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12 Best Vancouver WA Restaurants You Must Eat At (+ What To Order)

Situated on the North bank of the Columbia River, Vancouver Washington is a beautiful city that is perfect as a food trip destination.

This place is home to diverse flavors and promises to satisfy both your palate and visual sense.

If you’re lost in tons of choices, here are some of our suggestions on the best Vancouver WA restaurants. Wait no longer, let’s dive right into it!

1. Hudson’s Bar and Grill

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Located inside Heathman Lodge, Hudson’s Bar & Grill is one of the top Vancouver restaurants that serves incredible American fare in beautiful Victorian-like surroundings.

The delightful menu is filled with seasonal expressions as creative as the lodge décor itself. Start it right with the Cioppino, an amazing combination of seafood flavors with calamari, clams, prawns, and halibut blending perfectly in the rich broth. 

Go on with the Pan-seared Scallops, which have a perfect golden crust, buttery taste, and a wonderful aroma, or you can consider the super-rich flavor of Grilled King Salmon.

What to order: Pan-seared Scallops, Tomato Risotto, Grilled King Salmon, Wagyu Burger

Address: 7805 NE Greenwood Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662

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2. Beaches Restaurant & Bar

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Beaches Restaurant & Bar is a wonderful dining spot with amazing views of the Columbia River, serving up classic Northwest seafood dishes, top-of-the-line steaks, and Asian-inspired appetizers.

The Caribbean Burger is a definite must-try with juicy, tender beef on a soft brioche bun. An explosion of flavors in your mouth with every bite.

Choose to add some Swiss cheese and pineapple salsa to make the dish even more phenomenal!

If you’re in the mood for Asian dishes, try the Thai Sesame Pork! A tasty roast and pull-apart tender served with rice.

Or you can continue with the Roasted Chicken Taquitos made out of shredded chicken, cheese, and a creamy salsa blend rolled in tortillas, and baked until crispy.

What to order: Thai Sesame Pork, Roasted Chicken Taquitos, Caribbean Burger.

Address: 1919 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661

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3. Stardust Diner

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Stardust Diner is the place where you’ll find all types of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Step inside and you’ll be transported back to the 1950s with its retro theme and old-school jukeboxes playing old-time songs.

Always get the famous Stardust Burger first! You can’t help resisting that juicy chuck beef with crunchy shredded lettuce, tomato, onions, and mayonnaise.

If you’re going in a group, get the King Kong Chicken Fried Sticks, smothered in country gravy, and served with mashed potato, veggies, and cornbread.

Those sticks are bigger than any chicken fried sticks you’ve ever seen, make sure you’re really hungry when ordering! 

Don’t hesitate to have some Thick Cut Onion Rings as a side dish.

The breaded coating fries up perfectly crispy while the onion itself stays sweet and tender.

What to order: Stardust Burger, Thick Cut Onion Rings, King Kong Chicken Fried Sticks, Halibut Sandwich

Address: 1110 SE 164th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683

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4. La Bottega Cafe Deli Wine Shop

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Having been offering a rotating menu of antipasti like roasted tomato bruschetta, fresh salads, and classic Italian entrees for more than 16 years, La Bottega Cafe Deli Wine Shop is one of the locals’ favorites for a reason.

Serving in a cozy, classy place that can make you feel like dining in Europe, this is your new spot to unwind for the weekend!

As expected, La Bottega boasts a delicious, wide range of made-from-scratch Italian dishes plus a wide selection of wine.

Start with Bruschetta, the much-loved classic Italian starter, made with fresh tomato, honey walnuts, apple, and a hint of basil, garlic, and chili. 

Keep your food journey going with the amazing Porchetta, which is so soft and tender with a mixture of salsa verde and creamy polenta.

What to order: Porchetta, Bruschetta, Arugula Salad, Linguine Fruitti di Mare

Address: 1905 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

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5. The Sedgwick

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Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver WA, The Sedwick offers you a range of many different cuisines around the world that are delicious enough to turn you into a repeat customer.

The menu ranges from smaller bites like Harissa-roasted Cauliflower served with smashed avocados, garlic confit, and peas, to larger plates like the decadent Delmonico steak with sauces like pine nut mustard puree. 

If you still have room for a meaty, hearty dish, then go for the Surf & Turf Burger that tastes like heaven when combining ground filet, ribeye, soft shell crab, and marque choux – a classic recipe of corn and peppers sautéed in bacon grease until softened and spiced with a blend of Cajun seasonings.

What to order: Harissa-roasted Cauliflower, Delmonico Steak, Grilled Octopus, Surf & Turf Burger

Address: 801 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660

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6. Amaro’s Table Downtown

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Amaro‘s Table Downtown is widely loved for its delightful international dishes, plus a wide selection of wine and cocktails. Imagine gorgeous brick walls and wooden posts, and TVs and lamps with edgy designs, Amaro’s Table Downtown is where traditional and modern elements meet in both design and food!

Settle down with some classics like medium-rare New York Strip Steak doused in chimichurri with a mound of mashed potatoes, a crisp Wedge Salad topped with bleu cheese, and a thicket of thinly sliced Onion Rings.

Swallow it all down with their draft cocktails, especially the Season Of The Witch, a sweet and sour with a hint of spice drink made from rum, ginger liqueur, mulled apple cider, and both chai, and bergamot tea.

