Picture this — you’re on vacation, the sun is shining, the whole family spent the day swimming and playing at SHARC. Dinner time arrives and no one wants to cook, understandably so, having this much fun is exhausting. When it comes down to it, you’re on vacation to relax. When visiting Sunriver, there’s something for every palate, at every price range, to satisfy your cravings. After all, this is vacation, no one wants to cook a big dinner — everyone deserves to relax, even your group’s “Top Chef” — especially on hot summer days.
Best Summer Dining Options in Sunriver, Oregon
In Sunriver, you’ll find exquisite fine dining, delicious pizzas delivered to your door, burgers, craft beer, Peruvian-Mexican food, and authentic Portuguese cuisine. The destination may be small, but the flavors in our small mountain town could fill the Deschutes National Forest.
Cafe Sintra Sunriver — Looking for what is arguably Sunriver’s best breakfast? Head to Cafe Sintra, whose original founders hailed from Portugal. Diners enjoy plates full of fruit, a variety of benedict’s, including the Portuguese Benedict with linguiça, hashes, pancakes, Belgium waffles, as well as an array of sandwiches and salads at lunch time. 57031 Ponderosa Rd.
South Bend Bistro — From the mind of Executive Chef Kelly Day, South Bend Bistro provides a fresh take on Central Oregon cuisine. Indulge in fine dining featuring local culinary products, as well as imported meats and cheeses. Start your meal with one of the Bistro’s signature cocktails, like the Bistro Rye Manhattan with Bordeaux cherry. Entrees include filet mignon, King Salmon, roasted quail, as well as other Pacific Northwest proteins. 57080 Abbot Dr. #26
Hola! Sunriver — When you’re getting off of a long day on the Deschutes River, Hola! Serves as the perfect post-river watering hole. Located on the Deschutes River, next to the Sunriver Marina, Hola! Delights with “nouveau Mexican-Peruvian” cuisine — we recommend the chef’s fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs in a sweet-and-sour fruity sauce. Did we mention they have margaritas and their own brand of Mexican-style beer, Tranquilo? 17430 Deschutes Rd.
Blondie’s Pizza — When the pandemic hit, long-time Sunriver favorite Blondie’s Pizza made the switch to pick-up and delivery only. That makes Blondie’s the perfect spot to order from and beat the heat. Have pizza delivered to your air-conditioned vacation home, or swing by and pick up a couple of pizzas to enjoy with your group during a picnic at Fort Rock Park. From tasty pizzas, calzones and pastas, to delicious sandwiches and salads, your dreams of Sunriver will likely always include how their slices taste. It gets busy at dinner time, so be sure to plan ahead! 57195 Beaver Dr.
Sunriver Brewing Co. — Over the years, we’ve seen Sunriver Brewing expand into other markets, but the original pub is right here in The Village at Sunriver. Cool off with one of Sunriver Brewing’s signature brews like Vicious Mosquito IPA or Fuzztail Hefeweizen. It’s more than just beer at Sunriver Brewing — come for the beer, stay for the eclectic pub menu, which includes favorites like General Tso Fried Cauliflower (it’s Vegan!) or the Steelhead Sando. 57100 Beaver Dr. Bldg. 4
Goody’s Chocolates & Ice Cream — What would a list of places to eat in the summer be without Sunriver’s favorite ice cream shop? Goody’s has been a Sunriver institution since 1984, serving traditional handmade chocolates, candies and ice cream. Seriously, is it even a trip to Sunriver if you haven’t had a waffle cone dripping with ice cream from Goody’s? Treat your tastebuds with ice cream cones, containers and shakes. Calories don’t count on vacation anyway, right? 57100 Beaver Dr. Bldg. 22
Beat the Heat with Sunriver Eats
Welcome to the most relaxing vacation you’re ever experienced. Fresh mountain air, healing sunshine and flowing water, there’s no way you won’t return from your vacation rejuvenated and ready to take on whatever lies ahead. Imagine that break also includes not having to cook, while feeling nourished by food cooked with love in Sunriver, Oregon? Indulge your palate, relax your body and come back from vacation feeling better than new. We can’t guarantee this kind of change, of course, but we can provide a list of our favorite restaurants and let the Sunriver dining scene take care of the rest.
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