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Big River Restaurant

Italian, American, Mediterranean, International
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101 Jackson Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Brunch, Lunch, 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

Local and NW Ingredients. Organic when possible.

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  • 30
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  • 2
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Stopped in for Dessert

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
Reno, Nevada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Richland, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

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.

Reno, Nevada
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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
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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!

New Hampton, New Hampshire
1 review
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 ?

Philomath, Oregon
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59 reviews
27 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 

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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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.

Monterey, California
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153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

Springfield, Oregon
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Corvallis, Oregon
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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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: Large groups, Bar scene


Local and NW Ingredients. Organic when possible.

Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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?