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“Nice view, OK beer, chain restaurant food, spotty service.”

McMenamins on the Columbia
Ranked #12 of 703 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Shelby Township, Michigan
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Nice view, OK beer, chain restaurant food, spotty service.”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

The view and the beer make up a bit for the chain quality food and service. Staff was a bit disorganized.

We had to wait for seating even though there were open tables and no one else in line. Once we were finally seated, it was a better experience. This is an OK place to eat, but not worth waiting for, especially with the dining options in this area.

  • Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fun dining next to the Columbia river. Outside seating is available when it isn't raining.”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Service was a little slow, but the atmosphere was good, as was the food. Prices are reasonable. A great spot for meeting friends.

Visited March 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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180 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Floating on the river”
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant that sits on the north bank of the Columbia River, so you feel as though you are gliding down the river, like Huck Finn. The food is standard pub fare, the core McMenamins offering, so do not go here to experience the most on-trend cuisine. Most folks patronize this establishment for the view & drafts on tap, which is respectable.

  • Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“McMenamins= Great Atmosphere, Not so Great Food”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Rarely does a Mcmenimins have a good dish, however, the atmosphere is what keeps me going to the different locations.

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Vancouver WA
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect for a relaxed get-together~”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Oops! We were late meeting our friends and no one said a thing about them holding the table for 1/2 hr before eating.... that was so appreciated! Yes, it's Pub food, but good. What else do you expect there?! And for a non-beer drinker, even the wine selection isn't bad! Service was good, booths are spacious. Atmosphere is always upbeat. Can't wait for outdoor seating!

  • Visited March 2013
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