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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming to Cedars at Clover Island for many years now; they've changed owners over the years. Most recent visit was with friends out of town, and they were staying next door at the Clover Island Inn. The place is very large, with...the best view to the river and both Cable Bridge and the Blue Bridge. Amazing patio for good weather. We got the window table we requested. Our server, Jessica, was very friendly and attentive. She gets an A! We ordered the halibut dinner special and the 20 oz pork chop! Not sure if both sat under the warming lamp too long, they were a bit on the "over done" side. Good flavor. Our friends ordered the seafood fettucine and the 8 oz prime rib. Ended up taking some home. Portions were very generous. Their clam chowder that comes with the entrée is quite filling; with lots of clams. We absolutely loved the warm bread served. So warm and fresh and soft! Ordered some cocktails and coffee drinks. Unfortunately we did not save room for desserts!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 16, 2021 via mobile

We ate at Cedars last night. The view was incredible with one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen. My husband and I shared the seafood fettuccine which was delicious and filled with seafood. Definitely large enough to share! But the star of the...show was our server! She was amazing and made our experience so much fun! Wish I would have asked her name for this review. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

Went there for dinner and drinks with friends. The place is run down and dated. All staff was unprofessional/rude. My wife’s mojito tasted of straight soda water. When we asked our server for some simple syrup she responded “I know she made it right. I...watched her do it. You can have more sugar if you want.” And then brought sugar to the table and stood there menacingly as we tried to salvage the terrible drink. At 8:45 a staff person stepped out on the patio and shouted “in 3 minutes I’m going to have to throw you all out of here.” No professionalism at all. The food was pretty good, but I’ll chose to spend My money elsewhere.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 6, 2021

When being seated the person doing so was rude and condescending to our request. The waitress said, yeah he is like that. She was ok but I've seen a lot better waitresses in my travels and we eat out a lot. We used to spend...a lot of time in this restaurant but will not be going back.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 30, 2021

made reservations the night before. Highly recommended by the staff, but we walked right in the next day (Sunday). I trust that their advice was good. Had the prawns appetizer and chicken Alfredo. EXCELLENT FOOD. Food can be pricey. I split the fettucine with the...wife...I recommend that.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed December 6, 2020

The new owners of Cedars are doing a fantastic job keeping this place alive amidst Covid and the lockdowns that have forced restaurants to only offer outdoor dining in the middle of winter and takeout. We went to watch the “unofficial” lighted boat parade. Which...we look forward to every year. Cedars is right on the water so the view was perfect! It was a very cold night but they had propane heaters at almost every table we were lucky to get a spot. They were hit by a huge rush to watch the boats leave the dock but our waitress and the owners were running around doing their best to make up for it. As for the food, we ordered a lot of appetizers and it all came out hot and delicious! I recommend the smoked trout appetizer, mozzarella sticks or crab cakes. All soo delicious! We didn’t have entries but have before and they make a really great steak, fish is also on point, you can’t go wrong! This is an extremely hard time for locally owned small businesses and they are doing their best to keep their business alive by offering outdoor dining and takeout. On a night like tonight if they were able to offer inside seating they would have been able to feed over 200 people, sadly that is not the case right now. Go show your support and don’t be snotty if you have to wait a little longer because it’s worth the wait!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Carrie L, Owner at Cedars at Pier One, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2021

Thank you!

Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

We were excited to go here and have an early Valentine's Day dinner, Thursday, the day before the holiday and see if things had changed with the new owner. We sat in the lounge while we waited for our table. The atmosphere was relaxed, the...fire place going, and the service was great. Things changed when we got to our table for dinner. The lighting was so bright we felt like we were in a grocery store instead of a fine restaurant. And when the waitress told us they were OUT OF Prime rib at 6pm, we decided to leave. Poor planning for a holiday weekend. 😳More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

Took my son to Cedars at Pier 1 for his 22nd birthday dinner in the middle of December, then we visited again for New Years Eve. On both visits the food was outstanding and service was great. The seafood platter is my favorite and I...am not a salmon lover at all, but I love theirs. I plan on having dinner here monthly for the seafood & rum barrels.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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96carriel, Owner at Cedars at Pier One, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2020

Thank you, we are so glad we met your expectations. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed December 7, 2019

Cedars Kennewick Worst Experience In 25+ Years 731247086 We dined here the first weekend they were open after closure for a management change transition. It was our worst visit in over 25 years of dining here. The food was okay but extremely expensive, and the...plating left a lot to be desired (just a piece of meat, a potato, and some dry vegetable shoots on a plain white plate - not very appealing). When we arrived there were four persons staffing the reception desk. I gave my name and reservation time; an older man spent about five minutes looking for our reservation, finally found it, and then another older man, tentatively the new owner based on some remarks he made later to us, escorted us to our table. I asked him if the "Early Dinner Special" was in effect. He replied that the restaurant has no such program. I told him I had reviewed the program and its menu on their web site that afternoon and he stated "Not on my web site!" I verified the presence of that program info on The Cedars web site after returning home. The new management clearly was not prepared for this venture. Staff at the reception desk seemed to be in chaos and none knew about reservations made under previous ownership. The new owner/manager arguing with me over the web site certainly presented less than professional behavior. Before embarking on such a venture the new owner(s)/manager should've verified the currency and accuracy of the web site, and the reception staff should have been ready and aware of the reservation list for that particular day.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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96carriel, Owner at Cedars at Pier One, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2020

We are sorry your experience did not meet your expectations. We strive to give our patrons a wonderful dining experience.The special and website you are referring to belonged to the previous owner and did not transfer to us. Additionally the previous owner had discontinued that...More

Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

After a long day on the road from California, we were pleased to find good food and a very pleasant dining atmosphere at Cedars on Clover Island in Kennewick, Washington. We will return on future trips for the dinning experience and the super views of...the Columbia River from the spacious lounge. You can find this restaurant at 355 Clover Island Drive in Kennewick, Washington.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Emily K
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Response from clslape | Reviewed this property |
the bar has a happy hour 4-6pm, and a ladies night on Thursday. everything 1/2 price. the bar food is better than the restaurant food. the manager was rude to a group of us last summer. I haven't been back since.
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Response from Trish H | Reviewed this property |
We have surprised our daughter with a meal to go when she was unable to make it with us and she really enjoyed the chicken/broccoli fettuchini and we also got her a cheese cake to go too which she loved too!
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Cedars at Pier One is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 4