Ashland Restaurants

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The Innkeeper’s Favorite Ashland Restaurants

The Ashland Restaurants List includes favorites from the high-end that would rival any big city eatery, to the casual tasty; as well as wholesome “on-the-cheap”. There’s an Ashland restaurant for all preferences.

All the Ashland restaurants, unless other wise noted, are within walking distance of the Chanticleer Inn.


H = High-end restaurants for those celebratory or special dinners. Reservations are almost always required
Q = Restaurants great for quick meal.  No reservations usually required
CE = “Cheap Eat” places where the locals go for an inexpensive meal
L = Open late
FB = Full bar
Dog = Tables on sidewalk serve patrons with dogs

Ashland Restaurants

Ashland Restaurants, Sesame Asian Kitchen viewed from Lithia Park one of Ellen's favorite Ashland Restaurants

Ashland Restaurants, Sesame viewed from Lithia Park

Agave (CE & Dog) – Gourmet Mexican
92 N. Main Street 541 488‑1770, closed Mondays
Alchemy (H & FB) – Cosmopolitan Cuisine
Formerly Winchester same owners: new restaurant
35 S 2nd St. 541 488‑1115
Open daily for dinner 5pm – 9pm
Bistro in the bar 4pm til close
Amuse (H) – French/Northwest nouvelle cuisine
15 N. First St. 541 488‑9000  Dinner 5:30 pm – 8:45, closed Mondays
Anya’s Thai Bistro (CE) – Thai
15 N. First St. 541 488‑9000  Dinner 5:30 pm – 8:45, closed Mondays
Beasy’s on the Creek (FB) – Steaks, seafood & pasta
51 Water St (entrance on Lithia Way) 541 488‑5009 Open daily for dinner 5:00–8:30pm
Chozu Tea Garden – Japanese tea, sake & tasty accompaniments
832 A St. 541 552‑0202,  Closed Monday
Coquina (H & FB) – Northwest
542 A Street 541 488‑0521, Open for dinner at 5:00pm, closed Sunday and Monday
Cucina Biazzi (H & FB) – Traditional Tuscan-style Italian
568 E. Main St. 541 488‑3739 Open daily for dinner
Dragonfly Restaurant and Gardens (FB) – Asian and Latin
241 Hargadine St. 541 488‑4855  Open daily 8am – 3pm and from 5pm
Greenleaf – Wholesome fresh dining
49 N. Main St. 541 482‑2808  Open daily from 8am-8pm except Monday dinner
House of Thai (Q) – Thai
1667 Siskiyou Blvd 541 488.2583 not walking distance Open daily for dinner:  lunch Mon-Fri
Koko’s Bento Dog (CE & Dog) – best organic and vegan hotdogs in town
249 A St. 541 488‑3647  look for the kiosk-style eatery outside the Ace hardware store
Lark’s (H, FB & Dog) – “Home kitchen Oregonian” cuisine
212 E. Main St.  541 488‑5558 Open daily for lunch and dinner
Liquid Assets (H & FB) – Wine bar, dinner, and live music
96 North Main St. 541 482‑9463  Open daily for dinner
Loft American Brasserie (H & FB) – French-American comfort food
18 Calle Guanajuato Way 541 482‑1116, Open for dinner 5pm-9pm Tues– Sat, lunch weekends
Martino’s Lounge (L & FB) & Marcaroni’s Ristorante – Italian
58 E. Main St. 541 488‑4420 & 488‑3359 – Lunch Tues – Sun 11:30am – 5pm
Dinner Fri and Sat 5pm-10pm
Dinner Sun-Thurs 5pm – 9pm.
Late night Bistro open daily til 2:30am.
Martolli’s (CE & Dog) – Pizza
38 East Main St. 541 488‑1434 Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11am-8pm, closed Monday
Paddy Brannan’s Irish Pub (L & FB) – Irish
Irish pub fare with Southern Oregon flair
23 S. Second St. 541 488‑7973 Open Tuesday – Sunday 4pm – Close
Pangea Grills & Wraps (CE, Q & Dog) – Wraps, sandwiches, soups and salads
272 E. Main St, 541 552‑1630 – 7 days a week for lunch and dinner
A quick eatery.  Take out for a tasty picnic or for “dinner” while watching the Green Show.  Ellen’s favorite place for soup and salad.
Pasta Piatti (Q & Dog) – New world Italian
358 E Main St. 541 541 488‑5493  Daily for lunch and dinner. 
Reservations only for parties of 6 or more
. Free delivery
Peerless (H & FB) – Northwest Sustainable Seasonal Cuisine
243 Fourth St, 541 488‑6067  Dinner Tues – Sat from 5:30 pm
Playwright, the public house (Q & FB) – Amer, Irish, British
Ellen’s favorite pub grub 258 A St. 541 488‑9128  Daily 4pm – close
Wednesday Trivia at 8pm Good burgers, sandwiches, brews and salads
Sesame Asian Kitchen (Q, FB & Dog) – Pan-Asian
21 Winburn Way 541 482‑0119  7 days a week for lunch and dinner
Smithfields Restaurant and Bar (H & FB) – Meat-centric
36 S 2nd St 541 488‑9948   Tues-Sun dinner at 5:00pm and Sat & Sun brunch 10–2:30pm. Can be slow, give yourself time to savor
Standing Stone Brewery Co. (L & Q) – Bistro & Beer
101 Oak St, 541 482‑2448  Lunch and dinner 7 days a week from 11:30 – midnight
Taj Indian Cuisine (Q) – Indian
31 Water St. 541 488‑5900
Lunch buffet 11am-3pm Mon-Sat. and open daily for lunch 11am-3pm and dinner 5pm-9:30pm
Thai Pepper (FB) – Thai
84 N Main St. 541 482‑8058   Mon-Thurs 5:00–9:30 and Lunch Wed-Sat 11:30 –2:00
TOT (Q) – Southeast Asian BBQ (but much more than BBQ)
310 Oak St. 541 488‑7986 Mon-Sat 11:30–8:00
Umi Sushi – Japanese
29 N. Main St. 541 201‑8898  Open daily lunch and dinner
Wiley’s World of Pasta (Q) – Pasta
1606 Ashland St. 541 488‑0285 Open for lunch on Thur-Sun. and dinner daily
Local place, great value, bohemian ambiance with THE best pasta in town, you’ll want to drive, as it is not in downtown proper.
Zoey’s (Dog, CE & L) – Bistro and Ice Cream
199 E. Main St. 541 482‑4794   Lunch 7 days a weeks
The ice cream counter is open late only during the summer months

