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McMenamins on the Columbia

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1801 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661-8030
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Vancouver, Washington
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped in here after a walk down the waterfront and got outdoor seating for a great view of the Columbia River. Service was good, quick and efficient. We had ice tea and ale, both great. Husband had the half turkey sandwich with cup of chowder while I had a cheeseburger and tater tots, all very tasty. Pricing was typical for... More 

Thank Jo T
Kellogg, Idaho
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If anything at all lunch on the patio overlooking the Columbia did it for me. We had a large group and it did take a bit (45 minutes) for them to seat us. We asked for a seat outside and the hostess sat several people before us when they were plenty of tables next to each other we could have... More 

Thank heatherangle
Vancouver, Washington
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Views of the Columbia River are great. Has nice patio seating in the Summer. Busy place in the Summer as well due to location. Menu has decreased, so food options are more limited from "back in the day". Prices are a little high for quality of food. Happy hour prices are way too high as well. They do have their... More 

Thank SoggyMoss
Los Angeles
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of McMenamins in Oregon and Washington. I think this one might have the best view of all! Situated right on the Washington side of the Columbia River, there's a large patio with gorgeous views of the river. Though in nice weather, I'd recommend arriving before 5:30 p.m. because the tables fill up quickly. The food is casual....sandwiches,... More 

Thank planestrainsandaut2s
Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You go to McMenamins for their great beer and location. The food is good and what you would expect from a tavern. Their Cajun tots are tasty and French dips are pretty flavorful. Their are a few gluten free items and buns available for their burgers. Very casual and great service! Go on a nice day and request riverside patio... More 

Thank Susan M
Glendale, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the Ahi Kamikaze. Great tasting sandwich. Love the blend of sauce they spread on this meal. Give it a try. The tater tots are dusted with red cayenne pepper and gave the deep fried spuds just the right amount of kick. The view of the Columbia River. Pleasing and relaxing while enjoying a cocktail and dinner. The server... More 

Thank Eric H
Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the Purple Haze and Ruby ales to the creative hamburgers and salads, the menu is great. The staff is always friendly and accomodates us whether we are two or twelve. It's our go-to for a business chat or just for fun.

Thank bethduvall
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view of the Columbia River. We had issues with one dinner. Ahi sandwich had a poor piece of fish that wasn't eatable. Emily R. Our waitress took care of it very promptly and got a new dish. Was very busy on this sunny Saturday and service was pretty prompt.

Thank Dixon9717
Las Vegas
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

McMenamins of the Columbia was the perfect place to visit with my friend, enjoy a good lunch, and take in the view of the Columbia River. Everything about the restaurant was good. I appreciated the server who could guide me through the selections of gluten free choices.

Thank Susan C
Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To eat on the deck outside, so beautiful!great place for meeting friends, family, or with my spouse. The Columbia river flows beside the restaurant and during good weather, there a sail boats, water skiers, barges and other boats of all sizes and shapes. Never boring.

Thank connieblais

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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

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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?