Burgerville USA No 15

715 S Columbia Hwy
Saint Helens, 97051
Reviews:
A shimmering oasis of burgers and fries after a vast desert of food appeared before us on the road. "BURGERVILLE!" she cried out in a voice that was simultaneously deliriously happy and near exhaustion. We'd started the morning at Fort Stevens State Park up near Astoria with the notion that we'd "pick something up" for breakfast along the way. Several hours, 100 mile or more and many closed cafes later, our stomachs and patience were running on extreme empty. We passed burg upon crossroads of towns here and there, desperately hoping that the next inhabited place would have something, open, not too sketchy, and not overgrown with blackberries. Each widening of the road we slowed for, showed no more opportunity for something (ANYTHING) to eat to satiate the rumblings and faintness to which we were no more accustomed to than when they started, hours before. And then, deus ex machina, Burgerville. I was so hungry, I don't even remember what we ate, but it might as well been mana from heaven.
OK - the spread is sooo goood. Our kids ship it to us every couple of months and that makes me Very happy :). When we do make it up there they have the best veggie burgers! Oh and the onion rings are the best I've ever eaten!
burgerville always has great food. i love thier vegetarian options and that they care about the environment. ofcourse these lovely things has a little higher of a cost. sometimes it takes a little bit of time too. i guess good things have a price

(503) 397-5885

Fast Food

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Kuy’s Oriental Cuisine

524 Milton Way
Saint Helens, 97051
Reviews:
Not impressed! It was mostly chinese. We started with salad rolls and they were good, but looked horrible, like my husband rolled them. The stuffed dumplings were absolutely awful. Ice cold inside, and the dough was dry with chunks of flour in it. My husband got the Noodle deluxe and it was pretty bad, very sweet, hardly any meat. We took it home to doctor it up for his lunch tomorrow. I had the Pho and the broth was so-so. It had huge chunk of chicken, little of beef and no calamari. We will pass next time, waist of $30
By far the best Chinese food in St Helens! Fresh vegetables galore, not overly salted, no msg- can't say enough good things about this place! The cute garden and koi pond was an added bonus!
In all honesty if Kuy's was in Portland or Seattle I'd probably give them 4 stars, but given that it's in St Helens 5 stars all the way. About the only con I have is that they can be a bit inconsistent, we've never had a bad meal, but have had some that were well below what i know they can do. We tend to go for the Cambodian and Vietnamese dishes rather than the Thai and Chinese. Nice vegetarian menu.

(503) 397-0946

Restaurants

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Dockside Steak & Pasta

343 S 1st St
Saint Helens, 97051
Reviews:
had the Putta and Calamari app.....with red wine, a great place to unwind, eat, and enjoy the holidays! very good with special orders
My girlfriend and I had drinks and dinner. Both where great and the staff were very helpful and there as needed for our needs. We also had the best cheese cake after dinner. We will be going back again and enjoyed everything this place has to offer.
I have never felt so taken advantage of. This place is so ridiculously overpriced you'd think it wasn't in the middle of nowhere. Not only did we pay $15 for a so-called salad with frozen fried chicken, my poor boyfriend paid the same for obviously microwaved storebought spaghetti and meatballs. The what I'm guessing was the owner not only grabbed my arms to ask me about my tattoos, but has apparently taught the waitstaff to ask, at every pass, if we were "still working" on our food. Absolutely terrible. I ordered a glass of the Clos du Bois, the server didn't ask if I wanted the red or white and brought the white, I had wanted the red and didn't know there was a choice. Have never felt so ripped off. $2.75 for splitting a plate?!?

(503) 366-0877

Italian

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Vinnie’s Chicago Sandwich Shop

1521 Columbia Blvd
Saint Helens, 97051
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I haven't been to Vinnie's in a few years, and I don't know why, because their sandwiches are delicious. Husband had the Capone and there wasn't a crumb left I had the Gangster and it was delicious and on point. The staff was courteous and helpful. Thank you.
One of the best sandwiches we have had. We've had a couple and the were both great, so I'm sure they all are. The place is small and super cute inside. The staff is very friendly as well. The only downfall, because you know I have one, is the price. Super pricey for a sandwich. I'm thinking maybe foot traffic isn't as big, so they make up for it in pricing. Even so we will be back, and everyone should try this joint. :-)
This place is not at all cute inside. It's old and dirty decor. I didn't think it was too pricey, but I also didn't expect to wait 25 minutes for a sandwich which I had 4 ingredients withheld. Not impressed at all. The ladies were nice but obviously lack speed.

