When you visit Sunriver, you know you’re going to get memorable outdoor adventures, family-friendly activities and luxury resort accommodations. But you may not know that this small community also boasts some of the best restaurants in Central Oregon. While the area is small, its restaurant chops are big — from Italian to Mexican, from brew pubs to fine-dining establishments, you’ll find them here.
One of the finest restaurants in Sunriver sits in the resort’s lodge. Lodge Kitchen is the anchor of the lodge, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a Northwest flair. While looking out over one of the resort’s golf courses at Mt. Bachelor in the distance, you’ll enjoy lobster benedict in the morning, steak frites and coho salmon in the afternoon and evenings.
If you’re staying in the Crosswater or Caldera Springs sections of Sunriver, you’ll want to check out the Grille at Crosswater, a fine-dining establishment with smoked pork chops and filet mignon Oscar, and Zeppa Bistro in Caldera Springs, which has Italian fare, including wood-fired pizza.
And at the Sunriver Marina you’ll find locals favorite Hola!, a Peruvian-Mexican restaurant with outposts in Bend and Redmond. The generously poured drinks are huge, the food is excellent and the ambience is friendly with a side of amazing views. With a long list of tasty margaritas, pisco sours and other cocktails, Hola! is certainly one of the best bars in Central Oregon.
Sunriver Village Restaurants and Culinary Options
The Village at Sunriver is in many ways the beating heart of Sunriver Resort, and that goes double for its restaurants. You’ll find a thriving dining scene here, with easy family-friendly options with varied menus. The top destination for many a hungry adventurer is Sunriver Brewing Company, which offers a lot more than just cold, craft beer. You’ll find traditional pub fare here, but you’ll also find innovative dishes like General Tso’s fried cauliflower and the coconut corn curry bowl. Vegetarians will feel particularly welcome here, and beer drinkers take note: Sunriver Brewing has become well known among Central Oregon breweries for its many delicious hazy IPAs.
Nearby is Cafe Sintra, a taste of Portugal and the Mediterranean. This breakfast and lunch spot has a wide array of omelets and scrambles, as well as a long sandwich list, all of which are exceptional.
El Caporal is a Mexican restaurant with a traditional menu and a family-friendly vibe. This restaurant has been pleasing locals since the 1990s, and its large portions will satisfy after a long river float.
And the South Bend Bistro has a laid-back deck, a long wine list and a selection of excellent cocktails, as well as a surprisingly sophisticated menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood.
No matter where you eat your meals, you should make a visit to Goody’s a high priority. This mainstay of Sunriver has been delighting palates for decades with its decadent ice cream creations. Sprinkles and hot fudge optional.
Takeout Options in Sunriver, Oregon
If you’re staying in a vacation rental and want to get dinner done fast, Sunriver has plenty of good takeout options.
Nearly all restaurants in Sunriver offer takeout, but as always, some are exceptional. Blondie’s Pizza is a long-standing spot at the resort that makes excellent pizza and calzones and offers an easy takeout option to feed large crowds. Consider the GASP pizza, which features garlic, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto, or the Holy Cow, which features steak strips, linguica, sausage, pepperoni and Canadian bacon.
Marcello’s Cucina Italiana offers its entire menu in a curbside carryout option, which means you can enjoy this spot’s excellent carbonara and lasagna from the comfort of your vacation rental. Marcello’s also has a good kids menu for the finicky eaters in your life.
And Big Belly Burgers & Brew does online ordering with an extra bonus — in addition to its burgers and fries available for takeout, you can get to-go orders of local craft beers. The hand-formed lean ground beef patties are sure to please any meat eater, and this spot makes its own condiments, including a wonderful thousand island dressing that tops all its burgers.
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