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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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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
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Description: Local and NW Ingredients. Organic when possible.

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 17
    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
One of my favorites in Corvallis

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
aunteenie
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Philomath, Oregon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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New Hampton, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 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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Philomath, Oregon
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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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Fort Myers, Florida
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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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Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Came here for a celebratory graduation dinner and had a fabulous meal. Everything was so fresh and beautifully prepared/presented. The olive bread they serve is delicious and unique. I had the salmon as my main course, which was one of the best salmon dishes i've had- you can't beat the freshness of wild Oregon salmon! Everyone in the group were... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Today we were guests of our graduate at a recognitions event held at Big River. Good sized crowd, excellent service, all ordered from regular menu. My plate was exceptional, Orecchiette, an oh my gosh I will return to enjoy again. And again. And again.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had a family occasion to celebrate and had not been to Big River in quite a while. Our meals were only average. Two of us had scallops and two had pasta dishes. For the cost of the meal, we might have done better at other places in Corvallis. for dessert, however, this is one of the best places in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The food is ok... For corvallis there are tons better places... I was visiting last week and stopped in. Had the chicken salad type of entree... it was ok nothing to write home to Mom about...Probably would pass the next time in town...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Big River used to be the big deal in town. But with all of the new places popping up it isn't the case anymore. Unfortunately, not much has changed here over the years. Yes...menu options shift a bit but nothing really new and exciting. Service is good, location is nice, food doesn't disappoint (although a bit pricey). It's good -... More 

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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
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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