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The Mesquitery

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$$ - $$$
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1219 12th St, Hood River, OR 97031-1603
+1 541-386-2002
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are on vacation in Hood River, OR and asked a local where we could get a good steak dinner; she directed us to The Mesquitery and said we would not be disappointed. SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! Right from the moment we walked in the door we were treated as well as the regular locals that were... More 

Thank Kayakextreme67
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77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Clean, friendly, and off the tourist path. My porterhouse was a good choice. Steamed veggies were unseasoned. Mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy were great. Friendly accommodating staff. Looks much nicer when you get inside. Chicken Caesar was ok. We did not stay for dessert.

Thank Christopher L
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Mesquitery is one of our go-to restaurants in the Columbia Gorge. Friendly staff, comfortable casual atmosphere, consistently good food, and a luscious barbecue aroma that hits you the instant you walk through the door. Anything from the mesquite indoor grill is excellent, but I've never been disappointed in anything I've ordered there. Much of the food is a slight... More 

Thank Ann Z
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

We were staying in Hood River and asked various locals and we were directed to The Mesquitery. We always like to try local restaurants so we found the place and tried and we were not disappointed! The service and food was great. We had prime rib which is a 14 ounce cut and it was cooked to perfection. We started... More 

Thank Scott Y
Hood River
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Disappointingly long wait poor service & food! We ordered prime rib which turned out to be rib eye steaks, ok, but they were very very tough & the baked potatoes raw. Also ordered a chicken skewer dish thrown on a plate with awful glop for sauce, vegetables were again raw.

Thank Sheila M
Cusco Region, Peru
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

While passing through The Dalles I saw the billboard for this restaurant and thought I would give it a try. OMG! Amazing! I can't remember the last time I had a ribeye steak that was so tender and had such good taste. Steaks are flame grilled and you can sure taste the difference. The service was great and prices reasonable.... More 

Thank ScottGloria
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Have stayed in Hood River, Oregon several times over the last few years and this little restaurant is a must. Don't let the size and location deny you one of the best steaks in town. Great portions with multiply side options depending on what you want/can spend. Steak was cooked as desired and the baked potatoes was moist and easy... More 

Thank Ronald S. P
Oakland, Oregon
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Not sure if I liked the Hawaiian Ribeye or banana/chocolate cheesecake more. Both were excellent! Steaks are cooked over open flame fueled by of course, Mesquite wood.

Thank Lamoreauxs
Northern California
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56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We tried the mesquitery for dinner on a Thursday night based on good reviews. We were not disappointed. We had a short wait to be seated as they were very busy. The booths are not that comfortable but are private and it was unique as one could watch the chef working very hard and very dilligently at the grill as... More 

Thank machete
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We came to HR for the weekend and searched for a good dinner place. We decided this one had more variety then one on the water and I have to say I am so glad we went. We got there right after they opened at 4:30 and where seated right away. It was Valentine's weekend and it got really busy.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1219 12th St, Hood River, OR 97031-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River
  • Phone Number: +1 541-386-2002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?