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McMenamins on the Columbia

1801 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661-8030
360-699-1521
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Ranked #59 of 590 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Salem, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The view was really great, all kinds of boats on the river to watch, big jets coming and going to/ from Portland airport across the river (without the noise). The service people were friendly and helpful in explaining the menus and drink choices.

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Sellwood86
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Can't go wrong with a McMenamins! Great food and service. Go during nice weather and sit outside next to the river. Typical sandwich and burger menu, with outstanding fries!

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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We sat outside and felt the service was not as good, even though the waitress was very nice. We were there during happy hour but weren't asked if we wanted another round (very odd for a pub)... Our food took a very long time getting prepared, but no explanation was given as to why. Another waitress brought most of the... More

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Sorrento, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Having seen the name McMenamins attached to many different concepts, we thought it would be a safe bet, and with it being on the water, how could we go wrong. Well, while it wasn't wrong, it wasn't great. The patio seating was in serious disarray, with quite a bit of litter on the ground. We had a short wait to... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We ate at McMenamins on the Columbia River for the last , eal of our vacation before going to the Portland Airport. Everyone of us had a hamburger or sandwich and a cup of soup or chowder. The reuben sandwiches were very good, all ingredients in the right amounts and easy to eat. The men in our party all had... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A wonderful place near the end of the walking trail. We go there at least once a week when we are visiting Vancouver. It's a nice place to meet friends and family for a drink and appetizers and the river view is simply awesome. Nice friendly staff. The brothers make awesome beer.

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Portland, Oregon
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My hubby and I visited McMenamins on the Columbia for Sunday lunch. The drinks were refreshing, the view as amazing..the food...uhm, just ok. We ordered salmon cakes and a cup of clam chowder to start. The salmon cakes were honestly, just ok..the clam chowder was lackluster at best...we added tabasco, lots of salt and cracked pepper and I felt like... More

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Travelicious55
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Good and quick service, nice outside deck area, strong cocktails! Great Fish Tacos! Great view of the Columbia River. Went to Saltys in Portland a few days prior, would rather come here, for the price a much better value.

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Tigard, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We enjoyed a nice lunch and beer while watching numerous planes fly over. The outdoor seating is nice as there are river views.

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Puyallup, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautiful breezy day, delicious meal outside overlooking the water. I asked for a burger wrapped in lettuce rather than a bun and they delivered. I love good beef, and this was the best I HAVE EVER eaten. Great service!

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