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The Prodigal Son Brewery and Pub

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230 SE Court Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
541 276 6090
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 128
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  • 141
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

Great food and the beers were good. If you order a little taste they are gonna pop I for 3$, which is crazy to me. The service was pretty slow but it was a Tuesday night so I am guessing staffing was low. The food was outstanding, plenty of it! If tastes were free and they had a couple more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Scott C
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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all, note that this place is not open on Monday like many restaurants in Pendleton. I'm not sure why that is, but it's tough to find a place to eat on Monday in Pendleton. That said, we were in the mood for burgers. My wife got one with onion rings, bbq sauce, bacon and fries. The fries were... More 

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Thank pioneeraa
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130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and the beers were good. If you order a little taste they are gonna pop I for 3$, which is crazy to me. The service was pretty slow but it was a Tuesday night so I am guessing staffing was low. The food was outstanding, plenty of it! If tastes were free and they had a couple more... More 

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Thank Scott C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This place is one of my go to favorites in Pendleton. Do yourself a favor and stop here if you're travelling through. It's set in a turn of the century building, pours amazing beer thanks to the excellent staff and brewmaster, and has great food (the little birdie is my favorite). A great experience.

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1 Thank Corey N
Ashland, Oregon
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Always try to visit a local craft brewery, and this pub did not disappoint. Good food, some unusual dishes (scotch eggs?) and wonderful beer. Big room in the back if you have a party

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Kennewick, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Whether you try straight off the menu or a special of the day, you're bound to get great food. Try one (or more) of the house brewed, award-winning beers. Hand-made regular fries and sweet potato fries go great with any of their house-made BMH (buttermilk herb), fry sauce, or house - made Bleu cheese dressings. All food is made in-house... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Variety of food excellent, prices rose for more expensive dishes.Hamburgers with fries and a drink priced right and tasted great Had no complaints Made too Order!

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Solid slab of meat along the historic Main Street of Downtown Pendleton, Oregon. My eating companions enjoyed mixed drinks and beers. As an added bonus, a Ms. Pac Man table top machine. Hours of old school fun. Wide open, warehouse atmosphere with exposed brick and ventilation give this a minamalist, modern look. Prices are in line with portions and food... More 

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Pendleton, Oregon
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Have been to this restaurant 3 times recently. Each time the service was very slow - then it took quite a while to be served the meal. First time - had to send the food back as it was cold. Atmosphere is very noisy as there are no separate booths - just tables placed in the middle of a big... More 

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Thank fish19750
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Every time we pass through Pendleton we stop for excellent beer and nom nom food! The service is a little slow- so you can't be in a hurry. The bus boy is awesome, and it's fun to see how much he loves his job!

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1 Thank Renee C
The Dalles, Oregon
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I was in Pendleton for a Middle School basketball game and needed a place to eat dinner. Prodigal Son was ranked 3rd or 4th by TA and I decided to give it a try. The décor, furniture, and facilities are flat, but you have to appreciate that this is a great historical building. My Barbeque Pit burger was hand-made, reasonably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 230 SE Court Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Pendleton
  • Phone Number: 541 276 6090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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