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Word of Mouth

140 17th St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4229
+1 503-930-4285
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“french toast” (140 reviews)
“creme brûlée” (41 reviews)
“hash” (42 reviews)
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140 17th St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4229
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The BLT sandwich was very tasty, the biggest meatiest bacon I’ve ever seen, cute little old house, chicken fried filet mignon was the best chicken gravy in town, huge portions. Will be back

Thank blackfamily442017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quaint little house restaurant that began as a coffee house and expanded to food. Its now very desirable for locals to go there, has home style foods and great coffee. Now a decade later the lines to get in are out the door. Parking...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a huge breakfast person but this place was great. I had the cottage cheese pancake. They brought me out one. I thought no way am i going to eat this bigger than a huge plate pancake & a few bites in they...More

Thank Ivysmommy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A client of mine and I decided to take a break from the work we were doing, and she suggested we visit Word of Mouth Cafe. Upon arrival I was surprised to find out there would be a 45 minute wait for a table at...More

Thank marypagej2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a nice local place. The food is great and the service is outstanding. It's an interesting concept in that you eat in what is essentially an older home. As others have said, be prepared to wait your turn as this is a...More

Thank Couple_OR_Travelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for our son's birthday and were offered a free sample of their cottage cheese pancakes. Like everything else we've had there, they were amazing. Original twists on old favorites like country fried filet mignon and creme brulee french toast. Always a wait to...More

Thank DougEileen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very "busy" atmosphere with very friendly, attentive staff. The menu has good variety and the servings are not sparse.

Thank Piper71352
Reviewed 18 November 2017

They have a very efficient wait time system. They sent me a table ready text in ten minutes when we got back to Word of Mouth are table was ready. The portions were large and the food was excellent. The service was friendly, efficient and...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat! Would recommend this place to everyone. The food is awesome and the atmosphere is quaint

Thank tersmi594
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This restaurant in an older home is usually very busy because.....the food is so, so good. The setting is charming like sitting in someone's dining room, and the breakfasts are delicious. Some traditional breakfast foods with a creative twist. French toast, omelets. potatoes all wth...More

Thank Karen H
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23 September 2017|
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Response from Matthew P | Reviewed this property |
No. The building predates ADA capabilities.
Jennifer F
9 March 2017|
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Response from Mur S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but you will have to contact them. Is dog friendly important to you? I can add that to my reviews.
30 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 17th St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4229
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-930-4285
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