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“Great dinner!”
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Ranked #3 of 142 Restaurants in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Button Bridge Rd
Description: Hood River's only waterfront restaurant is known for some of the best food in the Gorge, plus amazing Columbia River views from just about every table. Enjoy it all indoors in Riverside's recently remodeled dining room or on the expansive dining deck. Menus change seasonally, with fresh, locally-sourced, all-natural ingredients. An extensive award-winning wine list, a dozen brews on tap, and full bar offer the perfect complements for a relaxing meal. Riverside's menu is also served in Cebu lounge. Weekday happy hours at Cebu feature a special menu based on many of Riverside's specialties.
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Enjoyed a lovely dinner at a window table on the river.
More than ample portions; reasonably priced...not to mention the great flavors. Wonderful service...friendly, attentive and helpful. We will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Riverside and Cebu Lounge: The perfect combination of dining experiences, depending on your dining situation. We hit up Riverside when it's family time, sometimes sitting in the main dining room, and sometimes when we have a larger group sitting in the little offshoot area with the glass windows overlooking the Columbia. Cebu has the best happy hour in town. Pastas, burgers, salads, bruschetta, pizza, and did I mention the broccolini? Ridiculous! Even more ridiculous is the big ol' slab of beef you get on Tuesday nights when they serve up Prime Rib in Cebu for just $12! TWELVE DOLLARS! You get all the fixings and a side of French fries. You can't afford NOT TO go there. Hopefully, they will keep this running through their busy season. I noticed that the bar has added live music on some weekdays. The perfect environment when you don't have the kids. Speaking of kids, it's just $5 for a meal off of the kids menu. The portions are big enough for two to split. We saw that the restaurant also funds local kids sports. Impressive! Riverside has a great menu - lots of Italian themed entrees - and the dessert menu apparently changes every week. You CANNOT go wrong here. Just slow down and enjoy the service, ambiance, and the Columbia River flowing by. It is our go to location for a night out. We will be back!

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2  Thank PeanutsAuntie
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

We ate here several times on our most recent stay in HR -- as we were staying @ the HR Inn. The food is top shelf and the service unmatched. We kept trying other restaurants and breweries trying to top the Riverside but returned time and again and were never disappointed.

2  Thank Ore_N8ive
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

We've been to the Riverside for many years when at Hood River. The food has always been good. On this trip we were there at lunch and both ordered the ruben sandwich with cole slaw. They corn their own beef and make the coleslaw from scratch (including the dressing). Very nice. Service was attentive.

They weren't very busy when we visited. It can get slow and noisy at peak periods. At it's best in the evenings when the river view can be romantic.

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2  Thank almyt
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

We live in Richland Washington and drive down the Columbia Gorge on the Oregon side of the Columbia river to visit our grandchildren often who live in Vancouver, Washington. We make a point of leaving home or Vancouver so that our time coincides with lunch time at the Riverside in Hood River, Oregon. This is always our destination of choice when making these frequent visits because of the very high quality food served there.

The Chef here is outstanding ... they no longer have their famous seafood gumbo and I miss that item a ton, I hope they read this review and include it on their menu again. It may have been the best ever. Now that the gumbo is no longer available I choose other equally wonderful dishes ... if I were not now on a strict diet, I would always choose their fish and chips that are truly incredible.

I now order the smoked chicken spinach salad that has fresh pears and crumbled blue cheese. It is really incredible and meets my dietary needs. My wife always orders the unbreaded and grilled small order of fish and she says it is just great.

In addition to the excellent food, they always have great service and the view of the Columbia River is always magnificent. Often we see a wide variety of birds to watch all seasons and wind surfers in the warmer months. This is a really wonderful place to have lunch and I recommend it highly.

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