It’s no secret that the food and wine scene in Southern Oregon is spectacular. Whether you are craving a savory cheese and charcuterie board or melt-in-your-mouth artisan chocolates, the restaurants here have it all. With so many dining options, it can be hard to choose where to eat. Luckily, we’ve pinpointed 10 of the best restaurants in Ashland, Oregon. Afterward, if you are hungry for more, download our free Ashland, Oregon, Vacation Guide. Our carefully crafted guide is full of recommendations on wineries, breweries, cafes, and more!
10 of the Best Restaurants in Ashland, Oregon
1. Alchemy Restaurant & Bar
If you are looking for the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, then Alchemy Restaurant is a top choice. This fine dining restaurant offers New American cuisine in an upscale setting. Aside from an outstanding dinner menu, Alchemy also has a selection of over 200 carefully curated spirits and an award-winning wine program.
View the Alchemy menu.
2. Blue Toba
If you have yet to try Indonesian cuisine, then don’t put it off any longer. Make a trip to Blue Toba! This fabulous restaurant is known for their Indonesian dishes. Only the freshest spices, organic vegetables, and meats are used in their restaurant.
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives featured Blue Toba in September 2018. Their Indonesian candlenut curry received the highest regards from Guy Fieri and is a favorite dish among diners.
View the Blue Toba menu.
3. Hearsay Restaurant, Lounge, & Garden
On a midsummer’s night, Hearsay Restaurant, Lounge, & Garden is one of our favorite places to enjoy craft cocktails in the garden. Their menu is full of delectable New American dishes, such as cheese plates, fresh-caught fish, steak, burgers, and vegetables from the Rogue Valley Farmers Market. In addition, live music is frequently on the calendar. If you have tickets for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival at the Cabaret Theatre, Hearsay is only a three-minute walk away.
Price Range: $$-$$$
View the Hearsay menu.
4. Mix Bakeshop
No list of Ashland’s best restaurants is complete without mentioning where to get dessert! Indulge in artisan chocolates, French pastries, homemade ice cream, and espresso drinks when you visit Mix Bakeshop. If you aren’t sure what order, the lemon meringue tart is one of the most popular menu items. Mix Bakeshop is open from morning until evening.
Price Range: $-$$
Learn more about Mix Bakeshop.
5. Smithfield’s Pub & Pies
For a savory, stick-to-your-ribs meal, head to Smithfield’s Pub & Pies. This English ale house specializes in savory pies, fried chicken, salads, sandwiches, and sweet pies. A great selection of English beers is available in cans and on draft. You’ll also find house cocktails, ciders, and regional wines by the bottle and glass.
View the Smithfield’s menu.
More Great Places to Dine in Ashland
- Agave – Gourmet tacos and tamales.
- Amuse – French-style cuisine prepared with local ingredients.
- Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine – New American farm-to-table fare.
- Greenleaf Restaurant – Vegetarian and vegan fare prepared with local ingredients.
- Peerless Restaurant & Bar – Pacific Northwest fare and craft cocktails.
Get a Taste of Southern Oregon at Country Willows B&B Inn
After a day of exploring Southern Oregon’s restaurant scene, continue your night at Country Willows B&B Inn. Relax and take a swim in our luxurious heated pool, explore our hiking trails, or relax on your private patio as the sun sets over Ashland. In the morning, you can look forward to continuing your fine-dining excursions with a complimentary, gourmet breakfast in our inn’s dining room. When you are ready to plan your culinary escape, check our availability and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at Country Willows B&B Inn!
After dinner at one of the best restaurants in Ashland, grab dessert at a local bakery. Read our blog on Ashland bakeries to learn more!