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Word of Mouth

140 17th St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4229
+1 503-930-4285
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“creme brûlée” (41 reviews)
“hash” (43 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 17th St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4229
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Word of Mouth doesn't begin to describe what awaits inside for the patient diner. Patient, I say, because the facility is small and the seating limited. So during peak dining, it is not unusual to sit it out on the enclosed front porch of this...More

1  Thank Clyde346
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch was just OK. Don’t understand the hype. The 30 minute wait at 11 am was longer than I would normally wait but wanted to try it. I doubt I will go back anytime soon.

Thank Noreen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here frequently when I lived in the neighborhood. I'd walk down and get on the list, and then go home and wait for my text that things were ready. I liked to sit at the bar if I was alone or with only...More

Thank rutha165
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Word of mouth is with out a doubt the Best breakfast food in Salem. We go out at least once per week and try every breakfast place we can find. They have unusual dishes and amazing food quality. You will be waiting a while, it’s...More

Thank Duane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very popular so give yourself plenty of time. Limited on site parking but you can park on the side street.

Thank roozer000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food, food, food! That is why customers continually put up with the not-so-wonderful aspects of this restaurant, such as: -- You may wait awhile. A long while. I've been quite lucky both times I've eaten here, and gotten in within about 20 minutes. Weekends are...More

Thank half-Brit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small place with excellent, made with love food. You will have to wait, but worth it. Be sure to visit the women’s restroom while you are there.

Thank Kathi G
Reviewed 24 January 2018

The food here is delicious and they give you good portions. There is usually a long wait for a table though because it is such a busy place and it isn't very big. Their Cinnamon rolls are huge and yummy.

Thank heidimQ5102DK
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Word of Mouth is always one of my favorite places to eat in Salem! The breakfasts are delicious! Often a long line but worth the wait!

Thank Lauri B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Word of Mouth is a homey space in (what else?) an old house. If you go at breakfast, brunch or dinner time they are sure to have a line, often into the street. You should wait.The food and service are worth it. You will find...More

Thank caylworth
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23 September 2017|
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Response from Matthew P | Reviewed this property |
No. The building predates ADA capabilities.
Jennifer F
10 March 2017|
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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.
30 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
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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