive staff and a full Bar (great Scotch) and nice Wine & Beer selections to start the evening. Starters: Grilled Asparagus w/Goat Cheese & Hazel Nuts is wonderful. Classic Caesar Salad, initially needing extra parmesan cheese & dressing then proved rich & flavorful and you can't go wrong with the Spinach... More

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Great Falls, Montana, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

we came in with 4 children under 5. Service was wonderful for those little ones- food was not amazing but very good. loved the atmosphere- would recommend to anyone. Particular attention to go box for dessert- loved attention to detail. shows that someone-server-manager,whomever-is in touch with customer.

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Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Food and service outstanding. Meat or fish or veggies, it's all good. Waitress suggestions were spot on. I went with a local who is a real foodie and it's on his short list for downtown Corvallis. Very locavore as are lots of places in Corvallis. Excellent local brews.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Within a couple of hundred yards there are three great restaurants in Corvallis, Big River, De Alma and Aqua. Big River is one of the best restaurants I have been to and I always enjoy a visit there. The steaks are great, the beers are good and the ambiance is always upbeat. A bit less formal than De Alma but... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Nice place for lunch, booths allow some privacy, enjoyed the good selection, particularly the gluten free choices. Service is efficient and friendly. Food is fresh, sizes are just right. Desserts look delicious.

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Portland, Oregon
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128 reviews 128 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

nice variety, well prepared, good service not particularly "special" but solidly done... we did not have dessert which did look impressive

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Corvallis, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Down on the river in downtown Corvallis, this restaurant offers great food, drinks and desserts. The dessert bar is strategically placed front and center, so you have to walk by it and see the incredible display of beautifully made desserts. The food is very good, definitely on the upper end of the scale, and as a plus, they use locally... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Consistantly good food, fund atmospher and great service. Can be quite loud, but if you like a lively place, even on week nights, this is your restaurant. Check out the desserts! Amazing!!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you with a woman. This place is a winner. Recommended for a special night. You pay a little over the odds but you review a lot for it..... quality is the key....

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Not the best in town, but close. I would still dine at Del Alma or Sada for pure food, but that's it. Big River has a lot going for it though, and its range of locally-sourced, high end plates is outstanding, and the desserts are second to none in town. I have been here 20 times in the 15 years... More

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