The Wooden Nickel, located at 1610 Pine Street, Silverton, Oregon, has been a popular gathering place in Silverton for over 60 years. In the 1950’s and 1960’s it was known as Ed & Johnny’s. Many current customers can remember their fathers and grandfathers playing cribbage around the horse-shoe shaped bar.
During the 1970’s and 1980’s some remodeling occurred adding room for a dance floor. Live music, shuffleboard and pinball were the craze and The Nickel, as locals called it, was jam-packed on the weekends. In the mid 1980’s the current owner, Glen Damewood, performed there frequently with his bluegrass band. His love of fine food and creative cooking found a natural outlet here and he soon took posession of the establishment and things have never been the same! The Nickel is still the place to go for delicious food at an affordable price, while having a great time of course!
In February of 1998, the Wooden Nickel expanded and opened a second restaurant in the heart of Sublimity, Oregon, located at 108 N Center St. One side of the facility offers family dining in a comfortable atmosphere. The other side is a full service bar complete with Oregon Lottery games. The characteristics of the Silverton Nickel have carried over into the ambiance of the Sublimity Nickel. They both have the same menu and relaxed home town atmosphere that you've all grown to love.
Every Saturday night our Traeger Pellet Grills help us deliver our famous mouth watering Slow Smoked Prime Rib. Both Wooden Nickels offer a 14 oz regular cut, or an 8 oz petite cut. Along with the tradition of offering Prime Rib, the Nickel has been hand-crafting smoked german sausages since 1999. We offer these sausages in a variety of our Wooden Nickel signature dishes like our spicy jambalaya.
If some time has passed since your last visit or you've never been in, we would like to invite you to come in and have a great meal and make a few new friends! From smoking, curing & barbecueing our own meats to baking our own fresh breads, buns & rolls, we take great pride in offering the best food around! Our menu offers a little something for everyone, from our famous Rectangle Hamburgers, St. Louis Style Ribs, Shrimp Yakisoba with Vegetables, Steaks and Jambalaya, to our hand-dipped chicken tenders & juicy Southern Fried Chicken.
If you’re needing a meal in a hurry, the Nickel makes all of its orders “to go”, but if you have time, please come by and sit a spell. We welcome newcomers with great enthusiasm and we appreciate those of you who have been with us from day one. It’s your loyalty that has helped us continually improve upon our growing establishments.