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The Glass Onion

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604 S Columbus Ave, Goldendale, WA 98620-9257
+1 509-773-4928
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming little place in an old victorian house. Really good food prepared by a great chef. Service was great, very accommodating and helpful.

Thank Martha M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was delectable, the setting was elegant and the service was impeccable. A must visit if you are in the area!!

Thank Bonnie A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have the chance to go to Goldendale, try this restaurant. One warning, go early as it fills up quickly. The food was excellent. I had the pasta and it was terrific. A bit on the pricey side but well worth the extra money. Service was excellent. It was very clean.

Thank FreqravelerSteve
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

This is truly a dining asset to a small town like Goldendale. We've pass thru twice in the past 12 months & made it a point to stop & eat here (in the middle of nowhere). And it looks like a few other folks got the message because it was packed at 8pm! The chicken croquettes were perfectly crunchy but... More 

Thank Daryl L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We were the only people in the restaurant and having been a server I always think "uhoh" because if things are slow it's hard to get geared up again when you start to get customers. Server seemed a bit distracted and then didn't ask if we wanted water but then very quickly came back to hrrself and was just lovely.... More 

Thank Grit D
Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

nice, small restaurant we came upon during a road trip from Tonasket, Washington to Sacramento, Calif.

Thank molar99
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Goldendale is a windswept farm town of 3,700 people on the banks of the Columbia River. The restaurant is in a house in town that's been nicely, but not ostentatiously, renovated. The menu is short, and influenced by what's in season. In keeping with an area where no one's getting rich, the prices are quite restrained. Why five stars? Because... More 

Thank ITravelandEat
Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We had a great dinner in this small restaurant. The food was very good and the service was friendly and fast.

Thank bodesatfa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We've been staying in some small towns with more limited dining options so coming across this place was a gem. The kids menu and food was as delicious as ours. Highly recommend if you are in the area. It's also named after the Beatles song!

Thank Megan M
Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We waited a ridiculously long time for a pasta and meat sauce dish that turned out to be buttered commercial pasta with no meat sauce. When we pointed that our pasta was unsauced, the horrified waitress whisked our plates away and returned them minutes later, with maybe two tablespoons of chopped pork sausage on each. The food was acceptable but... More 

Thank pdxyz1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 S Columbus Ave, Goldendale, WA 98620-9257
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Goldendale
  • Phone Number: +1 509-773-4928
Our food is prepared from scratch by Chef and owner Matt McGowan with fresh local ingredients. We have fresh seafood, brick oven pizza, hickory smoked barbecue and also vegetarian cuisine. The beer and wine list features wineries located here in the Columbia River Gorge and microbrews on tap, as well as specialty cocktails. We are available for private parties, catering and also feature special events such as wine dinners and artist receptions hosted by local photographer and owner, Maren McGowan. We offer fine dining in a casual and comfortable environment. Come visit us today!

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