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.

“Get the stompin' mountain toast!”

Barlow Trail Roadhouse
Ranked #4 of 24 Restaurants in Welches
Price range: US$6 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Diner, Steakhouse
Description: An authentic log cabin rich in history and legends, The Barlow Trail Roadhouse dates back to 1926 and is loved by everyone who visits. Locals, travelers and tourists alike have made this restaurant one of their favorite gathering places. The Barlow Trail Inn was built by the legendary William “Bill” Lenz, and named after the famous toll road constructed by Sam Barlow. The building originally served as a general store, and nine months later became The Barlow Trail Inn. The local inn had the reputation of having the “Best Food on the Loop to Timberline” downstairs and “Best Girls” upstairs. Hence, it was a popular stop for miners coming across the Cascades, construction workers building Timberline Lodge, and the local loggers. In 2001 the restaurant was renamed “The Territory” which did not sit well with several folks. By popular demand, the building has been renamed to include the historic Barlow Trail name.
Restaurant details
Description: An authentic log cabin rich in history and legends, The Barlow Trail Roadhouse dates back to 1926 and is loved by everyone who visits. Locals, travelers and tourists alike have made this restaurant one of their favorite gathering places. The Barlow Trail Inn was built by the legendary William “Bill” Lenz, and named after the famous toll road constructed by Sam Barlow. The building originally served as a general store, and nine months later became The Barlow Trail Inn. The local inn had the reputation of having the “Best Food on the Loop to Timberline” downstairs and “Best Girls” upstairs. Hence, it was a popular stop for miners coming across the Cascades, construction workers building Timberline Lodge, and the local loggers. In 2001 the restaurant was renamed “The Territory” which did not sit well with several folks. By popular demand, the building has been renamed to include the historic Barlow Trail name.
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Get the stompin' mountain toast!”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Get the stompin' mountain toast - it is Texas toast dipped in pancake batter , oats, and frosted flakes deep fried. Sooo good. Cool atmosphere too!

  • Visited February 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Lauradufel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

93 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    40
    40
    11
    2
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Midvale, Utah
Level Contributor
63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What A Great Place!!!”
Reviewed 23 December 2013

What a find this was, thanks to tripadvisor.com my sister and I had the best bisquits and gravy. Ever. And believe me, we know our bisquits and gravy! This seemed to be a "local's" place and those are always the best places to eat. Great food, very friendly staff, we left feeling like we'd made new friends. We recommended this restaurant to the others traveling with us and they agree, it's a great place. The ambience, the people, the history all made for a great start to our day. Don't miss this place!

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank The M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Camano Island, Washington
Level Contributor
41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast in Rustic Mountain Setting”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

My girlfriend and I stopped by on a Friday morning on the way up to Mt. Hood. It was nice and quiet being late morning. The interior, once you get passed the big log door, is very rustic with log walls and mountain decor. We ordered omelets and biscuits and gravy but we couldn't finish them as the portions were large. Great value though. Service was great also. We'll be back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank PDX-Traveler-Guy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Brightwood, Oregon
Level Contributor
82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Great Food good Portions”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

We livee in the area and hav been going to the Barlow for many years. Even with the change of owners the food and menu are quiality and consistant. Friday night is Prime rib dinner night, a full meal with soup and salad,vegies and choice of potato cannot be beat! The service is fast and efficent everytime we go. Check it out on the way to Mt Hood area.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank rose in woods
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Daytona Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Tasty Breakfast”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Another one of those historic "establishments" along the Trail on the west slope of Mt. Hood. Once a place with food, drink, bed, and ladies of the night, currently the food & drink stand alone & the service is friendly and on point. Lots of interesting and tasty breakfast offerings (with even 2 types of potato preparations offered)... And it's not all eggs as the main player either. The coffee was ok... But if you've been spoiled by frequenting the trendy "coffee bars", you'll likely experience a let down. But cheer up & just enjoy the ambiance of this historic old place. My, if only these walls could speak!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank BuddDr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Barlow Trail Roadhouse also viewed

Welches, Clackamas County
Welches, Clackamas County
 
Welches, Clackamas County
Zigzag, Clackamas County
 
Welches, Clackamas County
Rhododendron, Clackamas County
 

Been to Barlow Trail Roadhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Claim Your Listing