Stanford's - Clackamas
Stanford's - Clackamas

Stanford's - Clackamas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stanfords.com/
  • Phone: 5036539400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Zygaj
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunnyside Rd & 8600 Block
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Stanford's - Clackamas
Welcome to Your Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar! Whether you're craving fresh seafood, a gourmet burger, a perfectly prepared steak or another of our delicious offerings, come join the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner or our ever-popular happy hour. Signature dishes include our cedar plank-roasted warm brie, our famous barbecue ribs, and delicious cocktails created by our experienced team of local bartenders. Our classy and comfortable atmosphere surrounds you with warm wood and intimate lighting, and our experienced restaurant team is eager to please and delight you.
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Stanford's - Clackamas reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (10)special occasion (9)neighborhood gem (8)good for groups (7)fit for foodies (6)romantic (5)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Three course meal a great deal
    luvbeer
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Received on line announcement of their three course meal, so friends and I met for a relaxing evening. Great choices of entrees and good servings. Melody was our server and she was very attentive. Very attractive venue. Wednesday is half off on wine. Such a deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is only average
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I had a chicken Caesar salad. The chicken was old, dry and overcooked.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 3rd time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This was our 3rd time at the Clackamas location. We love the food that's why we went back but to our surprise the service was extremely slow. It was my husband's birthday so I wanted it to be special. We were seated all the way back and the waitress?? said that she needed to let the waitress for that room know that we were there. We waited for a while but nobody came. When she came back I asked her if we could move to the other room where it seemed to be closer to the kitchen. She took us there but had to wait again to place our order. The food was great !!! I ordered the Fajitas but I was not asked what type of tortillas I prefered so I had to wait until the corn tortillas were heated. We had to wait a while for dessert as well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reservation request
    SweetieM
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We made an early dinner reservation for 5pm thinking we would beat the Friday night crowd. I requested a quiet, out of the way table as we were celebrating a wedding anniversary. I was told this request should not be a problem but we we we're put right by a door that leads to the outside patio! It was not quite what I had in mind for a quiet spot. In addition, I also felt the portion sizes were a little on the small side for the price.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is average
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The French fries would have been better had they been hot and the club sandwich was just ok.
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  • Stanfords
    Gregg
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Enjoyed their price fixe menu. Service was a bit slow, but otherwise the experience was quite good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinerVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food is consistently good and service is great. Though we went for a regular dinner, the happy hour is generally packed with a good assortment of noshes. Salads are generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good.
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was good and the service this time was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • great experience
    SaintBernardparent1
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Stanford's on July 15th. We have a beautiful Saint Bernard service dog in training who was warmly welcomed by our server and staff. Since Brenja accompanies my wife everywhere for seizure alert after 45 years of Type I diabetes, she is an essential part of our life. I know it is the law that Brenja is allowed into a restaurant, but it is nice when she is enthusiastically welcomed. Food wise, the onion rings were the best I've ever had, much better than that "Blooming Onion" place. We had a great time, the food was good, the server was exceptional, and we look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Gem
    ilovemaui
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We've always enjoyed the up scale ambiance but down to earth pricing. The food is alway delicious and served hot. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A stand-out Stanford's
    DlinnyVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    A very pleasant experience at Clackamas Stanford's location, which definitely puts accent on service. My wife wasn't too crazy about another location in town, but I convinced her to give this one a try - and it was all worth it. Great food, outstanding service - this is what we'd expect from this brand.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall the food was excellent
    Zeuss6869
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Nice ambiance, amazing Huckleberry Raindrop! Nice Ribeye Steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 133 reviews are from the Stanford's - Clackamas reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My husband and daughter both enjoyed their steaks. I had seafood skewers on a bed of linguine that I was disappointed with.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but very pricey
    Oregonrunner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We went for an anniversary. It was good food and service and nice atmosphere, but over-priced for most meals. Kind of strange atmosphere too with some clients dressed up and having fine dining and others in tshirts and shorts and eating burgers or pizza. We paid more than $100 before we were out of there. Really good dining but not sure it should be so high priced.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is not Consistent
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I've eaten at this place several times. I guess the quality of the food depends on how the chef is feeling. I ordered the ribs again because the first time I had them they were great. This time they were below average. Not as good as last time. My server never came back to check on me after I was served. I had to flag someone down to get more tea. Overall it was a below average experience.
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  • Great Food
    andrea
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Stanfords has amazing food and will customize it to your preferences. A great place to eat anytime!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was ok.
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I went for the onion rings which were great. I ordered the chicken fajitas and they ok. The tortillas were served on a plate and were not very good. They had become hard which is usually caused by overheating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My wife and I have not been out since the birth of our baby girl. We visited during Mothers Day for our first night out. The staff welcomed us and celebrated my wife and other mothers there. The waitress asked if we have been before and we let her know that it was our first time visiting and we were a little nervous because we haven't been away from the baby. Fast forward a bit the food was great as was the service. We ordered dessert and when it was brought to us they said it was on the house and congratulated us. We truly felt special and have already recommended Stanford's to other friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Mother's Day Dinner
    Goodfoodgoodfriends
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The staff was excellent. The food was very good. I was glad to see some gluten free options. I ordered the smoked chicken w/linguine-Gluten free version. The spiral pasta was quite broken up. I would recommend using quinoa pasta or corn pasta instead of rice pasta. No matter the taste was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Family Celebration for Mother's
    lovedit4sure
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    As always the food was great and the staff so welcoming. Everything was ready for our party of eight and in a great location in the back room corner. Our server was very sweet and helpful. Also, Patrick who busses the tables was always checking to see if he could remove any extra dishes we were through with. We have been to Stanford's in Clackamas numerous times as it is in our neighborhood and always left feeling very happy we came.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Tres
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food is delicious and the staff is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mother's day brunch
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    No jam for the english muffins my egg and salmon were served on... (waitress explained it was bc they don' t typically serve breakfast foods) unusually stingy with the salmon. Food was good as always and service was great. The $15 gift card Stanford's gave to every mom was very generous and will definitely get used.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food,great service!
