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Joel Palmer House

600 Ferry St, Dayton, OR 97114-9789
+1 503-864-2995
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mushroom tart” (65 reviews)
“beef stroganoff” (35 reviews)
“wild mushrooms” (19 reviews)
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600 Ferry St, Dayton, OR 97114-9789
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place came highly recommended. Our server who I think was the only one working that night and I think might have been the manager too was nice but disappeared quite often. The ambiance is nice but very quiet. It’s like you can’t really talk....More

Thank markthesharkOhio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family dinner at the Joel Palmer house where we all found the food to be outstanding and the service excellent. The theme of our meal was based on mushrooms and we were not disappointed. The mushroom soup was excellent followed by a...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

My wife and I went to Oregon to taste their amazing Pinot Noirs, and on our first night we had dinner at Joel Palmers....and it was an amazing experience. The service was perfect, the wait-people were knowledgeable and attentive. The food was superb from start...More

Thank grumpy32086
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I try to go here at least once a year. It's a great place and always has been. The amazing mushroom dishes are wonderful and the wine selection is so good.this was the first time I was in the outside Seattle in area. It was...More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had a hard time finding plant based eating in the Willamette Valley. Palmers said they would accommodate us, but we just thought the few times we do stray in the year we would try at this charming place. Well, the sturgeon and the elk...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Chef/Owner is great and took the time to show us around. Food was amazing and wine choice was excellent.

Thank butler68
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic server, pretty good food, great wine tasting, but the patio was loud and we were smashed in a corner. I would like to go back again but try siting inside instead.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We grabbed a last minute reservation at 5:00 pm since we had not had lunch. We were the first patrons to arrive, and were seated in a bleak corner with good views to the kitchen and restrooms. The next patrons to arrive some 15 minutes...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We eat here three years ago and could not wait to return. We were disappointed...the mushroom soup was watery and had little mushroom flavor. It was served in a small bowl-like taurine without the beautiful white cream mushroom design. The mushroom tart lacked density and...More

Thank Bill95403
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We did a wine weekend getaway and got reservations at Joel Palmer. Though we've been here before, we thought why not again (since the menu changes seasonally). For main dish I got the filet mignon en croute while my significant other got the duck. Both...More

Thank Ready2Travl2
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Gloria L
14 May 2017|
Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. But with such a wonderful wine list, we didn't really care about the cocktails.
Gloria L
14 May 2017|
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Response from RCamargo_Denver | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
Tom L
26 July 2015|
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Don't know. Go on website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Ferry St, Dayton, OR 97114-9789
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 503-864-2995
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Our family business took shape when my great-grandfather, Joseph Czarnecki, opened Joe's Tavern in 1916 in Reading, Pennsylvania. His son, Joseph Jr., carried on the tradition, transforming the original tavern into Joe's Restaurant and changing the focus to fine dining and wine with wild mushrooms (a family passion) as the centerpiece. My father, Jack Czarnecki, followed in his father's footsteps, taking Joe's Restaurant to a new level while maintaining the mushroom theme. Despite the success of Joe's, our family's lifelong desire was to combine great mushroom hunting with fine wine. This dream was fully realized in 1996 when my parents, Jack & Heidi, purchased The Joel Palmer House and moved the family and the restaurant west. Our cooking revolves around wild mushrooms and truffles which we gather ourselves and with friends. We have always striven to obtain locally raised ingredients in our cooking, and we use many locally produced greens, herbs, and vegetables. Frequently we will use ingredients found in the cuisines of Mexico, China, Thailand, Poland, and India, so we call our cooking, “freestyle”. And, of course, we are working hard to create dishes which match the glorious wines of Oregon, especially Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay.
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