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Ram Border Cafe & Sports Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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515 12th St SE, Salem, OR 97301-4034
+1 503-363-1904
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We go here fairly often because they offer lots of sports options. Their beer is okay and they have happy hour often. Beyond that, I can't say much nice. We just had their happy hour bean and cheese nachos and added taco meat. The meat was disgusting and smelled bad and there was extremely few beans and very little cheese.... More 

Thank Jessie K
Salem, Oregon
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a great place for excellent food...burgers, sandwiches, happy hour. Outside seating. What really sets this place apart are the staff. They are wonderful; very attentive, super personable. Would recommend it 100%.

Thank ranger4441
Monmouth, Oregon
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139 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

When you think sports bar you'll miss the other half of The Ram. It's a very good place to eat some very tasty food, as well. In nice weather, you can enjoy sitting on the deck, or watching a game in the bar, or the more conventional comfort of the ding room. I enjoy their hamburgers and their clam chowder... More 

Thank Mike D
Fort Collins, Colorado
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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

We were three adults who just finished getting our son/grandson set up at the Univ. and were hungry and tired. The place was very busy but we got right in and had a server that attended to us at once. We ordered beer, and hamburgers that were delicious and cooked to perfection for each of our preferences. We will go... More 

Thank JimT353
Dallas, Oregon
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We have eaten here a few times, and as good as the food is, it does have some issues! There is always a fairly long wait of be seated, but what has been the most aggravating is that it takes forever to order, then, forever to get your food. If we are on a schedule, we avoid this place, but... More 

Thank grannyjohnson531
Salem, Oregon
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

did not like this one place at all employees had a bad attitude service was poor food was lousy save your money go to Burger King

Thank rickann5511
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Love this place they have good beer and a diverse menu. Try the bacon cheddar tater tots they are like a twice baked potato fried into bite sized pieces. The only complaint here is the service is hit and miss, if you don't mind catching a game or a conversation and are not in a hurry it's great; if they... More 

Thank Oregonianotliberal
Bothell, Washington
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

I ate here my first night in Salem. They sat me in the bar area where I had views of both the tv with the college football game on and a view of Willamette Universities Soccer game across the way. Friendly staff and great food!

Thank AmynPep
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

This small chain has a good variety of food with something to satisfy everyone in the group. The food is good and reasonably priced

Thank 055LavoniaD
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Food not consistent with the other locations. Service here is terrible. Both our orders came out wrong. Took a long time to rectify. By time time we got the items we order they were cold and soggy. We sat outside which is nice, inside is really outdated and dirty. We like the Wilsonville location. We will not be returning here... More 

Thank Mike P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 12th St SE, Salem, OR 97301-4034
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-363-1904

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