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East Wind Drive-In

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395 Wa-Na-Pa St, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
(541) 374-8380
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Huge ice cream cone

We went there as a group of folks some got food, so me got ice cream wow what a deal. Long line moved fast big portions good service only problem not much seating inside or out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
sbeguy
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Hood River, Oregon
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Hood River, Oregon
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We went there as a group of folks some got food, so me got ice cream wow what a deal. Long line moved fast big portions good service only problem not much seating inside or out.

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Vancouver, Washington
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261 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Had to stop to see the location where the movie Wild with Reese Witherspoon ended. Disappointed in the chocolate shake I got. A medium was pretty small, the ice cream was runny and it was loaded with grainy chocolate syrup. At least my husband was with me and together we killed it. Will give the place another shot, but only... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The fellow ahead of me ordered a large cone - I've never seen so much ice cream piled upon one cone, so I ordered mine in a cup and as I sat on a bench enjoying each spoonful I saw the man with the large cone go back to ask for a cup to eat from.

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Thank Jane C
Vancouver, Washington
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I am very sad to say that I have to post an update to my glowing review of one of my favorite and traditional places to go while in the Columbia River Gorge. East Wind has been sold, and customer service has gone with the previous owner and his team. We arrived and found a line, as usual. That is... More 

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1 Thank caroledc2015
San Jose
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

All I wanted was a soft-serve ice cream to share with my husband. Since I was sharing, I got the medium. After seeing the size of that cone, I know understand why everyone got a child size. I think it's a running joke, to see who will order the medium. When I got back to our hotel, the clerk burst... More 

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1 Thank sokanne
Lafayette, Oregon, United States
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Been through a bunch of times, but never have stopped. Let my buddy oder, and he chose the double bacon cheeseburger. Half a pig of bacon on top of 2 burger patties, with a pile of perfectly melted cheese. Perfect greasy style buns. If you are watching your diet, don't even stop by....

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1 Thank Kyle H
Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Great soft service ice cream in a cute, iconic place. The server was really friendly and seemed to want me to pick the best ice cream. Delicious chocolate soft-serve. Order a small cone, because THEY ARE HUGE!

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1 Thank EmilyH30
Beaverton, Oregon
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is a destination restaurant primarily for it's soft-serve ice cream. Yes, that's right. They have what is called a Flavor Burst soft serve cone which is not only delicious but fun to get one for a friend and keep your self phone handy. Start with a medium but if they are a really good friend and enjoy a laugh,... More 

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Helena, MT
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789 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We like these old time burger joints. My friend ordered a burger and it was very average. I ordered a small soft serve cone and it was huge, cannot imagine what a large one would look like But the soft serve was just like any other you would find, nothing special. Don't wait in line for it

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We were looking forward to a treat and drove a ways to get to this place and as soon as we pulled into the parking lot the guy turns on the closed light and flips the closed sign, we were the only ones there! I'd say that this is a poor way to do business!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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