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Dining Favorites

Establishment Description Submitter Date
American Restaurants 3/23/21

Just wanted to share with you a great restaurant in Jacksonville, Gogi's. Not cheap, but oh so good. Here is a link to our review of it. Press the blue link and you can read it, if interested.
Link to review

Don & Gerri Bolles 11/23/2015
Jacksonville Inn Jacksonville Inn. High end prices, but worth it. Sue Silfvast 3/23/21
Bella Union You might try the Bella Union in Jacksonville. You do have an indoor and outdoor option. You can check out their menu on their web page. Fred Sommer 3/24/21
larks I like larks medford and ashland. Willi Zilkey 3/23/21
Jacksonville Inn The Jacksonville Inn is one of my most favorite places to take out-of-town guests, as well as for family celebrations. For out-of-towners, the drive out there gives them an historic view of the earliest settled area here. Then, the Inn, as well as the town, has more interesting history. All this in addition to the EXCELLENT food we have experienced at the Inn! There is such a wide variety of things to do before, or after, the meal. Even after 18 years here, I still love going there. Carolyn Schenler 3/24/21
Jacksonville Inn Jacksonville Inn Pat Bobins 3/24/21
Asian Restaurants 3/23/21
SooRah Restaurant

Jim and I and some RVM friends have had some very good Korean dinners at SooRah restaurant in Medford. Downtown, at 38 N Central (across from old Woolworth building) they are open 7 days a week 11-9:30. The congenial owner /host will walk you through the menu and his wife is one of the chefs. It is in a very nice space and has a full bar.

Claudia and Jim Macmillan 3/17/2016
Bambu Bambu near Albertsons is an option. I went there for lunch last week - delicious. Lannette Moutos 3/23/21
Bambu Bambu in Medford or Jacksonville Inn in Jacksonville. Doyne Mraz 3/24/21
Thai Garden Thai Garden, Central Point. Chuck Chase Chuck Chase 3/24/21
Umi's Umi's in Jacksonville is a fabulous small Sushi restaurant-not at all pretentious. Yvonne Lynn 3/24/21
Misoya Bistro If Misoya Bistro 235 Theater Alley Medford isn't on your list, it should be. They have Japanese and Korean dishes as well as Sushi! Jim Quan 3/24/21
Misoya Bistro Do you have Misoya Bistro on your list? Janet Scott 3/24/21
Ali's Thai Kitchen Ali's Thai Kitchen on Hwy.99 next to a U-Haul business, on the right side of the highway going toward C.P. Teddie Hight 3/24/21
Chinese restaurants

Has anyone tried the new Chinese restaurant on Barnett just past Stewart. How would you rate it on a scale of 1-5?

Joanne Hafner

Chinese restaurant on Barnett

We would rate it about a 3. It was more like the Chinese food that we were used to in the Bay Area than the Americanized Chinese food we've had at other restaurants here in the Valley.

We like spicy food, and they were able to provide that. On the downside, the two very different dishes we ordered were served with the same brown sauce; and the twice-cooked pork was almost all vegetables with a tablespoon or two of pork bits mixed in.

Pat Berglund
Chinese restaurant on Barnett
We went with a party of 6 and would rate it no higher than a 3. We took food home so portions are ample. We had the 'A' dinner for 6 so the meal was not really representative. Two meat dishes, Mar Far Chicken and a pork dish. came without a sauce. The Mongolian Beef and General Tso Chicken dishes were quite tasty. I don't see how they can support the volume of dishes listed on the menu.
Jim Holeman
Tin Tin's Chinese Buffet

We love "Tin Tin's" Chinese buffet. It's the best in Southern Oregon. They have a fabulous selection of delicious food. They are in Popular Square shopping center.

Thor Barrows
The New China
Thor, we went to The New China on Barnett Rd between the Chevron Station and Jack in the Box. Parking is tricky at busy times.
Jim Holeman
New China
I've been looking for good Chinese food in the Valley since moving here 3+ yrs ago. I tried New China cafe a couple of weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. I ordered one of their combo dishes and a chow fun dish. The mgr explained that they did not use the very wide, whitish noodle that I was expecting from dining in Hawaii and San Francisco, but another thinner kind of "chow fun." He also said this place is connected with the Chinese restaurant in Ashland, the one located near Mkt of Choice (forgot its name). I did recognize the same style of heavily breaded, deep fried morcels in the combo dish as they serve in Ashland. The leftovers heated up the next day were also tasty. I'd rate this place 4 out of 5, but that's in comparison to what is available in southern Oregon, not to the wondrous Chinese cuisine available in big cities.
Sophia McMillen
Hungarian Restaurants      
Novak's Hungarian Restauran

If you travel North on I5 through Albany, OR you may be interested in a little different restaurant (Novak's Hungarian Restaurant 2306 Davidson Albany, OR) on the way. That is, this old world couple and twin daughters prepare Hungarian dishes and are rated 4 star on Google (52 reviews).

