Dining in Salem: Guide to the Best Restaurants

This Salem Guide will help you find a variety of dining options for your upcoming vacation. There are plenty of things to do and many attractions to see in Salem, Oregon. Whether you want to see museums, parks or wineries, Salem has it all for you. It also has a collection of great restaurants and eateries that will entice your taste buds.  BBOnline recommends that you check out the following restaurants while visiting Salem, Oregon.

Court Street Dairy Lunch
347 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 363-6433

Court Street Dairy Lunch is a pioneer eatery in the area, dating back to the 1920s. This small town diner has become an institution, even a tourist attraction, because of its rich history and it should be included on every Salem guide to restaurants. It serves old American staples like burgers and sandwiches, but with an extraordinary homemade goodness infused into them. Other house specials to try include ranch dog, marionberry pie and chocolate malt. You'll love the reasonable prices, which range from $3 to $8.25 per meal as of 2011. Opening hours are from 6 a.m to 3 p.m from Monday through Friday.

Morton's Bistro Northwest
1128 Edgewater St. NW
 Salem, OR 97304
(503) 585-1113
www.mortonsbistronw.com  

For a great American regional cuisine, this Salem Guide recommends Morton's Bistro Northwest. Since 1989, this restaurant has been serving the best locally produced foods and wines in Salem. This bistro restaurant whips up creative masterpieces straight from the kitchen. Some of the notable dishes are the dungeness crab, Andouille sausage, prawns with saffron and Caesar salad. Since it is located across the river, the eatery overlooks wondrous scenery to make your dining experience more pleasurable. Be sure to visit this restaurant while staying at your Salem inn.

Wild Pear
372 State St.
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 378-7515
www.wildpearcatering.com  

This Salem Guide will point you to Wild Pear, known for its New American cuisine. This restaurant features an artful and amusing place located in the historic downtown where shops, tourist attractions and galleries are abundant. It is a great lunch spot where you will find excellent dishes like the wild pear salad, lobster and seafood melt on focaccia, coconut curry and butternut squash soup. Since it is one of the people-packed restaurants in the area, it is a must to call for a reservation before coming here.

Silver Grille Cafe and Wines
206 E Main St,
Silverton, OR 97381
(503) 873-8000
www.silvergrille.com 

Silverton is not that far from Salem. While staying at your Salem Bed and Breakfast, be sure to try other restaurants from nearby cities. This bistro provides French cuisine, some of the best you will ever taste, and that makes the extra travel worthwhile. Located near some of the best wineries, Silver Grille provides an intimate and charming ambiance. This sophisticated restaurant offers a changing menu that centers on fresh local produce and homemade goodness.