    Macandcheesegirl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our server was so accommodating since we had a party of 9 for Mother's Day and one of them was a toddler! She served him first which kept the mood steady. What a great surprise that all of the Mothers got gift cards for their next visit to Stanford's. I love the Mac and Cheese but chose the breakfast burrito and I was not disappointed. This will become our annual treat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice brunch
    lisa
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Mother's Day brunch menu had several nice options. Our server was fantastic and the Mother's Day treats were very nice. We had a picture taken, and my daughter and I were each given a gift card and chocolates.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All three
    niseyVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Good steaks and drinks, attentive service, and relaxed atmosphere make this place a great way to end a busy day.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • party of 4
    Mhink
    Dined on 4/30/2014
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    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food is always great at Stanfords. I was a little dissapointed at this brunch as I thought it might be buffet style. Other than that our family had no complaints.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Excellent
    jsrief
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Frankly, after a sub-par experience a few years ago, my wife and I had dismissed Stanford's from our list of dining establishments. However, this past week, we had a bit of a Restaurants Unlimited giftcard (we buy them at Costco to use at Portland City Grill - $80 for $100) to use up, and we were shopping at Clackamas Town Center, so we decided to give Stanford's another shot. We were delighted. We were seated immediately, and the restaurant was pleasantly modern and upscale. Our server was new to the establishment, but what he lacked in experience he made up for in ethusiasm (Jesse). My wife had the house gourmet mac and cheese, and I had the halibut fish and chips - both were quite excellent. I'm happy to say we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • About service
    oregonduck
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I always make a reservation and am always seated immediately without fuss or bother. Greeters and wait staff are always pleasant and eager to please. They keep an eye on my table and are available when need be.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • family orientated
    downes157
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Very spacious, plenty of room for a large group. The live music was a nice touch. We will be back for sure
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very cozy and private. Excellent
    niseyVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Very cozy and private. Excellent food and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We ate at Stanford's in Clackamas on Valentine's Day and were given cards for various gifts and discounts so decided to come back. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent as was the service. We all tried something different than we had in the past and were not disappointed. My only complaint that the parking area is way too small but that will not stop us from coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frankly the food was just
    92goingon98
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Frankly the food was just okay. Nothing special. My steak Oscar was cooked and seasoned nicely, but the presentation did not do the dish justice. Pretty much like Mom would load a plate at home. The steak had some gristle and fat that suggested a lower cut of meat and could have been trimmed. The ambience was very pleasant though a bit loud. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Manokat
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food ok however the service needed a little help, drinks came 2 at a time(7 diners) with a long wait in between - Finally after asking - beer showed up. Maybe pouring a beer is time consuming. Ordered and waited for food, meals came 2 at a time, and then after an awkward 6-8 minutes finally flagged down a different sever to ask if they were bringing the Mac and Cheese that was ordered ( first I might add). Probably the hardest to make I guess. Food was ok however rack of ribs were dry with an extremely hot temperature Usually a pretty good tipper but that was done for us as we had a extra large group of 7 diners so they took the 18% A bad night or do you really care if you know you will get your tip no matter what type of service is given?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Good food, good service. First time I felt like giving extra for a tip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My boyfriend and I have been here a few times. Great food and staff and makes us feel we are out for a speci occasion at a desent price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loud, Cold, and a Wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I understand that we visited the day after Valentine's and the restaurant was seriously packed. We arrived at 6:29 for our 6:30 reservation and were told we would be seated shortly. They made us cool our heels for over 20 minutes before taking us back to our table. I understand waiting a few minutes, but not 20...that's why I made a reservation. We had been there about 25 minutes when the air conditioning came on. We were all very comfortable before, but as soon as the cold air came on above us, we were all miserable. We asked them to turn it off and they said there was nothing they could do. This honestly ruined the experience. Although the food was good, it was very difficult to enjoy it while we were so uncomfortable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfortunately, our order went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Unfortunately, our order went wrong, one steak was ordered as med/well and came out rare.. We sent it back and it came back med.. We ordered a baked potato and got scalloped potatoes.. Both errors on one meal.. Manager was great and took care of that meal. We still love Stanford's!
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  • Many times, going out to dine
    CLASSY
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Many times, going out to dine on holidays, can be disappointing. The food, service, and crowds can be less than desirable. Not the case at all at Stanford's! Outstandibg, professional, and prompt. What a Valentine's treat! Our server eas a middle aged fellow, who was pure class and had knowledge of the menu. Theyre lucky to have a eait syaff with him on board.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place and got us right in
    Mhink
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Would recommend it to anyone, have eaten there many times all been good!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic