We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Basalt Rock Cafe

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5000 Discovery Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058-9755
+1 541-296-8600
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

6 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 6: English reviews
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

The Basalt Rock Cafe has a limited menu but the food is freshly made on sight with local produce. It is clean and comfortable. On days that are not too cold or too hot or too windy ... you can sit outside and just enjoy the fresh air and vistas. The staff was friendly and made us feel at home.... More 

Thank CollinsVancouver
Fremont, California
Level Contributor
5,167 reviews
1,541 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,642 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

It was nice to sit outside and enjoy the views while eating my tuna sandwich. It was nicely prepared and just perfect for a museum cafe. For museum food its very good - but as tuna fish sandwiches go it was average but good. I enjoyed it with an enjoyable ice tea. Staff here is friendly and helpful.

Thank mini
Fort Payne, Alabama
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

We had lunch before we started seeing the Discovery Center and it would have been worth the trip if we had just had lunch and had to leave. My Husband said his BLT was the best he had ever had and he has had hundreds over the years. The Bacon was extra, extra thick and from a local source as... More 

Thank Joyce N
The Dalles, Oregon
Level Contributor
85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012

A great place to visit for the Museum however, you would not know that lunch is available unless you walk to the rear of the Museum.... Please do that because it is a wonderful lunch... Please try the BLT... Outstanding if you love Bacon... Friendly ladies at the counter... By the way, there other entree's are just as good...

Thank Leo B
Level Contributor
139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Prices are reasonable food is delicious. I added a 'soup of the day' Chili to my croisant for $1.50 extra so my meal was $9 for lots of delicious food. Hubby had his 'hamburger fix' which was $7 and a good burger also. Only a 4* because you order and pickup at counter. Atmosphere is fine, not a 'fast-food' vibe.

Thank bd W
Salem, Oregon
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2011

The Basalt Rock Cafe is located in the Columbia Discovery Center & Museum at The Dallas, Oregon. For lunch, my date was impressed with the home made tomato bisque soup and sourdough bread. My BLT sandwich on rye bread was excellent with large tomato slices and high quality bacon; best sandwich in years! The fresh ground coffee was excellent. Service... More 

1 Thank Roger H

Travellers who viewed Basalt Rock Cafe also viewed


Been to Basalt Rock Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Discovery Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058-9755
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  The Dalles
  • Phone Number: +1 541-296-8600

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Basalt Rock Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?