1919 Se Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA | Directions 9866145.614912 -122.652123
Neighborhoods: Columbia Way
They have outdone themselves. After buying a pie and driving home some 60 min away I noticed the date showed the pie a week old. I called in the hopes the lable was wrong. The manager drove a new fresh pie to my house some 45 miles away. Wow... Old fashion service lives..
Good food, somewhat spendy for a family joint but great views of the river.
We celebrated my mother-in-law's birthday at this restaurant last night, and I have to say that we all really enjoyed ourselves. Like any restaurant on an extremely busy Friday night, we did experience a minor glitch in our overall experience, but what set this place apart was their level of concern for our happiness and the attempts by management and staff to set it right. We were simply blown away by their attentiveness. It was obvious that the management takes a very hands-on approach and maintains a respectable presence. In addition, the service was impeccable, the food was great, and the prices were reasonable. What more could you ask for? Well, the parking is a little tight, but we managed to find a spot just half a block away, which was just fine. Overall: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Beaches in Vancouver – I have been visiting Beaches since it opened 16 years ago. Over the years my tastes have changed and they always have something on the menu I like. My favorite has to be the seafood fettucine; it is so creamy and delicious and they will take out anything in it you don't want. That is the best thing about Beaches, the employees. Always nice and willing to go the extra mile for their customers. Which is why it is a shame many of them no longer work there, because they have many regular customers who like to visit them and be waited on by them. The reason they aren't there anymore? The owner, Mark. He will fire anyone who says one tiny thing he doesn't like, even the best servers who have worked there for 11 years. From personal family experience with this restaurant, I will continue to go, but I advise anyone who gets attatched to people, don't be so sure they will be there to greet you and help you next time. The food and people are absolutley amazing here, but the ownership, Mark, definately needs some work.
6 Stars--DON"T listen to the few bad reviews... – Wow---I just happened to run into these reviews By accident when looking to call up to do take out and I could not believe the 2 negative reviews,,,Obviously a disgruntled employee or jealous restaurant owner ,,I have been coming to Beaches since the day they opened and all I can say is Wow...Mark the manager,,,has created a wonderful place were not only locals but people traveling will experiance what dining should be ...aI have run many different Businesses and have always admired how they have created one of the best when it comes to service ,,nothing beats Beaches the staff is amazing ,,,the food is always perfect-Well almost when it isn't...they refuse to let you continue till it is perfect,,,and after many years of dining there and being a chef myself I can honestly say this is in the top 5 I have ever eaton at and when you get your bill it will not reflect that...In fact --shush don't tell any one but --I think they are way under priced,,,,,never hesitate Beaches,,,is by far one of the best restarunts in the Northwest
Russ,,,,,maybe you know me -I can not tell a lie
If I could give a ZERO star rating, I would! – My husband and I never received worst service at a restaurant. We arrived at Beaches at 7:00 pm. Sat at the bar and were avoided for 15 minutes while and older gentleman to my right was served almost immediately. A woman slipped on food right in front of me in the lounge grabbing me as she went down. Employees were passing by and not one person asked if the woman was okay. Once we were seated outside we sat at a TINY two seater table, while 3 4 seaters were available outside. About 10 minutes later two younger girl were seated at a 4 seater next to us while the other tables remained available. Our food was terrible. My husband sent his burger back due to gross bacon only to be told it would take 5 minutes. 20 minutes later we were checked on and passed our point of tolerance. We denied the burger to even come out, but was convinced to take it with us. My salad dressing tasted like pickes, but was afraid of the outburst I would have caused by complaining also. By the time we FINALLY received the check it was 8:30 pm. Not only was the service awful, but we sufferred through the time of avoidance no matter where we were seated, or what we asked for. Our server seemed to be a new employee, or one who didn't know what she was doing. The burger was taken off our order, but I can guarantee we will never go back, or to any other Beaches. The best thing about the visit was the view from the patio. Too bad Beaches can't claim to have made that.
Best Restaurant & Bar I've ever been to...! – The service is the best. They work as a real team that knows what their doing....I've never had a ok meal there...Its always the best food for the best price....Beaches took a chance opening as a non-smoking venue long before it became the law. It was packed the first day and has been ever since. I used to live in Vancouver and would go there at least twice a week. Now I live in Vegas (wish we had one here) and every time I visit, I eat there for lunch and dinner every day! The ownership is wonderful greeting their customers and provides excellent support to the community....If you live there, or visiting from out of town...its the place to go with the wonderful view of the River and Portland lights!!!!
Beaches in Vancouver, WA--AWESOME!!! – After reading some of the reviews the other day, a couple of the negative ones especially, I just HAD to comment about this restaurant. My husband and I have enjoyed dinner at Beaches many times in the past 8 yrs. and we have NEVER had a bad experience--either with the service or with the food! We have been to a few "Happy Hour's" there and just today (Sunday) went to the afternoon Happy Hour... It was AWESOME!! Even though the place was extremely busy...filled to the rafters(!)... the service was OUTSTANDING and the total of 6 appetizers my hubby & I had (yes! 3 for him, 3 for me :))) were very ample and scrumptious!!! The Lemon Pepper Calamari was one of the best tasting and MOST tender we have ever eaten!!... and, believe me, everytime we go to a restaurant we order a Calamari appetizer!! We will be back to Beaches soon :)))
Best Service – I took my husband here for a late Valentine Dinner and I requested a window seat by the Columbia River. The service was great, well above my expectations. The food was out of this world. I would recommend this Restaurant to everyone. The salmon was to die for!!!! We will definately be returning here.
TOURIST TRAP – Fine if you are a desparate tourist from the Hilton or Red Lion who has nowhere else to go, but locals don't bother with this place. Food: YUK Service: YUKKIER. Just overprices schlock. They couldn't care less either. Too bad because Beaches ownership is active in the community, and does a lot of good for a lot of nonprofit groups -- trouble is, they just can't seem to get their restaurant (hello -- core business) together. Oh well. Go to Portland. Way better eateries.
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