East Wind Drive-In

395 NW Wa Na PA St
Cascade Locks, 97014
Reviews:
love this hole in the wall! Reese stopped here in her movie Wild too! The ice cream is super good. My personal favourite is the Hazelnut Smoothie. Honestly the best smoothie you will ever taste even if you don't like hazelnut. I wanted to try the Almond but didnt have time. Must come back.
It is what it is, an old school highway fast joint. I've never eaten food here, but they have about 30 flavors of soft serve, the prices are right and the portions are large. It's a classic summer stop-off.
Had the soft serve and ordered the large to share... Whoa! I need to share it with more people. GIGANTIC!

(541) 374-8380

American (Traditional)

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Bridgeside

745 Wa Na Pa St
Cascade Locks, 97014
Reviews:
Not what I was expecting. I got the salmon and chips plus the salmon chowder and a salad bar run (I was hungry). The salmon did not taste fresh, the fries were flavorless, the chowder tasted like it came out of a can, and the salad bar was... A salad bar. The only good qualities were the view of the river and the Bridge of the Gods. The staff was also very friendly and helpful. That's why I gave it two stars instead of one. The food itself was zero star quality. Another thing you should know is that it's cafeteria style. I won't be going back.
Friendly folks, great views, reasonable prices, and good breakfast. Here's hoping the recent name change doesn't signal a shift toward fancy-pantsy inflated prices for this landmark.
First time here but many visits when it was Char Burger. Pretty darn good breakfast. Had the corned beef hash and eggs. VERY tasty. The coffe was not so great which is why I took off a star. I'm not all that into cafeteria setups but the wait staff did get us in and out quickly and efficiently.

(541) 374-8477

American (Traditional), Burgers

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Cascade Inn

410 Cascade Locks Hwy
Cascade Locks, 97014
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Nothing fancy but they do what they do very well: diner food. Whether breakfast or lunch, their food is fresh, well prepared, and served with flair (the waitresses all seem to have great character). We come sailing in Cascade Locks several times a year and, while there may be fancier places, places with more extensive menus, places with bigger dining rooms and places with catchier names, we think it's hands down the most satisfying food experience between Troutdale and Hood River (and that's both wa and or sides of the river). It's easy to overlook (looks from outside are .....huh) but you'd be sorry you went somewhere else. Service is pretty quick too (esp. Compared with other outfits in town).
The ambiance is a -1 but the sausage gravy is the bomb. The chicken fried steak was deep fried dry and overbreaded. Pancakes OK but not to fluffy. My advice order eggs and either of the biscuit and gravy sides. You can add a meat but there is a ton in the gravy. Its homemade a little spicy and awesome.
Where do I start?? Have you seen "No Country For Old Men"...this diner fit right in! Honestly I enjoyed it...as soon as the scary guy ordering a cup of clam chowder to go left. Friday night my friend and I were on our way to Carson Hot Springs in Washington (you have to take I-84 in Oregon to get there) and we decided to stop on the Oregon side of "The Bridge of the Gods" and have dinner. We had a choice of diner, diner or diner so we stopped at the diner. When we walked in there was a fluorescent light flickering in the back...not usually a good sign...but I think it was the fact that there were no patrons that alarmed us the most. We stayed anyways and shortly after sitting down we were greeted by a nice girl that was born with the temperament of a quality waitress...patient and miserably happy. She was very attentive the entire time we were there...so high marks for that. She also managed to get the scary guy with the cup of soup to leave. I liked her even more for that! Our food was good portion size and she was good about refilling our drinks so what else could you ask for...except some entertainment, right??? Not the usual though entertainment though...we got the guy that walked in from what appeared to be an episode of the Sopranos...with the the thick toupee like black hair and the shirt unbuttoned...really??? Yep! The poor waitress spent about 7 minutes with him taking his order...the conversation went like this: Man - "So, I don't see spaghetti on the menu..." Waitress - "Oh, sorry we don't have spaghetti..." Man - "So, can you make some?" Waitress - (pause & turns to look at the cook who shakes his head) "Sorry, we don't have spaghetti..." Man - "What's your special then?" Waitress - "Prime Rib dinner for $12.95" Man - "How big is the cut?" Waitress - (pause & turns to the cook who signs a 1 & 4) "It's a 14oz cut sir" Man - "Well, 16oz is a pound, so you're saying it's not even a pound???" Waitress - "I guess so..." Man - "Can I get a 16oz cut?" Waitress - (turns and looks at the cook) "Can he have a 16oz cut?" Cook - "No, 14oz is a big cut of meat, that's all we got!" Waitress - "Sorry sir" Man - "I guess I'll have the prime rib...what kind of salad dressing do you have?" This goes on for about another 3 minutes because he wasn't Catalina dressing and they don't have it...the sad part was I heard him telling the waitress he was in the area because he's building a house out there so this poor girl is probably going to have to deal with him on a regular basis. At any rate, my dinner was completely worth the $7 bill.

(541) 374-8340

American (Traditional)

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Cascade Locks Ale House

500 WaNaPa St
Cascade Locks, 97014
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(541) 374-9310

Burgers, Sandwiches, Bars

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