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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 #55 of 584 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
Puyallup, Washington
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I am consistently disappointed in the food here. I only come because my mom likes to eat on the waterfront. I had salmon patties and they were soggy and gooey. My mom had salmon on her salad. The salmon was overcooked and way too seasoned. The beer was warm. I think it's safe to say I won't be coming back.... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

McMenamin's on the Columbia is one of the best places to take your family for a lunch or dinner. The food is great, the view is exceptional and the staff usually quite friendly and accommodating. Families are welcomed, the restaurant is kid friendly. If micro brews, or hand crafted spirits are your thing, you will love McMenimans! From their wide... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

McMenamin's on the Columbia is aways packed and for good reason. The wait usually is no more than ten minutes and you can usually find a seats at the bar. The casual atmosphere is relaxing and the view of the river stretches for ten miles. Inside there are large windows for the winter months but when when the weather warms,... More

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Vancouver, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They advertise the use of organic foods, however, their burgers are the greasiest I have ever had, and their tater tots taste like grease, not taters

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Just as good as Beaches next door. The burgers are great and the environment is cool. Good place for lunch.

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Atlanta
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The view was amazing, and the service is very good. The food was fine for a light lunch, but it's definitely the view (not the food) that draws people in.

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San Jose, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

On a rare sunny day in Vancouver this is a perfect spot to hang out on the river and everyone else thought the same thing. The view is great, the food not so much. With a group ordered two plates of cajun tater tots. One came out hot and crisp, the other as if it had been sitting for 15... More

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Vancouver, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Hamburgers, salads, fries and more. In house wine and beer. Window seating inside, and umbrella tables riverside for watching the sunset over the Columbia River.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

On a warm day sitting outside at one of the tables is tough to beat. Right next to the river so the view is wonderful. Mcmenamis beer is always good, with the staples and rotating beers always something to choose from. The food is mostly barish type food but consistent. As with every other location they have the service can... More

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