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“Beautiful view from all tables, and good food!!”
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Ranked #3 of 142 Restaurants in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Button Bridge Rd
Description: Hood River's only waterfront restaurant is known for some of the best food in the Gorge, plus amazing Columbia River views from just about every table. Enjoy it all indoors in Riverside's recently remodeled dining room or on the expansive dining deck. Menus change seasonally, with fresh, locally-sourced, all-natural ingredients. An extensive award-winning wine list, a dozen brews on tap, and full bar offer the perfect complements for a relaxing meal. Riverside's menu is also served in Cebu lounge. Weekday happy hours at Cebu feature a special menu based on many of Riverside's specialties.
Reviewed June 25, 2012

We only stayed one night in Hood River and as we had already walked into town for lunch we decided to try the on site restaurant at the Best Western Plus.
When we checked in we were given a voucher for half off the second entree so we thought we would give it a try. The food and service were very good, my wife had the scallops which were excellent. The view was spectacular, right on the river and every table has a view. I would recommend the deck on a warm day, or night, as it has great views up and down the river. Don't expect fancy white table cloths but you will get good food for good value.

3  Thank rusty49
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

This is without a doubt the best "motel restaurant" I have ever frequented. I and three others ate dinner here two weeks ago and we enjoyed everything we ordered. The salmon cake app was outstanding, as were the arugula and beet salads. Main courses included Columbia River salmon, seafood risotto, and pasta primavera specially prepared for my vegetarian wife. All were excellent. We brought our wine (very reasonable corkage fee) and had dessert at home, so we cannot attest to the quality of those offerings, but the menu looked good for both. Service was also excellent on a moderately busy night, and the view was the best in town. We did not stay at this property but the building and grounds looked up to the same standards as the restaurant. We will return and highly recommend this restaurant.

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2  Thank larryhi
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

We ate at Riverside for breakfast because it is complimentary with your stay at the hotel. We were definitely impressed and it is not your average complimentary hotel breakfast. My husband chose the french toast and I had the yogurt and granola and we both enjoyed our meals, although they were pretty basic. The view is what makes this restaurant stand out. We sat on the deck and it was gorgeous. It definitely gets windy out there, but that is too be expected. Our server was really friendly as well and it was an overall lovely meal!

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3  Thank Misdamina
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

There are a whole bunch of interesting restaurants in Hood River, so it is tempting to avoid the obvious tourists' choice: a restaurant in the area's biggest chain motel. If you are vegetarian or not, go eat on the deck when the weather will allow. It's Oregon. It's outdoors. It's fun. But if you want to avoid meat, order the veggie burger. Wow. This is one of the best veggie burgers this veggie person has ever tasted. And it came with a view! I'm not sure what else I could ask for.

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4  Thank djess55555
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

I have not stayed in the hotel, but have eaten in the lounge several times!! Cebu's Happy Hour is hard to beat! We love to stop on our way home to Portland for the delicious food and cheap prices. The menu selection is incredible, and has the perfect range of choices for even the pickest of eaters. We enjoyed the live music, Joel, and the service was comparable to the nicest restaurants we have eaten in around the state. Their servers are well versed in the local wines and proudly display their knowledge... The cocktail server (can't recall her name, but remember her telling us she has worked there a long time) paired our Amatratiana pasta (sp?) with the perfect white wine. The chef is AMAZING!!! You just don't find this quality of food in your normal happy hour lounges! We live so close we have yet to stay in the Hotel, but every staff member we have come into contact with always had a smile on their face. We try to time our trip home from Bend in time for Happy Hour. What a treasure right on the river! We generally don't eat in Best Western Hotels, but it is evident this Hotel is managed with pride!! We were pleasantly surprised to find Steven Smith's iced tea offered in the mixed drink menu... Next time!!!

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3  Thank Myrrah D
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CVHinman, General Manager at Riverside, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2012

Dear Myyrah D, Thank you for your great review about our Happy Hour. We often hear positive comments from our hotel guests but not as often do we hear from patrons just driving through town. You'll be happy to hear that we have some especially exciting news about our Happy Hour. Beginning next week we will be offering Happy Hour incentives and discounted gas prices at the Shell station at Exit 64 for patrons of Cebu. The discounts will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Become a Facebook friend of the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn for details next week. We look forward to seeing you when you next drive through Hood River!

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