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Cheap Eats And Fine Dining In Bend, Redmond And Central Oregon Area

Updated on April 1, 2013

Cheap Eats in Central Oregon

We recently discovered several places in our area of Central Oregon where you can really get a lot of bang for your buck! There are others as well but these are at the moment my favorite 5 picks for the Bend, Redmond and Prineville area. Look for more updates as I endeavor to ferret out more places to dine for a good price!

One of the reasons I love these menus and these places is that they are classified as fine dining establishments. However, just because they are classified as fine dining, you do not have to pay top price if you check out the available bargain menus.

I like this kind of dining because first of all, it doesn't make you feel quite so guilty going out to eat. Secondly, we are of the mind that eating earlier in the day is better for us anyway so that really helps us out. Lastly, I have had great success at most of these restaurants sitting outside weather permitting and having a delightful meal with my 2 infamous malamutes lying beneath the table! It doesn't get much better than that.


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Anthony's Homeport of Bend
475 SW Powerhouse Drive
Bend, OR (Old Mill District)
(541) 389-8998

Sunset Dinner Menu
Served Monday through Friday 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Each 4-course dinner includes an appetizer, your choice of chowder or salad, entrée and dessert. All for just $18.95.

Appetizer
Fresh Oregon Bay Shrimp Cocktail

Chowder or Salad
Anthony’s Clam Chowder, Classic Caesar or Blue Cheese

Entrée

Willapa Bay Oysters
Golden pan fried local Pacific oysters.

Roasted Garlic Prawns
Butterflied, roasted with garlic butter and
fresh lemon. Sprinkled with gremolata.

Beef Kabob & Prawns
Top sirloin grilled with peppers, sweet onions and mushrooms drizzled
with roasted garlic aioli and finished with fresh corn salsa.
Paired with coconut prawns.

Double R Ranch Flank Steak
A grilled, kalbi marinated Double R Ranch flank steak served
with our golden Russet potato gratin oven baked until golden with a
ribbon of sweet potatoes and Gruyere cheese.

Manila Clam Linguine
Steamed clams tossed with sautéed garlic, butter,
tomatoes and parsley.

Dungeness Crab Salad
Dungeness crab, avocado, grapefruit, romaine and market greens with
fresh basil vinaigrette drizzled with Louie dressing.

Northwest Duet
Alder planked wild Alaska salmon crowned with Oregon bay shrimp
finished with citrus butter.

Desserts
Burnt Cream,
Bailey’s Irish Cream Mousse or ice cream

Happy Hour Menu
3:00-6:00 p.m. daily

Oyster shooters 75 cents

Fried calamari $5

Bucket of Steamed Clams $4.95

Ahi Nachos $4.95

Peel and Eat Prawns 50 cents each

Coconut Prawns $6.95

Kobe Beef Sliders $3 for 3

Salmon Swimmers (sliders) $3 for 3

 

Greg’s Grill
395 SW Powerhouse Dr
Bend, OR 97702-1574
(541) 382-2200

HAPPY HOUR SMALL PLATE MENU
3:00 p.m. to close

2 BURGER SLIDERS $3.95

2 BAHA FISH TACOS $3.95

SWEET POTATO FRIES $4.95

MEDITERRANEAN PLATE WITH HUMMUS $5.95

PRIME RIB QUESADILLA $5.95

SPINCH AND ARTICHOKE DIP $6.45

Barney Prine’s Steakhouse and Saloon
380 N. Main Street
Prineville, OR 97754
541-447-3333

Happy Hour – 4:00-6:00 p.m. Daily

o Roasted Potatoes $2.50

o Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes $3.00

o Whiskey Chicken $3.75

o Bay Shrimp Cocktail $3.75

Money Minder Dinners – any dinner $11.95

All served with veggies and bread

Add cup of soup/dinner salad $2.00

o Sirloin Steak

o Parmesan Chicken

o Chicken Fettuccine

o NW Salmon Fillet

o Pasta Primavera

o Ground Sirloin Steak

We had the Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes just to try it out and see what you would get for $3 – unbelievable. It was enough and then some for dinner!

Diego’s Spirit Kitchen
447 Southwest 6th Street
Redmond, OR 97756-2204
(541) 316-2002

Happy Hour Menu
2:00-5:00 p.m. daily

Chicken Caesar $6.00

Tostada $5.00

Super Meat/Chicken Nachos $5.00

Spring Rolls $5.00

Soup $3.99

Full Salad $6.00

BBQ Shrimp $5.00

2 Tacos – Chicken or Beef $3.00

2 Fish Tacos $6.00

2 Taquitos $5.00

Brickhouse Restaurant
412 Southwest 6th Street
Redmond, OR 97756
(541) 526-1782

Early Dinner Specials $14.95
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Order by 5:30 pm

Dinners include
House Salad, Caesar, or Soup
Fresh veggies and choice of side dish
Warm bread

Dinner Choices

· Wild Alaskan Salmon

· Prime Sirloin Steak

· Chicken Fettuccine

· Carlton Farms Pork Chop

· Tempura Prawns

· Alaskan True Cod Fish & Chips

· Chicken Piccata

· Cajun Pan Fried Oysters

· Scampi

· Tenderloin Stroganoff

HAPPY HOUR APPETIZERS
4:00-6:00 p.m. daily

OYSTER ON THE SHELL $1.50 each

OYSTER SHOOTER $1.00 each

AHI POKE WONTON $2.00 each

CEVICHE COCKTAIL $5

SHRIMP COCKTAIL $5

BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS $5

FRIED MOZZARELLA $5

ZUCCHINI TEMPURA $5

STEAMED CLAMS $5

SPICY MUSSELS $5

ONION RINGS $5

GARLIC FRIES $4

THAI CHICKEN SATAY $5

POTATO SKINS $5

PEPPERED STEAK TIPS $5

Summing It Up

If you are from the Central Oregon area or visit, do check out the 5 places I've highlighted for you - I find their menus refreshing in a down-turned economy and wish more restaurants would follow suit.  Every week it seems we pass another restaurant that has gone out of business or hear of one.  The key to staying in business I think is making something of something rather than nothing of nothing and for the prices that these restaurants are offering people a good deal, I think/I hope they will be around for a while!

Even if you don't live in Central Oregon, check out your own area for bargain menus.  It is worth the experiment to see if there are places and I would wager there are.

Lastly, if you put Central Oregon into your travel plans, don't forget to check out the Painted Hills and Sheep Rock in beautiful Central Oregon.  They are great places to visit.

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    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      I don't know how you stay up that late - I used to but I guess since I have to be in my office ready to actually do my 'real' job at 5:30 a.m., that's probably why! I love happy hour menus especially when they are actually real food and not just appetizers so that's why I gave them the kudos....especially here in Prinetucky (Prineville) the $3.00 meatloaf is insane. It's like a whole dinner for someone my age and saves me from having to cook - because as we all know, I so hate to cook! Everyone needs a day off now and again though....thanks for commenting, Holle!

    • habee profile image

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      These sound great! Now I'm hungry, and it's almost 1 am!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Me, too - thanks for reading!

    • creativeone59 profile image

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Hey thanks Audrey, just reading all the menus got me really hungry. thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59

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