8 Best Restaurants in Bend, Central Oregon

Ariana Restaurant

$$$$ Fodor's choice

This sophisticated spot tucked inside a Craftsman bungalow has drawn national acclaim for its European-inspired fare, available à la carte and in the form of an ever-evolving six-course tasting menu.

1304 N.W. Galveston Ave., Bend, OR, 97703, USA
Known For
  • an Oregon take on European classics
  • intimate dinner-party atmosphere
  • extensive list of Pacific Northwest wines
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.–Tues. No lunch


$$ Fodor's choice

Interpretations of street food staples inspired by the co-owner/chef's travels in Southeast Asia and Mexico take center stage at this local hot spot. Originally opened as a mobile kitchen housed in a 1962 Airstream, the restaurant keeps the good vibes alive with its spacious, plant-filled dining area and its creatively decorated bathrooms. 

10 Barrel Brewing West Side

One of Bend’s favorite brewpubs, 10 Barrel’s founders faced threats of boycotts from many fans when they sold the operation to conglomerate Anheuser-Busch in 2014. Thankfully, the tap list at their original outpost remains one of the most creative and varied in this very suds-obsessed city and the beer still pairs best with the signature pizzas.
1135 N.W. Galveston Dr., Bend, OR, 97701, USA
Known For
  • innovative brews
  • patio with fire pits
  • noisy dining room

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Jackson's Corner


This family-friendly community restaurant is housed in an unassuming vintage building tucked into a neighborhood near downtown. The eclectic menu leans heavily on locally grown and organic dishes, such as seasonal market salads, homemade pasta dishes, brick-oven pizza, and delicious baked goods.

Lone Pine Coffee Roasters


Watch staff roast beans through picture windows at this popular micro-roaster and café, known for espresso drinks fashioned from single-origin coffee. A young crowd descends on the shop midmorning for a light breakfast of pastries delivered daily from Bend’s Sparrow Bakery; show up early to snatch a flaky Ocean Roll.

Pine Tavern

A pair of ponderosa pine trees actually grow through the back dining room in this downtown landmark, which two venturesome women opened in the height of the Great Depression. As the longest-operating restaurant in the city, it keeps old-timers coming back for what hasn’t changed: the focus on traditional American cooking and the warm scones with honey butter.
967 N.W. Brooks St., Bend, OR, 97701, USA
Known For
  • an idyllic patio overlooking Mirror Pond
  • comfort food classics like meat loaf and three-cheese mac
  • happy hour specials

Pizza Mondo


The Maui Wowie and Run Little Piggy are just a few topping combinations at this New York–style pizza restaurant downtown, a fan favorite among families and hungry hikers. Visit the cozy digs for the lunch special—pizza slice, salad, and soda—or order an "after mountain special" (two slices and a beer) in the late afternoon.

Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails


The blended menu of Northwest specialties and Cajun influences has made this elegant but welcoming restaurant (named after a style of Creole music) a popular lunch and dinner spot for more than a decade. On the menu, fillet medallions, chicken, and pasta sit alongside jambalaya and redfish dishes. In warm weather, ask to sit on the patio.

919 N.W. Bond St., Bend, OR, 97701, USA
Known For
  • barbecue shrimp with southern grit cake appetizer
  • fun, friendly staff
  • seasonal specials