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“Wonderful place”
Review of Zig Zag Inn

Zig Zag Inn
Ranked #3 of 24 Restaurants in Welches
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pizza, Italian, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Wonderful place”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Right by the side of the road with ample parking this is the perfect stop on the way from Portland southeast. Extremely polite, friendly, attentive (without being intrusive) staff who are knowledgeable about food, beer and their wine.

Really good down-to-earth food, prompt service and good value. Super decor with hunting trophies, ski/snow memorabilia nice seating booths just the right size so you can talk without shouting and there's still room for food on the table. The ambient noise level masks a private conversation with no need to raise your voice just to be heard.

Altogether a great experience, keep your eye open as you barrel down route 26 .

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not much from outside, but worth checking out the rustic and unique on inside”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Two of us went for dinner there after looking at previous reviews. We were both very appreciative of the decor, and old log house with tons of history. It does not look like much from the outside of the building, but it is a very cosy, rustic restaurant inside.

My spouse ordered fish and chips, which were a little dry, but otherwise tasty. I ordered the beef pot roast which was wonderful. It was a huge portion, and came with type of potato, soup or salad, and veggies. It was very tender and the gravy was perfect. I took about half home with me.

The woman who sat us was not particularly friendly, but our server, Lauren, was friendly but didn't hover. All in all, I would go back when our paths head out to Mt. Hood again.

Visited March 2013
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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351 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Surprising”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This place is on the highway to Mt. Hood and the National Forest and recreation area. It is about 65 miles from Portland. Yet, it has a surprisingly diverse menu.

From the pizza to the salads to the hot wings - everything on the menu is fresh, high quality and well prepared. I have to admit that I have always thought of the Zig Zag Inn as a roadside dive. Boy was I wrong.

This is a really great place that offers take out. Speaking of "take out" order ahead - then drive up to Timberline Lodge and watch the sun set on a beautiful summer evening.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Wayne C
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Post Falls, Idaho
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3 reviews
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“Pizza & beer-how can you go wrong?”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

We ate at Zig Zag several times during our stay in Welches. The pizza is hot, fresh and perfectly cooked, plus Huge! The beer is cold and the service is pretty good and friendly. Rustic, warm atmosphere made for happy eating on cold nights.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Eventco
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stop here on your way home from the mountain!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Best pizza on the mountain - and in the cutest lodge atmosphere. Staff are friendly - I've been making it a Mt. Hood MUST for over 20 years!

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Carley C
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