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Word of Mouth

140 North East 17th Street, Salem, OR 97302
503-930-4285
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Ranked #1 of 415 restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Salem, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Word of Mouth doesn't need to advertise--it does indeed get a lot of good recommendations by "word of mouth." Gets very crowded at lunch time, and very small indoor waiting area. (It RAINS a lot in Oregon!) NO handicapped access--steep stairs a challenge even for the less limber among us. In a residential area, on a busy street with a... More

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Salem, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I eat here at least once a week. They serve the best breakfast in Salem , French toast is to die for, and the rest of the menue is reall great. Fresh local everything, and the staff is the best. Recommend Word of Mouth to anyone visiting Salem.

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Keizer, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Word Of Mouth is one of Salem's best restaurants. It has a cool funky feel as it is located in one of Salem's older classic homes and it feels like you are in your local neighborhood. And the food...the food is the best part! Their breakfast is excellent and the lunch might be better. BIG portions whether breakfast or lunch... More

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Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Word of mouth is a well kept secret that is not very well kept. Great home style food with great flavor and service, usually a line waiting for seating. Go early for breakfast and be patient.

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Salem, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Breakfast and lunch only, fantastic meals. Which is why there is always a line waiting to be seated. The attendants are very friendly and happy. The food is dreamy. I shouldn't tell you this, because now the line will be longer! Hmmmm. I take it back - terrible place, stay away!

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Salem, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is worth the usual wait. Great fresh ingredients, unique, hardy meals. You won't leave hungry. Park up the street as the parking is an issue, you will need the walk back to the car after the meal. The Cinnamon Roll Pancake is unique and very sweet. I recommend splitting one.

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Salem, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Such a hidden gem. The breakfast/brunch food is absolutely amazing. Be warned there will be a queue but they also have a takeout option to avoid hanging around waiting for a table. I would recommend the French toast and the breakfast hash; in fact anything off the menu really. Don't pass up on an opportunity to visit WOM.

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Salem, OR
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately there's a super long wait in a cramped room (would recommend waiting outside when it's nice!) but once you get your seat, the food is AMAZING. One of two favorite breakfast spots in Salem, along with the Sassy Onion. We have resorted to calling in take-out orders on the weekends, but you've gotta get home QUICK to make sure... More

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Bellevue, WA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Worth the wait on a Sunday afternoon. HUGE portions, friendly service, delicious food, and reasonable prices make this restaurant a shining star in Salem. It's a good thing we don't live nearby or we might eat ourselves to death. Can't wait to come back!

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Lodi, California
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My grandparents owned a home right on Mills Creek, just down the road. I met the creek as a toddler in a stroller riding it right into the creek. The home has special meaning to me because I remember it from the 1940's. So having a meal highly rated in a little house close by was special. My wife and... More

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