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Big River Restaurant

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Italian, American, Mediterranean, International
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101 Jackson Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330
15417570694
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4:00 pm - 9:00 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 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Description: Local and NW Ingredients. Organic when possible.

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 19
    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
Good Dinner

Very good dinner. Shared Manila clams and beet salad. Both were very good. Hannah, our server, was attentive and friendly. Would go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DianaK_123
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good dinner. Shared Manila clams and beet salad. Both were very good. Hannah, our server, was attentive and friendly. Would go back again.

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Thank DianaK_123
Corvallis, OR
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Not sure what was up this past Tuesday but my wife and my lunch was just not very good. Should have said something but did not. Split the Reuben and chipotle chicken soup. The Reuben was greasy and soggy (cooked too slow?) and very bland. The soup tastes like canned chicken soup with no chipotle flavor or zing. Really bland.... More 

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Thank OregonBerry
Medford, Oregon
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

How many people can you pack into a space? And then require your waiters to deliver everything on a three foot tray complete with a folding stand? Like one glass of wine? The food was good, but was it worth the constant "Excuse me. Pardon me"? Nope. Plus the whole fake wait...ten open tables but it's a 45 minute wait?... More 

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Thank msjen141
Richland, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Cocktails were sub-par, dinner starters - bad, main course - terrible. All of this with a less than adequate waiter. We went because we heard it was a great place. We won't be going back.

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Thank Brian J
Reno, Nevada
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

My wife and I stopped into Big River for a late night coffee and dessert. They do not serve espresso, so we had a decaf with Baileys and we split a Peanut butter and chocolate dessert. The dessert was very rich and delicious, it was a generous piece and rich enough that we couldn't eat it all ourselves. Neither of... More 

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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This restaurant was highly recommended to us. We had a wonderful dinner with Katie as our server. I had a steak and peach salad, the steak so tender and the peaches were perfect. Husband had the shrimp scampi and said it was some of the best ever. Has a full bar, Gin and Tonics Good!

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Thank marjories916
New Hampton, New Hampshire
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Watery drink, unremarkable entree, indifferent service. Largely ignored on the patio. Other parties also experiencing difficulty with service. Underperformance, given other's ratings and past experience. Not a busy night. What's up ?

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Thank Gemstorms
Philomath, Oregon
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nice place for dinner with friends or family. The cocktail menu is fantastic and I highly recommend the Mr. Green. I've only eaten on the back patio, which is a hidden little treasure and is perfect for warm summer evenings. The dinner itself has been hit or miss for us... sometimes it's been fantastic and all we could think about... More 

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Thank aunteenie
Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Big River Restaurant is an excellent place to enjoy cocktails, dinner and ambience. We have been coming here for many summers when we visit Corvallis. We usually eat in the lounge as we find it very comfortable and the food is just as good as in the main dining room. We especially like to watch the bartenders make their specialty... More 

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Thank cristhehunter
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

The place is nice for a date or family visit. Bake their bread fresh and have some nice artisan and sine local sourced food, but nothing to write home about. For the higher price tag the food should be a little more quality.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Jackson Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Corvallis
  • Phone Number: 15417570694

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Mediterranean, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

Description

Local and NW Ingredients. Organic when possible.
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
4:00 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?