Yiayia Nikki’s

203 Willow St
La Grande, 97850
Reviews:
Awesome Gyro !! The Special of the Day for $5 Gyro Only. Went to this place based on reviews, a little hesitant because of a drive through or outside sitting only. Wrong !! Tired of the usual corporate eateries. Owner puts out fresh, very tasty Gyros, salads, etc !!
This place is absolutely amazing! Super nice staff who make you feel extremely welcome and talk to you like they've known you forever. If you are ever in the area you MUST come to this place. I have had a lot of Greek food, but I must admit this small shack beats some of the best. Shoutout to the homie Moe back on the grill! He's a beast cook and super chill. If you love Greek food, or are looking to try something different, I highly recommend this place. PS: be sure to try the Greek fries! They are amazing!
We could live on a mono-diet of YiaYia Nikki's Greek Salad! I absolutely love the Feta cheese they use in this salad. Yummy to the limit, so fresh, all quality. Especially that the owners are dedicated to those standards and are making it work in Eastern Oregon. Kudos!

(541) 963-4500

Greek, Fast Food, Mediterranean

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Kneads Bakery

1113 Adams Ave
La Grande, 97850
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If you are ever in the area, it is a must to stop in and see this small quaint bakery. Owner makes all pastries and breads herself. It has a old nostalgic look and feel, just like the town. Pastries were delicious, cinnamon roll!!
After a couple attempts at catching this little bakery during its hours of operation, we finally succeeded. We were rewarded with one single loaf of white bread left on the rack, a depleted display case showing the remaining espresso brownies, and one or two lonely sweets. I realize this is intentional to get rid of as much as possible before baking fresh for the new day, it just looks a little depressing to latecomers. The shop itself was small and a funky old fashioned bread oven was front and center behind the counter. Although we did not see the back rooms, there must be some additional space somewhere for mixing, rolling, etc. Coming in from the cold, the warmth and delicious smells of baked goods was very welcoming. To help us with our questions (not too many because there wasn't much left), there was one rather quite shopkeep. Not necessarily unfriendly, just not nearly as warm and friendly as the shop itself was. She would answer my question without any elaboration or small talk and then stare blankly at me in expectation to make a purchase or leave. With such little product to choose from, we took the loaf of white bread. It was about the size of a cantaloupe and had a nice crusty look to it. This was a very dense, sweet bread. It reminded me of Hawaiian sweet bread, with about four times the body. It was pretty good just straight from the bag, torn off in palm sized pieces and snacked upon while driving back home. My only real complaint would be that the $5.00 price tag for a cantaloupe sized loaf was a little high. Unfortunately my schedule does not match up well with frequent return trips, but I would like to catch an early morning here and see what their real selections are.
I wouldn't eat an Apricot Swirl in here. Ok, I lied kinda. I seldom eat "one". Consistantly GREAT.

(541) 963-5413

Bakeries

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Joe & Sugars Cafe

1119 Adams Ave
La Grande, 97850
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Great little spot to stop off the road and grab some good food. The place is very quaint, and warm. The service is what you would expect in a small town, with smiling faces and good service. I ordered scrambled eggs, bacon and oatmeal. All three items, were simple and perfect. How can you mess up eggs and bacon, or even oatmeal you ask? Well trust me, from a person who travels quite a bit, there are many places that can. I'll be making a stop here from time to time when passing through Le Grande, Or for breakfast.
This is a charming, small coffee/breakfast place in downtown LaGrande. Had a cappuccino and an everything bagel, toasted with cream cheese. The bagel came wrapped in foil so it would stay warm - what a great idea! The cappuccino was perfectly frothy and strong. My husband had a breakfast sandwich consisting of a toasted everything bagel and bacon. The bacon was thick cut and perfectly cooked! The service is fast and friendly. We will be back!
Came to town for family and found this little gem. People are very friendly and the food is pretty tasty. We liked it so much we came back twice.

(541) 975-5282

Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch

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Golden Harvest Restaurant

214 Greenwood St
La Grande, 97850
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Really great Asian food of many traditions with some basic burgers thrown in. If the owner recommends a special side or main dish, go for it. Best place in LaGrande.
Great food, beautiful presentation, best bbq pork I've ever had. Fast and friendly service. We will definitely eat here again next time passing through La Grande.
Food was good. But not amazing. It was slightly over priced for what you got. Service was very good.

