Restaurants in Salem

Best Restaurants

Marco Polo Global Restaurant 300 Liberty St SE, Salem Chinese • $$
300 Liberty St SE, Salem

“Have been going here for years, and they have managed to maintain a consistent, high-quality, well prepared, tasty meal. Appreciate the hard-working, kind staff working there. Thank you once again for a great dinner!”

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4.7Superb708 Reviews
La Hacienda Real Keizer 5024 River Rd N, Salem Mexican • $$
5024 River Rd N, Salem

“What a very good place to eat Mexican food here is excellent...prices a a bit spendy..2 people was $70 and I'm not kidding..so watch out adding Xtra guacamole or sour creme or asking for something not on the menuOther than that I love ❤️ this reasturant love the decor and all the plants very good food for sure I will go again on the 1st of the month when I can afford it.( I asked for Street Tacos I got 3 and was charged $18.95 + $3.95 for a dollop of sour creme and $4.95 for a dollop of guacamole ) that's really expensive for just 3 Tacos.Anyway ... Ya live and Learn ?”

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4.7Superb538 Reviews
Patty's Off-Center Cafe 1741 Center St NE, Salem Cafe • $$
1741 Center St NE, Salem

“This cute little diner/Cafe located off of 17th and center is just adorable. If you enjoy quality food and friendly staff that pays attention this is the place for you. Every plated walked passed my table on the way to its destination looked amazing. Make sure to try their French toast when you get the chance. It's made with thick slices of challah bread that was topped with oats and thin sliced almonds. The fruit syrup is made on site and was just amazing. Definitely ordering it again next time. I recommend getting their early because they fill up quick.”

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4.7Superb435 Reviews
The Cozy Taberna 249 Liberty St NE #140, Salem Spanish • $$
249 Liberty St NE #140, Salem

“In my family we try to.do nice restaurants for our family birthdays. This place didn't disappoint. We loved the family style meal and the idea of getting a some of everything to share. I will have to say the stand out dish was the Salmon I have neaver had a fish that could be so flaverful, melt in your mouth, soft light and just outright WOW! Thank you for the fabulous evening, Thisnplace is definitely on the top of our Salem list!”

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4.7Superb376 Reviews
The Manila Fiesta 1952 McGilchrist St SE, Salem Filipino • $$
1952 McGilchrist St SE, Salem

“I have been craving authentic Filipino food for so long so my friends and I drove up from Corvallis to Salem just for this restaurant. Aunty did not disappoint. The food was amazing, and aunty and the atmosphere made me feel like I was at home. 10/10 would recommend and will be coming back here again soon!”

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5Superb141 Reviews
The Coin Jam 439 Court St NE, Salem Bar & Grill • $$
439 Court St NE, Salem

“We enjoy going to coin jam for the atmosphere and the great old time games and pinball. This is a must anytime of the week but especially on a Friday or Saturday night if you want to just relax get some good food drinks and play games. Love the fact the machines still take quarters!”

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4.7Superb368 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Epilogue Kitchen and Cocktails 508 State St, Salem New American • $$
508 State St, Salem

“Cocktails were amazing, I would come back for those alone! The crab fries were so good, our other app was served barely warm though. The food was good, but not great. Server was kind and attentive. I would come back again!”

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4.7Superb292 Reviews
Cindy Lou's BBQ & Catering 3535 Commercial St SE, Salem Barbecue • $$
3535 Commercial St SE, Salem

“Fantastic! Had the pulled chicken with sides of Mac and cheese and jalapeño rice. My wife had the ribs with slaw and jalapeño rice. She loved hers as well. Usually when we eat out even at very good spots there is always one side or items that isn’t great or just so so. Each main and side were delicious. Easy 5 stars.”

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4.8Superb192 Reviews
Black Sheep Cafe 1932 McGilchrist St SE, Salem Cafe • $$
1932 McGilchrist St SE, Salem

“Went for a late breakfast on a morning when most establishments were closed due to weather. Frozen roads and freezing rain kept most people home. The staff was friendly and in a great mood. The food was great but the staff seemed a little confused when serving our meal. Had wing take at first. Will definitely be back though!”

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4.7Superb274 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Word Of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro 140 17th St NE, Salem Brunch • $$
140 17th St NE, Salem

“Loved the place. The food is good and the portions are HUGE. I recommend ordering one breakfast item and splitting it for two. Tasty bacon. Smashed potatoes were a great twist on country potatoes. The chicken fried steak was tender with a wonderful pork gravy.”

