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Howards Rivers Restaurant

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245 Lakeshore Dr., Pateros, WA 98846
+1 509-923-2200
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
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Spokane Valley, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Just stopped in on my way up north to a appointment I had. What a wonderful meal! I had the Wild Fire burger and my Husband had the Cowboy burger. both excellent. Service was wonderful, the river is refreshing even on this cloudy day. Can Not wait till I have to drive by again. Thank you to Howard's good food... More 

Thank jellas21
jeanette p, General Manager at Howards Rivers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to stop. Please spread the word and stop back soon. Have a great day. More 

Omak, Washington, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Both the meals and the staff made our experience very enjoyable. We enjoyed cocktails, dinner and breakfast. We will be back!

Thank Jennifer F
jeanette p, General Manager at Howards Rivers Restaurant, responded to this review

Jennifer Thank you!! I hear I owe you a special. Let me know next time you are planning on spending the night and I will come up with the perfect package. More 

Stanwood, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I stopped for a late lunch a couple of months ago. I had a Cesar salad with shrimp and some bread, maybe a glass of wine, too. This weekend, I stopped again because I remembered how much I liked the salad, and the shrimp was seasoned really well. I explained what I'd ordered before, and Theresa came back with the... More 

Thank 74BIG-AL
jeanette p, General Manager at Howards Rivers Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day Sir. I was so sad when I saw your review. I am so sorry we did not meet your expectations. I would invite you back, ask for Jeanette and I will see you are taken care of. I would like to add a couple comments. The shrimp are listed as $2 each on the menu, you must have... More 

Twisp, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a great to stop and eat before I tackle the last leg home, Twisp. I don't think I've ever had a bad meal at Rivers Restaurant.They're Fish & Chips are fantastic. Every breakfast I've ever had was very good. I love it when my eggs come back exactly the way I ordered them. Hamburgers very good too. I... More 

Thank Silverfox315
jeanette p, General Manager at Howards Rivers Restaurant, responded to this review

What a nice person you are!! Thank you for writing this review. Next time look me up, I would like to meet you. Jeanette Palmer More 

Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

When eating at a restaurant attached to a gas station you have to set expectations carefully. We went in not expecting much but found that they have a deal with a local beef ranch and have great meat. I had something I never thought of which was panko breaded and fried prime rib with has browns and gravy. It was... More 

Thank cbarnes199
jeanette p, General Manager at Howards Rivers Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Day! I missed your review last week. Thank you very much for the good word. It is always a challenge to recommend a restaurant connected to a gas station. BUT The gas station is much more than gas, homemade food, drinks, fishing supplies, last minute gift ideas, and VERY clean restrooms. Thank you. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

It was OK, average diner food. Service was OK, not great. Had to ask for condiments (ketchup & jam) three times before it was actually brought to our table. We were almost finished eating by the time the server brought us the ketchup & jam.

Thank Lynne B
jeanette p, General Manager at Howards Rivers Restaurant, responded to this review

Good day Lynne, I have not received any complaints about our Breakfast before. I am sorry that your condiments were not delivered to your table in a timely manner. More 

Seattle, Washington
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222 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is the place to watch the Seahawks in town. They sent up a great viewing area in the central building with couches and tables There is a hostess available to serve cocktails. They also have an all you can eat buffet for tail gate snacks.

Thank daffofils
jeanette p, General Manager at Howards Rivers Restaurant, responded to this review

CENTRAL BUILDING is where we have many events, including watching SEAHAWKS FOOTBALL with a crowd is so much fun,. Thank you for joining us. More 

Toledo, Washington
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The name is actually Howard's Rivers Restaurant. Tablecloths and too many tables meant to seat 6. First impression: a bit too fancy looking for the common traveler. We were there at 5:00 on a Thursday and the special of the day, Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes was already sold out. Really? Most of the dinners were over-priced, but we found a... More 

Thank Briarcraft
jeanette p, General Manager at Howards Rivers Restaurant, responded to this review

I am always excited to read a review about Howard*s On The River. As you mentioned, it is the main sit down restaurant in Pateros Washington and because of that we serve many groups of people, either on lunch, golfing, or families. That is the reason we have a large dining area. The day you came was the first time... More 

Everett, Washington
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347 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

what a surprise for quality dining in such a small town. 4 people and we all had a great meal & great service.

Thank Shawna M
jeanette p, General Manager at Howards Rivers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. We keep telling our friends from out of the area, that we serve GOOD food. your recognition of this is wonderful. Have a good day. More 

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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Nice quite open floor plan with all seats having a great view. The food is standard American fare and well prepared. The walls are adorned with art for sale by local photographers and artists. Definitely worth a stop on your way.

Thank PhotosByJamieJ
jeanette p, General Manager at Howards Rivers Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello! I am glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Lakeshore Dr., Pateros, WA 98846
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Pateros
  • Phone Number: +1 509-923-2200
Howard*s Rivers Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The family that owns the Restaurant started the business selling their beef which is now known as RR. Prime Rib on Friday and Saturday night is the dining specialty. Breakfast is served until 2pm daily, with the Sunday Breakfast special being chicken fried Prime Rib. Lunch can be a quick business meeting or linger over one of the daily specials. River's Restaurant has a meal for everyone.

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