Stanford's - Clackamas

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$30 and under
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American
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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D
Portland
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Sadly restaurant just got bought out. It was my birthday and my 34 ribeye was a flat piece of meat . Did not make a big deal as we were with friends but it was my birthday ! Cheesecake was good . Waitress great . Don’t think I will be going back and not a lot of options in clackamas . Boo hoo !!

GD
Portland
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Salmon and dessert was fantastic. Service was kind, but very slow. Seemed like they were a bit understaffed

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait staff was attentive, detail oriented, and warm. Food was good.

DF
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food with a wide variety of choices and prices. Our table was set and ready and handicapped accessible as requested. Our server was outstanding

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A little on the pricey side, but the food was excellent, the wine was excellent, it was calm and quiet, and it was comfortable. The decore is nice, modern but relaxing. I wouldn't go here every day, but it will be my go to when I need a calm, relaxing treat. It's like the meal version of a spa day.

T
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to Stanford's for the Holidays. Warm and cozy atmosphere. Excellent quality food and service.
Thanks for taking of us for another year!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We love coming to Stanfords but this time the buffet food was disappointing. It was mostly lukewarm or cold and should have been hot. By 5 you ran out of cranberry sauce. The selection was good. For dessert the pie and pumpkin cheesecake were good. The tarts were all crust and very little filling. Don't do them again. The wait person forgot the wine order and we had to ask again. A very mixed bag and if we ever do this again I will not choose the buffet. Thanks for asking.

MO
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The restaurant did not have our reservation for Thanksgiving. Luckily they were still able to promptly seat us. The Thanksgiving buffet was fully stocked and very good food. Well worth the price and would do again.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today was Thanksgiving. Stanford’s offered a lovely buffet with Ham, Turkey and all the trimmings. As well, there was a limited plated dinner menu. So, while one of us visited the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner buffet, the other two enjoyed Panko Chicken Dijon and an incredibly tender Beef Filet. We all were very happy with our meals. Our waiter was attentive and efficient, and the setting was warm and pleasant. It was a very Happy Thanksgiving for our family. Thanks!

SK
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a reservation for 6 PM. We arrived at 5:55 and checked in with hostess. We were told to have a seat and they would be right with us. 15 minutes later we are still sitting. Other people are arriving without reservationa and are being told there is a 5 to 10 minute wait. Most of those are then seated before us. I finally asked a different hostess, that we had 6 PM reservation and how much longer it would be, she immediately looked us up in the system and seated us immediately. I had always thought when I take the time to plan and make a reservation, we would be treated as such. We were there to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary, you sure did not help start to make it special. The rest of the evening went well.

E
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to hang out. Good menu choices

R
Portland
108 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit since the company, Restaurants Unlimited, went bankrupt and our first visit to Stanford's Clackamas in some years. The first thing we noticed was the new decor and redone benches because it seemed new, not like the rundown one in Jantzen Beach. I asked the waitress and she said it was like this when she started in January so it was done before they went under. The service from beginning to end was superb, some of the best we have had in any restaurant. The offerings were great. We both had salmon with two vegetables (no potato which we did not want) and the fish was perfectly prepared along with perfectly cooked especially the seasoned roasted cauliflower. We had a starter salad with our wine and a cheesecake with coffee. Everything was great. It was reminiscent of the early years at this restaurant before they were sold to RU.

JT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good and knowledgeable server with great overall service with great food, friendly atmosphere

RL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and the Prime Rib was delicious. Overall it was a bit on the pricey side.

H
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go to restaurants. I have been there many times and never had a bad experience.

NF
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great and food was delicious. Was perfect for our moms night out.

DA
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new/change in ownership has made the rewards program a bit confusing, but the excellent staff at Stanfords always handles everything in a professional and fair matter.

s
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very busy lunch hour. Our waitress who has been there for a long time is usually very attentive. Yesterday she must have been having a bad hair day. food yummy as usual, but the service was not.

T
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was stellar. LOVE the food. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant.
Can't wait to make a return visit.

S
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Your menu has very few gluten free options. Disappointing for some in our group.

E
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour. Taco tuesday, I'll be back.

RR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good overall but service and food was slower than expected.

D
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Panco-crusted chicken is amazing, every time! Can’t beat steelhead with asparagus as our kid’s favorite meal, either 😄

JV
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 40 Wedding Anniversary and were treated exceptionally well. The wine offered was great by the wine goddess. Food great and got a quiet table just as I asked for. We will be back.

EN
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Server was rude, arrogant, unfriendly
Had to ask multi times to refill our water, disappeared at one point had to request someone else to attend to us. Never checked with us to see if anything needed
She needs to get more educated on customer service.

D
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Can’t beat Panko crusted Dijon chicken! Plus, out child just loves steelhead with asparagus for her kid’s meal!

CD
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of food has always exceeded my expectations. Tried the drink special and was not to my tasting. Stanford's happily exchanged for something else (no additional charge), much appreciated!

C
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table of 5, so seated in back. Our server was fabulous and organized. Food came out together and hot, which is not always the case with large parties. Stanford’s is always reliable for a good dining experience!

M
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

A little better than expected

MT
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful time. This was a get together for sisters - a long time coming. Our waitress was Brandi. She was excellent. Her supervisor stopped by a few times -- wonderfully delightful! We enjoyed them both so much. Could not have been a better evening.

BH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. Great service. Awesome food.

JJ
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first visit to a Stanford’s since a very disappointing visit to the Stanford’s in Walnut Creek, CA in April. The interior of the Walnut Creek facility is very time worn and dirty with small bits of trash on the very warn carpet in the lobby area. In that April visit the food arrived only slightly warm, obviously had little or no seasoning and was not nicely presented.

This visit to the Clackamas Stanford’s was completely different. Yes the interior theme is somewhat dated but the restaurant was clean and not heavily warn.

I ordered the fish and chips that were very nicely presented and very flavorful. The best part was that neither the fish fillets or the French fries were greasy, yet they were not too dry.

Our wait person was attentive and very patient with my 97 year old parents, providing very clear descriptions of menu items.

I will return to the Clackamas Stanford’s the next time I visit my parents. I will not be returning to the Walnut Creek Stanford’s.

B
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and her husband wanted to meet for lunch and were coming from another side of town. My hubby (whose birthday it was) and I had lunched at Stanford's before so we suggested Stanford's. Absolutely the best pick we could have done. They had a large dog with them, there was no shady parking, so Stanford's accommodated us at an outside patio table. They provided water for the dog, too! We ordered different items and everyone raved about the quality of the food. The Onion Rings were great..which we have found is NOT a common experience. The lentil soup was superior. My hubby has a tree nut allergy and the server was able to steer him clear of anything that might comprise him. All in all, the service was impeccable, the food awesome and the experience one we keep talking about! I might add my sister is somewhat of a foodie and each offering passed the taste test with flying colors. Will we be back? Not only "yes" ..but "HELL, YES"!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Date with my Granddaughter! We were not pressured to hurry or leave which was wonderful as we were able to visit and spend time planning a
Meetup with her boyfriend who is in the Marines! Just a 3 hr. early dinner. Thank you!

CA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal & experience

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was nice, but hard for older ones to hear with the background music.

TG
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner on our final night in Portland. The service was awesome, food came out fast and was cooked perfectly. There were 5 in our party. NY Strip, Rib Eye, Prime Rib, Fish n Chips, and Shrimp & Lettuce roll ups, everyone was happy with their meal! Definitely recommend!

WR
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sarah our server was great. She was attentive and personable.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I stopped in for a quick bite and little QT. Great food nice atmosphere and ambiance.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal steak was prefect