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McMenamins on the Columbia

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American, Hamburgers
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Desserts

If you're like me and my wife, we like going out every once and a while for a yummy dessert after dinner at home. I recommend trying out McMenamins on the Columbia. They have a very good dessert selection. I'm fond of their Black and Tan Brownies. It's chocolate brownie with a wickedly great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
DickW343
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Vancouver, Washington
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vancouver, Washington
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you're like me and my wife, we like going out every once and a while for a yummy dessert after dinner at home. I recommend trying out McMenamins on the Columbia. They have a very good dessert selection. I'm fond of their Black and Tan Brownies. It's chocolate brownie with a wickedly great caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

McMenimens is located on the north shore of the Columbia River, just east of the I-5 bridge connecting Portland, OR. with Vancouver, WA. It has a wonderful view, good beer and cider, and ok food. You go for the view.

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Vancouver, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

To be honest, I go to McMenamins for the Hard Cider. The menu to me has gone down over the past 2 years. Not very many choices and rather low price value. It's not bad, just not good. The exception is their Cajun Tater tots. Don't get their salmon, the piece I got was maybe three ounces.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Came for a late lunch on a Saturday. Staff were less than accommodating. ..went to other side of restaurant to enter our name. There were at least 7 people waiting, but there were a lot of tables empty! Hostess was not very friendly. I never heard of texting when our table is ready. Never did text us. We like McMenamins,... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had a great hoppy beer, the fish and chips had a nice size portion, not overloaded with fries. They are suppose to have some cajun tots to die for so we ordered them which came out plain and the server just brought out some seasoning snd sprinkled on top, not impressive. The beer Hopnotion was very tasty!

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Kennewick, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very nicely styled restaurant with lots of oak woodwork. Good selection of beers and whisky. The food is very good but there is not much choice, a very limited menu. There is a happy hour but again very limited choices but cheap. Great waterfront location with outdoor seating.

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Top Contributor
301 reviews 301 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Our server was really friendly and attentive. The ladies who greeted us at the door seemed to be inconvenienced by our arrival. The weather was sunny so they opened more doors to let the weather inside-it's a nice place for that, being right on the Columbia.

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Seattle
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We ate here Sat 2/21/15. Sunny warm Sat. Expected the restaurant to be busy as it sits on the Columbia River. While we were waiting we could see empty tables. The wait to be seated was a slow process. Four different lunches and all were below average. My salmon was over cooked. It was very dry. My husband had the... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

McMenamins has a great atmosphere usually. I enjoy checking out the different establishments that they have in and around the Portland/Vancouver area. I especially enjoy the historic sites that have been turned into their establishments. I also like how they offer several different ways to enjoy what they have to offer. However, tonight was not my favorite experience. My fish... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

McMenamins is a great Pub Style restaurant, casual dining , family friendly , great date night stop! Outdoor seating in the summer!

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
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?