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Cowboy Dinner Tree Restaurant

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50962 E Bay Rd, Silver Lake, OR 97638-9420
541-576-2426
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4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Salem, Oregon, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I know a lot of people love this place and I, for the most part, agree with them. The rolls are great as is the salad and soup that come with them. The atmosphere is great, it's an old outbuilding of some sort that has been converted, barely, to a dining room. There is a ton of cowboy/ranch stuff on... More 

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Pacific NW
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were passing through, so I called a week in advance to get reservations. Time wasn't good, but we made them anyway. We were on our way to a weekend in the desert and, frankly, I had not packed enough food. Well, we had ordered two steak dinners, one chicken and two kids. We left stuffed and had food for... More 

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Thank Penny0615
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Holy cow, When I first arrived I smiled and the smile never left my face. The people are great. The food was great. The small cabin was great. The sunset was great and the sunrise was great. I know it is a little drive to get to it but it is so worth it. I can't wait to go again... More 

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Thank 2hippos2
Oregon
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is just so much fun! We've been here quite a few times and always enjoy ourselves. The food is delicious and all home-made "cowboy" food. Big steaks and whole chickens make it memorable (bring a cooler for your leftovers!). The service is always friendly, and the atmosphere is what you'd expect. Rustic. We usually hike Crack In The... More 

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Thank ryanandpenny
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the details of this place make it a must- see destination! The decor is rustic and fun. The food is amazing. The salad was above ordinary, with homemade dressing that tasted homemade. The yeast rolls were also homemade, like what my mother used to knead by hand. The beans were clearly made from scratch, and then of course... More 

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Thank Snopk
Salem, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time. the Cabin was cute. The food was probably the best food either of us had had in a long time. Worth the drive out there.

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Thank chewy19722016
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a quiet calm drive out to a place where things are slow and people are friendly. This is a restaurant with rustic amenities and food served family style. The beauty of the area makes one want to leave city life behind. The food is hearty. Definitely going back.

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Thank Lisa L
Bend, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

CDT is off the beaten path, there are large servings and numerous courses, The decor is rustic Western, to match the landscape.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a funky little cowboy-themed hole-in-the-wall restaurant out in the middle of nowhere, but it has a legendary reputation and people come from far and wide to eat here. Reservations are a must. For one set price, each diner may choose either chicken or steak for their entree. Prior to the main meal, you are served fresh salad, soup,... More 

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Grants Pass, OR
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

You better like your steak blood-rare, as they seem incapable of cooking it any other way. They do ask you how you want it, but the cook does not seem to pay any attention. Be prepared to send your steak back for more time on the grill (while the rest of your meal gets cold).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50962 E Bay Rd, Silver Lake, OR 97638-9420
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Silver Lake
  • Phone Number: 541-576-2426

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