Bend, Oregon: Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails
In the eccentric, world-class mountain bike destination of Bend, Oregon, Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails has fought hard and claimed its spot as the best post-ride establishment in town. Even though its weekend hours aren’t the best and it may seem a little fine for the average dirty mountain biker, its southern flair and reportedly amazing service from Yelp reviewers like Maureen S. more than make up the difference.
With the use of farm-fresh ingredients, a customer at Zydeco can be served up with any amazing combination of incredible food ranging from vegetable risotto to shrimp andouille and craw fish jambalaya. Trip Advisor once again verifies that they also supply food for vegetarians, gluten-free patrons, and even vegans. For the more burger-minded people out there (myself included), their juicy cheeseburger is made from Oregon natural beef and is served with a side of crispy fries.
Furthermore, Zydeco supplies bike parking and has take out for those times after long rides when you just want to go home and relax. Despite yelp’s Sheryl B.’s observation of Zydeco’s tendency to be pretty busy, the average post-ride mountain biker is usually graced with a mid-afternoon finish time, so the crowds shouldn’t be too bad. Finally, don’t let the prices fool you. They might be on the higher side, but Zydeco delivers high quality food that’s going to prompt a return visit sooner rather than later.
- Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30am-9:00pm, Friday 11:30am-10:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm
- Vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options
- Location: 919 NW Bond St, Bend, OR
- Website: zydecokitchen.com