(541) 963-3288

Chinese

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Bud Jackson’s Sportsman Bar

2209 Adams Ave
La Grande, 97850
Reviews:
Their smoked prime rib on Friday night is the best in eastern Oregon. It comes with salad, your choice of potato (try the garlic mashed!), and vegetables. We are fortunate to live here where we can indulge frequently. Son always gets the burger. Several options available, or you can build your own. Great food.
Bud Jackson's is one of several similar-looking joints along I-84 in Oregon. The deciding factor was outdoor seating. They had it. The interior is decorated with pictures of hunters showing off various dead animals & neon beer signs. That's called ambience. Our waitress was oddly talkative (Prozac?) and she told us that she grew up in a town that was later cleared because of insane lead poison. Hmmmm. Got a B.L.T., figuring that it'd be safe. Super-greasy bacon & one razor-thin slice of tomato... Poop. But not the worst poop I've encountered, by a long shot.
Really good burgers, decent menu. Try the buffalo chips, nice & spicy. They also have smoked prime rib which is smoked right there. Just remember it's a small town tavern with good food.

(541) 962-7858

American (Traditional)

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The BBQ shack

1702 N Spruce St
La Grande, 97850
Reviews:
Awesome BBQ. I'm a real fan. If you are driving and from out of town, your mouth will be happy. Had the pulled pork, partner had ribs. Meat is unadulterated, season yourself. Very good.
Not impressed that a restaurant that is renowned for its ribs runs out of ribs on a Saturday night. I ordered the pulled pork and chicken with Broccoli bake and garlic mash. Seriously, our meal arrived within 2mins of ordering so obviously everything was already prepared. Chicken was all I can say was edible. Very disappointed.
I've eatten here since they were out if a tiny drive thru shack down Island Ave. It was delicious then and they haven't lost their touch. My favorite is the pulled pork with Mac and cheese side. I've tried all their meats and there isn't even one I didn't enjoy. My favorite still stands. The owner is very cool and she recommended the Peach Crisp with ice cream. I gotta say, she understated how great it was.

(541) 975-2271

Barbeque

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Mamacita’s

2003 4th St
La Grande, 97850
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Love it some days, other days it's just not right. One time I ordered a steak sandwich and it was excellent, then a few weeks later had the same sandwich, and got multiple bone shards in the New York strip on the sandwich. It's just odd how the inconsistency us in this place. It happens with the staff too. They have pretty huge turnover, it seems, so I rarely get the same waitstaff, which is a shame. I've had people I really enjoyed, and then never saw them again a few weeks or months later.
For the price not that great. $15 for half a Philly steak sandwich. The sand which did not have much flavor. I've had better ones from dominos.
I had the Blue Wagyu Burger and a strawberry lemonade - it was delicious! I was a little disappointed by the customer service, but I will come back.

(541) 963-6223

Mexican, Italian

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Starbucks

2712 Island Ave
La Grande, 97850
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This is a great place to stop for clean restrooms and a refreshing drink in the middle of nowhere. It is an oasis and we make the stop every time. Minus one star for atrocious wi-fi. That being said, it is free. The drinks are consistently good (though not surprising because it is a Starbucks). We will probably be back!
Grabbed some coffee on the way back to Seattle after having to stay the night in La Grande. For some reason this was the best tasting Starbucks I've EVER had. The guy at the drive thru was SUPER friendly and the service was fast.
Good coffee, HORRIBLE service. 4 employees and 3 of them were very very rude. I would never go back to this Starbucks.

(541) 663-0946

Coffee & Tea

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Cinco De Mayo

2102 Adams Ave
La Grande, 97850
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Terrible, the service was horrendous! She got our order completely wrong. He brought more chips but no salsa and beans, so what are we suppose to just eat plain chips while we wait for your screw up? How dumb can a person be? Second when our food finally came out, there was MOLD all over my green peppers white mold! I couldn't touch them, I started eating the rice and beans, long black hair woven in the beans and rice that taste like it was from a can. I about vomited. I use to love this place, how sad it has gone completely down hill. Someone call the health inspector.**** I would like to add that a little snatch face messaged me about this post, and let me clarify for you. I did send my food back, and I did demand a refund. I have been working in the restaurant business for 8 years, I know wtf I am talking about. This place needs to be condemned! Do NOT eat here. Also to the snatch, I will not try this place again. I'm totally okay with you getting a deadly illness instead of me. Thank you.
Great Mexican food for the friends/family and individual. The quality is top notch. The prices are very good, and the service is very friendly. I recommend this place as the best mexican food in La Grande.
My husband and I came in late on a Sunday evening and the food and service were amazing! My husband was blown away by their chile relleno combo. The prices were fantastic and their margaritas are delicious and have the right amount of alcohol. An amazing place to have a drink, relax and enjoy a phenomenal meal!

(541) 963-2534

Mexican

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Primos Restaurant

11627 Island Ave,Ste 7
La Grande, 97850
Reviews:
The food is ok. .. it's more a chuckee cheese environment. The food in the evenings is left over from the day. The potatoes were a dark brown inside and smelled horrible. The price in the evening is more and the service is terrible. The owner is on during the day and she's wonderful but other then that don't waste your money.
Great food and such nice people there! Only gave it 4 stars because some of the games were on the fritz. The homemade soup was killer and pizza was really good though. We will for sure take our little ones there again soon!

(541) 963-2900

Pizza

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