Stayton Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Stayton

April 14, 2018 Chanda Heide

Stayton is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States, located 12 miles (19 km) southeast of the state capital, Salem, on Oregon Route 22. It is south of Sublimity and east of Aumsville. Located on the North Santiam River, Stayton is a regional agricultural and light manufacturing center. The population was 7,644 at the 2010 census. Established in 1872, it was incorporated in 1891. Stayton is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Stayton

1. Mashita Teriyaki

110 E Washington St, Stayton, OR 97383-1755 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Japanese, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 503-769-8099
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Mashita Teriyaki

Reviewed By Keith B - Largo, Florida

Little Stayton has some fine Koreans serving Japanese teriyaki and sushi. What?

It’s true! This little converted gas station doesn’t look like much from outside. Well, it also doesn’t look like much from inside, either. You order at a counter and amazingly cheerful and friendly staff help you sort out the menu. Later they bring it to your table.

We started with some pot stickers which was probably the least successful part of the meal. They were mushy inside and were only saved by the tasty accompanying sauce. Then we got the main course. One of us got the chicken teriyaki with veggies and the other got the rib-eye teriyaki with salad. Both had a pile of meat and it was all super tasty.

What a great little place in charming Stayton!

2. Gardner House Cafe and Bed & Breakfast

633 N 3rd Ave, Stayton, OR 97383-1731 Seating, Waitstaff Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 26 +1 503-769-5478
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Gardner House Cafe and Bed & Breakfast

Unique cafe in turn of the century historic house. Serving coffee, espresso, and at least 2 dozen varieties of loose leaf tea. Award winning scones, muffins, pastries, cakes, pies, and other pastries and desserts all made in-house. Breakfast plates with Omega 3 Brown Eggs. Unique and creative sandwiches, panini, and made from scratch soups and fresh made to order salads. Also serving High Tea.

Reviewed By Bob L - San Diego, California

My wife and I traveled to Stayton for a wedding and discovered this quaint little BNB. So happy we did! The owner took care of us from check in through check out, always attentive to our comfort and needs. The accommodations were warm and comfortable, just like being home. We stayed three nights and enjoyed our first experience in a BNB.

We also ate a late afternoon lunch in the cafe. Same owner; same great service. The coffee selections are outstanding (and tasty), the desserts are over the top, and the meatloaf sandwich we split was delicious.

All in all, an outstanding time at Gardner House!

3. Rob's PanezaNellie Pizza Shoppe

111 NE Starr St, Sublimity, OR 97385-9514 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch +1 503-767-7849
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 34 reviews

Rob's PanezaNellie Pizza Shoppe

Reviewed By drrkbrnng - Oregon

This is the best restaraunt in the Stayton/Sublimity area (well, not that it has that much competition, but still). The amazing breadsticks are famous in the area, with good reason. The wonderfully chewy bread is tasteful and intertwined with great ingredients like pepperoni, pineapple, olives, cheese, etc. Not only that, the rest of the menu is good, too. Enormous and delicious cinnamon rolls are served in the morning, and a range of beverages are available.

All of this is packaged in a cozy, highly decorated, unique little store with a separate section for coffee. Hours are extremely limited, though, so plan ahead.

4. Dairy Queen

101 Martin Dr, Stayton, OR 97383-1296 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 503-769-5311
Excellent
11%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
16%
Terrible
35%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 18 reviews

Reviewed By drrkbrnng - Oregon

Right from the get-go, my visit to this establishment was pathetic. No one was at the counter upon my entrance, and my presence was finally I am acknowledged by an employee walking past, mumbling, "Hello, welcome to Dairy Queen". It took me a few seconds to realize he was communicating with me!

Then, I took my order, and afterwards, a worker who obviously was not happy about his place of work, delivered a line asking if I would like to donate a dollar to a charity Dairy Queen was supporting. I barely understood what he was saying, as his speech was very fast and unenthusiastic. My order of a Blizzard was completed shortly, and was upside down thick, but would not of remained so for much longer, as it began to melt very quickly. The quality of the dessert was low, And I could have gotten higher quality ice cream from a multitude of other places for the same price. In short, this was a very disappointing dessert experience.

5. Neufeldt's Restaurant

190 Main St, Aumsville, OR 97325-9806 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 503-749-4095
Excellent
43%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

Reviewed By jsharpton

What a nice little diner here in Aumsville. Awesome burgers and the shakes are delivered in the tin with plenty to share or enjoy seconds and thirds! Marionberry is my favorite. They have all the favorite diner menu items too. Stop in here next time you are on your way to or from Central Oregon! It's not far off the highway and well worth it.

6. Moxieberry

429 N 3rd Ave, Stayton, OR 97383-1727 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff Soups, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 503-767-4458
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Reviewed By Nancy B - Corvallis, Oregon

Popped in here this afternoon and had a great lunch. The panini was the best I've ever had. Roast beef, provolone, feta, olives, and roasted red peppers. A side of Caesar salad was also delicious. Quiet atmosphere and nice people running it. We'll go back for sure.

7. Starbucks

1535 N 1st Ave, Stayton, OR 97383-1213 +1 503-769-4814
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By kjmomsub - Oregon

Usual Starbucks offerings. Nice that they are usually open the same holidays when Safeway is open. Convenient to grab an espresso and enjoy it while I shop. Seems to have a high rate of turnover for staff, but manager Larry has been a friendly constant. Service is often not great (except Larry).

8. Rico's Restraunt & Cafe

103 E Center St, Sublimity, OR 97385 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Latin, Cafe, Spanish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 503-769-2325
Excellent
58%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Rico's Restraunt & Cafe

Reviewed By Don D - Forest Ranch, California

Excellent food at a reasonable price. Looked at the reviews (unfavorable) for restaurants in Stayton. Drive the mile to Sublimity for a pleasant surprise. My wife and I while hiking at Silver Falls, had four meals there. You can take-out or eat there. If you like breakfast, don't forget the biscuits and gravy!

9. Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant

111 W Locust St, Ste A, Stayton, OR 97383-1648 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 503-769-6524
Excellent
42%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By Palletts2013 - Stayton, Oregon

I have never had an unsatisfactory meal at this restaurant. They have very good Mexican food and their wait staff is wonderful. They just recently expanded and will offer more room for large gatherings. Always a good place to eat!

10. Wooden Nickel Pub & Eatery

108 N Center St, Sublimity, OR 97385-7901 Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub, Barbecue Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 503-769-8181
Excellent
37%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
10%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 46 reviews

Wooden Nickel Pub & Eatery

There are two Wooden Nickel locations, you DO have the one in Silverton, OR but NOT Sublimity, OR. [email protected] - Jessica

Reviewed By richard g

Grab a cold one and something to eat. Super friendly staff and very fast service if you are In a hurry.

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