Eat, Drink, Laugh

In Joseph, Oregon

Take a stroll through downtown Joseph and give your senses their own foodie adventure! Big town cuisine, but with a small town atmosphere, you can indulge in a variety of culinary delights.

Our favorite place when we are looking for great burgers and fries… pizza…calzone…or salad (ok we go there a lot). If you  enjoy a friendly pub atmosphere, stop by Embers Brewhouse & Restaurant for great drinks and hearty fare served up in a casual and convivial setting. Family friendly indoors and out – enjoy live music and basking in the summer sun. Try their poutine or the avalanche pizza! Recommended for adult groups, couples and families.


The Dog Spot is our top pick when we are looking for interesting flavors and a quiet setting. Chef Arion and Amy provide a great meal served in a funky and unique setting. Their menu changes on a regular basis, and is filled with a mouthwatering variety of homemade options spanning the globe, including pesto lasagna, Vietnamese Banh Mi, Argentinian beef salad, and kimchi. Chef Arion has opened restaurants on every continent except Antarctica, lending his menu an impressive mix of international flavors with a decidedly Joseph twist.  Ask Amy for her recommendation for wine and she will introduce you to the perfect regional compliment to your meal. Great regional beers on tap too. Recommended for: Adult friend groups and couples interested in a unique menu.


Got a sweet tooth? Then head straight to Arrowhead Chocolates, an artisan chocolatier and coffee shop specializing in mouthwatering truffles, caramels, and one-of-a-kind chocolates. Arrowhead is a two-time winner of the national Good Food Awards for their delicious huckleberry and espresso truffles. In addition, they brew Stumptown Coffee and a variety of fine teas. Recommended for: Anyone who enjoys chocolate, and/or coffee and tea. Really…everybody. 

LaLugana offers a great menu of Mexican deliciousness. Enjoy indoor and outdoor dining and don’t leave without a bottle of their homemade hot sauce. Recommended for: Friends, couples and families.

Great local beer, great burgers in a park-like setting. Family friendly too!

Looking for some kick-back local flavor? Head to the Stubborn Mule for hearty burgers, draft beer and full bar. One side is a bar with full menu service and the other side is a family friendly restaurant. Recommended for everyone, including larger groups.

Another must-do for any visitor to Joseph is a tour of Stein Distillery. Since its opening in 2009, Stein Distillery has been producing some of the finest handcrafted whiskey, bourbon, vodka, and rum in the state.  Take a tour to learn more about the distilling process or simply stop by their tasting some to sample some of their award-winning spirits. Recommended for: Adult friends groups and couples.