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“Confusion at this on-the-water hangout”

Mark's on the Channel
Ranked #4 of 28 Restaurants in Scappoose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Beautifully Situated on the waters of the Multnomah Channel South of Scappoose, Oregon - Mark's is a worthy destination for those seeking a restaurant which features a menu using local ingredients; scratch preparation means; and a whole-foods approach to menu creation. With views of the surrounding mountains, bobbing boats and ample wildlife Mark's creates a memorable dining experience. Mark's menus, service and amenities will please. Arrive...Relax...Enjoy!
Reviewed May 5, 2013

It must have been one of those days. It started when we called and were told no reservations for less than 6 but "we will put you on the list anyway." When we showed up, no one had a list. We ordered wine, but were told the menu was a misprint. When we said the water was funny we were told it was because of a new filter; and that there was no bottled water. When we ordered more pita bread, they sent sour dough. The scallops were over-cooked; the halibut was great; the hamburger had a baked potato side?! The second drink never came. The wait staff apologized every step of the way. It seems as though you can't get a job here unless you know how to repeatedly say "I'm sorry" or "Absolutely." Hopefully it was just an off day. Hopefully. Oh, one other thing: we were told repeatedly there was a waiting list for the outside deck tables, but we saw people come in who went out immediately. A group of 4 sat at the table for six. No coherent policy was evident.

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Lunch is delish. Sitting on the deck by the river...Service is superb, food is the best, priced a little high but well worth it!

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Been wanting to stop by and finally got the chance to try them for brunch. Weather was perfect for sitting outside on the deck, staff was very pleasant, food was very good (cheddar corn stack and oyster hang-fry). Would go back in a heartbeat.

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1  Thank Bret-PDX
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

The food and service seems to have gone downhill this year. I've been to Marks for dinner twice in the past month with friends. Both times we were all very disappointed with our meals, even a simple burger. One friend ordered the chicken in confit and was sick all night. On service, last time we had to ask for a glass 3x. I ordered tea with my meal and was never offered more hot water for a second cup. The menu said the cioppino came with croutons. When it arrived with lots of broth (very little seafood) and no croutons, I inquired. The waiter was arrogant and said it didn't come with any. When I asked her to check, she sent someone else out with a plate of bread and no apology. Even with the bread, it was not worth $15. A PB&J sandwich would've tasted better. At least it wouldn't have had teensy inedible prawns with big eyes floating around in it. We may go back to sit by the water but would only try a salad in the future. I can't vouch for the salads but might be safer.

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1  Thank aro55
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

Wonderful food, good service, we ate on the deck and it was fabulous.

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Thank ORFranP86
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