20 Best Restaurants in Klamath Falls, OR
This article was written by local contributor Ann Riggs & edited by the Travel Lens team.
Klamath Falls, nestled in the scenic Cascade Range of Southern Oregon, has always been a favorite spot of mine to explore.
Over the years, I've had the pleasure of discovering its diverse culinary scene that seems to perfectly complement the area's natural beauty.
With a mix of classic American eateries, mouthwatering international cuisine, and cozy coffee shops, there's something for every food lover in Klamath Falls.
In this article, I'll share the 20 best restaurants in Klamath Falls, Oregon, all of which have left a lasting impression on my taste buds and are a must-visit for anyone passing through or looking for a memorable meal.
So, buckle up and join me on this culinary journey through Klamath Falls – trust me, your stomach will thank you!
I recently visited Terra Veg in Klamath Falls, and I must say, it was a delightful experience.
The moment I walked in, I felt a warm and friendly vibe.
While waiting for my food, I was treated to pistachios placed on each table under a charming little tandoori-style lid, which was a nice touch.
The salads and wraps were amazing, with a great contrast of pickled onions, savory grilled vegetables, and a salty and creamy hummus or dressing.
The use of spices in their dishes was spot-on, taking the food to another level.
The eatery is near Lake Ewauna and has a lovely patio out back, perfect for enjoying a serene meal.
Although it might get a bit chilly in the winter, the delicious food makes up for it.
Tacos La Fogata
One of the best things about living in this area is having access to Tacos La Fogata, a fantastic food truck dedicated to street-style Mexican cuisine.
It's just a mile away from some popular pizza, chicken wings, and sandwich places, and less than a mile from an ice cream & frozen yogurt spot.
On my last visit, I tried the adobada and al pastor tacos with corn tortillas, which were absolutely delicious!
The meat was perfectly marinated and juicy, and the guacamole sauce on the tacos was a delightful touch.
I also had the carne asada burrito, which was huge!
The al pastor tacos, served with a slice of pineapple and guacamole, were also highly recommended.
Although Tacos La Fogata is an outdoor food truck with tables outside, it would be great to have an actual indoor restaurant for the winter months.
Nevertheless, the quality of the food and the memorable taste of the dishes keep me coming back for more.
Mermaid Garden Cafe
Mermaid Garden Cafe offers various savory wraps, mouthwatering sandwiches, daily soups, and incredible salads.
Whenever I go there, I find it difficult to choose just one dish, so I often opt for their half sandwich and soup combo, which covers all the bases nicely.
The salads are particularly impressive at Mermaid Garden Cafe.
You can pick a base like spinach or mixed greens and then choose five toppings from a long list of options.
The result is a whopping big, tasty salad perfect for lunch and stretching to dinner.
I especially love their creative sandwich options, like the chicken, pear, and goat cheese panini.
Their Reuben sandwich is also a must-try, with the perfect balance of cheese and sauerkraut.
And you can't forget about their Thai chicken soup, which is simply fantastic.
Visiting Somtum Thai in Klamath Falls was indeed an unforgettable experience.
This unassuming food spot at the side of the road may not look like much, but the flavors that came out of their kitchen were nothing short of extraordinary.
The menu offers popular dishes like Pad See Ew, Garlic Prawns, and Fried Tofu Appetizer, all perfectly seasoned and textured.
I couldn't help but rave about how amazing the food tasted, almost as if it was cooked with love and care by my mom or grandma.
The portions were generous, and the prices were more than fair.
I ordered the Pad See Ew with tofu, Garlic Prawns, and Fried Tofu Appetizer.
The Pad See Ew was perfectly seasoned, while the Garlic Prawns were fresh and flavorful.
The Fried Tofu Appetizer was a delightful start to the meal, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Somtum Thai also offers a variety of other dishes, such as Tom Kha, Pad Kra Pow, and Red Curry.
You can customize the spice level to your preference, but be prepared for some heat even at the lowest levels.
The Falls Taphouse
The Falls Taphouse's atmosphere is cozy and inviting, perfect for casual get-togethers and special occasions.
What I love about The Falls Taphouse is the extensive beer menu.
They offer a wide variety of craft beers, with something for everyone – from hoppy IPAs to smooth stouts.
I've discovered some of my all-time favorite brews here, and I'm always excited to see what new selections they have on tap.
The food at The Falls Taphouse is equally impressive.
They have a great selection of comfort food dishes that pair perfectly with their beer offerings.
The pretzel bites with beer cheese are a must-try – they're warm, soft, and perfect for sharing.
I also love their poutine, which features crispy french fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds.
