American Dream Pizza

★★★★☆
  • 214 SW 2nd St

    Corvallis, OR 97333

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  • 541-753-7373

About American Dream Pizza

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Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

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The following is a letter I wrote to the owner of American Dream in regards to an experience I had at the Crowbar.

A couple of friends and I had just finished our midterms earlier that day, and decided to celebrate with a beer and some pizza. We chose to go to the crowbar because we love your pizza, but had yet to see the bar.
Upon arriving around 11:30 PM, we saw an employee (who also happens to be a friend) doing some chores in the parking lot. After talking for a few minutes, I asked him if the store was still open and if we could still order. He said it was obviously fine, but told us we should order whole pizza and not slices. It's acceptable for him to tell us this because we are friends, but it strongly reflects the attitude of the bartender that I am about to speak of, and ties into the rest of my story.
Entering the bar we immediately moved to the counter and asked the bartender if they had any deals going on. He listed them, and the dialogue went like this:
Me: "Do you have the pint and slice deal going on right now?"
*My friend nudges me
Me: "Oh yeah, never mind, we're not getting any slices"
Bartender: "How about you sit the f*** down and order, or get the f*** out of here."

Our jaws dropped to the floor. The customers sitting at the bar all became silent. I was absolutely dumbfounded.
Me: "Did I say something wrong?"
Bartender: "You heard me. Either order or get your a** down to the Peacock were you f****** belong."
The rest of the conversation is a bit of a blur to me because I was so shocked. It basically consisted of me trying to ask what it was that I did wrong and the bartender, rather than just replying, swearing at me belligerently. In utter disbelief, we left. Without a hint of rebuke, we simply told him we were leaving and got out of there.
I realize that dealing with drunk and obnoxious customers all night must be degrading, however, we were neither of these traits yet treated as though we were both. I'm generally not one to complain, and most would say I'm very easy to get along with, but this was by far the single worst experience I have ever had in a restaurant in my life. I was treated like absolute dirt. Needless to say, we followed the bartender's instructions and walked down the road to the Peacock. I still have no idea what the "Peacock crowd" is that he so thoughtfully stereotyped me into, but we spent the rest of the night there and the bartenders were happy to have us. In fact, they listened to my story and gave me some free food because of it. They were tipped well.
Today I drove back over to American Dream and went inside to talk to a manager about the incident. He seemed as shocked as I did and took me back to speak with the bartending manager. Little did either of us know, the bartending manager was the man who treated my friends and I so rudely. I told him I didn't appreciate how he treated me, and once again attempted to settle it in a civil manner. Apparently "civil" isn't a part of his vocabulary. In front of the other manager and several customers, he told me that I have a "punk-a** attitude" and he's tired of it. He accused me of having this attitude three times: Once when I walked in the door, again when he asked for our I.D.'s, and the third time when we asked about any deals. I'm going to address each of these:
1) He was not even near the door when we came in.
2) I look very young. Because of this I am used to being carded. I would never mouth off or act sour about having to pull out my ID. A bartender would be an idiot not to card me. I wasn't paying attention at first when he asked to see our I.D.'s and mumbled, "What? Oh, he wants to see our I.D.'s?" I am guessing he heard me wrong here.
3) As I had mentioned previously, I forgot that we decided not to order slices for the sake of our friend. Somehow the bartender found this offensive.
I told him that regardless of what he thought I said, he handled the situation wrongly. He justified this by saying, "Well I'm the manager and that's just how it is."
In conclusion it is my belief that this entire episode happened entirely due to a chain of unfortunate misunderstandings. Misunderstandings happen sometimes and that's ok. What I am so upset about is how the bartender handled these misunderstandings. Swearing loudly at a customer in front of other customers, continuing this habit the next day, and refusing to admit that it was a misunderstanding are all extremely childish and unprofessional acts that are not morally acceptable, especially coming from restaurant staff.

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The following is a letter I wrote to the owner of American Dream in regards to an experience I had at the Crowbar.

A couple of friends and I had just finished our midterms earlier that day, and decided to celebrate with a beer and some pizza. We chose to go to the crowbar because we love your pizza, but had yet to see the bar.
Upon arriving around 11:30 PM, we saw an employee (who also happens to be a friend) doing some chores in the parking lot. After talking for a few minutes, I asked him if the store was still open and if we could still order. He said it was obviously fine, but told us we should order whole pizza and not slices. It's acceptable for him to tell us this because we are friends, but it strongly reflects the attitude of the bartender that I am about to speak of, and ties into the rest of my story.
Entering the bar we immediately moved to the counter and asked the bartender if they had any deals going on. He listed them, and the dialogue went like this:
Me: "Do you have the pint and slice deal going on right now?"
*My friend nudges me
Me: "Oh yeah, never mind, we're not getting any slices"
Bartender: "How about you sit the f*** down and order, or get the f*** out of here."

