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Pacific Crest Pub has new owners and new name. Cascade Locks Ale House
This place is a train wreck. Don't be deceived by the appearance of this place. It looks homey and rustic, but the service, the price of the food and the food in general are atrocious.The waitress was unconcerned with our needs and appeared to be caught up in her own drama. The price of the food was ridiculous, especially for what we got. My hamburger was cold over cooked and tasteless. McDonalds would have been a better choice all the way around. After reading other reviews I see I'm not the only one who had an awful experience here. My advice to people traveling through the Columbia Gorge is beware and avoid this place.....not a fan!!!!
Just gets better every year. We've been stopping at the Pacific Crest Pub for the last three years as we travel to Portland. Read recent reviews about the poor service but we have had courteous servers and delicious food. The menu has improved with great choices from something light to a hardy pizza or sandwich. The pizza sauce and crusts are made on premise and are fresh and tasty. The interior has been remodeled and is very clean, cozy and inviting. We recommend to all of our friends who travel past Cascade Locks on their way to Portland.
could be a nice place.
We chose to stop for lunch at this place after a hike nearby. It looks great and has lots of windows and roadhouse decor. The menu reads OK too. I asked for a burger done medium, got a lecture on what the health department requires, and was served a burger that was thin, hard, dry and tasted as if it had been on the grill since the day before. For $8.00 I expect a decent burger.
Waitress a little self-oriented. It was about 70 degrees outside & I was in shorts and sweatshirt. When I told the waitress that I was cold from the A/C blowing directly on me, she replied that she was comfortable, maybe due to her work! We had just walked about 10 miles, half of it uphill so we too had good circulation. I moved across the table into the lee of my husband to stay warm.
The horseradish is good and well priced at $5 the jar. My suggestion is that the rest of the food get up to that level of value for price and match the decor. The beer selection looked good; why not make the non-alcoholic drink selections good too, like a natural root beer and freshly steeped rather than powdered iced tea?
$$$. The waitress was unfriendly... You have to pay to split a meal. The benches were uncomfortable. I would of much rather went to Subway...
A sad sad excuse for service. This place is a joke. My buddy talked me into going here because we were in the area and we were both hungry. I was not impressed. The owners think way to highly of themselves and not very highly of others. I think if you look like money they might treat you better than if you don't. This is the second time i have been here and the service is just as awful as the fist time. I will not be back and I will be telling everyone Who will hear me to stay away or suffer the terrible service that is The Pacific Crest Pub.
Poor , poor food.
Don't stop at any restaurants in Cascade Locks, especially the Pacific Crest Pub, or the Charburger!
The Pacific Crest Pub looks fun, but they don't deliver on the quality or quantity of food. I got a canned chicken asian salad, with poor taste and little or no dressing, and old cabbage. Hubby tried a reuben, that consisted of 2 slices of cold bread, literally a squirt of maio and a tablespoon of sauerkraut, and meat in the center of the sandwich, not reaching the outer edges of the bread. Icky! For a first time tourist, that is all it will be!
NIce place to grab a bite, when taking a break from a hike..
Like most I head out to the Columbia Gorge to hike and sightsee, but it’s always nice to find a spot to grab a bite to eat. The menu at the Pacific Crest Pub is your basic restaurant fare like sandwiches, burgers, pizza and other entrees. Many have a gorge theme to them like a pizza with smoked salmon that I had, it sounds strange but I found it to be really tasty.
The pub itself had a rustic quality to it but was well kept. I liked that there was a main eating area that was well suited for a family meal and a back area with some lotto games and a back bar if you wanted. I was surprised to read about complaints about the staff, as they seemed pleasant enough to me. In any case I would recommend giving the Pacific Crest Pub a try if you find yourself needing to take a quick break from the beautiful gorge.
Beware Bad Service..
Wow, where to start....
This place was once ran by a great couple who was always there for the community. They stayed open late, poured the beer heartily, had GREAT pizza and sandwiches. The service was awesome, not overdone or fake, just country goodness. To give you an idea, I probably spent nearly a thousand dollars a month on beer and food both to go and dine in. Basically this was my 'Go To' place to unwind and enjoy. I had no idea how dark the days where ahead for this little pub. New owners took over as the old owners retired. I was optimistic about the change. It didnt take long and all the old staff had left with the exception of one server who among the laundry list of bad habits include a piercing chronic laughter that shakes the walls.
The pizza I ordered to go after the initial transition literally looked and tasted like a young child had prepared it. The beer taps became excessively guarded by a staff more concerned with the possibility of OLCC making a suprise visit than making a jovial and comfortable enviornment. Its just plain bad. I have given the crew there a dozen chances or more to show improvement with no luck at all. I think perhaps the new owners would have been more suited selling life insurance than beer and pub grub. Dont go, Just forget it, try the 'Cascade Inn' for food and beer or even 'Char Burger'. Maybe keep driving and go to any of the fine brew pubs in Hood River.
Great reviews coming from owners?????. Stop by the local grocery store, gas station, or post office and ask the locals how the service is at the Pacific Crest Pub. I, and many other locals I have heard from, have experienced not only iffy quality on the food, but absolutely AWFUL service from the staff and the very owners themselves. I felt compelled to write a review to warn others and in doing so found the warnings from other locals already posted - only to be followed by raving reviews that sound as though they have come from the mouths (or I guess fingertips) of the owners - no doubt trying to save face in the wake of the ugly truth coming out. That truth is that the food is okay - on a lucky day - but the service... Oh the service.... the service is THE WORST I believe I have ever experienced in my life. In a failing economy, wouldn't it be in their best interest to be thankful to those of us who are here locally, who would've been happy to support them? Well, I guess not. Hey owners! Play fair! Stop tooting your own horn... We're on to ya.
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