Where to Eat in Bend: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Terina Blouin

Only 21 miles from RDM airport, Bend is a natural playground for families and adventure travelers. Hiking and fishing along the Deschutes river, mountain biking and skiing at Mt. Bachelor are among the favorite activities. Enjoy award-winning restaurants or one of the nearly 30 breweries and pubs. Sunny weather compliments the many world class festivals and concerts. Bend is a great spot for family-friendly fun as well, from the High Desert Museum to ski areas with no fees for children under 12.
Things to do in Bend

1. McKay Cottage Restaurant

62910 O B Riley Rd, Bend, OR 97703-8697 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 541-383-2697
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

McKay Cottage Restaurant

McKay Cottage is a family friendly neighborhood restaurant serving award winning breakfast and lunch. McKay is located in beautiful Bend Oregon in an historical 1916 craftsman bungalow with lawn seating in the warmer months.

Reviewed By jane w - Bend, Oregon

Food is good. Service is reliable. Atmosphere is quaint. Not a fan of their french roast coffee (but that might be dated information) since I haven't been there in a while. Not my most favorite place, but probably because it seems to be everyone else's and it tends to feel a little sardine-like for my tastes. I'm not a real fan of waiting too long either. Still, probably worth a 'look/see' of your own.

2. Ariana Restaurant

1304 NW Galveston Ave, Bend, OR 97703-2436 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 541-330-5539
Excellent
82%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 390 reviews

Ariana Restaurant

Reviewed By H8741AAsharong - Bend, Oregon

Small and cozy, a cottage converted. Winter time seating is limited to indoor only, summer, fall adds extra patio service.
Excellent food, service, wine list and ambiance. They offer Prix Fixe menu as well as al la carte dining. Linen tablecloths, candles, tough to get reservations sometimes but worth it.

Excellent for special occasions. Menu changes seasonally

3. Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails

919 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97703-2767 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 33 +1 541-312-2899
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails

Reviewed By schuler2018 - Paso Robles Wine Region, California

My clam appetizer was a little piece of heaven -- and I'm super fussy about clams. The shrimp were great as well. Blackened fish and chicken couldn't have been better, except there was way TOO MUCH food for us. Next time I'll just go for appetizers. Good wine list at very reasonable prices for the whites. Don't miss this if you're in Bend.

4. Pisano's Woodfired Pizza

64670 Strickler Ave, Bend, OR 97703-6648 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 541-312-9349
Excellent
79%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 376 reviews

Pisano's Woodfired Pizza

We are in Tumalo junction serving Woodfired 12 inch artisan pizza using local fresh ingredients. We also make gluten free We DO NOT deliver, Sorry!

Reviewed By scubadolphin211 - Newton, New Jersey

We went here for lunch after a day of skiing. It's about a ten minute drive from downtown Bend. Huge bonus that they have signs telling you where the place and parking lot are off the main road. Our server was fantastic. The pizzas took some time, which she apologized for. The food was awesome! I branched out and had the chicken pesto pizza. Tons of flavor, amazing crust. If i ever go back, I'd get a side of marinara sauce to dunk my crust in. The other pizza ordered was the one with sausage and had a kick of heat to it from the peppers (their most popular pizza). I ate the entire pizza. The last two slices or so were a challenge, but they were so good. If you're very hungry, I recommend getting your own. Also cooked to perfection. It's everything you want in a wood-fired pizza place. Living near good pizza (NYC metro area), I have high standards of pizza excellence, and this place meets all my expectations. The reviews are accurate in that it's the best pizza place in the area.

5. Joolz

916 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97703-2085 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 541-388-5094
Excellent
64%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 230 reviews

Joolz

Reviewed By Tracy G - Granada, Nicaragua

Starting with a perfectly prepared martini and appetizers, this place was wonderful. My black rice/chicken bowl was incredibly flavorful and more food than I probably needed after the hummus appetizer and salad. The service was very good, and the restaurant is pleasant and comfortable. The prices were very reasonable. In the future I think I might try the happy hour since they offered many of the same dishes at even better prices and nearly the same size dishes.

