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“Great food”

McMenamins Old St. Francis School
Ranked #21 of 453 Restaurants in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Gresham, OR
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5 reviews
“Great food”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Ate at McMenamins both nights we stayed in Bend. Had the Bison burger and Jamaican Bowl. Great food. Porter beer was our choice of beer. Loved it.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Beaverton, Oregon
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Typical McMenamins”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Has all the typical food that one expects. Nothing particularly noteworthy. The wings and bread pudding were great. The braised short ribs were not.

Visited September 2012
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San Diego, California
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Gotta Love the Concept”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

The McMenamin brothers operate a series of restaurants/brewhouses/historic hotels in Oregon and Washington and this is one of the best. The food was really good at the Old St. Franci, and the whole vibe is uber cool and retro at the same time. The way they have restored and taken advantage of the space offered by a former school is truly remarkable from an architectural and decorative perspective, and their commitment to sustainability is the icing on the cake. For a very unique dining experience, I would recommend McMenamins.

Visited September 2012
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Bend, Oregon
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277 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Outdoor Fun”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Sitting outside by the fire is one of the major highlights. The food is good, the beer is cold, and people watching is superb. Outside, at O'Kane's (the old garage, since the Father's used to house an old car here) is a great place for a drink, sitting around the fireplace.

  • Visited September 2012
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Kent, Washington
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459 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Great location & ambience”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We came here with friends, while on the Bend Ale Trail. We snagged stools at the bar, ordered samplers, and spent an hour or more with our tasters and chatting with the bartenders. Nice time. I was pleased to get a look inside this place finally, and see how they'd repurposed the old school. Next trip, we'll come for a film and pizza, and enjoy more of the outside garden areas. I agree with a previous reviewer: great place for some people watching!

  • Visited September 2012
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