While there, take in the Albany Historic Carousel & Museum (503 West 1st Ave., Albany) and discover this gem of a small town. Or, Google it on UTube and watch a short (6 minute) documentary to give you an appreciation of the art and years of work that goes into creating each animal on a carousel.

Don Bolles

June 24, 2014
German Restaurants 3/23/21
Schoolhaus Brew House The Schoolhaus Brew House in Jacksonville is a great German restaurant and has outdoor tables. 541-899-1000 and you can google it. They take reservations and very popular with everyone we know who has been there. Great food and luscious pastries. The weiner schnitzel is to die for. Elizabeth Blue 3/23/21
Indian Restaurants 3/23/21
'Real Taste of India In case no one suggested the best Indian restaurant in Medford, we suggest 'Real Taste of India' in the 'old Woolworth building on Central Street between 6th and 5th street. Address is: 35 N. Central Avenue; Tel 456 225 9672. Even their 'take-out' is absolutely worth your trip! Russy and Anita. Russy and Anita Sumariwalla 3/23/21
Italian Restaurants      

Vinny's Italian Kitchen

We just had our first meal at Vinny's Italian Kitchen, and found it delightful. Eight of us ordered many different choices from the menu, and all found our meals excellent. The restaurant's ambiance is very pleasant, and it was easy to carry on a conversation. Vinny's three generations of owners were very welcoming and provided us with excellent service. This will be high on our list of favorite restaurants in the area, for a quiet meal alone or a place to take friends.

Skip and Janet Ross

Mexican Restaurants      
El Tapatio
I love Mexican food and have tired several restaurants in our area. El Tapatio is my favorite. I've been there several times for both lunch and dinner. A very nicely appointed restaurant, family run, and HARD TO FIND. There has been lovely live music during several of the evenings. Not intrusive and very pleasant. The food is freshly prepared. Not greasy and they serve horchata! which I love. The margaritas are good, too!! The restaurant is just south of Valley View drive on Hwy 99 BEHIND the car dealerships. You need to drive thru the dealerships and around behind them to find this gem. Address:1633 Hwy 99, Ashland Phone: 541-488-2276
Mary Bjorkholm 11/15/2012
  Having some guests who are Mexican food lovers. What restaurant(s) in Medford or Ashland area would you recommend? Thanks! Joyce Heintz 8/21/2015
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We have found THE BEST Mexican food in the area! El Molcajete Mexican Grill. It is at 1789 Stewart on the left, quite a way out from town. We've taken a number of friends there and all love it.
Phil & Judy Hunter 8/21/2015
El Mocajete Mexican Grill

Based on Phillip Hunter's recommendation we went to El Mocajete Mexican Grill for lunch today. It was delicious. We had the signature dish for two and brought home enough leftover for Sunday supper. Thank for the tip, Phillip. We'll go back and tell others about it.

