Delicious Dinner Spots in Bend, Oregon
Dinner. Din-din. Supper.
Whatever you call it, whether it’s casual or gourmet, the third meal of the day is kinda important. Riding bikes, paddling on the Deschutes, and hiking up mountains all afternoon can really work up an appetite and a need to feed your belly. No matter what you’re craving, there are tons of restaurants serving up a delicious dinner in Bend that will satisfy whatever you’re in the mood for.
Got a hankering for a burger and fries with a cold beverage to wash it all down? You’ll find plenty of casual restaurants and brew pubs serving up familiar classics and modern twists on old favorites. For something different and flavorful, gather up your friends for scrumptious authentic northern Thai cuisine at Wild Rose or head over to Joolz for Middle Eastern dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Or if you’re feeling more upscale and looking for a fine wine to pair with a melt in your mouth steak, then head downtown to Bos Taurus or Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails for fine NW cuisine with a Southern twist.
If the kids are in tow then check out Bend’s kid-friendly restaurants dishing up favorites like house made mac and cheese and loaded pizzas. And for you parents or guardians, don’t worry, there will be beverage on tap waiting for you.
How about dinner with a view? Grab a table at Pine Tavern along the Deschutes River and watch the sunset and the stars rise or grab some street tacos and a brew at Crux to watch the alpenglow on a snow covered Mt. Bachelor.
Dinner in Bend means tons of variety, and if you’re in the mood for tacos, ramen, or an Aussie meat pie all in one spot, then you definitely have to hit up some food trucks. Come hungry, because food truck pods are a Bend staple — offering savory, scrumptious, unique, and mouthwatering eats for everyone in the group. Most have outdoor seating and an onsite taprooms offering local beers and ciders.
No matter where you’re staying on your Bend vacation, an excellent dinner spot will be nearby. Whether you’re staying near the Old Mill or Downtown, or maybe renting a house on the East Side, there’s no shortage of great restaurants, food carts or breweries for dine in, take out, delivery or even outside around a fire pit on a snowy winter night.
Whatever you’re craving or what your budget allows, we’ve got a great meal covered in Bend. And a word to the wise, make sure to plan ahead and check hours or see if a reservation is needed.
Or if you’re feeling like something healthy, but full of flavor, you’ll have no trouble finding fresh salads, bowls, and plates full of good-for-you locally sourced ingredients.