I have been visiting the Wild Pear since they first opened on River Road, and have never been disappointed. My favorite item is the big, juicy hamburger with sweet potato fries. And the desserts are fabulous. My belt size, not so much. :-)
The servers have always been attentive and pleasant.
Someone commented about them not taking reservations. This isn't the kind of place where that would work out. People come, people go, and from the out of proportion number of Excellent & Very Good ratings, quite a few of them. I've never had to wait very long, and they don't have to deal with no shows who just annoy the people waiting by making them look at the empty tables. When I lived in NYC I would go to the great deli places which operated the same way with a high volume of patrons. It's kind of like that.
I don't live in Salem, so have never took them up on catering, but ask the past few Oregon governors who they usually have handle catering for official functions. That says something.
Oh. And best Coca Cola anywhere. They don't water it down like a lot of places. We Coke junkies appreciate that.
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