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Big River Restaurant

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101 Jackson St, Corvallis, OR 97330
541-757-0694
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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 31
    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
Nice atmosphere, yet only slightly above par food.

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Jacob H
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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21 restaurant reviews
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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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Portland, Oregon
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Big River Restaurant

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?