Another highlight is the outdoor patio.
During warmer months, it's the perfect place to enjoy a cold beer and take in the beautiful surroundings.
The Falls Taphouse also hosts various events, such as trivia nights and live music, which adds a fun and lively vibe to the place.
Gathering Grounds Cafe & Roastery
Three weeks ago, I visited Gathering Grounds Cafe & Roastery for my morning coffee and had a fantastic experience.
The relaxed setting with wood-slab tables and outdoor seating was just what I needed to start my day.
The spot is just 3.3 miles away from my place, and it's my go-to coffee shop in Klamath Falls.
I absolutely loved their cold brew and decided to pair it with a bagel sandwich, which was a great choice.
The coffee was well-roasted and had the perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness.
I noticed that they offer various brewing techniques and source single-origin beans, which shows their dedication to providing premium coffee.
The food menu had a decent variety of breakfast items, and I learned that everything is made fresh in the store.
Green Blade Bakery
One of the perks of living in this area is having access to Green Blade Bakery.
It's a bit out of my way, but I make sure to visit it now and then because its baked goods are simply irresistible.
The almond bear claws they offer might be the best ones in Oregon!
The moment I step inside, I'm always greeted by a warm and friendly atmosphere.
On one of my visits, I tried their biscuits - they were soft and buttery, with a light golden brown crust that provided just the right amount of crunch.
I loved them so much that I ended up buying a half dozen to take home with me.
I also appreciate that they offer various treats, like cinnamon rolls, croissants, muffins, and cookies.
I once had one of their cheese danishes; it was the best I've ever had!
Plus, they make lovely loaves of bread, like their baguettes, perfect for sandwiches and dinner parties.
One fine morning, I decided to have breakfast at Keno Grill.
The place has an exciting ambiance, with wall art and numerous photos revealing the history of our little town.
It even has a wall signed by a celebrity, making it a popular spot for locals.
When my breakfast finally arrived, I was delighted with my choice of French Toast.
At $12.95, it was well worth the price as I received three thick pieces of toast, three unique strips of bacon, and perfectly prepared scrambled eggs.
Another memorable dish was the Biscuits & Gravy for $9.
It was my first time trying it, and it was delicious.
The four biscuits smothered in gravy were heavy yet delectable, accompanied by two pieces of link sausage and scrambled eggs.
The food does take a while to arrive, but it's made to order, ensuring quality and freshness.
When I visited Fuong's Kitchen for the first time, I was blown away by the delicious mix of Asian cuisine they offer.
The signature Chinese-style BBQ pork and wonton yakisoba was simply out of this world, especially when ordered spicy to balance the flavors.
I learned that they make their BBQ pork in a unique Cantonese/Vietnamese style, which added an authentic touch to the dish.
Apart from the mouth-watering food, the portion sizes at Fuong's Kitchen are something to write home about.
I also tried their shrimp fried rice, which was huge and cooked to perfection.
The shrimp tasted fresh and not frozen, a refreshing change from other places I've been to.
Thai Orchid Cafe - Main Street
I remember the first time I stepped into Thai Orchid Cafe - Main Street; I was instantly drawn to its modest and unassuming atmosphere.
The place offers traditional Thai favorites like curries and noodle stir-fries, and since my first visit, I have become a regular.
One of the best dishes I've tried here was the Khao Pad Krapow, a spicy fried rice bursting with flavor and amazing texture.
I also enjoyed the Gai Satay appetizer - the taste was phenomenal.
I once decided to try something new and went for the Lao Pho, the Laotian version of Vietnamese phở.
I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was!
Being a vegan, I was pleased to find that the menu offered vegan options like pad kar prow pak with tofu and pad kee maow drunken noodles with tofu and extra veggies.
Basin Martini Bar
One evening, I decided to visit Basin Martini Bar during a layover in Klamath Falls.
The moment I walked in, I was captivated by the cool and colorful ambiance of the place.
As I browsed the menu, I noticed a great variety of dishes to choose from.
I decided to indulge in the chef's soup selection, which was borscht that day.
I opted for the fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp, accompanied by bread and butter.
The pasta was amazing, with generous portions of sauce and shrimp.
To complement my meal, I ordered a seasonal cocktail called "Sweater Weather."
It tasted light but had a great balance of kick versus sweetness.
I couldn't resist finishing all of the sugar on the rim, a perfect treat during a layover.
While I was enjoying my meal, I couldn't help but notice the appetizer menu, which included small entree-sized dishes.
The pork schnitzel caught my eye, as it was not only delicious but also covered in spinach spaetzle.
