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The Glass Onion

604 S. Columbus Ave, Goldendale, WA 98620-9257
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Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Goldendale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $25
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Our food is prepared from scratch by Chef and owner Matt McGowan with fresh local ingredients. We have fresh seafood, brick oven pizza, hickory smoked barbecue and also vegetarian cuisine. The beer and wine list features wineries located here in the Columbia River Gorge and microbrews on tap. We are available for private parties, catering and also feature special events such as wine dinners and artist receptions hosted by local photographer and owner, Maren McGowan. We offer fine dining in a casual and comfortable environment. Come visit us today!
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Marlborough, New Hampshire, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My sister remembered having been to a great restaurant in Goldendale and with the help of the internet we found it again. It was hard to decide because everything on the menu was tempting, I ended up choosing several appetizers and a cup of soup and I was delighted with my choices. The portions were so generous that I took... More 

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Goldendale Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food is always good. Prices are reasonable for the quality. Always get good service. Try the ribs if you get there on a night they do them. Had a friend who said it was too expensive but I thought it was fairly priced.

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Yakima, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Went for a motorcycle ride and intentionally headed to the Glass Onion because of trip advisor reviews. Exceeded the reviews! The pastrami sandwich was excellent, the bread was fresh and amazing. The Sicilian rice cakes were fabulous. We shared the Sicilian doughnuts for desert. They were so yummy I would have binge eaten 100! The presentations were beautiful and the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place is a find! We came upon it at the end of a two-week road trip during which we had some really good meals. The Glass Onion, in a highly unlikely spot, beat them all. We were camping at Maryhill State Park on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge on our way home to Boise and, frankly, weren't... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

So here we are tent camping in eastern Washington looking for a real meal. Trip Advisor reviewers suggest the Glass Onion in Goldendale, Washington. Driving into town we were skeptical. The restaurant is situated in an old house with limited parking. Charming. The staff was friendly, helpful and courteous despite our primitive appearance. The food was extraordinary! If you are... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A surprise find. The food was outstanding, one of the best meals I have had. Quite good wine list. Glad we stumbled upon this gem.

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Steilacoom, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Like many previous reviewers, we were delightfully surprised to find a restaurant like this in small-town Goldendale, WA. We were traveling through after a visit to Central Oregon. We decided to stay overnight and visit the Maryhill Museum which is nearby. We were so glad we did! The Glass Onion is a foodie heaven! Local, creative food served in a... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Last spring had wanted to try St. John's Bakery for lunch, but it was Good Friday and was closed. We planned our trip from Yakima to Hood River so we'd be there at lunchtime. Thus being hungry we drove into Goldendale and was just leaving town when we spotted The Glass Onion in an old house. Wow, what a surprise!... More 

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Walla Walla, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My friend and I were pleasantly surprised by this little hole-in-the-wall, when we went to Goldendale to visit the Observatory. The wait-staff was sensitive and helpful in accommodating my food-allergies (they made me a butter-free shrimp pil-pil which was fantastic), and the cheese-peach appetizer was a surprise and a pleasure. My friend's steak was a little overdone, but overall, we... More 

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The Dalles, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Started with the Grilled Peaches, Fresh Ricotta Cheese, Honey & Arugula. It was sublime. The luscious nectar of the charred peaches mixed with the creaminess of fresh ricotta, the sweetness of the honey and the slightly bitter arugula just danced all over my palate! The Arancini were excellent, slightly crisp on the exterior and creamily gooey inside with the rice... More 

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Additional Information about The Glass Onion

Address: 604 S. Columbus Ave, Goldendale, WA 98620-9257
Phone Number: 509-773-4928
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Goldendale
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Contemporary

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