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The Prodigal Son Brewery and Pub

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Cup $3.00
Bowl (served with a sliced sourdough baguette) $6.00
Soup of the Day
Made fresh, from scratch
Pub Salad
Fresh goat cheese, toasted hazelnuts, sliced apples and mixed greens with homemade cider vinaigrette
Caeser Salad
Creamy house-made dressing, crisp romaine, seasoned croutons and grated parmesan
Frisée Salad
Baby frisée‏ greens with blue cheese crumbles, bacon, and hard-boiled egg, tossed with a roasted garlic vinaigrette
Side Salad
Mixed greens with croutons, chopped veggies and choice of house-made dressing
Onion Rings
Hand-dipped, ale-battered, buttermilk-marinated onion rings
Hand Cut Fries
Hand Cut Sweet Potato Fries
Redhot Chicken Wings
Ten deep-fried‏ chicken wings tossed in a buffalo-style redhot sauce; served with homemade blue cheese dressing and celery sticks
Pendleton Sunshine Wings
Ten deep-fried chicken wings tossed in our spicy habanero-red chile, sweet ‘n’ sour sauce; served with homemade blue cheese dressing and celery sticks
Calamari Fritto Misto
Squid tubes ‘n’ tentacles tossed in rice flour with mixed vegetables, deep-fried and served with a lemon-cayenne aioli
Scotch Egg
Traditional pub grub – hard boiled egg wrapped in hill meat pork sausage; served with house-pickled vegetables, raw vegetables and haus barhyte dijon mustard
Onion Tart
Savory caramelized onion and hill meat bacon tart served warm with mixed greens
Mac and Cheese
Oven-baked macaroni and creamy cheese sauce with montery jack. Tillamook cheddar and swiss
Pasta of the Day
Please ask your server about today’s fresh and homemade selection
Hand-formed sexton ranches beef patty seasoned with herbs and spices, on a toasted cookie tree bakery sesame bun; choice of fries or mixed greens.
Substitute a veggie patty for any burger.
The Norm
The standard grilled burger, served with lettuce, tomato and shaved red onion
I Can Has Cheezburger
Your choice of tillamook cheddar, swiss, blue cheese or feta with lettuce, tomato and shaved red onion
Pit Boss
Hill meat bacon, tillamook cheddar, roasted jalapeños, homemade sweet and smoky BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato and topped with an onion ring
Grilled pineapple, swiss cheese, ham and sweet teriyaki sauce
Good Morning
Hill meat bacon, ham, fried egg, “hollandaise” mayo, lettuce and tomato
Valcar's Revenge
Hill meat bacon, blue cheese, sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions
Feta cheese, kalamata olive tapenade, romaine lettuce, oven-dried tomato and sliced pepperoncini
Black Bean Veggie Patty
A grilled homemade veggie burger with black beans, mushrooms, carrots, herbs and spices. Served with mayo, lettuce, tomato and shaved red onion, and with your choice of tillamook cheddar, swiss or blue cheese. Can be substituted for any burger. Vegan and gluten-free
Pendleton Whiskey, Chocolate and Hazelnut Tart
Rich, whiskey-infused dark chocolate with toasted hazelnuts in a pastry crust
Whoopie Pie
A cake-like sandwich with a creamy filling. This homespun dessert was a treat placed in farmers’ lunch pails, whom upon discovering the tasty morsel, would exclaim, “whoopie!” ask you server about today’s flavors.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We drive through Pendleton twice a year and exit the freeway for lunch here every trip going and coming. We have eaten almost everything on the menu, burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads over the years. The food is better than most breweries and quite diverse....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank eur0star
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is above average, but the beer is home brewed. Several deferent beers, try them all, find one or two that you like.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dwight T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Burgers were average at best. I finished my meal, but wished I had eaten elsewhere. Didn't try the beer. Heard that was pretty good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BillEarles
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch during a short road trip through eastern Oregon. The food was great, the service was great, and the beer was great. I highly recommend it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bigredk9
Reviewed 16 November 2018

The establishment has a pub/bar behingd the sitting area for eating. I didn't go to that part and only review the restaurant area. The decor was a bit lacking. A mishmash of unrelated items that gave you the feeling of being in a secondhand store....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank olboodog
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

My adult son and I had a fabulous meal and as always the huckleberry microbrew was yummy! My son ordered the special sandwich which had bacon and pulled pork on a ciabatta bun and he loved it. I had the grilled chicken breast sandwich and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Queencandi
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had never been to Pendleton until now. We both are big beer fans so we decided to check out this brewery. All the staff was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The food is fresh and delicious and their...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 1101luzo
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We arrived in Pendleton after a detour of 120 miles. We were understandably irritable but all negative feelings disappeared when we found the only Scotch Egg we have seen in America. Food was good, beer was good, atmosphere was good. What more can I say?

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank margarets194
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Supper on October 18. Good food, excellent service from Cassidy, open space with the usual Western theme. Shout out for the fries - and the beer and wine is "nae bad" as well! All in all, good value for money. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We very much enjoyed our first meal here. Great brew and fantastic local cuisine. I had the Ploughman's Platter with a lovely glass of local red wine. Hubby had special of the day with some great beer. I couldn't leave without a crack at the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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16 July 2018|
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Response from Ira W | Reviewed this property |
I have no children and did not view a children's menu but all of the food here I have had has been very good. In addition, they have a couple of open rooms off to the side where children can go to play while they wait for... More
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18 July 2016|
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Response from caryvarela | Reviewed this property |
Chicken wings, fries, sweet potato fries, and several salads to choose from. They would probably wrap a sandwich or burger in lettuce if you asked!
5 August 2015|
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Response from caryvarela | Reviewed this property |
They have one sampler tray and it is very tasty!
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