The Dalles Restaurants

  • Montiras Tends to be Busy on Weekends
    Montiras Tends to be Busy on Weekends
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    Shrimp Spaghetti Noodle Dish
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    Montiras Thai Cuisine: Quite Popular and Good Food

    by glabah Written Apr 15, 2014
    Montiras Tends to be Busy on Weekends
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    While slightly more expensive than some of the restaurants in The Dalles in terms of what you get for the price, the fact is that this is still a quite affordable restaurant and the food is quite good. Most dishes have some sort of meat in them, and so if you want specifically a vegetarian meal you have to specifically ask for it that way. For example, the spaghetti noodle shrimp dish that I had was in the $11 range, and wasn't huge. My impression was that the shrimp were going to be the primary meat in the dish, but in fact there were about three of them, with what appeared to be slices of chicken mixed in. I certainly understand that this is probably the way a restaurant in Thailand would do this - a mixture of various ingredients. However, if you are used to what Americanized Thai restaurants serve it isn't exactly what you are going to be used to.

    All of that said, there really are not too many food options in The Dalles. In my opinion, despite the limitations, fhis is certainly one of the better options available.

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    Rivertap Pub (says Restaurant above Door): Really More of a Bar than Restaurant

    by glabah Written May 23, 2013
    Rivertap on Main Thoroughfare

    The nice big Restaurant sign under the Rivertap name made me decide to stop here for a bit of something to eat for lunch. However, I don't think it is really the best of places for a bit of something to eat. Instead, it seems a lot more along the lines of a pub / brewery, and is probably best if you are looking for something to drink.

    They have a pool table and a few other such bar / pub type features as well.

    I am very suspicious about the food. They do serve the typical bar fare, and also a small selection of things like quesadilla's and taco salad, but there is a Taco del Mar fast food restaurant (and a reasonably large chain at that) directly behind the Rivertap, and the soft drinks come in paper cups from Taco del Mar! Is this really just a front for serving fast food from Taco del Mar in a bar / pub type environment? (At least for some of the food??)

    Note that the web site covers both their establishment in The Dalles and the one in Hood River.

    They have an assortment of locally made beers and wines, and if you have walked from a hotel or have a designated driver the experience here has the potential to be interesting.

    Favorite Dish: All of that said, the quesadilla for $6 was a reasonable value, and the $2.50 soda was refilled without additional charge.

    The selection of drinks is really what brings people here, and I did not sample any of those.

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    The Vault Bistro: Food is Standard Bar Fare, Some Drink Selection

    by glabah Written May 1, 2013
    The Vault is, naturally, in one of the Old Banks

    As a restaurant I am not exceptionally impressed with The Vault. I could still smell the old cigarette smoke in the air upon entry, and that hasn't been legal indoors for some years now. The options seem fairly typical of most bars.

    Despite the signs out front listing the "Steak and Seafood" the place is really a bar that is aimed at the later night crowd, and you won't find many people here earlier in the evening. There are occasional live bands, some video lottery machines, and a pool table - but the action here is not early in the evenings.

    The story behind the name is that this was once one of the primary banks in town.

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    Tijuana: Fairly Popular Local Mexican at East End of Town

    by glabah Written May 27, 2012
    Far east corner of The Dalles yields Mexican Food
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    Don't let the parking lot fool you: you may go by this place and find the parking lot completely empty. It seems that most locals start to show up about 6 or so. I'm not quite certain where the employees park their cars, but it is not in the small main lot of this restaurant.

    The main entrance faces the street, not the parking lot, which reflects the early years of The Dalles when most everyone walked between locations.

    The food is fairly typical of Mexican restaurants in the USA, and they offer some of the fairly typical items.

    However, their desserts are far from what you would expect from a Mexican restaurant in the USA, and deserve a look if you are still hungry after the meal.

    The interior is attractively decorated in tile and paintings, but the windows were set at a level far above eye height so while they let in light from the outside it is not possible to see out of them.

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    Petite Provence: Very Nice Bistro

    by Basaic Updated Nov 21, 2009

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    Petite Provence
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    The decor was nice with bright yellows and blacks and paintings of French scenes. The food was well presented. The bakery had tasty looking pastries that smelled great. Hours are 7:30 AM to 4 PM from Sunday to Thursday, and 7:30 AM to 6 PM on Friday and Saturday.

    Favorite Dish: I had a very good Chicken Cordon Bleu and a great Cream of Poblano Soup.

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