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“Good Lunch, Great Views” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of McMenamins on the Columbia

McMenamins on the Columbia
Ranked #12 of 699 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fort Worth, Texas
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good Lunch, Great Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

We ate at McMenamins on the Columbia River for the last , eal of our vacation before going to the Portland Airport. Everyone of us had a hamburger or sandwich and a cup of soup or chowder. The reuben sandwiches were very good, all ingredients in the right amounts and easy to eat. The men in our party all had specially brewed beer that they enjoyed very much. The service was extremely slow for five sandwiches, but we were catching up with old friends and enjoyed the spectacular weather eating outside with such a wonderful view of the river.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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107 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

A wonderful place near the end of the walking trail. We go there at least once a week when we are visiting Vancouver. It's a nice place to meet friends and family for a drink and appetizers and the river view is simply awesome. Nice friendly staff. The brothers make awesome beer.

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Thank Larry S
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Massachusetts
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Go for the Drinks, Gaze at the View...Skip the Food!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

My hubby and I visited McMenamins on the Columbia for Sunday lunch. The drinks were refreshing, the view as amazing..the food...uhm, just ok.

We ordered salmon cakes and a cup of clam chowder to start. The salmon cakes were honestly, just ok..the clam chowder was lackluster at best...we added tabasco, lots of salt and cracked pepper and I felt like I'd had better out of a can by Progresso...my husband ended up ordering the Chimichanga and I got the fish and chips. While he ate his entire entree, it didn't look too hot to me and my fish and chips weren't beer battered rather they looked like large pieces of fish sticks with not so hot fries. Honestly, I should've ordered a burger.

Needless to say, go for the drinks..gaze at the view and skip the food altogether!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 1blkhny
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Delta, Canada
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice! Try the Fish Tacos.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Good and quick service, nice outside deck area, strong cocktails! Great Fish Tacos! Great view of the Columbia River. Went to Saltys in Portland a few days prior, would rather come here, for the price a much better value.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Carpediem808
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Tigard, Oregon
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96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice location on the river, plenty of planes to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We enjoyed a nice lunch and beer while watching numerous planes fly over. The outdoor seating is nice as there are river views.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Bill M
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