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1244 State St, 97301, Salem, OR 97301-4155
+1 503-378-9180
06:00 - 15:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

While visiting Salem, Oregon, we went to The Sassy Onion on the recommendation of a friend. We were not disappointed! Try the French toast, but unless you have a huge appetite, only get one. We got the combo of two eggs and bacon or sausage. Huge portions! The French toast was the size of a lunch plate and almost two... More 

Thank Carol W
Seattle, Washington, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We went to breakfast there twice and it was delicious. The service was awesome and the staff was very attentive. We have a wheelchair and a large party so the wait was a little long but they always seated before they said they would... so don't be afraid of the wait. And if you do have to wait the food... More 

Thank Maryann S
Level Contributor
30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Popped in here based on a simple Google search. We were expecting another "greasy spoon".....you know, good food-sketchy staff/kitchen/location/etc. Not so much! Staff was really friendly and we were seated fairly soon. Place is clean and well maintained. Servers were polite, thorough, and professional. Food was great....and in volume. Word to the wise....unless you are a professional eater, only get... More 

Thank MortgageWino
Level Contributor
87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I spent the weekend in Salem this past weekend to attend a Willamette University alumni board meeting. It gave me the chance to catch up with old college friends who still live there. They recommended meeting at the Sassy Onion on State Street for breakfast. What a great meal. The portions were more than ample. I had a California omelette,... More 

Thank Deedubs2
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This is a cool place! I had an Hawaiian scramble and it was great. The sourdough toast was made in-house. It was thick and tasted great. The service was fantastic, as well. I don't make it to Salem often but I'll be back when in town!

Thank Chad C
Salem, Oregon
Level Contributor
157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We attended a dinner catered by the Sassy Onion for volunteers of the Salem Free Clinic on Broadway St in Salem, OR. First and foremost, Sassy Onion donated the catered meal as the Salem Free Clinic is operated by donations and volunteers. Sassy Onion served chicken in a white gravy with seasoning, rice pilaf, green beans, a green salad and... More 

Thank audiome
Portland, Oregon
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152 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Came here and you would've thought it was the only breakfast restuarant in town. It was PACKED! Their espresso was pretty boring, I'd skip it and get your usual cuppa Joe elsewhere. Fair prices, good food, it hit the spot!

Thank Prather7
Level Contributor
104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Sassy Onion suffered fire damage a few months ago and has been closed for remodeling. During this interim, employees were paid to volunteer in the community and this impressed us deeply! During their "Re-Opening Days": we stopped in for breakfast. With a new menu, seating, entry, and kitchen, it is still a great place to be for breakfast or lunch.... More 

Thank tabisuki5
Salem, Oregon
Level Contributor
622 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

I have had wonderful breakfast meals here. I tried this two different times for lunch before writing a review, hoping the second time would be better than the first. I was disappointed both times. The lunch items are just not that special, though they were good enough to be average (not a bad rating by the way). The first time... More 

Thank pkrissel
Dallas, Oregon
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Went for lunch with several out-of-towners. We chose this restaurant because of its good reputation. The entry is shabby, with a bunch of drink bottles in the display case. (Weird) Our companions ordered soup and salad combo (which wasn't on the menu) and received a cup of soup and a tiny handful of salad with a minuscule piece of bread.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1244 State St, 97301, Salem, OR 97301-4155
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-378-9180
Breakfast and lunch restaurant. Mainly famous for breakfast. Also a catering service, but they have a public, very popular restaurant.

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