Embrace the Warmth of Home Cooking in This Small Town Oregon Restaurant

by | Feb 10, 2024 | Eastern Oregon, Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurants, Travel

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Nestled in the heart of Pendleton, Oregon, Rooster's Country Kitchen isn't just a restaurant; it's a warm embrace from the Code family and their dedicated staff, eager to make your dining experience unforgettable. Since 1996, this gem has carved out a special place in the local culinary landscape, becoming synonymous with home-cooked meals that carry a taste of tradition and a dash of homemade love.

Roosters Country Kitchen In Pendleton, Oregon

A woman makes breakfast foods in the kitchen. There are hash browns, French toast, and eggs being made.
Photo by Roosters Country Kitchen via Google Local.

Pendleton is a vibrant tapestry of history and culture. With roots stretching back to 1851, when it was just a trading post, Pendleton has grown into a city rich in heritage and community spirit. The annual Pendleton Whiskey And Music Festival and Pendleton Round-up are just two of the many reasons to visit. Whether you're in Pendleton to explore all there is to do, or are just passing through, Rooster's Country Kitchen is waiting to serve you a hot, home cooked meal made with love and bursting with flavor.

A delicious looking sandwich with a toasted bun, and meat. There are French fries and ketchup next to it. The food is on a plate with a red and white checkered food wrapper.
Photo by Josh Hill via Google Local.

At Rooster's, the belief is simple yet profound: great meals start with the finest ingredients. This means fresh hand-rolled noodles for their signature Rooster Noodle soup and meticulously roasted tomatoes and peppers for salsa that will dance across your taste buds. Rooster's is all about refusing to overlook the small details that elevate food from merely good to memorable.

Breakfast At Roosters

The corn field French toast on a dark blue plate with an even brighter blue plate filled with food in the background.
Corn Field French Toast. Photo by Zermin A. via Yelp.

Morning risers are in for a treat with offerings like the Spinach & Mushroom Omelet: a garden in every bite with fresh spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and Swiss cheese, customizable with an added meaty punch for those craving extra protein. The Barnyard Omelet is a carnivore's delight, brimming with ham, bacon, sausage, and more, enveloped in melted cheddar and jack cheese. For a taste of the southwest, the Vera Cruz Omelet brings a delicious heat with smoky jalapeño bacon and a fresh avocado and house-made salsa topping that's sure to wake up all your senses.

The Vera Cruz Omelet. It's on a red plate with a yellow cup and a blue plate in the background. The dishes the food is on are colorful and cute.
Vera Cruz Omelet. Photo by Rooster's Restaurant via Yelp.

But breakfast at Rooster's is more than just omelets. Indulge in the Corn Field French Toast, where thick slices of bread take a dive in egg batter and cornflake crumbs, or the Bacon Waffle, where every bite is a bacon-filled surprise. The hand crafted Chicken Fried Steak is also a must try.

Veggie lovers will love the Veggie Benedict, which provides a guilt-free yet indulgent start to the day. Meanwhile, the Biscuits & Gravy Combo and The Ultimate Rooster are perfect for anyone looking to tackle their hunger head-on.

Hearty Meals That Go Big On Flavor - Lunch At Roosters

Homemade chicken noodle soup in a big red mug. Toast and a salad are next to it on a plate.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. Photo by Lisa T. via Yelp.

Rooster's doesn't stop at breakfast. Lunch and dinner are an adventure with options like the Hot Pot Roast Sandwich, a comfort food classic, or the Monte Cristo, a sophisticated twist on the traditional sandwich. The Jalapeño Bacon Burger is a fiery delight for the brave, while pasta lovers can revel in the Smoked Chicken Penne or the Steak Stroganoff, each dish boasting noodles that are handcrafted and tossed to perfection.

A delicious looking burger with a metal basket of fries.
Photo by Gina S. via Yelp.

Rooster's Country Kitchen is more than a place to eat; it's a destination where every meal is an experience, crafted with care, served with a smile, and bound to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

A turkey bacon club croissant sandwich with a metal basket of French fries. There is also a red plastic cup of crayons sitting on the table.
Turkey Bacon Club Croissant. Photo by Maryanne M. via Yelp.

It's a culinary haven where the Code family's passion for food and dedication to quality shines through every dish, making it a cherished tradition in Pendleton's dining scene.

Rooster's Country Kitchen Information

A delicious looking plate of food.
Photo by Aaron Kesseler via Google Local.
  • Location: 1515 County 1303 Rd, in Pendleton, Oregon. The driveway leading into the parking lot is on SW Perkin's Ave.
  • Hours: 7 AM - 8 PM seven days a week.
  • Get more information at the official Rooster's Country Kitchen website.
Fresh fettucuin noodles.
Photo by Byron Watson via Google Local.

Want to learn more about Pendleton, where to stay and all the fun things to do in the area? Check out our Guide To Pendleton, Oregon.

Roosters Country Kitchen stands as a shining example of local businesses that we love in Oregon. If you’ve got a favorite spot or business in mind, don’t hesitate to nominate them—they might just be highlighted in an upcoming feature for That Oregon Life. Be sure to stay connected with That Oregon Life on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on the most remarkable destinations, attractions, and happenings in the Beaver State.

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Written By Jessica Tomlinson

Jessica Tomlinson is a native Oregonian currently living in Southern Oregon. She has been blogging since 2006. She loves nature, photography, hiking, camping, and exploring Oregon's wilds.

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