Best Places to Eat in North Bend

Whether you’re a local, a Twin Peaks fan here to see iconic sites or an avid climber, hiker enjoying the outdoors, chances are you’d like to know the best places to eat in North Bend.

We’ve got you covered. North Bend offers a wide range of restaurants from casual fine dining to small, family-owned places that will make you feel like a local. [If you’re looking for a list of national chain, fast food restaurants – this is not the article for you.]

If your stomach is growling here are some restaurant options to eat in or for take out.

[Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants are only open for takeout curbside pickup or delivery. As restaurants reopen when Washington enters phase 2 (June 1st at the earliest), restaurants will only operate at 50% capacity. Hence, we recommend calling ahead to ensure that business is open for dine-in and/or make reservations.]

Where to Eat in North Bend

Apollo, 456 SW Mt Si Blvd

One of the newer restaurants in North Bend that filled a Mediterranean food gap in town. Fresh authentic Mediterranean Greek food. Friendly staff. Good portions. Gyros, hummus, lots of salads, and more. Offer delivery and online ordering. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Happy hour specials. For hour and menu visit www.apollogreekfood.com/

Chang Thai & Pho, 131 E North Bend Way

This longtime restaurant is a favorite spot for locals. High-quality, fresh ingredients. Great service and friendly staff. Known for its noodle dishes and modern take on classic dishes. Offers delivery. Open for lunch and dinner. For menu and hours visit www.changthaipho.com

Chowder Cafe, 301 W North Bend Way SE

Newly opened To-Go style all organic food place located on the western edge of the historic downtown area. Specializing in a locally sourced smoked salmon chowder. Also offers a rotating assortment of other soups, salads and sandwiches. Visit www,chowdercafenb.com for hours and menu.

Country Pride Restaurant, 46660 SE  North Bend Way

Located off I-90 ext 34 at Truck Town, this classic diner offers good, basic ‘food without frills’ at an affordable price. Don’t miss the breakfast. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visit www.tapetro.com/amenities/restaurants/country-pride for menu and hours.

El Caporal Mexican, 424 Main Ave S

A little bit of a hidden location near the local hardware store, but don’t miss it. Family-owned. Big menu. Friendly staff and comfortable interior. Vegetarian options. Kid and senior menu. Big portions and good prices. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. Visit www.elcaporalnorthbend.com for hours and menu.

Frankie’s Pizza, 249 Main Ave S

Kitty corner from El Corporal is a North Bend staple. Good pizza. Good prices. Locally-owned by a sitting city council member. Big community supporter. Fast delivery. Gluten free options. Open for lunch and dinner. Visit www.frankies-pizza.com/ to order.

Hammer Lane BBQ & Grill, 14420 468th Ave SE

Ask many locals and they’ll tell you this is the out-of-the-way spot for the best burger in town. Located next to a gas station off I-90 exit 34 near Truck Town, they offer barbecue, burgers, sandwiches and burritos. You won’t leave hungry. Breakfast burritos are even served all day. Visit www.hammerlanebbq.com for menu and to order.

Huxdotter Coffee, 101 W Park ST

This busy coffee shop is favorite of locals and offers way more than just coffee. Breakfast and lunch options. Beer and wine, too. They just reopened in a brand new, larger building offering a large dine in area AND an expanded drive-thru. Visit www.huxdottercoffee.com for full menu and hours.

Il Paesano Ristorante Italiano, 113 Bendigo Blvd N

A North Bend ‘don’t miss’ family owned, authentic Italian restaurant. Great pasta., pizza, salads and traditional meat and seafood dishes. Comfortable atmosphere and friendly service. You’ll feel right at home. Open for dinner. Visit www.ilpaesanoristorante.com for hours and menu.

I luv Teriyaki, 458 SW Mt Si Blvd

One of two good options for teriyaki in North Bend. A favorite of locals and travelers due to its proximity to I-90. Reasonable prices. Lots of menu options. Good portions. Serves lunch and dinner. See menu and hours HERE.

Little Si Restaurant & Lounge, 456 SW Mt Si Blvd

A North Bend restaurant staple. Family-friendly local spot with good service. Large space with comfortable booths. Best known for their pizzas and pastas, but also offer a variety of sandwiches, burgers, salads. Lounge offers lots of drink specials. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visit www.littlesirestaurantandlounge.com for hours and menu.

Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant, 580 SW Mt Si Blvd

One of two popular Mexican restaurants in North Bend. Family owned and operated offering traditional Mexican food prepared daily using fresh ingredients. Across street from North Bend Outlet Mall. Open for lunch and dinner. For hours and menu visit www.loscabos-northbend.com

Mt Si Pub, 45530 SE North Bend Way

An iconic, how-to-feel-like-a-local North Bend pub. 21+. Friendly owner and staff. Beer garden out back with horseshoes. Dog welcome. Food menu includes burgers and pizza. Inexpensive with good daily specials. Visit the Mt. Si Pub Facebook page for hours and menu.

North Bend Bar & Grill, 145 E North Bend Way

Where the locals and out-of-towners go. Historic, lodge feel interior. Huge portions. Fresh ingredients. Friendly staff. Breakfast, lunch and dinner 7-days a week. Very popular and can get busy during peak weekend hours. Visit www.northbendbarandgrill.com

Pioneer Coffee, 202 W North Bend Way

Two words: Great Coffee. Beloved by locals. Comfortable space to see friends or get work done. Lots of outdoor space, too. Lots of breakfast and lunch food options. Beer and wine also available. Friendly staff. Visit www.pioneercoffeeco.com for more info.

