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The Prodigal Son Brewery and Pub

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230 SE Court Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801-2349
+1 541-276-6090
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016

This is a local pub in a small town but has great food. There were 4 of us - 2 had burgers and 2 had the fish and chips. The fish was excellent - a light batter that let the full flavor of the fish shine through, not greasy. The fries were the best I've had in a while -... More 

1 Thank Sanddollar37
Pendleton, Oregon
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2016

Previously I enjoyed my meals at Prodigal, but today's was less than average. Three of the five of us had bland, boring food. The pasta of the day had no sauce; the veggies looked nice with the pasta, there was no sauce to pull it together. Breaded items were greasy. Our server was random and not at all attentive.

Thank Velda A
Clarkston, Washington
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 27, 2016

Great beer and convivial atmosphere, although a bit noisy. Had the fish and chips, nicely battered and enough to share.

Thank mantle65
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016

A great place for dinner and a craft brew in Pendleton! This gem sits in the historic part of "downtown," inside the premises of an old car dealership. Decor is fun, lots to look at--but the food and beer are the real draws here: everything is made right there. Fries and chips are deliciously crispy, wait staff friendly and menu... More 

Thank Robin I
Anchorage, AK
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115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I love onions. They are my favorite vegetable. I love pie. It's my favorite dessert. So an onion tart is the perfect marriage. Their caramelized onion tart was delicious. My husband had the chicken club and their darkest beer, and throughly enjoyed them both. Service was fine and I appreciated the many different styles of tables in the dining room.

Thank travler2130
Napa, CA
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Enjoyed our dinner here after a day of traveling. Great onion rings! Only complaint: berry tart for dessert served cold; it would have much more tasty is warmed. Server friendly and efficient, and had nice chat with couple at next table.

Thank dasrucks
Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

My family eats at this outstanding brew pub every week. The place is constantly packed with regular customers. The food is outstanding and made from scratch. The service is also excellent. I would recommend it to tourists.

Thank Michael V
Nampa, Idaho
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2016

We discovered Prodigal Son after our lunch spot in La Grande closed. Pendleton is about 4 hours or so from the Boise area, in good weather, so if you start in the morning, this makes a good lunch break. We've been several times over the past few years. The pasta of the day, especially when it features the local goat... More 

Thank Ken P
Washington State
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212 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016

My dad likes to stop here to eat when he goes through Pendleton, so he brought me here on our way home from Boise. We found out that it’s closed on Mondays. It was noisy inside, so we asked to sit at a picnic table on the sidewalk. It was a warm night with very little traffic, so that worked... More 

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Gaston, Oregon
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016

We stopped in for a quick bite after a long day's drive. They have a good selection of microbrews and decent burgers. We were seated immediately and the service was good. This restaurant is located in an older historic building with high ceilings. The acoustics lend it to be somewhat noisy especially if it's busy, and it was, on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 SE Court Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801-2349
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Pendleton
  • Phone Number: +1 541-276-6090

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