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140 North East 17th Street, Salem, OR 97302
503-930-4285
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Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 271
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Mimosa in the World

Everything in this place is excellent. I want to especially comment on the Mimosa today. It is THE best I have ever had, made with freshly queezed orange juice and champagne, served in a chilled glass. Simply superb!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Lali L
,
Salem OR
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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357 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Salem OR
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Everything in this place is excellent. I want to especially comment on the Mimosa today. It is THE best I have ever had, made with freshly queezed orange juice and champagne, served in a chilled glass. Simply superb!

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Salem, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Because (Steve and Becky Mucha) the owners, are always on site and limit the hours to breakfast and lunch, their attention to detail and quality results in an exciting culinary experience no matter what you order. The last time my wife and I ate there we shared the chicken fried prime rib breakfast. It was a generous portion and was... More 

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salem, oregon
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Delicious food whether breakfast or lunch....but not enough room. So plan on waiting for a table. Very innovative menu & friendly staff.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Many reviews mention the long waits. We arrived at 11:00an on s Monday & were told it would be a hour. We were seated in less than 30 minutes. Great service, great food, nice environment. As they don't have space for an espresso bar, you're welcomed to bring a coffee drink in from elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Creme Brulee french toast. Its the best ever. Parking is the only draw back. Everything is great. Breakfast or lunch, it's well worth it.

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Monroe, Oregon
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

After seeing Word of Mouth's awesome TripAdvisor reviews, I went in with high expectations. Those weren't really met. I'm still kind of scratching my head about being lost during lunch service at the bar. The bartender just wandered off without a replacement for 15 minutes. My club sandwich is way too salty and the ham tasted boar-ish. Just not what... More 

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Albany, Oregon
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The title says it all. No matter how many times I come here, the food is delicious, the wait staff is friendly and it's worth the wait. We go here knowing we'll have to wait for a minimum of 30 minutes but let me tell you. WAIT! We don't go as often as we'd like, but the servers still seem... More 

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Salem, Oregon
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

they have really good food but the waiting line is too long and I am NOT into waiting to eat but if you have time to wait good place to go

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Penn Valley, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast at this small establishment during our latest visit to Salem with our daughter who lives in the area. She had eaten here in the past and recommended it highly. Arriving at the exterior, the entrance gives one the impression that you are about to enter someone’s home and indeed when you are seated, that’s exactly what... More 

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Sacramento, ca
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This place is somewhat hidden, but Salem residents know it as one of the best hole in the wall restaurants. I had the french toast creme brulee with two eggs hard, and it was incredible! The french toast was very very sweet, so be prepared. I couldn't even finish one piece. The waiter brought out a Cottage Cheese Pancake on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 North East 17th Street, Salem, OR 97302
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 503-930-4285

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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