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“OUTSTANDING SERVICE & FOOD!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hi Way House

Hi Way House
Ranked #16 of 69 Restaurants in The Dalles
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Benton City, Washington
2 reviews
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“OUTSTANDING SERVICE & FOOD!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

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!!

  • Visited August 2014
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Adelaide
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A very welcome surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Don't be fooled by the slightly drab exterior. The moment you walk in the door the ambience is friendly with a touch of elegance. The service was excellent inside the restaurant then went off the scale when they dropped off the camera I left there at our hotel before I even missed it!
Most importantly the food was superb. My wife had the sirloin steak (I also sneaked a taste), it was melt in your mouth excellent. My halibut was also lovely. Topped off with good desserts and a nice local wine.
Great food, excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
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Caldwell, Idaho
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“Excellent recommendation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside is comfortable. The service was fine, food was very good.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“do not be put off”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

do not be put off by the outside appearance (it looks like it is closed )when you open the door you are greeted by a quite elegant interior.
the food is excellent and the staff efficient and friendly and we would recommend this place without reservation.

Visited June 2014
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Vancouver, Washington
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“Soooooo Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Portland. So glad we did. Light fluffy onion rings, seafood bisque with a soft sweet bread, thick prime rib that melted in my mouth. We'll be back.

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