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4.6Superb421 Reviews
Happy Bibimbop House 635 Chemeketa St NE, Salem Korean • $$
635 Chemeketa St NE, Salem

“Really liked the food, while I waited for my take out I was handed a slice of watermelon...so that was nice. I had the rice dish and the bulgogi. Both tasty and nice ”

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4.6Superb397 Reviews
Xicha Brewing - West Salem 576 Patterson St NW Suite 140, Salem Brewpubs • $$
576 Patterson St NW Suite 140, Salem

“Beer flights were fun but the tacos is where it's at!! Every option we tried was a home run from the tacos to the wings. I do recommend getting the side salad as opposed to the rice & beans though, the rice seemed to be a bit over spiced that night.”

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4.6Superb352 Reviews

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Big Blue Thai BBQ 2679 Commercial St SE, Salem Thai • $$
2679 Commercial St SE, Salem

“Oh my goodness, the last time I went here (last week Feb 2024) the owner knew me and knows exactly my order. That's how much I absolutely love their food! I live in Lyons and will drive out there for lunch.”

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4.7Superb212 Reviews
Chen's Family Dish 2138 Lancaster Dr NE #139, Salem Chinese • $$
2138 Lancaster Dr NE #139, Salem

“Decent, clean, friendly - nothing overly special about this place, but among the best in the area. Their fried rice is not my favorite, and is different than I'm used to seeing elsewhere, but everything else was equally comparable to restaurants in the area.Kid-friendliness: Had no problem serving our kiddo- had a nice bobo tea style sealed cup that they gave us for our kiddos water that was a nice touch.”

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4.6Superb298 Reviews
Little Lois Cafe 576 Patterson St NW #110, Salem American • $$
576 Patterson St NW #110, Salem

“My new favorite shop in town. I got the Soprano sandwich, Caesar bowtie pasta and their big peanut butter cookie. All were delicious. They even give you a breath-mint, toothpick & wet nap which is fantastic will definitely be back!”

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4.7Superb192 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

ACME Cafe 110 Hansen Ave S, Salem American • $$
110 Hansen Ave S, Salem

“I had the classic eggs Benedict. Everything is home-made. The ham they used was delicious, & their coffee good. The tiny thing I would suggest needs attention is that I kept having to ask for was coffee refills. However, they were busy, & there were only two waitresses.”

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4.5Superb511 Reviews
BONJAPAN YAROKU 3755 Portland Rd NE, Salem Japanese • $$
3755 Portland Rd NE, Salem

“My daughter and I stopped while traveling in the middle of a snowstorm. We have both lived in Japan and this place is really authentic. Definitely plan to stop here when you are traveling it’s right off the highway. The menu selection is really ”

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4.8Superb125 Reviews
Manna Japanese Comfort Food 4845 Commercial St SE, Salem Sushi • $$
4845 Commercial St SE, Salem

“Cute place that exceeded my expectations. Loved the atmosphere in here, the place was busy on a Friday night but still held a cozy feeling. The service was very accommodating, great hospitality and the food was simply amazing, biggest sushi rolls I've ever encountered without sacrificing any quality or flavor.”

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4.7Superb161 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

La Vida Catrina 1391 Broadway St NE, Salem Mexican • $$
1391 Broadway St NE, Salem

“My daughter and I have been here twice. I’ve lived all over the world and been to Mexico several times and this is the BEST Mexican food I have ever had. The steak fajitas have the best flavor and are soooo tender! The chips come out hot and crispy. The shrimp ceviche is top notch and the margaritas are delicious and unique! I tried the Cadilla today and it was the best. Isabel has been our waitress both times and she is very attentive and kind. Could not recommend this restaurant enough!!! I would give it a billion stars if I could.”

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4.6Superb210 Reviews
Fuji Rice Time 159 High St SE, Salem Japanese • $$
159 High St SE, Salem

“Amazing mom-and-pop restaurant that is my go-to for fresh sushi. Super casual and family friendly with amazing staff and sushi. Normally I'd skip a place described using the words "affordable" and "sushi" but that's exactly what you get here; amazing sushi at an affordable price.Definitely order the "Bubble Bubble roll"!!”

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4.6Superb193 Reviews
Fork Forty Food Hall 440 State St, Salem Food Court • $$
440 State St, Salem

“Such an awesome spot! We ordered pickup from La Lucciola Pizzeria but didn't know it was inside this lil' food hall. This place is fresh, clean, and full of great options. Perfect place to come with friends who all want some different things. Plus it's just a great spot to hang out and eat. Totally recommend.”

