some of the most affordable menu items in the resort community. From typical pub grub like burgers and appetizers like nachos and hot wings, to salads, tacos, and BBQ and Phillys, Bottoms up has a little something for everyone. Try their pulled pork, Cajun pulled chicken or beef brisket with two sides or in a sandwich with chips. The Dish: Outdoor dining, lunch and dinner Wed-Sun.
Marcello’s Cucina Italiana ITALIAN 4 Ponderosa Rd. 541-593-8300. marcellos- sunriver.com
$$-$$$ This family-friendly Italian restaurant in Sunriver is the perfect place to take the whole crew for a lovely dinner out, or for a romantic dinner for two. Enjoy Italian classics as well as nightly specials. Marcello’s also features a separate lounge area with its very own menu, which includes small-portion pastini, sandwiches, and more. Satisfy your sweet tooth with tiramisu, cheesecake, or a lemon cream cheese filled crepe. The Dish: Children’s menu, outdoor dining, dinner daily, happy hour.
South Bend Bistro NEW AMERICAN 57080 W. Mall Dr. 541-593-3881. southbendbistro.com
At this fine dining establishment in Sunriver, Chef Lars Johnson keeps his menu fresh and local, concentrating on steaks, pasta, fish and poultry prepared with French and Italian influences. An array of specials augment the menu each night, and desserts are excellent. It's a little hard to find, but it’s a cozy spot with a friendly atmosphere and upscale food. The Dish: Outdoor dining, dinner Wed-Sun.
The Meadows at the Sunriver Lodge PACIFIC NORTHWEST
1 Center Dr. 541-593-3740. sunriver-resort. com $$$ The resort's restaurant has a casually elegant atmosphere and a menu featuring Northwest ingredients. "Indigenous cuisine with a western flair" keeps the menu fresh and unique. Worth the drive from Bend for the breathtaking views of Mt. Bachelor, the Deschutes Nation Forest and Sunriver, all from your dinner table. The Dish: Children's menu, Sunday and holiday brunch with
"kids only" station, breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri. and Sat. only through April.
The Owl's Nest AMERICAN 1 Center Dr. 541-593-3730. sunriver-resort. com $$-$$$ A local's favorite, this full-service resort pub offers a late-night menu. It's also a popular spot to grab a beer and watch a game. The upper-level bar offers live music on the weekends and a nice heated deck. The Dish: Outdoor seating, dinner and late-night menu.
Hola MEXICAN/PERUVIAN 57235 River Rd. 541-593-8880. hola- restaurants.com
$$-$$$ Located on the banks of the Deschutes River, Hola’s newly opened Mexi-Peruvian restaurant replaced the former Trout House, which had occupied the location for over 25 years. Hola, whose third location, like the other two in Bend, specializes in traditional Mexican and Peruvian dishes, an extensive tequila selection, and creative cocktails including margaritas, and a fantastic little concoction called Capirihanas de Maracuya. Hold on to your sombreros, Sunriver; serious
Hunan Chinese Restaurant CHINESE 51546 Hwy 97. 541-536-3998. $-$$ Despite being the only option for Chinese food south of Bend in Central Oregon, Hunan is one of the best restaurants to chow down at in La Pine. Be careful what time you decide to go in because on Sundays their dining room is jam-packed with the after-church crowd every week. Though the menu may not be very adventurous, Hunan offers Americanized Chinese classics, which instantly satisfy locals, tourists and passers- through. The Dish: Lunch and dinner Tues. through Sun., children’s menu.
Los Tres Caballos MEXICAN 51500 Hwy 97. 541-536-1006. $$ Formerly El Caporal, Los Tres Caballos features the same great food under a new name. Though it may have a small indoor dining room, it has a large patio with plenty of outdoor seating and offers traditional Mexican fare in an authentic atmosphere. Don’t miss out on the chicken taquitos and their gigantic, refreshing pina coladas–by far the best in La Pine. The Dish: Open daily for lunch and dinner, children’s menu, outdoor seating.
Wickiup Station AMERICAN 52600 Hwy 97. 541-536-7577. $-$$ This sports bar in La Pine is the best option to grab a pint and watch a game on one of their large, flatscreen TVs. The restaurant offers plenty of room to spread out and serves traditional pub food with daily specials. The Dish: open daily for lunch and dinner, children’s menu, outdoor seating.
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flavor has arrived. The Dish: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., weekend brunch coming soon.
Village Bar and Grill AMERICAN 57100 Mall Dr. Bldg 6. 541-593-1100 sunrivervbag.com
$$ This is a favorite for locals and visitors alike featuring live music in the courtyard two to four days a week in the summer, which really draws a crowd. The menu offers traditional bar fare like sliders and nachos, but also brings a little something extra with their wraps, salads, black angus steaks, and seafood. The restaurant offers large portions at reasonable prices and has a decent beer list, which rotates and includes local brews. The Dish: Family dining in a sports-bar atmosphere with a good beer selection, open daily for lunch and dinner.
Cinco de Mayo MEXICAN 51470 Hwy 97. 541-536-2236. cincodemayolapine.com
$$ Cinco de Mayo has been cooking up homemade Mexican food in La Pine since
1995. The servers are always friendly and the restaurant can accommodate groups of up to 30 people, which makes it the perfect location to gather with friends for special occasions if you’re down on the south end of the county. Try the fiesta tostada, which is shaped like a sailboat, or their sizzling fajitas. Be sure to save room for a scoop of fried ice cream or sopapillas. The Dish: family dining, children’s menu, full bar, lunch and dinner Mon.- Sat.
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