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“Family Friendly, Excellent Food and Service”

McMenamins Tavern and Pool
Ranked #424 of 4,420 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups
Neighborhood: Northwest District
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our family attempted to dine at a new barbecue restaurant on trendy NW 23rd, but they did not have hi-chairs available! So we went a few blocks further and found McMenamin's Tavern and Pool. While it was a Saturday night, it was rather early when we arrived (5:30 p.m.) and they had plenty of room for us and had hi-chairs for the wee ones. They welcomed us and brought us food quickly, as the little guys were hungry! Food was delicious - the Portland Dip is amazing! They offer daily specials and deserts and a wide array of alcoholic beverages, including their own brews. Although they are advertised as a "tavern and pool" establishment, it was a tame bunch and a pleasant room with incredible decorations (as most McMenamins have!) Highly recommend for families for a great meal and great service.

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

I guess they are know for their burgers but I didn't think they were that special. I did really good ruby beer and do like that they have a variety of different events, movies, bands there.

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Reviewed January 8, 2012

McMenamins is a great place to have a burger and a beer. You just can't beat it.

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Reviewed January 7, 2012

Do you know how McMenamins works? They're all like this. They don't have a chef or even a cook. All of the employees rotate through the positions. Yesterday's server is today's cook. This eliminates any chance at consistency. If you like the salad today, it will be totally different next time you come back. Hate the service this week, come back next week and it might be better.

Thank millron
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

feels like home to me, we've gone so many times, maybe we just get a beer and talk, sometimes it's the fries that lure us back, one wintery night I had stew, feels like home to me

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