Jacksonville Restaurants

Bella Union Restaurant & Saloon – Casual Italian
170 W California St. 541 899‑1770  Open for lunch Mon – Sat 11am– 4pm and open daily for dinner
C St. Bistro – (Q) Creative casual gourmet
230 E. C St. 541 261‑7638   Brunch & lunch Tues-Sat 10:30am-2:30pm; and dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30–8:30pm  Ellen’s favorite Jacksonville eatery
Gogi’s (H) – Cosmopolitan Cuisine
235 W. Main St.  899‑8699  Open for dinner Wed-Sun 5pm-9pm
Jacksonville Inn (H) – Steak and Seafood
175 E California St. 541 899‑1900
MacLevin’s Whole Foods Restaurant – Kosher deli and ice cream shop
150 W. California St. 541  899‑1251

Medford Restaurants

Cafe Dejeuner
1108 E. Main St., Medford  541 857‑1290  Dinners: Tuesday-Saturday 5:00–9:00 and Lunches: Monday-Friday 10:30–2:00
India’s Kitchen (Q) – Indian
970 E. Phoenix Rd, Medford #101 541 773‑6800
Porters (H)
147 N Front St.  Medford 541 857‑1910  Open daily for dinner 5pm. 
Elegant converted train station and good food

Talent Restaurants

Arbor House (H) – International Gourmet
103 W Wagner St, 541–535-6817
Dinners: Tuesday – Saturday opens 5:00 pm
One of Ellen’s Talent favorite: go here before attending Camelot Theater
New Sammy’s Cowboy Bistro (H!) – Natural Oregon Cuisine
2210 S Pacific Hwy  541 535‑2779  All locally organically grown and raised food with a “world-class” wine list. Must have reservations, sometimes well in advance.
Open April – October, Wednesday – Sunday for Lunch 12pm-1:30pm  Dinner  5pm-9pm seating every half hour
Open November – March, Wednesday – Saturday for Lunch 12pm-1:30pm  Dinner  5pm-9pm seating every half hour