Chilitos Mexican Grill
The other month, I decided to give Chilitos Mexican Grill a try, and it didn't disappoint!
It's been a while since I had Mexican food that could compare to Chipotle, but this place is definitely on par.
I decided to order a carnitas burrito and was able to choose all my toppings, which made for a delicious and personalized meal.
The atmosphere was clean and inviting, and the service was top-notch.
Chilitos Mexican Grill also has some great deals on their food.
The prices are affordable, and the quality of the ingredients is impressive.
I can't help but support a local business offering such tasty and healthy food options.
Taqueria: Las Morenas
I have been living in Klamath Falls for quite some time now, and I can say without a doubt that Las Morenas Taquerias is my favorite go-to spot for Mexican food.
I eat here (at least) once a week; and in a town with many great taquerias, I truly believe that Las Morenas stands above the rest.
I appreciate that their prices have remained reasonable despite all the grocery inflation, and their portion sizes offer the best bang for your buck!
The quality and taste of their food are simply outstanding.
I have tried various types of meat, and my particular favorites are the carne asada, lengua, and al pastor.
They pack so much flavor in every bite, and I've never had a bite that was gristly or overcooked.
I usually order the three-taco plate, which is a very sizeable meal, but I never forget to ask for pickled carrots and jalapeños as a side.
And to finish the meal, I always indulge in one of their delicious cinnamon cookies that are reminiscent of bizcochitos.
Thai Orchid Cafe - Washburn Way
I had been hearing great things about Thai Orchid Cafe - Washburn Way from friends and family, so I decided to give it a try.
The moment I set foot in the place, I could tell it was going to be a fantastic meal.
The vibe was cozy and welcoming, and it's definitely a spot where you can take the kids without feeling out of place.
Boy, was I in for a treat!
The pad sew ew was hands-down the best I've ever had, and the egg rolls were a delightful addition to my meal.
On another occasion, I tried their green curry noodles, and I can confidently say it was one of the best green curries I've ever had.
The noodles were tender, the pork was cooked to perfection, and the vegetables still had that perfect crunch.
Rodeos Pizza & Saladeria
If you're looking for a unique and delicious pizza experience, look no further than Rodeos Pizza & Saladeria.
This modern, welcoming space is perfect for a night out with friends or family.
What stands out about Rodeos is their commitment to quality and creativity.
All of their pizzas are made with thoughtfully sourced, scratch-made ingredients, including their crust, sauce, and dressings.
They offer a variety of creative pizza combos that you won't find anywhere else, featuring ingredients like brussel sprouts and tomatillos.
There are also plenty of vegetarian options, and you can even build your own pizza if you're feeling adventurous.
As a pizza lover, I can't get enough of their thin, New York-style slices.
The pepperoni slice is outstanding, and their combination of red onion, spinach, sausage, and pepperoni is a must-try.
Besides their mouthwatering pizzas, Rodeos also offers a fantastic beer selection.
They have at least four dozen craft beers to choose from, making it a perfect spot for beer enthusiasts.
North Shore Hawaiian Kitchen
Located conveniently in Klamath Falls, Oregon, North Shore Hawaiian Plate Lunch serves up a true taste of the islands with authentic Hawaiian plate lunch.
The menu is limited but offers popular dishes like Taipin's Teriyaki Chicken, Aunty Sally's Shoyu Chicken, Kalua Pork, and Korean Chicken.
I opted for the teriyaki chicken, which tasted like paradise in my mouth!
I went for the large plate, priced at $14.99, but the portion size was huge, and I definitely feel I got my money's worth.
The plate lunches are served with white sticky rice and your choice of 'Mac' salad or tossed green salad.
I decided to go for the green salad option, which was a nice contrast to the hearty rice and chicken.
I noticed that they also offer catering with an extended menu, which is great to keep in mind for future events.
Girasol Family Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Last weekend, I decided to treat myself to a night out and headed to Girasol Family Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, a popular spot in town known for its authentic Mexican flavors and eye-catching ambiance.
I had heard many good things about this place from friends, and I couldn't wait to try it for myself.
Upon entering, I was greeted by a friendly staff and seated in a cozy corner of the restaurant.
The atmosphere and decor instantly gave me the feel of a traditional Mexican cantina.
I started my evening with their Cadillac Margarita, which was absolutely delicious and as strong as I like it.
The chips, beans, salsa, and queso were also a fantastic addition to my meal.
As I was enjoying my enchiladas, I noticed a couple at the next table sharing a massive pomegranate margarita.
