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Best Little Roadhouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1145 Commercial Street S.E., Salem, OR 97302
+1 503-365-7225
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There's better places around, there's more robust tap lists around, however, Best Little Road House is always a safe family friendly stop for dinner and drinks. When it's nice outside, they even have an 18 hole miniauture golf course you can enjoy with or without your children. Their food is good, but nothing extravagant and I think it's priced a... More 

Thank Timothy T
Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to go here - a couple of times a month at least. The appetizers are all good, the soups & salads are very good, and the entrees are all delicious. One of the best things is their rolls with honey butter - careful not to eat too many or you'll spoil your lunch/dinner. Great place for families, friends... More 

Thank Nanpan8
Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The salmon caesar salad is fabulous! The rolls and honey butter are fantastic! Great service, too. I prefer the patio seating by the outdoor fireplace.

Thank rezfam4
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here and was pleasantly surprised with great service and great food. The weather outside was rainy and we were seated out in the patio. It was warm and cozy with overhead heaters and a cozy fireplace. Food arrived quickly and was hot and tasty as ordered. Will definite go back again.

Thank Elaine P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a large group and even though it took a little extra time because we were such a large group it was worth it. I had the Whiskey River Salmon and it was to die for and the honey butter rolls definitely made me give up avoiding gluten for the night. I tried a pomegranate martini and it was... More 

Thank Judy A
Rosarito, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant all the way around. All the meat dishes are excellent especially the ribs. The side dishes are good size and the rolls with butter are addicting. Plan on waiting since there is usually crowd and parking is in the nearby neighborhood for the most part. But it is worth the wait and walk. It's a good place to... More 

Thank Joe L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, the service & the availability of seating is generally always good. They specialize in steaks & I've never been disappointed.

Thank rsthall
Sonoma, California
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here late last night with my family because of the reviews online and the recommendation from the hotel. The two stars are literally for the yummy rolls with honey butter. The service was great and very attentive... but the food was awful. Onion strings were too salty almost uneatable.. I had a salad and it was ok but nothing... More 

Thank Nina3287
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at BLR at 5:30 after searching Trip Advisor for a good dinner spot in Salem. We were surprised to see every single table full so early! We knew it must be good if so many people were already claiming their steak that early. The staff was friendly and chatty and accomodated our request not to sit in the... More 

Thank mchelle1
BLRoadhouse, Public Relations Manager at Best Little Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit and write a review of our restaurant, we very much appreciate your feedback! More 

Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice family steakhouse. They have many fans of their sweet dinner rolls. The general menu is mid-level American. However, their happy hour bar menu is the real treat. You can order single barbeque ribs with a spicy sauce, or the unusual watermelon glaze. An inexpensive Cheeseburger comes with hot and crispy fries, and a loaded baked... More 

Thank caylworth
BLRoadhouse, Public Relations Manager at Best Little Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thanks for such a nice review! Happy hour is 3-6 and 9-close daily! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1145 Commercial Street S.E., Salem, OR 97302
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-365-7225

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