Pour House Bar & Grill, 330 W North Bend Way

Another iconic North Bend 21+ pub. Popular with locals. Big outdoor deck. Great burgers. Lots of menu options (salads and sandwiches) and tons of beer on tap. Breakfast on weekends. Happy Hour. Visit www.thepourhousebar.com for menu and hours.

Rio Bravo, 247 E North Bend Way

Very popular, small family owned place offering great service and solid Mexican cuisine. Big outdoor dining area. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Charming, community-mined owners. Big portions. Fresh ingredients. Inexpensive. Loved by locals. Visit www.riobravomex.com/flavors for hours, menu and to order online.

The Riverbend Cafe, 14303 436th Ave SE

Great, fresh food. Big portions. Cute interior. Popular with locals. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Big outdoor patio during warm months. Friendly service. Reasonable prices. Great happy hour. Hours and menu HERE.

Scott’s Dairy Freeze, 234 E North Bend Way

Jump back in time at the Dairy Freeze. A North Bend staple for burgers and shakes. Big outdoor dining area. Recently got new owners. Generous portions. Good french fries, too. For hours and online orders visit www.scottsdairyfreeze.smartonlineorder.com/

Teriyaki Town, 434 Main Ave S

One of two popular teriyaki places in town. This one is probably the most popular. Good prices. Good, fresh food. Has been around a long time. Slightly hidden location over by the hardware story. Friendly owners. Good online reviews. Visit their Facebook page for hours and menu.

The Daily Grind, 43030 SE North Bend Way

Popular North Bend drive-thru coffee stand on the eastern edge of town. Known for the fastest and friendliest coffee in town. Regulars love to rave about the local owner. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

The Iron Duck Public House, 101 W North Bend Way

Popular restaurant in heart of downtown. Fresh ingredients produce great dishes. Pepperoni pizza is my personal favorite in the Snoqualmie Valley. Good happy hour. Comfortable interior in this restored historic building. Great cocktails and tons of local beers on tap. Outdoor patio for summer months. Lots of menu options. Friendly service. Visit www.theironduckpublichouse.com/ for hours and menu.

The North Bend Bakery, 127 W North Bend Way

Bakery. Need we say more? This classic building has housed a bakery since the 1940’s. Freshly baked doughnuts, bread, cakes, bakery items daily. Also offer lunch items. Very popular. Recent ownership and name change. Visit www.thenorthbendbakery.com/ for more info.

The Swirl, 424 Main Ave S

A little bit of a hidden spot near the Hardware store. A favorite with locals. Tons of frozen yogurt and topping options. Local, friendly owners. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

Trail Youth Coffee Home, 226 E North Bend Way

Innovative, “more than a coffee shop.” Open for customers 7AM – 2PM. In afternoon transitions to a teen mentorship hub. Also sell roast coffee that is roasted by the kids the coffee home serves. All coffee sales fund teen programs. Visit www.trailyouth.com for more information.

Trapper’s Sushi, 320 SW Mt Si Blvd

One of eight local locations. Good food. Asian Fusion sushi rolls, Nigiri, & all-you-can-eat Sushi. Daily happy hour specials. Family Friendly. Full bar with beer, sake, & wine. 8 Locations. For hours and menu visit www.trapperssushi.com/https://www.trapperssushi.com/northbend

Twede’s Cafe, 137 W North Bend Way

Popular with Twin Peak’s fan from around the world and locals. New owners took over in February, but are staying true to the Twin Peak’s interior and, of course, the cherry pie and darn fine coffee. Classic diner menu. Vegan options now available. Visit www.twedescafe.com for hours, menu and online ordering.

Unphogettable, 458 SW Mt Si Blvd

Great classic Pho restaurant. Popular with locals and hikers. Healthy options. Great flavors. Very friendly staff. Tons of great reviews online.
Visit their Facebook page for more hours and menu.

Volition Brewing, 112 W North Bend Way

Newest addition to the downtown business district. Great renovation on former department store that had sat vacant for 20 years. Food trucks stop regularly to feed customers. Family and pet friendly. Visit www.volitionbrewing.com for more info.

Wanted Espresso, 742 Mt Si Blvd

Popular drive-thru coffee stand with breakfast sandwiches and pastries. Friendly staff. Locally-owned. Visit www.wantedespresso.com for menu or hours.

Wildflower Bistro, 228 W. North Bend Way

Enjoy some fine dining in a comfortable, casual spot. Located on the western edge of the downtown area. Locally owned. Passionate about locally sourced Washington wine, spirits and cuisine. Full food menu uses local, fresh produce & organically raised meats. Serves lunch and dinner. Visit www.wildflowerwineshop.com for hours and menu.

Downtown North Bend. Photo: Danny Raphael

Comments

  1. Alex McLean says

    Awesome list! Some of my favorites are Unphogettable, North Bend Bakery, North Bend Bar and Grill, and Rio Bravo. I’ve also eaten at the Riverbend Cafe and Apollo and I’ve enjoyed the meals there!

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