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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Park City, MT
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here a couple of times because they have good foo, good beer and a killer view of the Columbia River- my favorite. On a sunny day the patio provides up close views of the river. Yesterday I had the Fish and Chips. Excellent with a Terminator Ale.

Thank Cisco49
Vancouver, Washington
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a lot of good menu options at McMenamins. The burgers are always a hit and the fish and chips, while fairly standard, are never disappointing. The cajun tots were an unexpected treat. If you're a craft beer lover McMenamin's doesn't disappoint. They brew their own beer and have a good selection of those plus some guest taps. One... More 

Thank PhillipC16
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This place is right on the beautiful Columbia River. Has amazing views, especially in the summer when you can sit outside along the water. Food is good, and good happy hour selection.

Thank Nrmortensen
Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

When the weather is warm, this is a great place for good beer and casual dining outside along the river.

Thank lajcampbell123
Durant, Oklahoma
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101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the art on the walls. Fresh coffee was delish. All three in our party was pleased with what was ordered. Loved the clam chowder, very light and refreshing. A definite must stop if you're visiting the area.

Thank BeachBatik
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Took my mother and her friend during their visit. Loved the view of the Columbia. It was too cool to sit oudoors but it would be lovely in the warmer weather. Food was good. I had beef with blue cheese fondue. It was very good. I will go back. Nice noisy atmosphere reflects good times. Service was very good. We... More 

Thank Pennsylvaniajudi
Portland, Oregon
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431 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had out of town guests and thought McMenamins would be a great place to go for lunch. We had perfect seats with a beautiful view of the Columbia River. Our lunch was delicious and server excellent. What else can one say?

Thank Willy W
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The view is what makes this a good experience. We sat outdoors "drinking" in the sunshine and the beautiful view. The service has a lot to be desired though. We waited 20 minutes for a table and yet there were a lot of empty, dirty tables. After we were seated, it took a very long time before our server appeared.... More 

Thank percy066
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I've always found McMenamibs overrated, but their prime locations makes them clutch. They're known for their Ruby, a delicious low ABV beer They are so popular you should always expect a wait. I'd say this is a good tourist stop. Otherwise, get better food for less ANYWHERE in Vancouver.

Thank Kristen M
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255 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

nice view, friendly service. i ordered the hummus plate which was really lovely. otherwise, a fairly typical mcmenamins experience.

Thank Gabrandall

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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, 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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?