Ashland's oldest restaurant and first public cocktail lounge

Omar’s History

In 1946 Omer and Hazel Hill personally constructed Omar’s Streak & Chicken House on the former Berkeley Hot Springs site, finding numerous mastodon bones during the excavation process. The top caliber experience Omar had gained working with the Harvey railroad houses, the Brown Derby and Savoy Hotel in Hollywood soon established Omar’s as one of the premier dining spots in Southern Oregon.

The world has seen considerable changes since Omar’s has flipped it’s first burger. From the evolution of television, to a man walking on the moon, to the ubiquitous cell phone and automobiles that talk to you.

Omar’s has gone through it’s share of transitions too. The past seven decades have seen a variety of owners and partnerships manage this popular little roadhouse. While ownership styles may have different, one common thread has been shares between all- a dedication to provide patrons with a comfortable atmosphere, friendly service and consistently great food and drink at a reasonable price.

Isn’t it nice to know some things don’t change