CLUB PIONEER HISTORY - ESTABLISHED 1942

The building dates back to WWII, but inside it’s all about the cowboy tradition, logging, great food and making memories with friends and family.

Club Pioneer is more than another restaurant in Prineville – it’s a Prineville Tradition!

Established in 1942, people have been coming to the Club Pioneer for decades. What started as a rough and tumble saloon with a brawl most weekends, Club Pioneer today is a restaurant for any occasion.


Whether just gathering with friends or family or celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and other important milestones in life. The interior celebrates the Central Oregon logging history with live edge juniper doors and woodwork throughout – all cut and milled locally and installed by local craftsmen.

Prints of “old Prineville” are throughout the restaurant and give a sense of history of this establishment.

In the Saloon a painting still hangs with a hole in it. Local legend is that a man came into the Saloon and shot a bow and arrow through the crowd who were dancing (yes, there was dancing back in the day).

The arrow missed hitting any of the guests but ended up in the painting hanging behind the band.

While things are a bit calmer these days, there is still a sense of being in a place where locals love to gather. Even if you’re not a Prine-Villian, our staff will make you feel right at home while you enjoy one of our hand-crafted cowboy cocktails, local craft beer or locally cut steaks from Oregon Beef.

In 2009 Jim Roths came to Club Pioneer. After a couple of years he “fell into the soul” of this community and he and his wife, Donna, purchased the Club Pioneer and another local establishment, Dillon’s Grill.

In 2013 he brought on Troy Stauffer as Executive Chef. Troy, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, is the perfect complement to Jim’s restaurant background. Together they continue making the Club Pioneer a Prineville Tradition.

Our food is straight forward and made from the highest quality ingredients.  Club Pioneer is known for our steaks and for our seafood.  Steaks are cut specifically for Club Pioneer by Oregon Beef.  Our prime rib, offered nightly, is the RR Ranch Prime Rib.  We're open for lunch Monday - Friday opening at 11am.  Dinner is served 7 days a week starting at 4pm.  On Sunday we offer a Sunday Brunch that's become quite popular among our local guests.  Club Pioneer offers reservations (recommended) and can accommodate semi-private parties up to 40 inside the restaurant.  We also offer full-service catering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Chef, Troy Stauffer

 

 

Troy Stauffer brings to Club Pioneer and Prineville over 20 years of experience in the food service industry.  Troy is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.  He has been the
 executive Chef of the Majestic Inn & Spa (Anacortes WA), Troutbeck Inn & Conference Center (Amenia NY), Sous Chef of the Columbia Gorge Hotel (Hood River OR) and most recently, the Executive chef of McMenamins Old St. Francis School (Bend, OR).                                                            

While honoring the past and the traditions of Club Pioneer - great steaks and great seafood, Chef Troy will be introducing fresh, bold new flavors with an emphasis on local ingredients.  Many of his creations give a nod to the classics with an innovative twist that guests at the Club Pioneer will come to expect. 

 

Join us and make yourself part of the tradition called Club Pioneer.  

We hope to see you soon.