Recently, I found myself making yet another return visit to Bend, Oregon.
Bend is a small vacation community in Central Oregon that sits right at the edge of the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Bend’s location gives it its two biggest strengths, scenery and recreational opportunities. While going to Bend to see or experience either of those is a great idea, don’t forget to experience the city of Bend itself too.
Bend features some great eating establishments, and as we all know, a good place to eat can make any destination that much better.
We finally got to try out one of the most recommended places in Bend, a place we’d been pointed towards the last time we were in town but didn’t have time for, the McKay Cottage Restaurant.
Upon walking in, my first though was how could we have not made time for this place last time we were in town? The atmosphere is awesome with its detailed woodwork and welcoming decor. The service was top notch as well with every single employee we encountered being very friendly. We had the option of eating inside or outside that day. We chose outdoors to experience that awesome Bend weather.
Having shown up for lunch, and being in the mood for some beef, I decided to go with the McKay Burger. I mean, if you’re proud enough of your burger to put your restaurant’s name right in the name of it, it should be good, right?
It was outstanding. It was a generous petty with plenty of fixin’s on it, including perfectly melted cheddar cheese. The minute it was delivered to the table I knew just from the smell alone that it was going to be good. Others at our table had the Three Sisters Club Sandwich and a classic Monte Cristo sandwich. Everyone left happy, not only with the taste, but with the noticeable high level of quality ingredients too.
I think I definitely have a new favorite eating spot in Bend. Next time we’re in town we’re going to do our best to hit the McKay Cottage Restaurant. Maybe for breakfast then… I can almost taste it.