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101 NW Jackson Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330-4827
+1 541-757-0694
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11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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119 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here when we couldn't get into the restaurant we wanted. The room was pleasant and the wait staff excellent. She warned me the salad was entree-sized and generously portioned, no exaggeration. Everything, from the pizza and calzone to the salads and pastas, were gigantic. If only they were good. Husband's pasta was bland and my grilled fish salad featured... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a salad, one which was grilled.. lettuce burnt. Again. Thought i would try again thinking perhaps was an isolated night. The soup was lukewarm, would have been acceptable if it were a gazpacho. But not. Wait staff were wonderful! Restaurant pleasant. Cozy. Spendy for the lack of quality. Would suggest Del alma , at least you know the expensive... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we’re in Corvallis and it’s lunchtime, we have regularly enjoyed Big River; this was no exception. It’s a nice big space with nice booths and tables in a great location. The staff continues to be friendly and attentive; the busboy remembered us and said ‘hi’. We opted to split a Zorba pizza (feta and chicken) with some extra chopped... More 

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Thank Michael H
Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What I first noticed walking in was the dessert case and the noise. The menu is varied with a lot of pizzas and multiple pastas. About 4 non-pasta entrees. Our cocktails were OK. The mango kamikaze was a nice twist on the traditional version. My husband felt his was on the weak side. I had one of the streaks which... More 

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Thank Oztotl
Wilsonville, Oregon
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We really enjoyed this restaurant and our server was fantastic. It doesn't appear upscale as the decor is definitely casual as is the overall vibe. The food is well prepared and we enjoyed the Risotto, Spicy Prawns, Spicy Fusilli and the desserts were out of this world. The restaurant is good for quality family time-we came to visit our son... More 

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Thank Corina B
Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at the Big River Restaurant with a group of about 30 people. The staff seemed overwhelmed despite weeks of notice that we were coming. The service was slow - a single person taking orders for drinks and then meals. The prices were steep given the locale in a college town and the casual environment. My grilled sirloin... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Wonderful food -- our halibut and crab cakes were impeccably prepared, the soups were warm and delicious. A great wine, special dessert, and a single malt we had never tried before. Overall a very nice experience.

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Albany, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Corvallis does NOT have many fine dining restaurants. I consider big river a great fine dining spot. The food is always very well prepared and very tasty. The servers are what you'd expect from a fine dining establishment.

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Appling, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We enjoyed our meal. It is a little pricey but the food and service was good. We will definitely eat here again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with the family at Big River which is near the river walk. All meals were prepared to perfection.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 29
Cuisine
Italian, American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 NW Jackson Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330-4827
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Corvallis
  • Phone Number: +1 541-757-0694
Description
Local and NW Ingredients. Organic when possible.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?