Hunter Creek Bar & Grill is a local’s hangout that everyone feels welcome in. Great food, 10 TVs and a beautiful deck overlooking Hunter Creek. There’s also a pool table, Oregon Lottery and Video Poker machines and a card table with Blackjack and Texas Hold Em’ on select nights. No minors permitted.
Busy place with only two staff
We came into the Hunter Creek tavern at about noon, so it was packed. There are few if any individual tables inside and a few on the outdoors patio. Most of the the tables were communal, with bar stools for seating. There were a lot of flies in the restaurant, one was constantly chasing them away. Before I go any further, this place is a bar. It serves alcohol. No children are allowed. No dogs are allowed. I am amazed, at how some people think that because they adore their children or their dogs, they get angry when a business excludes them They take it as a personal insult when it's really state law that children aren't allowed in a bar! There was plenty of seating at the bar, but we chose the table because it was further from the televisions, of which there were several. Fortunately, they weren't blaring. The noise in the place was loud enough. Being that it's a small town, there are 'regulars' who come in apparently every day. I was seated at the end of one of the tables, there were two men at the other end. There were two chairs on either side of the table separating us from them. A man came in and sat right next to me, despite there being a chair available that could have separated us. He was a stranger, who opened a book and began to read. Even though we'd ordered before he arrived, he was served first, so I believe he was a your typical daily 'camper', coming every day and ordering the same thing. What was obnoxious was that after blatantly listening to our conversation, he began interjecting his comments to it! I had to move to the other side of the table. I was creeped out by him, he was too close to me for comfort in these days of Covid. He said, "what, do I smell?" I didn't respond with 'no, you're rude, too nosy and too close." I guess I should have, but I just didn't want to interact with him. People like him purposefully infringe on one's space in order to force you to pay attention to them, they don't care if it's good or bad as long as it's attention. I didn't want to give him anything but room. It was disturbing that he didn't sit next to my husband or the men at the other end of the table. No, he purposefully chose to sit next to the only woman at the table. Me. There seemed to be only two staffers, one doing the cooking and one doing everything else, taking orders, bussing tables, serving food, taking one's credit card. So it took quite a bit of time to be served. The menu was heavily burger centered. Only a few things weren't beef. The food was very good. My husband had the mushroom burger and the fries. The fries were unusual in that they appeared to be shaved, and he exalted over their quality. I ordered the cod and tater tots. The cod was excellent, perfectly deep fat fried (no offer of grilled was offered) but the tots were heavily salted. Portions were very large and the cost was VERY reasonable. I think both of our entrees cost $12 each which is unheard of, these days. Would I go again? Probably not. We were there solely because it was on our way north. And I try to avoid beef and deep fat fried anything, but that's all that was on offer. And I bet that creepy guy is there every day. But the food was worth it.
Taco Tuesday is good. Hunter Creek is a local gathering spot. The atmosphere is fun but the food is just average at best.
Good food and brew
Friendly atmosphere, great burgers and fish n chips. Arch Rock microbrews on tap made the experience all the better. I recommend the porter, it was excellent.
Excellent service and food. I had called in advance for help in choosing a larger order for taking to a family event and was so appreciative of how kind and helpful the “ maker of the wings” was ! You and your staff were the best we will be back on our next trip to Gold Beach !
Don't go if you're hungry.
Go here if you want to drink. The food, aside from being fairly mediocre, took more than an hour to arrive. Look, I get it. Restaurants are having a hard time with staffing in the post-pandemic era. But basic bar food shouldn't take that long.