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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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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 46
    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
Nice Location and Good Service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Newlovenewlife2012
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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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
286 reviews 286 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
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
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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Vancouver, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was decent but not outstanding - lunch plates are too small so food falls off on the table. service seemed slow. Restaurant is noisy.

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Dalian
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been going here since it opened and it is a family favorite for good reason. It makes a great stop after a waterfront walk or bike ride. The food and atmosphere is typical McMenamins, huge plates of great fries, good burgers, soup, fish and chips... Love them all. A favorite place from the times our kids were tots... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is your typical McMenamin's with the usual Dead decor, food and ambiance but this one sits on the bank of the Columbia River with great outdoor seating where you can watch the sailboats drift by and the planes fly in and out of PDX. Staff service is always exceptional.

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Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love the view, big salads pretty good, drinks good. Just the ambience makes it worth a visit, for the outdoor seating on the Columbia River.

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Vancouver, Washington
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Wandered from our hotel over to have a drink and dinner. Both of which were great! he staff is friendly and quick.

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Vancouver, Washington
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's always a pleasure to eat at this McMenamins the food and beers are fantastic, not to mention they have some of the best views in Vancouver!

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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?