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209 South Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
(541) 276-4120
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6:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast!

Just had a great breakfast, would definitely recommend & return. Good price & had a TV for Sunday football. Bar & restaurant in downtown Pendleton, nothing fancy just good food with excellent service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Hopsgrl
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Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Monday morning just after holiday week and Pendleton is a ghost town, but there were three local guys at the bar with coffee mugs and solving world problems. The cook and waitress at the cafe end of the house were dishing out coffee and breakfast orders with happy chat and suggestions about ordering that included "get the half-order of biscuts... More 

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Thank LolaStella
Boston, MA
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123 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Pendleton, Oregon is a tourist town these days -- drawing principally for its well known rodeo in September. It is an historic place, with a history rich in the trappings of the old West -- brothels, poker, hunting, and the early mill industry. As such, the kind of place where I want to dine is an historic site -- a... More 

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Thank asha34
Washington
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Just had a great breakfast, would definitely recommend & return. Good price & had a TV for Sunday football. Bar & restaurant in downtown Pendleton, nothing fancy just good food with excellent service.

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Thank Hopsgrl
Yakima, Washington
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

The neat thing about this bar is its claim to fame... The original (first) building in town! Other than that it's just a bar. Oh, and don't forget cash because they don't accept credit.

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Thank Snow_1080
Salem, Oregon
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

If you are a fan of old fashioned Broaster Chicken ( Fried in grease in a pressure cooker) then this is the place to go. This is one of the few places left that offer this cholesterol loaded feast. The only other one I know of is the Salty Dog in Walport. This was the only item we tried but... More 

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Thank twobuttes
North Vancouver
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This is a place with lots of character, great beer and fantastic deep fried chicken. Unfortunately some of us chose the Tatertot casserole special and it was dreadful, despite the waitress, telling us it was amazing!

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Thank TJ73
Monmouth, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We eat & party here yearly! They do a great job handling the crowds!!!! They add breakfast to the menu this weekend! Thanks you, thank you...It's hard to find a place to eat breakfast downtown, so this is much appreciated!

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Thank TerriJeske1370
Richland, Washington
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

This place is a step back in time. Great bar food and great bar atmosphere. Choose your bar stool or booth, shoot pool, or watch the cook at the grill in the back. This is the way things used to be, only better!

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Thank cwvw79
Seattle, Washington
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186 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It sure looked like a cool place from the outside and upon entry. Lots of neon, old bar. But place was almost empty. Bar waitress let us sit a while and busied herself with cutting lemons and no eye contact. We had thought we'd have dinner here but just did one round of drinks. Just not a good vibe. And... More 

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Thank Frenchmanscove
Medford, Oregon
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Nothing says Wild West much more than the Rainbow Inn, especially if you're thinking about the west of Ireland. The combination of an old cowboy watering hole and an St. Patrick's Day riot, make this place a must-see in Pendleton. The food? It was OK.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 South Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Pendleton
  • Phone Number: (541) 276-4120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 am

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