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The Glass Onion

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American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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604 S. Columbus Ave, Goldendale, WA 98620-9257
509-773-4928
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Our food is prepared from scratch by Chef and owner Matt McGowan with...
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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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Big City Restaurant in small town

The food is always fresh, locally sourced, and the service is prompt and friendly. Having moved to Goldendale from Portland, Oregon I was happy to find a restaurant that served food that is as good as you can find anywhere. Situated in a converted house the setting is intimate and the walls covered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
fishhag
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Goldendale, Washington
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Goldendale, Washington
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is always fresh, locally sourced, and the service is prompt and friendly. Having moved to Goldendale from Portland, Oregon I was happy to find a restaurant that served food that is as good as you can find anywhere. Situated in a converted house the setting is intimate and the walls covered with rotating local art works. The chef/owner... More 

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Marlborough, New Hampshire, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 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
8 reviews 8 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
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Yakima,WA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 604 S. Columbus Ave, Goldendale, WA 98620-9257
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Goldendale
  • Phone Number: 509-773-4928

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating

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!
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?