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Big River Restaurant

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101 Jackson Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330
+1 541-757-0694
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything is good, including the service. You won't be disappointed, but you also won't be wowed. Good food, good atmosphere

Thank Brad W
Little Rock, Arkansas
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427 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet on a Sunday night. Nice beer choices. Wide range of food. Service was pretty good. Stuffed pork loin was very good.

Thank Roadhore
Corvallis, Oregon
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the most overrated restaurant in Corvallis. Very expensive and the service is okay. The food is okay but given the pricing there are other options in town. It's not bad but when taking my wife on a date or business client I go elsewhere.

Thank jeffreygB3328BZ
Happy Valley, Oregon
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

In the last year, Big River has become a BIG flop! I have been eating at Big River for 7 years. During the last 7 years, I have booked 4 parties. The first two were great! The third had it's moments. However, Christmas 2016 was a complete DISASTER! I reserved the upstairs right hand side of the restaurant. I made... More 

Thank suzyw2323
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

The menu is pretty generic. The food is adequate. The prices relative to quality of the food are a bit high. Some nice desserts.

Thank David S
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Ate here when we couldn't get into the restaurant we wanted. The room was pleasant and the wait staff excellent. She warned me the salad was entree-sized and generously portioned, no exaggeration. Everything, from the pizza and calzone to the salads and pastas, were gigantic. If only they were good. Husband's pasta was bland and my grilled fish salad featured... More 

Thank wego2places
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Had a salad, one which was grilled.. lettuce burnt. Again. Thought i would try again thinking perhaps was an isolated night. The soup was lukewarm, would have been acceptable if it were a gazpacho. But not. Wait staff were wonderful! Restaurant pleasant. Cozy. Spendy for the lack of quality. Would suggest Del alma , at least you know the expensive... More 

Thank Donna S
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

When we’re in Corvallis and it’s lunchtime, we have regularly enjoyed Big River; this was no exception. It’s a nice big space with nice booths and tables in a great location. The staff continues to be friendly and attentive; the busboy remembered us and said ‘hi’. We opted to split a Zorba pizza (feta and chicken) with some extra chopped... More 

Thank Michael H
Corvallis, Oregon
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

What I first noticed walking in was the dessert case and the noise. The menu is varied with a lot of pizzas and multiple pastas. About 4 non-pasta entrees. Our cocktails were OK. The mango kamikaze was a nice twist on the traditional version. My husband felt his was on the weak side. I had one of the streaks which... More 

Thank Oztotl
Wilsonville, Oregon
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120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We really enjoyed this restaurant and our server was fantastic. It doesn't appear upscale as the decor is definitely casual as is the overall vibe. The food is well prepared and we enjoyed the Risotto, Spicy Prawns, Spicy Fusilli and the desserts were out of this world. The restaurant is good for quality family time-we came to visit our son... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $29
Italian, American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Jackson Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Corvallis
  • Phone Number: +1 541-757-0694
Local and NW Ingredients. Organic when possible.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?