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4.7Superb137 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Roger That BBQ 1492 Brush College Rd NW, Salem Barbecue • $$
1492 Brush College Rd NW, Salem

“I got the Boss Combo for take out with pulled pork, brisket, tater salad, and mac and cheese. I also got fried pickles and fried okra.The meat was flavorful and had some beautiful bark. Enjoyed it with and without sauce. Tater salad was yummy! Not crazy about the Mac and cheese (I'm very picky) but the pasta texture was good and when combined with pork plus bbq sauce....perfect bite!The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and kind. The restaurant was clean but didn't dine in.It was great bbq and large portions. BUT this fried okra....oh man. That's some hard to come by good stuff. Cornmeal coating, piping hot and great favor....it made my day!!!”

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4.5Superb290 Reviews
Sybil's Omelettes 2373 State St, Salem Breakfast • $$
2373 State St, Salem

“I have been going here off and on, for aprox 40 years. Old school breakfast and lunch establishment. All of the food (except the biscuits and gravy) are above average and yummy. Always very nice servers and vintage breakfast house atmosphere. Always busy! Love this place!”

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4.5Superb288 Reviews
The Governor's Cup Coffee Roasters 471 Court St NE, Salem Cafe • $$
471 Court St NE, Salem

“The Governor's Cup is a wonderful café to pop open a laptop, check emails, read a book, and try something new. There's seating on the main floor and upstairs but they fill up fast. Bathrooms are upstairs and parking can be a mission.The staff were wonderful and helpful with taste suggestions. I had the Rosemary bagel and white mocha lavender coffee. Very interesting. I'll definitely go back to try more bagels and drinks.”

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4.5Superb218 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Björnson Vineyard 3635 Bethel Heights Rd NW, Salem Wineries • $$
3635 Bethel Heights Rd NW, Salem

“First review I've ever written up for anyone, this is an absolute gem in the Willamette Valley that I cannot recommend enough. Location is absolutely gorgeous with wonderful views and a beautiful tasting room, while the staff was friendly and obviously extremely passionate. Aaron in particular was incredibly friendly and helpful in our tasting, and even had a few pairing tricks that really surprised us. We will absolutely be back”

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4.9Superb69 Reviews
La Hacienda Real | West Salem 475 Taggart Dr, Salem Mexican • $$
475 Taggart Dr, Salem

“My family and friends really like this place! The food is tasty, with friendly service and reasonable prices. They do serve alcohol so you can have a beer, wine, or Margherita. And the decor is great - visitors are always pleased!”

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4.4Superb392 Reviews
Mina's Cafe 3995 Commercial St SE, Salem Thai • $$
3995 Commercial St SE, Salem

“My daughter and I love to stop here and grab Boba to go. They make it creamy and add fruits when in season. Vegetable yellow curry is flavorful and packed full of veggies compared to other Thai restaurants in town. And my kids love the spring roll and chicken skewer with peanut sauce appetizers We always order our food to go so I can’t say too much about the atmosphere but it’s well put together for the small space they are working with. The staff are always fun to chat with while we wait for our food to go. Mina got me hooked on the avocado boba!Vegetarian options: Most options can be made vegetarian. They will even add extra veggies upon request.”

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4.5Superb191 Reviews
Ritz Diner 135 Lancaster Dr SE, Salem Diner • $$
135 Lancaster Dr SE, Salem

“This was a great hole in the wall with delicious comfort food and great service! It’s not very big, but big enough for the one waitress that was working by herself. She still managed to still deliver excellent service! We will definitely go back again!!”

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4.5Superb187 Reviews
Wild Pear 372 State St, Salem Cafe • $$
372 State St, Salem

“Nice dinner on our way home to Portland from Sunriver.The coconut curry soup and the Wild Pear salad were excellent; the pizza and mixed green salad were good.Christine, our server, was nice. I would have appreciated it if she had checked back with us after serving our food. 4 stars for Christine.On the other hand, when I made eye contact with Brook, a different server, instead of coming over to see what was needed, pointedly turned and walked away. Zero stars for Brook who obviously was not interested in helping out either a fellow server or a customer.Overall, recommended.”

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4.4Superb335 Reviews
Santiam Brewing 2544 19th St SE, Salem Brewpubs • $$
2544 19th St SE, Salem

“This place has amazing food, fantastic atmosphere, excellent selection of brews (and more) and wonderful service. No matter if you are a local or just visiting, you haven't experienced the best of Salem until you visit Santiam Brewing!Wheelchair accessibility: Wheelchair accessible.”

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4.4Superb307 Reviews

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