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Best Little Roadhouse

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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1145 Commercial Street S.E., Salem, OR 97302
+1 503-365-7225
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We live close to this place and go regularly. The staff is fantastic and often remember you and what you like. You will frequently see the owner, Ralph Matt, pitching in to deliver meals to tables and anything else that needs to be done. Note: this is not fancy food but a place where you can order the best ribs,... More 

Thank Karen M
Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you sit outside it is one of the best places to sit relax and visit with friends while you watch others play mini golf.

Thank Billie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They are really busy, but worth the wait My favorite is the pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato fries.

Thank rayo999
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and service, spent a long time talking and never felt rushed. Best little salads were great with added grilled chicken.

Thank lgl2202
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love coming here with my family. Have a good lunch and play a little golf. Or even just go for a game of mini golf. It's like $6 per person.

Thank Stefani A
Boone, North Carolina
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132 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a good place for a late supper. They have a late night menu that starts at 9, but we got there just in time to choose from it or the regular menu. My hubby had the coconut shrimp with garlic mashers and a salad. I had chicken fingers off the late night menu with mashers and... More 

Thank GranNan04
Salem, Oregon
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an okay restaurant. Nothing to write home about. One unintentionally annoying waiter tops it off who's always there at night. The portions are quite adequate.

Thank Tom M
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ribs are excellent with a few types of homemade sauces to try. They do the best Caesar salad in town and chicken is hot and juicy. Another option is topped with tri tip. Onion strings are good too.

Thank Deleen W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came in with friends from out of town. My first visit. I ordered Prime rib w/ Baby Back ribs. The Prime rib was cooked medium well, and the server mentioned it was the last piece. I did order Medium Rare, and I accepted graciously. Prime rib was tough because of being med-well . The baby back ribs were good, My... More 

Thank E T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Dinner with friends - friendly and prompt service - the steak dinner was the best I have had in a very long time. Excellent job.

Thank Brian N

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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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?