Ashland Restaurants

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Our Favorite Ashland Restaurants

Whether you’re craving freshly-made French baguette with a piping hot cup of freshly roasted coffee or a fantastic fine dining restaurant, for a small town, Ashland has a remarkable selection of extremely impressive and delicious places to choose from. Some restaurants have been here for decades while others come and go, but for the most part, we offer a huge variety. From spicy Indian or a more delicate French cuisine, there is something for everyone at every price. We, at the Bayberry Bed and Breakfast, are always updating our list of restaurants we recommend.  We personally visit every restaurant before making any recommendations and rely on our wonderful guests to give us feedback about their experience, therefore, the list below is the best of the best for this year.

Fine Dining

Osteria La Briccola

Located in the heart of the Plaza. Ashland’s new Fine dining experience. Northern homemade Italian cuisine specializing in the arts of scratch cooking. Reservation highly recommend.Offering a wide variety of dishes using the best ingredients. Seasonal menu changes daily. Handmade Gluten-free pastas available.

They have a new bar that is wonderful and their bartender wins awards all over the Northwest for her Manhattans and Old Fashions! If you want to sit in the formal dining room, you must make reservations. If you want something casual, sit in the bar and you won’t go wrong if you order the bar menu steak and home-made fries that are to die for.

This brilliant restaurant has fantastic daily specials and freshly caught fish. Their fancy burger is the best in town and their appetizer menu is awesome too; it’s so good you can order a full meal off of it. We love their outdoor seating in their garden which is filled with seasonal flowers and several water fountains.

The latest kid on the block, this is our newest fine dining restaurant. A nice bar with separate bar menu. Inside dining surrounded by murals by local artist, outside patio as well. A wide ranging menu offering everything from steak to seafood.

Lark’s offers a large and diverse menu and their salads are to die for. Their food is like art, gorgeous and colorful. It’s recommended to make a reservation for dinner as it’s a stone’s throw from the theater and draws a busy dinner crowd from the hotel.

Definitely worthy of being on an episode of Chef’s Table, this amazing restaurant is in a very small & intimate setting in the heart of downtown Ashland. You must make a reservation in advance and choose between their two seating choices, which are Chef’s Counter serving a set menu chosen Josh Dworkin and Luke VanCampen, the owners and chefs. Anything can happen when choosing this menu but you’re sure to leave having had the most memorable meal of your life. The main dining room opens up to drop ins after 8:00 pm when you can choose from the menu provided. They serve a ‘Cascadian’ menu, meaning everything they serve was foraged, picked or grown within the Cascadian region (B.C., Washington, Oregon and Idaho).

Casual Dining

Pie & Vine
Pizza oven with perfect thin crusts, delicious healthy salads and delicious pasta at a great price right in downtown Ashland. They don’t take reservations so get there early if you have a show to go to. They have a nice selection of hand-crafted pizzas, delicious pastas and their salads are super yummy. Their outdoor seating is great, with a large fireplace and plenty of shade during the summer months.

Skout is located on the plaza and has great outdoor creekside seating, next to Lithia Park entrance. It’s the best place to stop off for a beer and casual dining after taking a mountain bike ride or hike in Lithia Park.

Architecturally gorgeous, located on the second floor overlooking the Plaza, the Brickroom has a great easy to read menu. Wonderful cocktails to be had at their gorgeous bar, the food isn’t complicated but everything is delicious. Though it’s casual, it’s wise to make reservations on weekends, especially during high season.

Big Al’s
Right next door to the Bayberry! Arturo will take good care of our treasured guests! For a quick grab bite or afternoon milkshake.The best tater tot’s and Ortega chicken burger in Ashland. You can grab ‘n’ go and bring it back to the Inn and eat it in the back garden, if you wish.


International Cuisine

Masala Bistro & Bar
Masala has the best Butter Chicken from here to Delhi. It’s creamy and rich, made the traditional way using freshly ground cashew nuts. They serve most their dishes on large silver trays that have a bit of everything, including a salad, white or brown rice, chutney and curry. You don’t need a reservation for dinner and we love this place for a quick lunch, though it’s in the railroad district and not right on Main Street.

Taj Indian
A locals favorite with the best lunch buffet in town! Dinner is more formal with everything from Butter Chicken to freshly baked naan bread from their Tandoori oven. Bayberry guests get a 10% discount.

By far the best Chili Rellenos ever. Mezcal is a fantastic new restaurant with a lovely patio overlooking the plaza.. Their menu is fresh &  fantastic and they boast a large selection of tequila and cocktails. They spoil you with a wonderful complimentary chips and three dips that is memorable and pretty awesome when you sit down, which is a really nice touch.

Taqueria Picaro
Fantastically fresh Mexican food. Casual and self seating, but worth the effort. Great bar with extensive tequila list. Top of the list for Casual Mexican dining.

Japanese food in downtown just off the creek. Outside seating, formal dining room and bar seating. It’s fun to sit a the sushi bar and watch the sushi chefs make your dinner! They also have a large screen TV where you can watch sports games without crowds.

Pubs & Breweries

Caldera Brewery
Not easy to get too as it’s located on the far end of the South side of Ashland, across I-5, but if you have a free evening, like beer and want to know where all the Ashland local’s hang out, Caldera is your place. On a warm evening it’s wonderful to sit outside and look at the Messa Pilot Rock. With 45 different available beers to taste, it’s a great place to hang out.

The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant
A traditional British pub with a fantastic fireplace in a gorgeous historic building located in downtown Ashland. They have the best Sheppards Pie you can enjoy with a pint of Guinness. A simple, traditional menu you’d find in any pub in London, including the all-time-favorite Fish & Chips. No reservations needed, it’s a first come first serve kinda place.