Best Places in Salem Oregon to Eat-Word of Mouth

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Best Places in Salem Oregon to Eat-Word of Mouth


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Word of Mouth Salem Oregon


Word of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro, or WOM as it is sometimes called by the locals, is one of the hottest new restaurants to hit Salem Oregon in a long time.  Whether you are looking for a new place to eat breakfast, a hopping new lunch spot, or a dinner venue, WOM has you covered.  Although WOM is fairly new to the Salem area, the owners Steve and Becky Mucha are not new to the restaurant business, or Salem.  You can read their story on their website.

I recently polled some local community members on my Salem Oregon Real Estate and Homes for Sale page on Facebook, and here are some of our favorites.

First my husband and I will weigh in on our favs....  I have many but love, love, love the omelettes, any one of them, clam chowder-it's the best, Reuben (although I like mine on sourdough), and my all time favorite which is not on the menu and only available a couple times a month, Monte Cristo sandwich.  We both love the Bloody Marys also-they use real horseradish, so they have a kick!  My husband's all time fav in addition to the Bloody Marys is the freakin French Toast (yes, that is a direct quote from him on my Facebook page, and yes, he does quote movies and can be irritating at times ;-) )

Bloody Mary Word of Mouth

Bloody Mary

Word of Mouth Omelette

One of many Omelettes

Rueben and clam chowder Word of Mouth

Reuben and Clam Chowder

Jim and Bree Alhiser of Perfection Inspection both agree with my husband, and love the Creme Brulee (I don't know how to get the marks over Brulee) French Toast.  Searched for a picture of this wonderful breakfast treat, but couldn't find one.  Guess I will need to stop in and order some for a picture.   By the way, buying or selling a home and need an inspection?  Click on the link above to take you to Jim's website.  No, sorry, Bree doesn't crawl under homes ;-)

Kelvin Dettwyler of Salem Insurance Agency loves the clam chowder also.  However, I think he has a new favorite since he posted it on his Facebook profile today, and that would be the Salmon Hash.   Need to save money on your insurance?  Visit Kelvin's site!

Word of Mouth Salmon Hash

Salmon Hash

WOM's own Becky loves the Big Blueberry Pancake brushed with butter, and any tomato soup that they make.

Victoria Linton with Ticor Title states that the Clam Chowder is the best, and Victoria grew up in New England and has been eating Clam Chowder all of her life.  Victoria has some great tech tips on her blog.

Many others in the community weighed in also.  Here are some of the other recommendations:

Brie, Asparagus and Ham Omelette-Fabulous

Flying Biscuit and Blueberry Pancakes with Strawberry Jam

Chicken Alfredo Soup and Chicken Bruschetta  (this customer super hearts WOM)

Reuben Sandwich

Eggs Benedict

Lamb Shank

Halibut Fish and Chips

Tiger Prawns

Numerous more votes for the French Toast

The list goes on and on.  Want to find out the night before what the specials will be?  You can do that by visiting WOM"s website and signing up for the email updates.  Visit Word of Mouth on Facebook to keep up with all the latest news.  Have a favorite WOM menu item?  Please comment below and share it.  Lastly, huge congratulations to Becky, Steve and all of the WOM staff for winning 3 awards in this year's Best of Mid Valley 2010 contest by the Statesman Journal.  WOM won Best Breakfast, Friendliest Staff and Best Undiscovered Restaurant.  Something tells me they won't stay "undiscovered" long!  Don't forget to become a member of Salem Oregon Real Estate and Homes for Sale on Facebook to keep current on all the happenings in Salem.

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Comments (6)

Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

What a great name for a restaurant and it will be the word of mouth like your post that will keep them in business for a very, very long time.

Jul 24, 2010 07:57 PM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Yum -- making me hungry just reading your post!  I love love love Word of Mouth too!  Great Veggie burger!  I'm ready for a lunch date!

Jul 26, 2010 02:33 AM
Mel Wagner
Knipe Realty - Salem, OR
Principal Broker/Agent Salem Oregon Real Estate

It is about time for a lunch date at WOM. Todd, nezt time you are down this way, try them out.  They are really busy though so the best time to go for lunch is about 10:45.  Becky is saying that Mondays are good days also as not everyone knows they are now open on Mondays.

Jul 26, 2010 04:00 AM
Victoria Linton

Once you eat here, it's easy to see why so many agree that WOM is a great restaurant. Thanks for the mention Mel. :)

Aug 04, 2010 03:44 PM
Liberals have wrecked Eugene, and are ruiinng Oregon. They like to spend other peoples money, but aren't willing to give up theirs. When you tax employers out of business, then there IS no business!
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