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Big River Restaurant

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101 Jackson St, Corvallis, OR 97330
541-757-0694
Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
Loud, mediocre food, staff was so-so

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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Bucketheadgirl
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Corvallis, Oregon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Corvallis, Oregon
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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
72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Corvallis, Oregon
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place serves higher end chef style food which is why the price is higher. I had the grilled chicken sandwich but i didnt finish it..it was good but it was like i lost interest in the sandwich. It came with a salad and while it was good, the lettuce was very difficult to fork the leaves, you almost had... More 

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Oregon, USA
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have gone to this restaurant many times to enjoy special occasions. One of the more individual restaurants in town, the menu and atmosphere lends itself as the place to go for a special meal. The last couple visits to Big River we've noticed the service beginning to slip. Our most recent visit the hostess took our name, went on... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Share a dessert, by sharing the entrees. Nice building and atmosphere - a woodsy kind of warehouse with the glass display case for the desserts as you enter. Otherwise, they served pretty good food at a little above average price. My calzone was large and pretty fair. Seemed like all of the entrees were $20, even the pastas, which were... 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?