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395 Wa-Na-Pa St, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
(541) 374-8380
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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
In 2015, stepping back to 1956

We were heading out to Eastern Oregon and decided to stop here for lunch. Wow, what a pleasant surprise, a Burger that tastes like a burger, a terrific milkshake using real ice cream and very generous soft ice cream cones. Folks were lined up and in conversations told me how they take a drive out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Jeffrey B
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Creswell, Oregon
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Canby, Oregon
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is the most awesome place in this city to go. They have the BEST ice cream cones anywhere. A must go to place for anyone.

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The dalles, oregon
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I've been going to this place as long as I can remember! I always get a small swirl cone... "Small".. Prepare yourself if you order a small cone, it is not small! Shakes and onion rings are also very yummy! There is always a line, just be patient. It's worth the wait! Everything they have is yummy. Those are just... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This drive-in is well know for their burgers and ice cream. There is a reason for that.they are good. However that is the only good thing about this place. The problems: 1) the service is HORRIBLE! The staff has NO comprehension of fast or friendly service. We waited in line for about 20 minutes for ice cream cones. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Oh my, you can get your med ice cream cone here for only $3.25 and it ia about 12 inches high! It took me till Troutdale to lick it all with out a single drip!

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Creswell, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were heading out to Eastern Oregon and decided to stop here for lunch. Wow, what a pleasant surprise, a Burger that tastes like a burger, a terrific milkshake using real ice cream and very generous soft ice cream cones. Folks were lined up and in conversations told me how they take a drive out here, just for the ice... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We stayed in Cascade Locks for one night on the way home from the coast. Everytime we drove passed this little resturant the line was so long it wrapped around the building. So we thought, man, they must have something good there! So on our was out of town we stopped in for some ice cream. We waited for 30... More 

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Wasco, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you're looking for a good burger and/or shake - this is the place to go in Cascade Locks. The burgers aren't anything fancy but they are good and well priced. (A hamburger which includes lettuce and tomato is about $4). One thing I did find unusual is that there weren't any pickles on the burgers. Anyway, we've also had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I yearned out the window each time we drove past the East Wind Drive In's neon sign of a penguin and soft serve cone. Finally went there on my last night in the Gorge area, and was not disappointed. Generous serving of thick, creamy, delicious soft serve as I haven't had it in years. A highlight of my trip, actually.... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We stopped here after a day of hiking to have a soft serve ice cream cone. It was definitely worth the wait in line at this very busy drive in.. Delicious just like my friend said it would be. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

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Glenolden, Pa.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My kids actually complained that they give too much ice cream, haha! The value is great, the lines can be long, the place could be a little cleaner. While we were waiting on our ice cream I watched all of the employees slide constantly on the floor, I felt bad for them.

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  • Address: 395 Wa-Na-Pa St, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Cascade Locks
  • Phone Number: (541) 374-8380

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