(503) 397-3135

Sandwiches

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Sunshine Pizza

2124 Columbia Blvd
Saint Helens, 97051
Reviews:
I came in once when it was busy and she was burning someone's sad which. Instead of putting it out like an adult she screamed for the managers help. Second time I came in... Two of the employees walked away and the third did not greet me for over 60 awkward seconds of standing there... She made jokes and laughed at her coworkers instead of putting on gloves. I will not be returning and I can guarantee that others won't either if this conduct continues. I don't know her name but she should be fully retrained 1:52 on 6/05
Just moved here and was looking for a local pizza place to deliver us some food, came along this place and the pizza was great! They even brought us paper plates and napkins since we hadn't unpacked anything. Great service, friendly staff and we will def be back for more in the near future.
You know what? This place is pretty good. I remember liking it when I lived out here as a kid and now that I've been back, I still like it. It's not gourmet pizza or anything; it's just good. And besides that, the staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a large group of people - family after spreading my grandfather's ashes over the river (no, you don't need to know that and I don't mean to bring this review down, but it helps to know that we weren't in the most joyous of moods to start with). My family can be a lot to handle at a restaurant - just like your family, probably. It takes a long time to make a decision, the process is confusing to everyone (us and staff alike) and we just get in the way. The staff was so accommodating and friendly with us that I can't help but give them five stars. It wasn't a "there's a big party that's going to spend a lot of money" friendly, it was a "they're people just like us and they deserve it" friendly. You know, genuine. Aside from the service, the food was as good as I remember. Again, not gourmet, but really good for your standard small town pizza place. I'll be happy to go back the next time I'm in St. Helens for any reason.

(503) 397-3211

Pizza

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El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

2105 Columbia Blvd
Saint Helens, 97051
Reviews:
Went just after 12pm, not overly busy or dead inside either. The complimentary chips w/ salsa and bean dip were great, with very prompt service when our water glasses and chips were getting low. Food took about only 8 minutes to arrive, thats not bad at all. Staff didn't say much, but we were taken care of in a timely matter. I had the Carne Asada burrito, it was very good and well cooked, and loaded with toppings. I enjoyed it and would eat here again.
I peeked. That's ok. It doesn't change my opinion and the stars I've assigned. I didn't see any 3 star ratings for El Tapatio in St. Helen's, off of US 30 en route to and from Astoria. I'm going with 4 stars and will explain my rationale. I have seen this name across the Portland metro - on McLoughlin, on SE 82nd, and so on, so it's obvious it's a local chain. That part sort of turned me off. However, I liked the name "el tapatio." I still don't know what "tapatio" means. Perhaps it harkens favorably to a (past tense) small hole in the wall Mexican restaurant in Ventura County, California named "El Tecolote" (the owl) which didn't look like much but had amazing and abundant food. They got on my good side right away. I was seated immediately, and where I wanted to sit. The chips and salsa arrived promptly. I have to add that both salsa and bean dip were brought to the table. The flavor of the salsa was just right. The appearance of the bean dip to make for some variety was appreciated. The food arrived quickly. The combination platter was the right temperature. The beans and rice were both flavorful. The other two items were a burrito and an enchilada. They were good but tasted a little interchangeable. I'm taking off a point because the burrito was essentially an oversized enchilada and the ends weren't folded in as has been the case with practically every burrito I've ever eaten. My thought is that, if Paco's Tacos of Grass Valley, CA which is apparently run by WASPs can dial in on a stunning burrito, so can El Tapatio. That is my only gripe with this dining experience. Abundant food, good prices, and polite service call for 4 stars for this particular El Tapatio in St. Helens, OR. Thus far, it is the only one in the greater Portland area I have visited.
Well, I very much enjoyed excellent service and a giant portion of super nachos, and every chip had company! Good price, good service, good food. Good deal.

