Corvallis is a mid-sized college town in Oregon where small businesses thrive, including restaurants. While you’ll find a few regional chains, most dining establishments in town are independent. There’s also a wide variety of food here - no matter what cuisine you’re craving, you’re bound to find it.
Whether you’re in town to visit a student or you’re just passing through, you should consider dining in Corvallis. These are some of the best places to eat in town:
This pizzeria in Corvallis also has a small bar attached to it, making it perfect for late weekend dinners. They carry some great specialty pizzas, but you can also order a custom pie. If you’re not sure what to order, go for their Thai Pie or Vegetarian Special. If you’re not up for dining in, you can always have pizza delivered to your hotel room.
Woodstock’s is open daily from 11:00am-11:00pm. Find it on Kings Blvd near Fred Meyer.
Having just opened in 2021, No Nations is still relatively new to the area. If you’re looking to try local food, look no further than here. This eatery’s dishes use locally-sourced ingredients, many of which are vegetables. Those visiting during the spring or summer should try a meal in their outdoor dining area with fire pits.
No Nations is open on Thursday-Monday from 4:00pm-9:00pm. It’s located in downtown Corvallis, close to the river.
The owners of this bagel shop used to live in New York. Now, they offer an array of bagels, sandwiches, and flavored cream cheese to Corvallis residents. Doubling as an art gallery, the owner’s wife proudly displays pieces for sale on the walls. Admire her work as you wait for your order to be ready.
New York Bagels is open on Wednesday-Sunday from 6:00am-2:00pm. You’ll find it in the same shopping center as Dollar Tree and Harbor Freight.
There are a couple of Thai restaurants in town, but this family-owned establishment is perhaps the best one. Once a cash-only operation, you can now pay your tab with a credit card, too. Try their curry or pad thai - both are delicious.
Tarntip is open from 11:30am-2:30pm and 4:30pm-8:30pm every day except Sunday. It’s essentially on the Oregon State University campus, surrounded by college buildings, fraternities, and sorority houses.
Cascade is a small BBQ establishment in town with a lot to offer. With large portion sizes, you can easily split a protein with another person. Every Wednesday evening, the restaurant hosts a family-friendly trivia night in their outdoor seating area. Test your knowledge over dinner and drinks!
Cascade BBQ is open daily from 11:00am-8:00pm, but they stay open an hour later on Wednesdays. Their happy hour is from 7:00pm-close. The restaurant is located in the Timberhill shopping center in northwest Corvallis, near WinCo and Ross.
Corvallis has a few Mexican restaurants, including El Sol de México. This Jalisco-style establishment is a great spot for a date night or a family dinner, offering familiar Mexican dishes. When you step inside, you’ll see murals painted by artists flown in from Mexico. The restaurant uses a family recipe for their margaritas - if you won’t be drinking alcohol, try their refreshing strawberry lemonade instead.
El Sol de México is open daily from 11:00am-9:90pm; staying open later on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant is on 9th Street, a popular commerce strip in town.
While Corvallis has a couple of regional chain diners, Wisecracks is the best place to get breakfast in town. Their punny menu items include scrambles, sausage, and vegetarian options for everyone in your group. Make sure you get some strawberry jam with your dish - it’s so good that Wisecracks sells it to go!
Wisecracks is open from 8:00am-2:00pm on Monday-Thursday, 7:00am-2:00pm on Wednesdays, and 7:00am-3:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Find it on 3rd Street, close to some nice boutiques downtown.
Number One Hot Pot serves Szechuan Chinese food, and they’re open later than many other restaurants in town. If you’d rather order takeout or delivery than sit in a restaurant, this establishment is a good choice. Try their hot pot dishes, General Tao’s chicken, or cashew chicken.
Number One Hot Pot is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11:30am-3:00pm and again from 5:00pm-10:00pm. It’s located on Monroe Avenue, near the Oregon State University campus.