Intrigued, I decided to order one for myself and was pleasantly surprised by its unique flavor and impressive size.
It was definitely a drink meant to be shared, but I couldn't help indulging in the whole thing.
For my main course, I went with the street tacos with carnitas and carne asada.
The meat was juicy and flavorful, especially when paired with the provided sauces.
Wong's Cafe downtown has a relaxed vibe perfect for lunch and dinner.
As a fan of seafood, I couldn't resist trying one of their famous seafood dishes, and I must say, it did not disappoint.
The restaurant's interior is attractive, with unique booths that add to its charm.
One thing I particularly appreciated was being able to see into the kitchen, giving me a sense of transparency and trust in the food I was about to eat.
For starters, I had their hot and sour soup, which was delightfully spicy and had just the right amount of tang.
I also tried their egg roll, which I found to be flavorful and crispy.
For my main course, I ordered a chicken dish with a perfect balance of tender chicken, onions, and peppers.
Although the portions of rice were a bit smaller than I'm used to, the dish was still satisfying and delicious.
One thing that truly stood out at Wong's Cafe was their sweet and sour pork dish.
The pork was crispy, and the sweet and sour sauce was just right.
As a longtime resident, I've had the pleasure of enjoying many meals at Nibbley's Cafe, a relaxed, old-fashioned eatery with a delightful patio seating area.
It's the perfect place for a weekend brunch, complete with their wonderful homemade bread and scrumptious food.
It's also an ideal spot for a casual date or to catch up with friends and family.
Regarding its menu, Nibbley's offers a variety of American fare that caters to different taste buds.
One of my recent visits led me to indulge in their steak sandwich, which was cooked to medium-rare perfection, topped with onion rings and the usual lettuce, tomato, and onion.
Aside from the great food, Nibbley's Cafe is well-known for its lovely ambiance and fantastic dessert bar.
The wide variety of cookies, priced at just $1 each, is a definite crowd-pleaser.
The Klamath Grill
I recently stopped by The Klamath Grill for a late breakfast and was not disappointed.
The bright, welcoming space with orange walls instantly put me in a good mood, and their extensive menu made it hard to choose what I wanted!
I settled for the biscuits and gravy, which took me back to my childhood memories and a side of their highly recommended lobster melt.
The food arrived quickly, hot, and my biscuits and gravy were absolutely delicious.
The lobster melt was also a hit, with generous chunks of buttery lobster nestled between perfectly grilled toast.
Since I was there around lunchtime, I noticed they also offer a wide range of lunch options, like cold sandwiches, hot soups, hot dogs, and burgers.
Wubba's BBQ Shack
I decided to grab a meal at Wubba's BBQ Shack in my neighborhood.
I had heard a lot about their Kansas City-style BBQ from fellow locals and was eager to taste it for myself.
The restaurant's cozy atmosphere and mid-west cowboy theme immediately caught my eye, making me feel right at home.
As I glanced through their extensive menu, I decided to go with their popular brisket, accompanied by sides of green beans with bacon and fried okra.
To my delight, the brisket just melted in my mouth, offering an incredible taste and texture.
The side dishes didn't disappoint either, especially the corn fritters and green beans.
The portions were generous, so I ended up taking some leftovers home to enjoy later.
9 Thai Restaurant
From the moment I stepped in 9 Thai Restaurant, I was welcomed by great service and an inviting atmosphere.
I started off my meal with their Eggrolls and Won ton soup, which I ordered mild spicy.
Both were so flavorful and well-prepared that I couldn't help but be impressed.
For my main course, I opted for the Honey Duck. The skin was crispy, the duck meat was perfectly cooked, and the portion was generous.
The Honey Orange Chicken also caught my eye, and I couldn't resist giving it a try.
The chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, making it a delightful choice.
One dish that truly stood out to me was the Crispy Salmon Pumpkin Curry.
The salmon was lightly breaded and fried, resulting in a crispy exterior with moist and tender salmon on the inside.
The dish was accompanied by a blend of bell peppers, onions, broccoli, basil, and pumpkin, creating a flavorful and hearty curry.
Another must-try at 9 Thai Restaurant is the Lemongrass Chicken Pad Thai.
This was a classic pad Thai dish topped with lemongrass chicken and a generous helping of peanut sauce.
Klamath Falls truly has a diverse and delicious food scene.
I've personally enjoyed many of these restaurants, and I'm always excited to try new dishes or revisit my favorites.
So whether you're a fellow resident or just passing through, make sure to stop by one of these amazing eateries and experience the incredible tastes of Klamath Falls for yourself.
I promise you won't be disappointed!