(503) 397-1465

Mexican

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Dari-Delish

1680 Columbia Blvd
Saint Helens, 97051
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Cash only. Great place to grab a cold treat on a hot day!
Not only do they have yummy ice cream treats, but their burgers and fries are amazing, as well. However, my very favorite thing here is their fry sauce!!!! You won't be disappointed!
A million and one options on flavors. Cash only is bit of a bummer.

(503) 397-2129

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Miyako Restaurant

1835 Columbia Blvd
Saint Helens, 97051
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Scappoose and Saint Helens seem to only have 2 types of restaurants, Mexican and Chinese. Being a small town with limited restaurants I was skeptical about eating at a sushi place. However, was quite pleasantly surprised at the quantity and quality of food here. This is a small restaurant in the "downtown" area. The furnishings are simple and the bathroom is clean. The menu offers both bento style boxes and full sushi menu. Be prepared for a lot of food. The fish is good quality and sushi well made. It is better than the "train" style sushi but isn't quite up to par with the really good sushi restaurants in Portland. Have been eating lunch here now for some time and get quick service and good food. (Passes the sensitive tummy test.)
The sushi is great but the service is absolutely HORRENDOUS. We even tried to circumvent their service by calling in our order but my friend ended up sitting in the restaurant for 45 minutes longer than when they said it would be ready. What a joke!
Best sushi in St Helen's. Decent prices for lotsa food. We love leftovers. We've been coming here for about a year now. Food is consistently good. Service and ambiance isn't over the top by any means, but we'll be back anyhow.

(503) 397-9701

Sushi Bars

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Roythai

295 Strand
Saint Helens, 97051
Reviews:
Roy Thai is a nice little gem with a bit of a rough coating in downtown St. Helens. Pro: I have ate here a few times and the food has been persistantly good. I really enjoy their drunken noodle dish and my step father loved his order of the sizzling beef. Con: The service has really been hit or miss. I've went with my grandparents (grandfather loves the coconut shrimp while grandmother is very keen on the yakisoba) and the older gentleman server is awesome. When I went with my mother and step father, we had another waitress that seemed to have a serious chip on her shoulder. Her attitude towards us felt like she was annoyed that we were there and the service was very slow. Overall: While we did have some serious reservations with the waitress and her attitude, the food was good enough to give it another try. Prices are reasonable for the portion size and the older gentleman server is awesome.
Our family eats Thai often, so we've hit quite a few spots in the surrounding area. The food here is great, they provided my restless 2 year old with a coloring book and crayons, but as it got a little busier, the level of service dropped significantly. Please let me reiterate that the food was very tasty, though. I'm sure we will be returning.
The only reason that this restaurant receives even one star is because the server was really kind. I was excited at first because we are so limited in our town that a new Thai restaurant made me a little giddy. I'll be honest I judge all Thai restaurants by their peanut sauce and salad rolls. If you cannot get those two basic things down then I don't have a lot of faith in your establishment. The peanut sauce was scorched. They brought us out brand-new peanut sauce and it was bland. The pad Thai was pretty tasteless. The pineapple cashew rice had exactly 3 pieces of pineapple and about four cashews and the rest rice. We were told the owner who usually does the cooking was not there that day and they hired someone new. Now I realize we live in a small town but that's no excuse for bad food. The server was amazing. We loved her. And we gave her a great tip. Honestly she seemed a little annoyed at the kitchen as well. I always always give an establishment two tries so the next time I come back I'm going to call ahead to make sure the owner is cooking. I've had her food before and it's amazing.

(503) 410-5155

Thai

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Muchas Gracias Mexican Food

155 N Highway
Saint Helens, 97051
Reviews:
This Muchas Gracias, or as my St Helens co-workers call it "Muchos", is the best one of the chain. The employees are so nice and friendly, it's clean and my order is always correct. It's a fine, cheap please for breakfast burrito that is good for lunch too. I enjoy coming here.
Asked for no cheese no sour cream. Missed half my order. My order was served with cheese despite my request. Poor poor poor
Great food but do not go inside to order if the drive thru is busy, I waited 20 minutes for my food while cars kept coming and going thru the drive thru, they make the drive thru the priority and ignore the customers inside. I had a small order also, nothing huge.

(503) 366-1075

Mexican

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