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McMenamins on the Columbia

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1801 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661-8030
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best bar for gathering in vancouver

I love coming here for their happy hours at late hours. It is cheap and has a great atmosphere. You may talk loud here as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim P
Vancouver, Washington
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Medford, Oregon
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very busy restaurant, particularly when the weather is nice. They do text you when your table is ready, so you are free to stroll along the waterfront. Food is decent. Service okay.

Thank Brad K
Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent river view restaurant; watch the sail boats go by as you enjoy wonderful pub fair foot. (Outdoor seating available during warmer weather). McMenamins brews their beer on site and it is good. Always good food, beer and service.

Thank Henry J
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is great right on the river. The service was ok at best. I had a few of their house beers and a pear cider and a taste of the pear brandy. I had a chicken sandwich for dinner but was mainly there for the location. The drinks were good the food was ok not bad but not great... More 

Thank John B
Vancouver, Washington
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161 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views alone are worth visiting this restaurant. We had the Red wine beef stew and the Steak & frites. The New York steak had a lot of grizzle and fat all around it although what was left was very tasty. The beef stew was really tasty, but also was a mix of tender and tough pieces of beef. For... More 

Thank Frequent D
Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love coming here for their happy hours at late hours. It is cheap and has a great atmosphere. You may talk loud here as well.

Thank Kim P
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

While I adore the McMenamins concepts in their historic locations, their additions as chain restaurants are somewhat lacking. Food is so so as is the service on our visits here. They are always busy with long wait times. I'd much rather driver into Portland and visit one of their other locations.

Thank Tricia P
Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We love to dine at McMenamins on the Columbia river! It's our "go to" place when we have guests from out of town. Always can count on the quality of the food to be excellent and the staff are efficient and personable. IT is a fun atmosphere! Sometimes hard to get into, weekends there is always a wait during the... More 

Thank rosalynm557
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for a few cocktails and a meal while visiting a friend that recently moved to the area. Everything on the menu sounded so good I had a hard time choosing what to eat. Both my appetizer and fish were delicious. I highly recommend this place.

Thank sioux_pilot
Atlanta, Georgia
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333 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I often find myself in this restaurant when I'm driving along I-5. It is only 1-2 minutes off the highway and has good coffee and clean bathrooms. It's one of my favorite quick stops. Better than Starbucks.

Thank Autopiloted
Boston, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Really wonderful location on the river across from Portland. Long wait times (as I've experienced at other McMenamins locations) but the food and beer is good.

Thank abarber

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1801 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661-8030
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: 360-699-1521

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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