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Best Little Roadhouse

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1145 Commercial Street S.E., Salem, OR 97302
+1 503-365-7225
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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Salem, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Best Little Roadhouse is nothing like "The Roudhouse" franchise/chain found in other locations around the area/valley(?). It is MUCH better, has a much nicer ambiance, and has a much higher quality of meats. I have always liked the Tri Tip steak, either as a sandwich (2nd best Tri item) for lunch, or a platter for dinner (I like meat... More 

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Thank MsHooch
Salem, Oregon
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I belong to a women's group that had a special dinner here recently. The service is always really good. They handle groups very well. I had prime rib with mashed potatoes and a salad and it was very good. Excellent salad. The prime rib was good and the mashed potatoes really were loaded. It is always a treat to eat... More 

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

Julie, We are so glad you and your group enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate it. More 

Salem
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Minimal options if you are gluten free. Had the ribs with watermelon barbecue sauce. They were quite tasty. Ordered a second beverage before we had our entree, but finally cancelled it when we finished eating.

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Thank Jeanne D
BLRoadhouse, Manager at Best Little Roadhouse, responded to this review

I apologize for your service and I appreciate your feedback. We'll definitely review procedures with our staff. I'm glad you enjoyed the watermelon BBQ sauce; it is a favorite with us. While we do not carry specialty gluten free items, we can certainly modify many menu items to suit your needs. Just ask your server and we'll be happy to... More 

Salem, Oregon
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the opportunity to revisit this pace after a less than easing visit several years ago. This time was much better. All orders were right, service was good despite being packed with customers. My only complaint was my steak wasn't quite up to par. I've had better for less money elsewhere. Was just a bit tough is all. Everything else... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We take all reviews to heart and we appreciate you sharing your thoughts! Have a wonderful day! More 

Newport, Oregon
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Family members brought me here and I was pleased with both the food and the service. My nephew raved about the ribs (a real favorite of his) and my niece was wild for the sweet potatoes. I was very happy with the quality of the food. Seems to be a very popular place in town, so you might want to... More 

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

Thanks for the kind review, we appreciate it! Our sweet potatoes are a crowd pleaser! Thanks again for sharing your experience! More 

Salem, Oregon
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

One of the restaurants we frequent monthly. Many visits, consistently good. Price is average. House salad and rolls are great, whiskey river salmon, smoked tri-tip is good. A little loud in patio room and when busy can be loud in main room. Parking is limited, we go early and never have an issue.

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

Thank you for your continued patronage, and nice review! More 

FORT SMITH, AR
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177 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife and I ordered prime rib medium rare. The service was great. The salad was very good. Bread was great. Prime rib was pink but very dry with little flavor.

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Thank ARSANDI
Lakewood, Washington
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Busines traveling , was grabing a late lunch and got the steack sandwhich and fries. OMG it was sooo good and the sandwhich was big i ate the other half for dinner. the only reason I gave it 4 stars is that I had to stand and wait for about 5 mintues before someone came to seat me. thought thta... More 

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

Lisa, Thanks for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. But, we are sorry for your wait at the front door, thank you for being patient. Sincerely, Jennifer More 

Seal Beach, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The prime rib arrived cooked to perfection. For whatever reason, the horseradish sauce was really good! My friend had the tri tip which she enjoyed as well. The real star of the dinner were the rolls served with sweet whipped butter. Oh my GOSH!! Pillow soft white bread inside. I could have eaten a whole plate full!!

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Thank foodiemom_11
BLRoadhouse, Public Relations Manager at Best Little Roadhouse, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! More 

Salem, Oregon
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I've tried this restaurant on several occasions and always have been underwhelmed. Their BBQ is average at best. Don't bother ordering a steak unless you are happy with tasteless tough cuts. Their warm rolls (appetizer) are wonderful, eat them and leave. Overpriced under delivered quality!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?