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American, Bar, Pizza, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Bar scene
FAMILY, COMMUNITY & GREAT FOOD IN SALEM Our love of food, family and community are the backbone of Ritter’s Housemade Foods. We wanted to create a place where people can gather, eat good food and share in community. We are committed to our locale and strive to highlight the best of what the Willamette Valley has to offer. We are fortunate and take pride in sourcing local, seasonal, and organic ingredients in our housemade recipes. Our close relationships with companies such as, Rudio Creek Ranch, Oregon Olive Mill, Briar Rose Goat Cheese, Blue Raeven Farms, Stumptown Coffee, Santiam Brewery, Durant Vineyards, Bonta Gelato, Cascade Baking Co, Silver Falls Bread Co, and Freddy Guys Hazelnuts allow
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Bar, Pizza, Healthy, Gastropub
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed March 22, 2022

This is our 3rd visit to Ritters, and it now is our last. First of all, the unfriendly hostess was the same as our last visit. She is not welcoming or gracious, and this set the tone for our evening. Our server, like most servers...currently, was overworked and didn't give us great service at all (which may not have been his "fault" because of the number of tables he had). He poured our wine once, and the rest of the time I did it (which is fine). Ritters might want to consider hiring more staff or retraining the staff they have. The food is ok, but there are many other places nearby that have a more interesting menu with much better service.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 20, 2022 via mobile

A large group came for dinner. The service was a little slow. 3 of us got the chicken sandwich and it wasn’t great. The batter was falling off with each bite and was too messy to hold. I eventually just had to just use a...fork. The fries were good and so was the ranch. My friend got a pizza and said it was just okay. She said it was a little soggy. The worst part was everyone’s food came out at weird times. The salad first. Pizzas second. Burgers third and then the chicken sandwiches last. Overall it was a very underwhelming experience and we won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed September 18, 2021

Located in downtown Salem, this eatery has both indoor and outdoor seating and customers were spaced apart indoors. The bar is quite unique as it hangs from the ceiling and requires the bartender ascending a ladder in order to retrieve some alcohol selections. The menu...is creative and food was good and fairly priced. We enjoyed a pizza from the wood bringing oven and a tasty Greek salad. Our server was attentive and friendly. Highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 6, 2021

Our daughter and son-in-law treated us to dinner in downtown Salem. We were promptly seated for our 7 pm reservation and ordered Japanese Lager and mule drinks. Both were quality beverages. A baked brie with mushroom appetizer was so-so for $12.50. We ordered a couple...of pizzas and burgers. Not earth shattering to the palate, but tasty nonetheless. Service was friendly and attentive.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed April 13, 2021

Wonderful service. They have a super creative bar menu posted up on the wall. Their olive appetizer was wonderful. We also had a pear, prosciutto, and arugula salad it was delicious. We will absolutely be back!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed December 1, 2020 via mobile

Don't be scared to order on door dash. Food was great delivered quickly. Covid has hurt many companies, Ritters adapted well. Thank you for a great meal.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 10, 2020

They have good drinks but if you sit out side be prepared to pair 25 min for service even when they are slow

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 27, 2020

I asked for My burger med-rare without mayo, missed on both, but it was good tasting. My son’s pizza seemed weird, since they have a pizza oven, but it could have been an Avant garde interpretation on sliced baguette. My late was really spectacular. Then...10 minutes later the same busser brought our same order again, with a puzzled look on her face. We sent her on to wherever. Then 10 minutes later she came back again with a pizza, which we accepted with a smile. It was a runny cold pizza, almost like a pizza from the frozen section. Nice room nice people, maybe it was an off day.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 19, 2020

We eat out 2 to 3 times a week. We decided to give this place a try. The food was terrible and the service was worse. We left wondering where was the manager of this place, if anyone actual performs quality control and how a...cook serves and send to a customer the food they served us. Regarding service, our server had 3 tables and there were other servers chit-chatting at the bar and using there cell phones, but one of us had to get up and go to the bar to request a glass of water because our server was missing in action. Do yourself a favor, do not visit this establishment.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 17, 2020 via mobile

Five of us met for lunch all having something different. We were all pleased with our selections. Staff is delightful and helpful. The bar is amazing.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 14, 2020

This was our first visit, and we ended up eating at the bar because we just decided to go and had no reservations. The margaritas that Keenan made were excellent! They have a great Happy Hour menu. We shared a salad and pizza and that...was perfect, but there were many things on the menu I would have liked to try. The restaurant was full and bustling, but it was very easy to carry on a conversation.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

Great place for a yummy meal! Terrific pizzas! Keenan was our awesome (and handsome!) bartender. His margaritas are THE BEST!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

Before full service this place ran like a well oiled machine. Now its a disaster. No host at 3:00 but a sign that says "wait for host ", almost all the tables dirty, floor dirty, great young lady bartender doing her best to do Everything!...Open kitchen staff not wearing gloves or seen washing hands. Server scolded kitchen for not assisting clients wanting gelato. When new staff arrived they were slow to help. No sense of urgency and no Mgr in view. Food not as good as before either. Last chance not returning. Very sadMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020

The staff was very welcoming and friendly. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the BEST margaritas ever! Seriously, so good! The bartender, Misty, was attentive and fun to chat with and very good at making drinks. We are excited to go back for dinner...because the menu looks fantastic.More

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Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

We came for the food. We are probably a bit too old for this place but we enjoyed it immensely. Noisy but an "energy" filled place. Good food, great bar. Nice to find this kind of place in downtown Salem.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ritter's Housemade Foods

Yes, Ritter's Housemade Foods offers takeout services.

Ritter's Housemade Foods is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5