McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge
Had fun. Cajun tator tots rock. Our waitress was amazing.
Fun place to have your dinner outside and to be able to look at the river.
Staff was very polite and not overbearing at all.
Can’t wait to go back!
A very pleasant outside dining experience on the banks of the Columbia, amidst the riverside park.
As always, the culture and food of McMenamins is awesome. There are a few new hires that are overly annoying, but that didn’t stop us from having a great time.
Gorgeous view. Nice staff. Couldn't help but feel a little bit rushed. We were seated outside and told that we had to order soon because the grill was shutting down. We did so, but then several people were seated after us and were continued to be served food well into the hour. Huh? A little bit confusing. Again, there was no rudeness. Just didn't really understand the disclaimer. I will still come back and recommend this place.
The indoor and outdoor dining areas were clean and comfortable. The hosts and staff were professional, personable and accommodating. The food was delicious and prices were very competitive with area restaurants. Overall an outstanding experience and we plan to visit again soon. Love it! Lorenzo
Felt very good about environment of restaurant. I would recommend going and sitting inside or out. We sat in the bar in a booth and could watch the boats going down Columbia River.
Jerry is a wonderful waitress!
Breakfast was delicious, and beautiful view of the river!
Enjoyed a Saturday morning breakfast on July 4th. A beautiful property with great surroundings and a nice walking path. Service was friendly and food was tasty.
Our family came to celebrate an out of state nephews birthday. We had several tables due to Covid we could only have 5 per table. We ordered in a staggered fashion so we did not over whelm the staff. It took over an hour to be able to order. Our food came one person at a time. Food was cold and terrible. The menu is so small and offering were not good. This is the second time in the last month we have eaten here. We will never come back here to eat. Service is bad and the food is worse.
Overall, we enjoyed ourselves. We were surprised by the limited menu vs. pre-covid, and I didn't get a well-done burger, too pink! We had a window seat with a great view, and our out-of-town guests really enjoyed it.
We spent the night at the lodge and had breakfast downstairs on the waterfront. It was very good food and service, as well as beautiful environment.
Absolutely loved it! Enjoyed the beer samplers. Yummy food and great staff. I went twice in a week. Lucky me.:)
Very good enjoyed the food and service
Jerry is an excellent waitress! Makes you want to return!
Nice to be able to sit by the river and watch the ships go by. Menu is limited but lot more choices than I remember on the beverage list. Lots of stuff besides Edgefield products.
Had to call multiple times to figure out how to make a reservation. Upon arriving the hostess was extremely rude. The food was good but pretty expensive for not great quality.
We waited 20 for a beer..the waitress ignored us the whole time we were waiting..
We love the Harbor Lodge! We came here to celebrate my birthday, originally planning to sit outside, which would be lovely in good weather. Unfortunately, it was cool and windy, and the staff gladly moved us to an inside table with a view. They were very accommodating, even with all the restrictions during COVID re-opening. The food was fast and tasty, and the drinks were (as always) phenomenal. Five stars!
I would eat in the mail restaurant. Very good food and service.
This is a beautiful place to have dinner and relax. We enjoyed watching the river while dining outside and saw many boats cruising by. The dinner was great and service was outstanding. We were impressed with the attention to the Corvid virus problems and very good social distancing efforts. This is the second year in a row we have enjoyed this restaurant on our Anniversary. Looking forward to having our 39th there next year!
Our waitress was not very engaged. We didn’t see much of her. Had to ask someone else for our check multiple times. Very disorganized
Credit for just re-opening food was very good limited menu look forward to going back again location and atmosphere is great.
Under the current circumstances and demands, it was great to be able to finally eat indoors and visit with my friend! Food was good, as always. We will be back. In fact, we have decided to meet there once a month. I live in Portland; she lives in Rochester, WA.
This was my second visit in less than a week. Love the outside ambiance if only the weather would accommodate! Their were 11 of us to be “brought inside” on Saturday due to weather and the staff was very helpful in doing so. Tables for 5-4-2 were within seeing distance. Wednesday was a “sisters lunch” outside and we were very well taken care of. Thanks for being open during this difficult time.
First time in 3.5 months to eat at a restaurant. Patio, sunshine and breeze was wonderful. The wait staff very informative about masks, distancing, etc.
They are a very nice resturant and the location is superb. Staff was great and very helpful. They followed all the social distancing policy and felt very safe eating there. Only drawback was took some time getting our meals and they had cooled off very fast. But great value for your money and the location along the river is fantastic.
