My husband, daughter & I decided to try Hi Way House on our 2nd day in The Dalles. Per previous reviews to ignore the exterior the food was excellent we deiced to give it a try. Very much to our delight the inside of the restaurant is very warm & cozy and tastefully decorated. Frank Sinatra era music played softly in the background. It wasn't up so loud like many other restaurants we could actually carry on a conversation. The service was fantastic. This is a family run restaurant. The food was AMAZING to say the least. All of the food is made from scratch everything from the warm bread served, to the salad dressings & soups. The entire menu is made to order & not prepared ahead of time out of a can. My husband's steak melted in his mouth & cooked to perfection. I had the Macadamia Nut encrusted Halibut...melted in my mouth. My daughter had the BBQ chicken & it too was divine. I can't believe how many times we have traveled past this restaurant and said no way due to the exterior of the place. It is now our favorite of all time!!