When you’re visiting a place as beautiful and fresh as Sunriver, you can only expect the food to be amazing, considering the clean and pure environment that you’re surrounded by. Below, we’ve put together a list of Sunriver’s best local restaurants for you to enjoy during your stay. Bon appétit! Find out about the best Sunriver restaurants.
Café Sintra gives visitors a little taste of Portugal in the middle of Central Oregon with its dynamic breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu. Enjoy flavorful spins on classics like eggs Benedict, omelettes, scrambled eggs, and crepes on their breakfast menu. For lunch, try their Portuguese chicken stew, their prosciutto pizza, or one of their extensive sandwich choices, such as the Portuguesa, the Lisboa, or the Doce Apple.
Sunriver Brewing Co.
This brewery has the honor of being on both our list of top bars and our list of top restaurants; it’s really that good! Their gastropub menu consists of gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and pub grub-type bites. Try the fried avocado, pulled pork nachos, sweet potato fries, the falafel burger (a fantastic option for vegetarians), and the farmer’s market salad. Another bonus: they have a kid’s play area, so your whole family can enjoy the experience!
Big Belly Burgers & Brew
As you can probably guess from the name, Big Belly Burgers & Brew specializes in hearty burgers and serving excellent craft beer from near and far. However, they also serve breakfast items like eggs, as well as a variety of sandwiches. The ambiance is no-frills, but the quality of the food shines through. Enjoy ample covered outdoor seating during the warmer months of the year.
Fusing together the flavors and dishes of Mexico and Peru, Hola! serves up a unique menu worth tasting. Try inventive takes on Peruvian dishes like chancho a lo sancho, ceviche, lomo saltado, causa limena, and aji de gallina. Mexican classics like shrimp enchiladas, chile relleno, baja burritos, and mole poblano will have your mouth watering in anticipation. The restaurant is also renowned for its extensive selection of cocktails and liquor, with intriguing twists on margaritas, pisco sours, capirinhas, and mojitos.
Cohen’s Stacked Bistro
When you’re trying to envision the ambiance of this up-and-coming restaurant next door to Camp Abbott Taphouse, think of it as a gourmet eatery with a cafeteria-style setup. Order at the counter and you’ll be met with a diverse menu that’s available for breakfast, lunch, or dinner—no matter whether you want a biscuit and gravy with eggs for dinner or fish and truffle fries first thing in the morning. Cohen’s Stacked Bistro also has an expansive menu for those with dietary restrictions or preferences, including vegetarian options and gluten-free options. Try one of their freshly made donuts for dessert as well.
5 More of Our Best Sunriver Restaurants
Your culinary experience in Sunriver doesn’t have to end at five restaurants; we’ve got five more favorites for you enjoy during your stay, and you won’t want to skip out on any of them!
Sometimes the best meals are the simplest ones, and that includes one of the delicious pizzas offered by Blondie’s Pizza, located in the Village at Sunriver! Serving all your Italian favorites, including sandwiches, calzones, pastas, and of course, pizzas loaded with all your favorite toppings, this charming spot offers patio seating with incredible views. Try their classic fettucine alfredo, or if you are feeling daring, their Mediterranean Magic pizza offers a creative twist to the standard pie; topped with pesto sauce, garlic, feta, gorgonzola, artichoke hearts, spinach, and sundried tomatoes, this taste of Greece never fails to please!
The Basecamp Grill
Just hearing the name of this local hot spot conjures up visions of hearty biscuits and gravy, thick and juicy burgers, and mouthwatering meals guaranteed to feed the soul AND fill the bellies! This local favorite is proud to serve all-American food that makes you feel as if your own grandma is back in the kitchen cooking, and on any given day, you shouldn’t be surprised to find at least one of our staff pulled up to the table enjoying their favorite guilty pleasure as they wash down perfection with an icy cold beer!
Carson’s American Kitchen
It’s true, we’ve mentioned Carson’s American Kitchen more than a few times in our blogs and stories, but when such amazing food is being served, it deserves to be shouted from the rooftops as many times as possible! Serving American food with a French twist, it must be said that their nachos, neither American nor French, hit the spot every time! Elegant surroundings and incredible views complete the picture of perfection, and because its located in the Sunriver Resort, you can count on quality service as well. Be sure to stop in at one of our best Sunriver restaurants during your stay!
Zydeco Kitchen and Cocktails
For those moments when you want more than just a tasty meal, Zydeco Kitchen and Cocktails in Bend offers a dining experience you won’t soon forget! Serving Cajun style dishes with a kiss of Americana, we’ve yet to have even a mediocre meal at this acclaimed spot. Offering everything from a creamy house trout dip to roasted duck breast, the food is innovative, the flavors will make your palate sing, and the drinks are to go down smooth with whichever food choice you make!
The Blacksmith Restaurant
Hiking, biking, white water rafting—your time spent in Sunriver is guaranteed to help you work up an extra-hearty appetite, and nothing tames your hunger better than a thick and juicy steak from the Blacksmith Restaurant. Located in an old smithy in Bend, this steak restaurant promises to be one you won’t be able to stay away from! Weekly specials keep prices down and large servings offer the promise of leftovers to be enjoyed by the light of the stove in your Sunriver Pines vacation escape.
The Bonus “Restaurant” You Never Knew You Needed
Of course, not every meal needs to be eaten at our local Sunriver restaurants when you stay in one of our Sunriver Pines vacation escapes. The fully equipped kitchens in our homes offer generous and cheerful spaces that are perfectly designed to help you create inexpensive meals that are both hearty and healthy. Pick up food some food—Sunriver Marketplace, located at 18160 Cottonwood Road, is a popular grocer choice—and a quiet evening in is on the books for at least one of your vacation days. Creating the meals your family loves is a great way to bring a taste of home to your Oregon journey, but if you feel the need to expand your horizons, free Wi-Fi gives you an unlimited selection of recipes. And whether you prepare a feast or just decide to heat a frozen pizza in the oven, the dining tables in our homes are large enough for your family to gather round comfortably!
Enjoy dinner as a family, and after the dishes are cleared, pull out a boardgame (some of our property owners provide games, or you can bring your own) and show the younger generation how to enjoy an evening unplugged! Board games have risen in popularity once more, and if you didn’t bring your own, or the ones in your charming accommodations aren’t quite your cup of tea, Modern Games at 550 SW Industrial Way #150 in Bend offers a humongous selection of classic board games and even more of the new releases! Offering everything from Azul to Zombie Dice and Candyland to Uno, your game night in our Sunriver Pines cozy cabin may just end up being the most memorable night of your stay!
Of course, movie nights are often a popular choice on vacation, and if the desire to pop some popcorn, make a pot of hot cocoa, and veg out in front of our state-of-the-art televisions takes over, we say go for it! This is your vacation and you make the rules! Our beautiful three-bedroom rental, 11 Flat Top, is perfect for a movie night with the family. A soak in the hot tub that is on the decks of some of our properties or a hot bath in a deep soaking tub in still other properties before sliding under silky smooth sheets makes every night absolutely perfect!
Whether you’re taking advantage of the best Sunriver restaurants or making your own meals, your trip to Sunriver is sure to be a delicious and memorable one!
Escape to Central Oregon with Sunriver Pines
For more details on these mouthwatering eateries and other places worth visiting during your stay in Sunriver, contact our office today to reserve your lodgings in one of our stunning vacation rentals! Contact us to learn more about the Sunriver restaurants.