The Top 10 Restaurants In Vancouver, Washington

Sailboat on Columbia River
Sailboat on Columbia River |   ©Sarah Sammis/Flickr
Uniqua Hardy

From historical Fort Vancouver to beautiful waterfalls at the Columbia River Gorge, Vancouver, Washington is a destination with many attractions. The city’s vibrant food culture only adds to the experience. Here are 10 of Vancouver’s best restaurants.

Sailboat on Columbia River

Beaches Restaurant and Bar

Beaches Restaurant and Bar is located on the Vancouver Waterfront with beautiful views of the Columbia River. If you’re looking to have a casual, enjoyable meal with lovely surroundings, it’s one of the best places to go. Their menu includes an eclectic variety of treats, including burgers, pizza, sandwiches, seafood, steak and vegetarian options. They also have a location at the airport in Portland, Oregon. One of the best things about the restaurant is their community involvement in Vancouver. In 2011, they reached the goal of giving $1,000,000 to basic needs and education programs for children. They’re looking to double this amount.

Beaches Restaurant and Bar, 1919 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661, +1 360-699-1592

2. Willem’s On Main

Restaurant, American

Like the name suggests, Willem’s On Main is located on Main Street, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. They offer traditional Northwest cooking with a European twist. The chef of the restaurant, Paul Klitsie, is a native of The Netherlands. The restaurant is most known for its breakfast and brunch, during which they serve some of the best waffles in town. The atmosphere is cozy with old theater seats as chairs and beautiful handmade tables. They also serve great dishes for dinner, as well as lunch options.

3. Jorge’s Tequila Factory

Restaurant, Mexican

Jorge’s Tequila Factory is a family-owned Mexican restaurant and grill. It’s located downtown, and they also have two other restaurants in Washington, located in Longview and Mill Plain. It’s one of Vancouver’s best options if you’re looking for friendly service, delicious drinks and spicy meals. They have more than 140 different tequilas and all of their cocktails are made from scratch. Despite the emphasis on tequila, the restaurant welcomes the whole family. Kids can order from their own special menu. As a great addition, the restaurant has TV screen throughout its interior, making it the perfect spot for watching sports.

4. Hudson’s Bar & Grill

Bar, Restaurant, American, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, Fast Food

Hudson’s is a contemporary restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner on the grounds of Heathman Lodge on Northeast Greenwood Drive. Eating at the restaurant is an experience, with the interior resembling a rustic summer cabin. They have beautiful fire places, which create a calming atmosphere, and there’s also often live music performances. They serve great signature dishes made from the freshest local ingredients, including delicious porcini crusted scallops, black pepper crusted king salmon, and their own seafood stew. It’s a great place for dates and family meals — try one of their sharable plates for a different kind of dining experience.

5. Petra House

Restaurant, Mediterranean, American, Kebab

Dining room
Courtesy of Taste of Sichuan
The owner Issac Dakar had always dreamed of owning his own restaurant, which is how Petra House got its start. The restaurant serves a menu of halal and kosher meat meals. So, in addition to great food, you get an exciting cultural experience. The menu includes gyros, kabob and schwarma, and they also serve falafel vegetarian options. To create the dishes, Issac uses fresh ingredients to recreate recipes that have been passed down to him from his mother. The place also has a great tea selection — try both the Arab tea and the delicious mint tea.

6. Tommy O's Pacific Rim Bistro

Bistro, Restaurant, Asian, Fusion

One of the best Asian restaurants in Vancouver is Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro. It is located on Washington Street. Their menu includes a fusion of the vibrant and rich flavors of Hawaii, Japan, and Korea. If you love seafood you should try their weekend brunch or their happy hours, which include a full sushi menu. They have a variety of options on their menu, such as macadamia crusted halibut and kona coffee-rubbed flat iron steaks. Some of the most delicious island-style cuisines include teriyaki chicken, kalbi ribs, and coconut shrimp. They also have a great selection of cocktails, wine and beer.

7. Daddy D’s BBQ


Daddy D’s BBQ is owned by a third-generation barbecuing pro, so expect to experience some of the city’s best ribs here. You’ll feel just like you’re in the South, without having to even leave Washington. The restaurant is located at a gas station. That may seem strange at first, but all of the locals swear by it and you’ll quickly understand why. Daddy D’s uses secret ingredients in their barbecue sauce, which gives the meats an unbeatable flavor. They also have a good selection of traditional sides, including collard greens, homemade potato salad, and baked beans.

8. Farrar’s Bistro

Bistro, Restaurant, American

If you’re looking for a family-friendly and comfortable neighborhood grill, you should go to Farrar’s Bistro. The restaurant offers a carefully designed menu of comfort food. Items include pickled jalapeño, slow-smoked pork, zesty fiesta salad, Mediterranean chicken, wild-caught salmon and bistro mac and cheese joined by poblano chillies and green onions. All dishes are made from scratch using only fresh, high-quality ingredients from local vendors. Even the meat and fish dishes are smoked in-house. It’s a great place for a private parties and celebrations. They also host a range of special events for everyone throughout the year.

9. Low Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, Fast Food, Vegetarian

Low Bar is a local pub on downtown’s Washington Street. It’s a place where you can enjoy delicious signature burgers and specialty sandwiches, such as their popular hand-pulled corned beef reuben. Drinks vary from classic cocktails to craft beer from around the country. All of their dishes are served fresh and made in-house from local and natural ingredients. Everything is served in big portions, so you don’t have to worry about not getting your stomach filled. It’s one of the best casual places to just lay back, relax, and enjoy the day passing by.

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