6. Chow

1110 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR 97703-1620 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 541-728-0256
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 356 reviews

Chow

Reviewed By radgirl00 - Washington

Loved this little house turned cafe. Serving Locally sourced American cuisine at an artful & comfortable eatery with a full bar & patio. It's warm and welcoming with great food and service. The weekend breakfast brunch crowd gets very busy but well worth the wait. The coffee is good and hot and served in large artisan pottery mugs( for sale too) and the Bloody Mary's options include house infused vodkas and fresh ingredients. The menu is varied enough there is something for everyone. I recommend the Samson - crab cake Benedict. Order quick they run out! The Med was awesome with crispy polenta and kalamata holandaise add side to you dishes like the bacon grits, cornmeal topped tomato, hearty spuds or roasted Brussels. The corned beef hash was exceleant with large tender pieces of beef and potatoes.
You'll be tempted by the sauces on the table but be warned the orange one is habanero! And it is hot

7. Crux Fermentation Project

50 SW Division St, Bend, OR 97702-1600 Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 541-385-3333
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 547 reviews

Crux Fermentation Project

Take the road less traveled and brave the “Private Road” and “No Outlet” signs— you’ll be rewarded with 20+ original craft beers on tap and an expansive panoramic view of the Cascade Mountains which, at dusk, hosts Central Oregon’s most incredible sunsets. You’ll understand why our happy hour (which we call Sundowner Hour) revolves around the sun— beer specials and $2 off starters during the half hour directly before and after Sunset each day.

Reviewed By loveDCA - Seattle, Washington

Cruz Fermentation Project has both indoor and outdoor seating. The latter has its own bar for drinks and lots of seating, with campfires to gather around with friends. The outdoor space is also dog-friendly and has a couple of food trucks/pods. The Hawaiian one was delicious with huge portions.

8. Spork

937 NW Newport Ave Ste 120, Bend, OR 97703-1687 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 541-390-0946
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 376 reviews

Spork

Gourmet Food Cart . Delightful!

Reviewed By BoiseHotelee - boise

When you first walk into Spork, you should check the specials board. There are some repeat favorites such as the potato cakes that should find a permanent spot. This is a Super family-friendly destination. You order at the counter and then try to secure a table. Consider the spicy fried chicken and add a side of cucumber salad to cool it down! The restaurant does a great job with making dishes vegan such as reworking the lomo saltado.

9. Wild Rose

150 NW Oregon Ave, Bend, OR 97703-2711 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 541-382-0441
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 383 reviews

Wild Rose

Reviewed By Michelle S - Koloa, Hawaii

I said we'd be back and indeed we did come back. Wonderful food and fun on a chilly January night. They were busy but we just went next door and played ping-pong for a half hour. The wait staff is exceptional, the manager came around and talked to everyone and was genuinely nice. The food was served rather quickly, it was amazing really. What we had- Curry Basil Noodles, Avacado with Prawns, Kabocha Curry, Tumeric Clams and See Klong Moo Tod. We shared everything and every dish I tasted I declared to be better than the last. If I could only order one... I guess it might be the Curry Basil Noodles, we had it with chicken. Go forth and EAT, play a little ping-pong too, it was fun.

10. Brother Jon's Public House

1227 NW Galveston Ave, Bend, OR 97703-2456 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 541-306-3321
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 174 reviews

Brother Jon's Public House

Reviewed By Sharon Slick R

After a long day of travel, we just wanted someplace with good food and after searching Trip Advisor we decided on Brother Jon's and it was a great decision. We had a bit of a wait, but it was Sunday night so not unexpected and it was totally worth it. I ordered the Mac and Cheese which came with a side salad both were excellent and I was unable to finish either so had some to take with me. My spouse ordered a burger which was juicy and full of flavor. I also had a drink, The Up Dog and it was one of the best drinks I've had out in a very long time. Service was great and prices were exceptional for the amount of food. If we ever go back to Bend, you can be sure we will stop in again.

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