What to order: Prawn Linguine, Herb Chicken Sandwich, Wedge Salad, Strip Steak

– 1220 Main St #100, Vancouver, WA 98660
– 816 NE 98th Cir, Vancouver, WA 98665

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7. Little Conejo

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Little Conejo first opened its door in 2017 and has become one of the locals’ favorites for its amazing Mexican dishes served in a casual yet home-y ambiance.

You can never go wrong with the Chile Relleno Tacos filled with crispy poblano peppers and queso fresco that adds a flavorful creamy taste.

Or the Tacos Dorados filled with a potato and cheese mixture, then fried until nicely golden.

If you still have room for some more, then just grab a Chicken Tinga Torta that is mouth-watering with shredded chicken, and onions simmered in spicy chipotle sauce served on toasted Mexican Telera bread.

What to order: Chile Relleno Tacos, Tacos Dorados, Chicken Tinga Torta, Chilaquiles Roja

Address: 114 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660

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8. La Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie

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Situated in a light-filled building, La Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie is a local bistro serving French fare, breakfast, baked goods & drinks in a relaxed, stylish space.

Come by and you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to your own little corner of France. 

Have yourself the amazingly delicious Wild Northwest Salmon Hash and sautéed leeks tossed with fresh-cut hash browns grilled to a golden brown, topped with two eggs, and then drizzled with creamy lemon-dill sauce. 

If you come at brunch, don’t hesitate to go for the Day Breaker with two eggs prepared any style, with choices of chicken sausage, pork & apple sausage, bacon, or ham.

Or the La Provence Benedict topped with a thick slice of ham, two poached eggs, and their house-made hollandaise sauce. You can’t resist it!

What to order: Wild Salmon Hash, Day Breaker, La Provence Benedict, Monte Cristo

Address: 17719 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98683

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9. Petra House Traditional Mediterranean Food

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Specializing in flavorful, traditional Mediterranean cuisine, Petra House is the place to immerse yourself in a warm and beautiful interior adorned with rich fabrics and decorative items.

Step inside and you’ll feel like you’re in a museum, with those gorgeous paintings that line up the walls and the camel decor in every corner of the main dining hall.

Highlights include the hearty Mansaf comes with lamb cooked in a yogurt sauce that gives out a strong aroma and a wonderfully delicious taste.

You can also try mujaddara or lentil and rice casserole with roasted onions served with Petra salad or plain yogurt.

The Lamb Kabab will tantalize your taste buds with its juicy, soft texture, and is packed with flavors.

What to order: Lamb Kabab, Salmon Kabab Plate, Gyros, Lentil Soup, Mansaf

Address: 1900 NE 162nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684

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10. Dediko

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Dediko is a bright, cozy space that serves up comforting Georgian favorites in Vancouver Washington.

Once you’re here, don’t forget to try out their excellent wine list with some stunning Georgian wines made in the classic style. 

There’s nothing better than a plate of Soko Ketsze to start with! It comes with baked mushrooms filled with Sulguni cheese and butter, shimmering on a clay plate.

Or you can choose the Georgian dumplings filled with flavorful minced pork and mushrooms for the appetizers. Both are great!

Savor your palate with the rich, flavorful Satsivi cooked in a thick paste made from walnuts and flavored with loads of herbs and spices.

Pair it with Kababi and you’re all set! 

What to order: Soko Ketsze, Satsivi, Kababi, Tevzi Salmon

Address: 210 W Evergreen Blvd #700, Vancouver, WA 98660

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11. Kitchen Table Cafe

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Kitchen Table Cafe is the best place to eat in Vancouver for an outstanding breakfast and brunch, or some tea and coffee if you have enough time to linger around.

You’ll definitely feel at home eating at Kitchen Table Cafe while enjoying your seat at their cozy coach.

The Corned Beef Hash is a house specialty, make sure you’ll have it first! That slow-cooked corned beef brisket until tender will get your taste buds dancing, toss in the potatoes and onion for an even better taste.

Crave something sweet?

Don’t hesitate to go for their Almond Crusted French Toast with a crispy, nutty coating of almonds that can really make you scream for happiness!

What to order: Corned Beef Hash, Turkey & Veggie Scramble, Almond Crusted French Toast 

Address: 705 NE 136th Ave #101, Vancouver, WA 98684

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12. I Heart Gyro

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In search of the best Mediterranean restaurant in Vancouver without breaking the bank?

I Heart Gyro is here to help! Here at I Heart Gyro, you’ll find all sorts of gyros, kabobs, hummus, falafel, and more in huge portions.

Settle down with their Lamb Wrap, a basic but classic goodie. The lamp wrap is made with savory ground lamb generously seasoned with Turkish spices and fresh mint, a slathering of labneh, and finally topped with crunchy cucumbers can seriously make you go crazy for its taste and texture!

Pair it with a bowl of Tzatziki with lettuce, lots of peperoncini, a simple avocado cucumber salad, and plenty of feta.

And end it right with the sweet, nutty, lovely Baklava as dessert!

What to order: Lamb Wrap, Iskander Plate, Lentil Soup, Tzatziki Bowl, Baklava

Address: 221A NE 104th Ave #207, Vancouver, WA 98664

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