This Remote Oregon Tavern is Known for Their Mouthwatering Chicken

by | Jul 11, 2019 | Central Oregon, Featured, Food & Drink, News, Travel

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How on Earth did I not know about this place until recently? If you are headed to Central Oregon, there's a little local favorite known as Manley's Tavern where the mouthwatering chicken is a favorite with locals and campers alike, and absolutely worth dropping in for.

Manley's Tavern is one of our new favorite stops

On a recent camping trip to an RV Park near Crescent Lake, the anticipation built up as my girlfriend, alongside my father and his wife reminded me more than once how just how great their broasted chicken is. And they were absolutely right, I can't recall the last time I had chicken this good eating out anywhere in Oregon. It's also worth noting this spot isn't too far from Crater Lake if you happen to be headed that way.

For $12.50 you will get half a chicken. To feed 4 adults and 2 children, we went with about 4 orders. The chicken was tender, juicy, and full of flavor.

Image courtesy of Echo Alexzander

The chicken is served with sliced potatoes, also known as "Jo-jos". The potatoes are tender and crispy and will come served with ketchup, hot mustard, and ranch dressing. Oh, and if you love spicy food like me, make sure and try their jalapeno ranch as well, which I found out about when asking for fry sauce!

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And Manley's offers more than just chicken if you are feeling like trying something different. Manley’s also does fried mushrooms, fish, steak basket, chili dogs and more.

manleys chicken menu

While we patiently waited, we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and had a couple of drinks at the bar. The wait wasn't long and everything about this place made me feel at home.

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A more lively night at Manley's (courtesy of their official Facebook page)

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Photo by jar [o] (1859 Oregon Magazine)

You'll find this A-frame log cabin off the side of Highway 58, about 80 miles southeast of Eugene. The tavern, which has a full bar, welcomes all and on any given day and offers large booths that will easily fit around six people. Make sure and bring cash, as they do not accept plastic. If you don't have cash, there is an ATM available at the pub to grab some.

Contact info and address:

20005 Hwy. 58, Crescent Lake Junction.
Crescent, Oregon
Call (541) 433-9637

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Written By Tyler James

Tyler James, founder of That Oregon Life, is a true Oregon native whose love for his state runs deep. Since the inception of the blog in 2013, his unbridled passion for outdoor adventures and the natural beauty of Oregon has been the cornerstone of his work. As a father to two beautiful children, Tyler is always in pursuit of new experiences to enrich his family’s life. He curates content that not only reflects his adventures but also encourages others to set out and create precious memories in the majestic landscapes of Oregon. Tyler's vision and guidance are integral to his role as publisher and editor, shaping the blog into a source of inspiration for exploring the wonders of Oregon.

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