10 Of The Best Restaurants in Corvallis, Oregon
Tucked inside a 1926 building in downtown, Block 15 is a laid-back brewpub serving a selection of craft brews alongside delicious cuisine. The restaurant’s interior is a great blend of the old and new, complete with exposed brick, wood floors and large windows, creating a warm environment. The bar features 16 taps that serve an assortment of mainstay brews plus rotating seasonal and specialty selections. As for the menu, the culinary team procures the best ingredients from local sources for its fare to produce dishes which will satisfy both carnivores to vegetarians. The Painted Hills grass-fed green chili burger topped with New Mexican-style fire-roasted green chilies, Tillamook pepper jack cheese and cilantro-jalapeno mayo is one of many outstanding options.
The Broken Yolk Cafe is a popular breakfast venue. Serving tasty American dishes, this cafe is offers a variety of seating, including cozy booths, plus a play area for children, making it a place the entire family will enjoy. College students will appreciate this place as well, not only for its tasty meals but also for its free WiFi. Serving breakfast all day every day, the eatery offers a varied menu that will suit many tastes. Highlights include the 3rd Street scrambled eggs with roasted garlic, fresh spinach, mushrooms, feta and pine nuts served with a choice of side, and the fresh blueberry pancakes. A variety of non-alcoholic drinks plus brunch cocktails is also available.
Cheesy Stuffed Burgers is a food truck that specializes in, as the name suggests, juicy hamburgers stuffed with cheesy goodness. A seasonal outfit — closed during the winter months — this mobile eatery is a meat lover’s paradise that can be found near Oregon State University making it a favorite among college students. Using the best ingredients available, including grass-fed beef, burger lovers can enjoy the three-cheese burger stuffed with cheddar, Monterey jack, and Swiss cheeses and topped with a choice of ingredients. Or alternatively, try the spicy sriracha meltdown, a three-cheese patty with a variety of spicy deliciousness. To complement the burgers, tasty sides such as bacon cheddar fries and lumpia — little Filipino spring rolls — are available.
del Alma is a restaurant and bar featuring flavorful cuisine inspired by Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain. The interior space, with its upscale yet casual environment, has a lofty ceiling and large windows that afford stunning views of the riverfront. The culinary team procures the freshest ingredients from local purveyors. Offering tapas and larger plates, the menu has many options to suit many tastes. Notable choices include roasted beets with chile de arbol and goat’s cheese vinaigrette, orange and jalapeño marmalade, hazelnuts and fennel. A wine list, as well as classic and specialty cocktails, is also available.
Opened in 2011, Delicias Valley Cafe is a family-run, tasty cafe offering guests breakfast, which is served all day, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. In this lively, colorful restaurant, guests can savor a host of Mexican and American delicacies which cater to carnivores, vegetarians and gluten-free diners. The breakfast enchiladas stuffed with chorizo, onions and green and red bell peppers and served with sour cream, beans and eggs is one particularly good morning menu option. Lunch and dinner guests can enjoy recipes such as chorizo and potato enchiladas, veggie fajitas, and the fiesta chicken mole plate.
Established by the Frenchman, Didier Tholognat and his Trinidadian wife, Le Patissier is a charming pastry shop delighting guests with its sweet and savory treats. Open for breakfast and lunch, the bakery makes everything from scratch. Inside you’ll find art-adorned walls, and a selection of baked goods, including croissants (in plain, almond paste, or almond cream varieties), Danish pastries, and éclairs. For those seeking savory options, lunchtime dishes include baguette sandwiches, salads, and quiche.
Opened in 1993 by Kim and Roy Marchesi, Local Boyz Hawaiian Cafe is a popular student hangout located near the university, where a delicious array of Hawaiian-style plate lunches is available. Within a friendly, Hawaiian themed space, diners can feast upon many plates, including veggie options. Popular choices include the Hawaiian-style steak, which is marinated beef grilled on a char broiler, and the sweet shoyu chicken. All plates come in three sizes and are accompanied by rice and macaroni salad. Be sure to try ‘da sauce’ — the house condiment.
Luc is an intimate venue specializing in New American cuisine. The culinary team regularly changes the menu to incorporate the freshest, in-season ingredients which are available locally. Guests can savor delicious farm-to-table cuisine and typical menu options include dishes such as steak and duck fat fries, and pan-seared scallops with black truffle hollandaise sauce and root vegetables. Luscious desserts and generous libations are also available.
Luc, 134 SW 4th St., Corvallis, OR, USA, +1 541 753 4171
A popular restaurant next to Oregon State University, Roxy Dawgs is a tasty sausage and burger venue. Customization is key at Roxy Dawgs as the menu offers diners a variety of hot dogs, sausages (including a vegetarian option), and an elongated burger that fits inside a hot dog bun, plus a host of toppings. This is a lively joint with photos of the university adorning the walls. Guests may choose from options such as the all beef hot dog, smoked sausage stuffed with bacon and cheese, or traditional Polish sausage and then dress them up with sauces, such as chipotle mayo, and toppings, including sauerkraut, olives, and cream cheese. Tornado fries, a fried spiral cut potato on a stick, and delicious cookies are also must-trys.
Part of Corvallis’ culinary scene since 1974, Squirrel’s Tavern is a beloved restaurant and bar serving American dishes alongside a variety of brews. Tucked inside an 1870s building that once housed a bank — part of the tavern is situated inside the former bank vault — this is a comfortable space with brick and wood accents, complete with an antique bar. The menu features everything from sandwiches to salads, hotdogs to burgers. Favored choices include the eponymous Squirrel burger topped with Swiss and cheddar cheeses, fried ham and a fried egg and deviled eggs.