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Oxbow, Oxbow, OR 97840
541.785.3383
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Gem We Didn't Expect

We went looking for dinner before tomorrow's boat trip down the Snake River at Hell's Canyon, and came to this place because it was the closest restaurant of any kind offering dinner. My wife had their hamburger and concluded it was the best she has had anywhere, period. We hear that people come... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Arden O
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We stayed in Halfway for a night. Since there is only one restaurant there a local suggested we drive out to the Hells Canyon Inn to get better food. The food was average. I had beer battered fish and mashed potatoes. Both were tasty. My wife had a sirloin and enjoyed it. The iced tea was pretty nasty. Tasted like... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We went looking for dinner before tomorrow's boat trip down the Snake River at Hell's Canyon, and came to this place because it was the closest restaurant of any kind offering dinner. My wife had their hamburger and concluded it was the best she has had anywhere, period. We hear that people come for miles for their burgers, and now... More 

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Thank Arden O
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This restaurant is the best place to eat for miles around. There are a couple other places in Halfway but they don't even compare. I had the best smoked brisket one night and excellent pork chops the next night. The sides were great too. The chef really knows how to cook, not just throw some frozen stuff in the fryer.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

12 members of our car club stopped for lunch on a drive through Hell's Canyon. Due to the time change between MST and PST, we got there half an hour before they opened on Sunday. They let us in early and got us rehydrated. Our orders were quickly taken and the food came right out. I had the mushroom/Swiss burger... More 

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Thank Minidriver64_12
Winter Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Great personal restaurant! Excellent service and an outstanding setting! Mexican Specials on Thursdays, and smoked prime rib on prior request!

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Thank A3ron
Halfway, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Love their food! Prime Rib excellent - always! My all time favorite is Andy's homemade raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing! He even whipped up some special one night for me when they were out of it! So awesome! Atmosphere is always so relaxing and it's just fun to go, eat the best food, have some drinks, and hang out with friends!

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Thank Michelle B
La Grande, Oregon, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This is my favorite place to eat of all time! The food is so good. Everyone there puts there heart and soul into that place and it truly shows. Keep up the good work!

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Thank Robert M
Lincoln City, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is virtually the only place to eat once you're inside Oxbow. We had rented an awesome little house 300 feet away from this restaurant, had to make reservations ahead of time. Also had to pre-order their famous Prime Rib dinner, of course they were sold out when we got there so we settled for Rib Eye instead...it was awful!... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We were in the area for a couple days for a jet boat trip in Hells Canyon. We ate dinner at the Hells Canyon Inn twice. Both times the food was just excellent. Easily on par with any pub/steak restaurant in larger cities. Being the only restaurant so near to Oxbow it is great to have such good food available.... More 

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Hermiston, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We stopped in on a very busy Taco Thursday evening. The place was packed, no place to sit in the bar, and we grabbed the last table in the restaurant, plus there were a ton of people dining outside. Service was understandably slow and the waitress was so apologetic, she could not even take our food order for 15 minutes.... More 

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  • Address: Oxbow, Oxbow, OR 97840
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oxbow
  • Phone Number: 541.785.3383

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