As many a-cowboy have said: It’s chow time! In the wild western-esque town of Sisters, Oregon, the hardest part about finding places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner is deciding on just…one. From international food, to saloons where you’re sure there’s about to be a showdown, elevated entrées and eggs over-easy, you pretty much can’t go wrong. Here’s just a sampling of some of the best restaurants in this special place where country meets culinary.
Small Town Breakfast Restaurants
Sisters seems to be in sync with the outdoor way of life. Tons of breakfast nooks, eateries and bakeries in this quaint town are perfect for fueling up on the way to adventures: Hiking its many scenic area’s trails, biking the Old McKenzie Highway (242), or skiing up at Santiam Pass and Hoodoo Ski Area. Whatever your morning palette, there’s a place for breakfast in Sisters to please it.
Close to the downtown drag, Kitchen Table has a bit of a cult following with its creative, savory grab-and-go cuisine. Deceivingly simple in its name, this spot offers off-the-chart, made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch items that change every day. From creative asian to Mexican fusion, the owner hand-crafts takeout breakfasts like coconut french toast with syrup with apple smoked bacon. Their delicately-prepared power salads are works of art. Fans follow their Facebook page for the daily menu.
Right on the main street, Sisters Bakery is a must-visit spot that’s perfect for grabbing delicious baked goods and coffee. Indulge in their cinnamon roll bread, croissants and take some tasty flatbreads for lunch later on! Just off the main drag, Angeline’s Bakery and Café has been a local favorite for decades, a community and health-minded business with a lawn area for lazy summer days. They serve yummy gluten-free and vegan pastries (all sweetened with agave!), delicious vegetarian breakfast and lunch board choices, smoothies, maté and more.
With its Euro-like lodge with steep timber ceilings, Sisters Coffee Company on Hood Avenue is a popular place to enjoy coffee and breakfast by a toasty fire. Take in the alpine ambience and smell their aromatic roasted coffee beans as you savor one of their signature toasts, with a choice of lox, avocado or homemade hummus.
For hardier appetites, The Gallery Restaurant satisfies the need for a traditional breakfast with its diner fare. Cottonwood Café offers to-die-for, upscale sit-down breakfast and brunch. Boasting their homemade biscuits and gravy specialty, they also offer mind-blowing menu items like honey truffle fried chicken sandwich. Stay simple and delicious with their Local breakfast, or partake in their Chowburger beef patties–available every brunch!
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Best Places to Eat Lunch and Dinner
To kick off your cowboy-town restaurant tour for lunch or dinner, the Sisters Saloon and Grill is a great place to start, using locally-sourced ingredients for a fresh take on Western fare. Take in the Old West vibe in this 1912 establishment while you have a perfect steak or tasty burger, accompanied by one of their craft cocktails. Giddy up.
For sublime dining in Sisters, Open Door is the way to go. Offering five-star level lunch and dinner, its patio is the hero here, with intimate dining nooks, benches and farm tables ready to accommodate a romantic dinner for two…or a party of 20. Prepared with care and served with the staff’s warm smiles, must-try dishes include the seafood lasagna and market-fresh, delicate halibut with mango, red potato mash and smoky red remoulade. End the evening with decadent flourless chocolate cake or tiramisu.
On the west side of Sisters, Takoda’s is a classic restaurant with homestyle dishes that will satisfy any appetite after snowmobiling at Ray Benson Sno-Park or canoeing on Suttle Lake. Regulars can’t get enough of the better-than-mom’s beef stroganoff, fish and chips, and their infamous Sasquatch burger.
Three Creeks Brewing with its barnlike appeal is on the far east side of Sisters. This laid-back, family-friendly pub offers just what you might expect: classic yet creative burgers, tacos, custom pizza and desserts you might not want to share.
And don’t miss Rancho Viejo, the oldest Mexican restaurant in Sisters, where you can get your fix of fajitas, carne asada, or chicken mole to go with those margaritas! June’s Asian Kitchen is a Sisters dining standard for all of your favorite Thai food, including curries, noodles and yummy appetizers.
Food Carts and Takeout in Sisters
Like any good outdoor town, Sisters also has its share of takeout restaurants for people on the move. From food carts to gourmet meat counters, these are a few great places to grab and go:
Touted as the best pizza in town, Martolli’s hand-tosses its homemade dough all day long, and sells by the slice. Boone Dog Pizza also serves delicious wood-fired pizzas, located at The Barn, the newest Tap house and food pod in Sisters. You can have your pick from three other food trucks (Mexican, Southern BBQ, or Vegan eats) as well. Eurosports Bike Shop has a selection of three food carts, each with mouthwatering specialties. Coco Loco Tacos cooks up a delicious array of Mexican fare, including Baja-worthy fish tacos and burritos, or try out curries or noodle dishes from Sisters Thai, or taste Wonderland Chicken Company, Nashville flavor with a twist.
Sisters Meat and Smokehouse is not to be missed. Situated on a side street in town, this butchery meets eatery has an artisanal, old-world approach. All of its meats are expertly prepared in-house, from brats to wild game. For immediate gratification, pick a sandwich from their rotating menu of featured meats, served with a cookie and chips!
And, finally no adventure is complete without a visit to the Sisters institution, Sno Cap Drive-In, where you can indulge your ice-cream cravings, grab burgers and baskets with fry sauce and take in the scene from one of their many picnic tables.
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