Perfect evening. COVID rules followed with staff wearing masks, guests asked to wear them going to and from table(sadly everyone did not) Tables spaced apart, paper menu's water fill-ups were not from a pitcher but a new glass brought to your table. Menu choices reasonably priced. Very busy for Father's day, reservations recommended just in case it is a busy night. Indoor and outdoor seating, sat inside as evening was a little cooler. Beautiful view in Pub and Cloud.
Our server was slow and scattered. My mother who is 69 wanted to order off the kids menu. Our server made a big deal like she needed authorization. Also, my mother had double knee replacement surgery 3 weeks ago. The chairs outside were unco6. We asked if she could sit in of of the lower cushioned chairs. Again, we were made to feel as though we were committing a crime. Iced tea refills were sparse. Our waitress also paid more attention to the tables on either side of is. Due to the service, we will not be back. Our servers n as me was Amanda T.
Overall this experience was lovely. I had to ask to be re-seated outside due to the wind since I was on the corner it was whipping me. I asked twice, the second time they moved me.
They try to keep all the people with dogs in one area outside which can make it harder for the dogs, as they want to say "hi" to each other!
My server was friendly - attentive. The salmon was perfectly cooked and delicious the vegetables were fine, but there wasn't much (8 or 9 thin spears asparagus). I was still hungry so I ordered another item.
I'll be back as this is one of the only places you can be so close to sand, water, food and seating outside within 30 minutes of my house! Thanks guys. Cheers
Another fun time together. Food was excellent as usual.
2 stars mostly due to poor service at the Kalama location. Read on:
McMenamins is one of my favorite restaurant chains. I'm a wine club member. I LOVE their cajun tots, a good Commie burger, a good variety of brews on tap and wine. Big fan of their pizza.
The reservation process went VERY well on Open Table. I even got help from Kalama to reorganize into 3 tables for social distancing for 9 people outside. Very accommodating for a Father's Day lunch.
Food was good, not as good as usual, though. Like I said, I love McMenamins, and I realize that restaurants are just opening up again for dining, but this first visit to Kalama was disappointing.
We were seated and right off the bat the server said they were coming back with waters and drink orders. We asked to put in an appetizer order of cajun tots at that time (1145am). Place wasn't empty, but sure as heck not crowded.
Waters came back quickly, got our drink orders in, everything seemed ok. We were pretty casual, enjoying the scenery of the Columbia opening fathers day gifts, but we were ready for our wine, beers, sodas etc. Got those 5-10 minutes later
12p, still no tots, but at least got our food order in.
My mom's lunch was a salad with added chicken, which is on the menu, not special order. My wife and I ordered a small pizza and a salad to share. Some burgers for everyone else, one with soup.
You'd think pizza takes a little longer, and you'd get salads first. We got the pizza around 1230 before any other item of food, even the tots appetizer.
Dad's bunless burger (with tots btw) comes out basically the same time as the pizza. Burgers come out 5 minutes later (soup is cold). Mom's salad arrives...but no chicken. Still no appetizer tots, which we tried to cancel,but got around 1250 anyway. Mom didnt get her chicken until 12:55.
We asked for the check as we got our appetizer, knowing we had to leave soon. Got it at 1:20p because wait staff-person left in her back pocket and forgot to give to us.
With the new Covid 19 expectations it was nice to see that social distancing was taking place through the whole establishment. Service was not as quick as usual, but it was nIce to have a leisurely time with family and not be right up against other dining parties. To be honest, I would not be upset if this became the new norm. The food and drinks were great. Sad that the dessert menu was very limited, but understandable.
Excellent service, food was delicious!
Thank you to everyone at Mcmenamins Kalama Lodge who worked on Father's Day. What a wonderful day!
Friendly and accommodating staff. Beautiful setting. Safe yet still fun dining experience.
This restaurant has an outstanding deck! It is surrounded by a lovely garden and faces the Columbia River. I love the atmosphere. I also enjoy the menu, especially the grilled items. The wine and beer list are great and perfect for the menu.
The weather and everything was perfect. Thank you for being open!!!
We have not been out for several months and really have always enjoyed McMenamins. We wore our masks into the restaurant until seated, with adequate spacing. Your staff ALL wore their masks. The meal was excellent - what we expected - and we really enjoyed the setting. Our only concern was we saw very few other guests with masks. That is, when lining up to enter the establishment, entering and wandering around, etc. Many of the guests did not appear to be paradigms of health and so had to wonder. Anyway, I think we will come your way, at Kalama, again but, if you don't start turning away those who do not share a concern for the virus our next visit will be the last.
Excellent experience sitting outdoors on the bottom floor watching the ships and walkers
passing by in a lovely Hawaiian ambiance. Food was great! So was the beer!
I highly recommend this experience.
McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge is rated 4.3 stars by 297 OpenTable diners.
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