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Wild Pear

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372 State Street, Salem, OR 97301
503 378-7515
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10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of our favorites!

This downtown cafe is a favorite for a late lunch. I recommend going a bit after lunch if you can, only because it is very busy and will have a wait if you go right at lunch time. They extended their evening hours last year, so now can also get an early dinner. My husband loves the spinach salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
SunseekersMaui
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This downtown cafe is a favorite for a late lunch. I recommend going a bit after lunch if you can, only because it is very busy and will have a wait if you go right at lunch time. They extended their evening hours last year, so now can also get an early dinner. My husband loves the spinach salad with... More 

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Thank SunseekersMaui
Salem, Oregon
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181 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Daily soup selections and specials, Food is creatively, freshly prepared. Attractive decor in handsome historic building. Some booths; tables are close together Very popular with locals; can get crowded. Fast service.

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Thank CascadeSalem
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great soups. Huge salads. Yummy deserts. Great friendly waitstaff. I'd gladly go back here. I wish they were open for dinner. I had a spinach soup that was excellent and my friend had a curry something soup that she raved about. Thumbs up!

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Thank Petethekid
Goffstown, New Hampshire
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice lunch with both entrees very good, but the soup was fantastic. It was so good we bought a quart to take home.

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Thank Mark G
Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were wow'd by the food and the service! Our first time in Salem and happened upon this restaurant by chance. It will now be a destination, a place I would take a long detour for. My husband had the steak sandwich special, I had a seafood melt, and we both had the Thai Curry roasted Butternut Squash soup and... More 

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Thank Darryl-n-Donna
Salem, Oregon
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic as usual!! This is really a very special restaurant with great food and expert service. It a bustling atmosphere at lunch! Enjoy!

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Thank Larry-Lyuba
Salem OR
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was only my second time at this popular restaurant. Had lunch with a friend and I must say that the food was excellent. There are many truly healthy items on the menu.

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Thank Lali L
Anchorage, Alaska
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I see why it's rated one of Salem's best! Typically always a wait time to get into this spot but boy is it worth it. Sandwiches are incredible and a lot of good local brews. Great place for great food and service.

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Thank Matthew C
Salem OR
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is always great. However, you may need to wait awhile (on benches outside) to get a table. For solo diners or twosomes that don't mind, there is counter seating which is great. In the winter, their coconut curry butternut squash soup really hits the spot!

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Thank PatDSalemOR
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Locals think this is a great place for lunch. I found the food to be dry and very uninspiring . Maybe was just unlucky but left with no reason to come back.

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Thank Kevin N

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 372 State Street, Salem, OR 97301
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 503 378-7515

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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