Betty Jones

Miscellaneous/Mulktiple 3/23/21
We love Amuse and Peerless in Ashland. Both restaurants have terrific food, and Peerless does have a patio, with heat lamps. Marilyn Perrin 3/23/21
Bella Union
We really like Bamboo. It is Thai food. Before the pandemic they had a very nice outdoor patio, and I feel sure that they are using it now. You might also call Vinnie's right next door. They are Italian. They just recently-opened having returned from a different location. We have not been there since they re-opened. Another thought: Dancin. Call Bella Union. They have warm outdoor dining. Larks, Ashland! Use Open Table to reserve. Sandy Roberts 3/23/21
Bella Union I like the Bella Union in Jacksonville. It has nice outdoor seating under large arbors. Anne Newins 3/23/21
COMMON BLOCK BREWING COMPANY COMMON BLOCK BREWING COMPANY- in Medford- casual and lots of outside choices. M. Bj 3/23/21
Greenleaf Greenleaf in downtown Ashland is on the creek. It has outside eating and inside seating with a view of the creek. There is a good variety of food. (541) 482-2808. Don Provence 3/23/21
Jacksonville Inn
Jacksonville Inn. We like Lark's in Ashland, also Omar's. Don't know any place that allows dogs, darn it. Add Gogi's to your list. Sadly it is temporarily closed because of COVID-19. Dave Baker 3/24/21
Callahan's Mountain Lodge Do you have Callahan's Mountain Lodge on your list? It's really a lovely place to eat. Doyne Mraz 3/24/21
Centennial Centennial is a great place to eat outside. Barb Field 3/24/21
Jacksonville Inn
“Bambu”, on nearby North Phoenix Rd. , “The Jacksonville Inn” in Jacksonville, “The Peerless” in Ashland, are 3 of the best. Many of the wineries have good menus, especially on week-ends. With COVID restrictions, outdoor dining may be the choice. Claudia Macmillan 3/24/21
Jacksonville Inn
Larks it's also nice plus Jacksonville Inn Dottie Prideaux 3/24/21
Tap and Vine Did anyone recommend Tap and Vine here in Medford? The food is good ,you can sit outsideg. Doris Segner 3/24/21
Jacksonville Inn
Jacksonville Inn is where we go for Anniversaries and Birthdays and they have a heated patio. We're rather limited because Al doesn't like spicy or "frufru" food, so unfortunately, a lot of places are off our list. We like Pomodori in downtown Medford and Louie's in Ashland (the latter has outside seating on the creek). Sally Densmore 3/24/21

Does anyone have a source for really good bagels?

Bob and Jane Hall 2/21/2015
The Little Shop of Bagels
The best bagels in the valley in my opinion are "The Little Shop of Bagels" located on Ashland Street next to the Cinema. It is a small shop that also sells to "Shop and Cart" and "Market of Choice". Go to the shop for more variety.
Barb Field 2/21/2015
Peerless Peerless in Ashland is our favorite. Beautiful restaurant with outdoor dining in a garden with heat lamps. Fab food, especially the daily soups. Check out the website or call me at x6811 for more info. Eleanor Savage 3/23/21

I'm trying to put together a birthday celebration and need to know if anyone has tried any of the pizza parlors close by that they would recommend? Must serve thin crust, be clean, and helps to have good ambiance.

Janet Scott

Jackson Creek Pizza

We just came back from having a pizza with the cast of "You Are the Jury" at a place on Main Street _I think the name is Jacksonville Pizza. It was DELICIOUS! Call me if you can't find out where it is.

Jimmie Harvey

Try WILD RIVER on Hwy 99 north of the Mall. They have lots of room, even a private area for your party and have delicious thin crust baked in wood fired ovens. They also have other things on the menu. It's the best pizza I've had since NYC.
Audrey Scannell 6/25/2012
Kaleidoscope Pizza
We had Kaleidoscope Pizza on Crater Lake Hwy.(across from Costco) recommended to us, and have not been disappointed. Many combos, and delicious...see their website menu, Indoor/outdoor, nice decor, can get crowded, so best call for accommodations for a party, and maybe go for early reservation for a group. Medford Tribune has consistently rated #1 in reader polls.
Claudia and Jim Macmillan 6/25/2012
Jackson Creek Pizza
Jackson Creek Pizza, great on a warm evening as outside seating .
Jim Van Horn 6/25/2012
Kleidescope is excellent!!! Best in town!
Jean Dunham 6/25/2012
Wild River Pizza

We like Wild River Pizza, Hwy 99 (north of Rogue Valley Mall) in north Medford.

Bill Jacobs

Seafood Restaurants 3/23/21
     Calamari Does anyone know of a restaurant around here that had good fried calamari? Our grandson loves it. His birthday is next weekend and we wanted to get some for him. Thanks Bill Silfvast 4/6/2014
McGrath's Fish House

If he likes the deep fried calamari “rings”, McGrath's Fish House as an appetizer, which is done to perfection (not rubbery) - at least 95% of the time! – with a fabulous dipping sauce. We have lived here for over 50 years. Have tried all of them locally, and McGraths is consistently the best.
Our grandsons also love them
Good luck!

Barbara Johnson

Bambu has excellent “Crispy Calamari.”
Jim Heaton 4/7/2014
Wineries 3/23/21
Dancin Winery Dancin Winery on South Stage Rd, seating is outdoors and the views are nice but it has a limited menu. Jan Rowe 3/24/21