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McMenamins on the Columbia

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1801 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661-8030
+1 360-699-1521
11:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Of all the McMenamins, this location is the best! Right on the Columbia, across from Portland, the view is outstanding. The food is mostly good, as we expect from all McMenamins. They don't know how to do fries though. The rest of the food is as good as you can hope for, in a restaurant. The staff works extremely hard.... More 

Thank Laurie P
Wenatchee, Washington
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Classy establishment. Very noisy and VERY busy. Lots and lots of people. Good food and very small portions. Good for a light meal but if you're really hungry prepare to spend some money. Beautiful area on the Columbia river. Great walking trail.

Thank Slamb752016
Vancouver, WA
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can always count on great food with gorgeous Columbia River views here. I visit several times a year.

Thank nursebec
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is just okay. It's nice that it's on the river but just okay. For our family, we go to other mcmen's for their menu offerings.

Thank dostka
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love McMenamins mainly because I have been to several. I am totally into how they ressort old buildings and what not. Anyway... has a great view of the river, patio in the summer is awesome. Great beer and of course the Cajun tots!

Thank Briana B
Portland, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Consistent good food & great service. On of my go to places anytime of the year, but especially in months of the year when we can sit outside!!

Thank Linda M
Vancouver, Washington
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118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Consistent with all other McMenamins. Very enjoyable watching the boats on the Columbia River while enjoying a drink. The pictures on the walls give insight into the World War II shipyards at this site, the menu is a bit limited.

Thank MarineAir10
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Three of us got three different meals and an appetizer. ALL of the food was greasy. This is not Irish food, and not a pub. This is more like a boring version of TGIF/a bar. Music was so low we couldn't hear it. Waiter was rude and kept making us feel like we needed to hurry. And the choices on... More 

Thank Ame M
Vancouver, Washington
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Aside from a windy day, this was the best day to sit outside, have a great drink and appetizer while watching the boats pass on the river.

Thank Chris B
Vancouver, Washington
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Four of us and the 5th wheel arrived at 10 PM to have snacks and beer. We got immediate seating, the service was within 5 minutes, the beer was served fast, the food order was taken (and happy hour started at 10 PM). We ordered Onion rings, Spicey Tater tots and a Pumas plate. We enjoyed each and devoured them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661-8030
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 360-699-1521

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?