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Marion Forks

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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34970 Hwy 22, Idanha, OR
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marion Forks Restaurant is about halfway between Salem and Bend, Oregon on busy Hwy. 22. It's not easy to spot from the highway because it's on Forest Service land and restrictions prevent good signage. But once you find it, you'll discover it's a woodland gem. The menu is ample for breakfast and lunch, with a variety of choices. And the... More 

Thank Bob B
Lebanon, Oregon
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362 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I took my two young girls here after we took a Sunday drive in the mountains. It is your typical road side dinner. Nice enough service and what we found to be nice enough food. My kids got a burger, fish and fries. I got the meatloaf sandwich. Nothing was spectacular. They do have outside seating which runs along a... More 

Thank Michael M
Bend, Oregon
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I stop here usually after hiking out in the forests and mountains nearby, or sometimes while making the Salem-Bend drive. Their hours have become more regular, so it's a more reliable option. Building is an old lodge with beautiful woodwork inside (be prepared for some taxidermy), and huge windows looking out on the river. During the summer you can also... More 

Thank NWTeach-Travel
Perrysburg, Ohio
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213 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A must stop when traveling over the Cascades on highway 22. Plenty of parking; cars in front of the restaurant RV's and trailers parking is across the road. Interesting fact : when parking across the road you are actually parking where the original Cafe & Lodge were located until they burned down. Resturant and Bar overlook the creek. The Resturant... More 

Thank Tom F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The food and service are quite good at this restaurant. The setting outside on the deck is unusually nice. There are few choices for dining on santiam pass and this restaurant offers a welcome break. We were part of a group of six and were well served. The food is typical American cafe food but is well prepared and quite... More 

Thank davide542
Springfield, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stopped by here after a few days in the wilderness, and there was no place on earth I'd have rather eaten. They gave huge, delicious servings to all of us, and each menu item was seasoned to perfection. And it was all served with a smile. The building itself oozes community, familiarity and comfort. I felt like I belonged... More 

Thank speggary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

A not too crowded, comfortable for groups, restaurant. The view and hummers on the patio (seating there)make it a wonderful rest stop. The staff was accommodating and food was generous. We haven't tried their lunches but definitely worth the stop.

Thank sue_zOregon
Deer Island, Oregon
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We have stop at Marion Forks on many occasions. Never very busy. Hamburgers on good but not outstanding.

Thank rrh2340
Portland, Oregon
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339 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I just needed some fuel and never expected to have such a fine dining experience! While I don't care for the decor of stuffed animal heads in the main dining area... when it's nice one can avoid those and sit on the deck to watch live hummingbirds and a lovely stream. The waitress was one of the most pleasant servers... More 

Thank LaurettaYoung
Bend, Oregon
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My husband and I enjoy stopping here when traveling through or staying near Idanha. It's lots of fun to sit outside on the deck listening to the river watching the humming birds zip around overhead. We've had breakfast and lunch here a few times and the food is good and satisfying with reasonable prices. Even if you're staying in near-by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34970 Hwy 22, Idanha, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Idanha
  • Phone Number: 503-854-3669
503 854 3669 An Oasis in the wilderness. Great fiood.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?