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“Great place for food, beer, and the view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Embers Restaurant

Embers Restaurant
204 N Main St, Joseph, OR 97846
(541) 432-2739
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Ranked #7 of 21 Restaurants in Joseph
Cuisines: American
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Idaho
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great place for food, beer, and the view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

My fiance and I ate here while spending a few days camping at Wallowa Lake State Park. This is our favorite place in town due to the food, beer selection, and great view. We had a pizza and calzone, and both were delicious! The service was great as always. Our waiter was very new, but worked really hard. He wasn't familiar with the whole beer list yet, but did a great job and was even studying between his duties to learn everything. They have a nice selection of beer on tap, though I wish they had more microbrews, instead of so many macros. However, they do have several beers from Terminal Gravity which is from just up the road in Enterprise. The best part, though, is the great deck/patio and view. We just love sitting out in the sun, watching the world go by, and seeing the snow capped mountains in the background. Awesome!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richland, WA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good eats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We ate lunch here on recommendation from family...excellent food...nice variety...stout beer. Very good service...would visit again.

Visited June 2012
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Bend, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Favorite of locals”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

If you are more interested in local gossip then a great culinary experience, this is the place for you. The food comes in nice big portions, but be sure to ask for extra salad and dressing on the side--everything is drenched in an extra dose of oil. The cosy dining room is perfect for warming yourself in the long eastern Oregon winter. Fortify yourself, and then head out to the bigger draw of Joseph itself--from tiny artists' galleries to the mountains themselves.

Visited December 2011
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Bend, oregon, USA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Best beer selection in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

We have always loved Embers and make this our first stop when we visit Joseph. The beer is excellent, and the food is good. If it is cold, but not too cold, you can sit outside by one of their fire pits which makes it that much better!

Embers, we love you guys. I would love to see you do something with your atmosphere though. The bright white paint and down-home green curtains and too-bright lighting doesn't necessarily make me want to stay for very long. If feels like a breakfast-lunch cafe, instead of a lunch-dinner-bar kind of place to hang out for hours. Warm the place up a bit and your customers will spend a lot more money inside!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Walla Walla, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Fun on a Friday night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

We followed the sounds of live music, sat outside near the fires and ate outside on the balcony and had a great time! Staff and patrons were friendly and happy. We got to listen to some good music with nobody pressuring us to move on. The food was generous and we liked the light ale made locally in Enterprise the best. Great atmosphere, family friendly.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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