Our jaws dropped to the floor. The customers sitting at the bar all became silent. I was absolutely dumbfounded.
Me: "Did I say something wrong?"
Bartender: "You heard me. Either order or get your a** down to the Peacock were you f****** belong."
The rest of the conversation is a bit of a blur to me because I was so shocked. It basically consisted of me trying to ask what it was that I did wrong and the bartender, rather than just replying, swearing at me belligerently. In utter disbelief, we left. Without a hint of rebuke, we simply told him we were leaving and got out of there.
I realize that dealing with drunk and obnoxious customers all night must be degrading, however, we were neither of these traits yet treated as though we were both. I'm generally not one to complain, and most would say I'm very easy to get along with, but this was by far the single worst experience I have ever had in a restaurant in my life. I was treated like absolute dirt. Needless to say, we followed the bartender's instructions and walked down the road to the Peacock. I still have no idea what the "Peacock crowd" is that he so thoughtfully stereotyped me into, but we spent the rest of the night there and the bartenders were happy to have us. In fact, they listened to my story and gave me some free food because of it. They were tipped well.
Today I drove back over to American Dream and went inside to talk to a manager about the incident. He seemed as shocked as I did and took me back to speak with the bartending manager. Little did either of us know, the bartending manager was the man who treated my friends and I so rudely. I told him I didn't appreciate how he treated me, and once again attempted to settle it in a civil manner. Apparently "civil" isn't a part of his vocabulary. In front of the other manager and several customers, he told me that I have a "punk-a** attitude" and he's tired of it. He accused me of having this attitude three times: Once when I walked in the door, again when he asked for our I.D.'s, and the third time when we asked about any deals. I'm going to address each of these:
1) He was not even near the door when we came in.
2) I look very young. Because of this I am used to being carded. I would never mouth off or act sour about having to pull out my ID. A bartender would be an idiot not to card me. I wasn't paying attention at first when he asked to see our I.D.'s and mumbled, "What? Oh, he wants to see our I.D.'s?" I am guessing he heard me wrong here.
3) As I had mentioned previously, I forgot that we decided not to order slices for the sake of our friend. Somehow the bartender found this offensive.
I told him that regardless of what he thought I said, he handled the situation wrongly. He justified this by saying, "Well I'm the manager and that's just how it is."
In conclusion it is my belief that this entire episode happened entirely due to a chain of unfortunate misunderstandings. Misunderstandings happen sometimes and that's ok. What I am so upset about is how the bartender handled these misunderstandings. Swearing loudly at a customer in front of other customers, continuing this habit the next day, and refusing to admit that it was a misunderstanding are all extremely childish and unprofessional acts that are not morally acceptable, especially coming from restaurant staff.

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I really enjoy their pizza, and we've always had timely service. Kid-friendly; also has a bar. My only complaint is that the space is too loud and echo-y, but the quality of the food makes up for it.

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I really enjoy their pizza, and we've always had timely service. Kid-friendly; also has a bar. My only complaint is that the space is too loud and echo-y, but the quality of the food makes up for it.

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My favorite lunch at American Dream is a salad, breadstick, and a chocolate chip cookie. Fills me up for the whole day. I love the Dream!

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My favorite lunch at American Dream is a salad, breadstick, and a chocolate chip cookie. Fills me up for the whole day. I love the Dream!

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I am not a pizza fan but no one can turn down the creative combinations this joint creates. They have a wide variety of toppings that other pizza places do not have. They also are very creative in the fact that all of their artwork was created by customers. This is defiantly a place one must visit if they are in Corvallis.

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★★★★☆

I am not a pizza fan but no one can turn down the creative combinations this joint creates. They have a wide variety of toppings that other pizza places do not have. They also are very creative in the fact that all of their artwork was created by customers. This is defiantly a place one must visit if they are in Corvallis.

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American Dream pizza is really good! They usually have a ton of people there but still manage to get you your food. It is not the cheapest place but it is not extreamly expensive either. Great place to take the family you wont regret going here!

5
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American Dream pizza is really good! They usually have a ton of people there but still manage to get you your food. It is not the cheapest place but it is not extreamly expensive either. Great place to take the family you wont regret going here!

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They have great pizza and they'll deliver! They have interesting combinations that you wouldn't consider but are great! The Bob Marley is really good! You can't go wrong with American Dream!

PROS: Great pizza!
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They have great pizza and they'll deliver! They have interesting combinations that you wouldn't consider but are great! The Bob Marley is really good! You can't go wrong with American Dream!

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