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McMenamins on the Columbia

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1801 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661-8030
360-699-1521
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great spot on the river

If you haven't visited a McMenamins before, then you definitely should make your first visit to the Columbia River location. The views are beautiful and the food is good. Staples are the Cajun Tots and the Ruby Ale.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Jerry K
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Vancouver, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you haven't visited a McMenamins before, then you definitely should make your first visit to the Columbia River location. The views are beautiful and the food is good. Staples are the Cajun Tots and the Ruby Ale.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Today we went here for lunch and we were greated and sat by the hostess. We then waited for a waiter for approximately 20 minutes. Several people arrived and were sat to either side of us who were promptly given water and their order taken. Still we had not been served at all. We then left and ate at the... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

McMenamins are every in this area, but this one being on the Columbia River is particularly nice. Outdoor seating almost yearend. Food is usually good, service is sometimes slow, because of full house. Waiting times on particularly nice days.

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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Arrived for a hot happy hour in August. Eventually snagged an outdoor waterfront table. Good beer and fish and chips. Fairly pirced and the best spot for views of the Columbia

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were looking for lunch with a view and this does not disappoint. Nice to see the river traffic while seated on the patio. Decent variety of menu options. I had the Reuben which probably was one of the better ones I've had. What made it stand out for me was what another reviewed disliked; the sauce. Had a kick... More 

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Zama, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The outdoor area is wonderful. The service was adequate. The waitress let us pick our six flavors of beer for the flight which was nice. I've always loved the McMenamins humus plate. Skip the tuna sandwich. Way too watery. Nothing special about it. Big disappointment.

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Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Love McMenamins on the Columbia. Great views of the river and river traffic. Wide variety of entrees. Love that McMenamins allows Happy Hour seating on the patio.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We usually always love the Mc restaurants and sometimes frequent the Columbia river place for the view and ambiance, but last night was a big disappointment for the first time. It started out with a late stop and dinner after the movies around ten. They serve dinner until midnight. We were seated on the patio like we requested. However one... More 

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OKC, OK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

GREAT Location right on the river. Food was good, beer was better, pretty fast seating outside on a Saturday night at 5:30. Service was excellent, and did I mention the view is incredible? I'd definitely go back!

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Ardmore, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went just for drinks. I thought the beer was somewhat lacking. It was very interesting watching the staff from our seats at the bar. There wasn't a lot of room behind the bar and the staff had to dance around each other. However, all the staff were friendly, worked well together and seemed to enjoy their work.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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