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Word of Mouth

140 17th St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4229
+1 503-930-4285
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“french toast” (121 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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140 17th St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4229
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was very excited to try out Word of Mouth, having heard so many great things about the place through, well, word of mouth, and it did not fall short of my expectations. We were able to avoid a long wait, which was convenient, and...More

Thank drrkbrnng
Reviewed 1 week ago

That title is saying something. I have eaten in a lot of places and run a website specifically dedicated to cooking and this place blew me away. Get their cinnamon roll pancakes. Long waits and you do have to show up to the restaurant to...More

Thank adventbeard
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting menu, wonderful food, great service--it's a real treat, and a great place to celebrate. It's hard to find a time when the wait time/wait lines are not long, but the food and service never disappoint. No matter what we order, we get a side...More

Thank Arlene P
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent snow day, my kids and I were up early and decided to go to Word of Mouth. The key to getting in without a long wait is to arrive early. We had no wait time and got to sit in the front...More

Thank Tripgirl3739
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place to bring out-of-town relatives or friends. The Creme Brûlée French Toast is their signature item, & it's beyond-description good, but don't stop there! The bacon is some of the best I've ever had, their hashes are incredible, the blueberry pancakes are...More

Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stoped in to this place on a 7 hour road trip. Best choice ever!!!! Breakfast menu was on a different level. I had the flying biscuit which was recommended by the waiter at 7am. Fried chicken at 7am is always a good thing in my...More

Thank niallquinn1989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional (and exceptionally popular) spot for large and well-made breakfasts. One of the highlights of the Salem dining scene - which is, admittedly, a low bar.

Thank GipperPDX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good news travels faster by word of mouth. And the well earned reputation is backed up with good service, great food and the old homey feel of a vintage house now serving as a bistro. It really can't get much better than this.

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing but only go if you have a while. It's a small restaurant with a lot of people wanting to eat there. So usually an hour or more wait on weekends. It's well worth the wait though. I have had quite a...More

Thank chewy19722016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful food wonderful service, local flair. Love this place. Locals or visiting Salem this has to be on your to do list

Thank Laura O
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Jennifer F
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Response from Mur S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but you will have to contact them. Is dog friendly important to you? I can add that to my reviews.
29 September 2016|
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Response from NWresident2015 | Reviewed this property |
They do not accept reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 17th St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4229
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-930-4285
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