Anthony's at Columbia Point
550 Columbia Point Drive
Phone: (509) 946-3474
The well-loved Northwest family of seafood restaurant brings its trademark blend of elegant, splurge-worthy seafood and excellent service to Columbia Point Marina.
450 Columbia Point Dr.
Phone: (509) 946-8178
The lively steakhouse next to its sister restaurant, Anthony's at Columbia Point, offers a variety of cuts from the Northwest's Snake River Farms and Double R Ranch, as well as fresh seafood, with marina views from its lively patio. It also hosts one of the most popular (and longest) happy hours in town, 3–7 p.m., daily.
Cedars at Pier One
355 Clover Island Drive
Phone: (509) 582-2143
This locally loved institution, along the Columbia River, underwent some recent upgrades. It offers a casual atmosphere in its renovated lounge, with indoor and outdoor seating. The dining room offers a more formal experience, with a classic American menu offering steaks, seafood, pasta and more.
Drumheller's Food & Drink
530 Columbia Point Drive
Phone: (509) 713-7423
The restaurant at The Lodge at Columbia Point brings seasonal Northwest cuisine to an airy setting, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the comings and goings in the marina and along the Columbia River. The beverage selection includes 82 Northwest wines by the glass and artisan cocktails.
255 Williams Blvd.
Phone: (509) 946-6404
An expansive menu offering everything from pizza, sandwiches and burgers to pasta and Mediterranean-inspired entrees ensures something for just about every appetite.
Fiction @ J. Bookwalter
894 Tulip Lane
Phone: (509) 627-5000
Northwest cuisine gets a comfort-focused twist for lunch, dinner and brunch at this elegant-yet-approachable space. The offerings range from shareable small plates, flatbreads and wine-friendly charcuterie plates to steak and pasta entrees. In addition to J. Bookwalter wines, beverage choices include spirits, craft cocktails and microbrews. Happy hour favorites include Wagyu beef sliders and avocado fries. Patio seats, bocce ball and live music provide reasons to settle in and stay.
Lu Lu Craft Bar + Kitchen
606 Columbia Point Drive
Phone: (509) 713-7880
Founded by members of a local farming family, the restaurant presents American classics, such as burgers and steaks, in a lively setting (pictured above). The beef and pork for its most popular dishes are sourced from family ranches and are accompanied by locally grown produce. In addition to a spacious dining room, the restaurant offers a lively bar, where the choices include barrel-aged cocktails, and a patio overlooking Columbia Point Marina.
Porter's Real Barbecue: Kennewick
1022 N. Columbia Center Blvd.
Phone: (509) 942-9590
Near Three Rivers Convention Center, the Kennewick location of this locally owned and operated barbecue joint serves tender, juicy smoked barbecue favorites (including brisket, St. Louis–style ribs, turkey and pulled pork) with homemade sides, including a killer smoked gouda mac-and-cheese. Your toughest decision will be deciding whether you want to wash it down with a craft brew or sweet tea.
Porter's Real Barbecue: Richland
705 The Parkway
Phone: (509) 942-9590
Near Howard Amon Park, the original Richland location of this popular barbecue joint, which started out as a food truck, serves tender, juicy smoked barbecue favorites, including brisket, St. Louis–style ribs, turkey and pulled pork. Tasty sides include gouda mac-and-cheese; craft beer and homemade sweet tea make for equally tempting beverage choices.
924 N. Columbia Center Blvd. Ste. 310
Phone: (509) 820-3321
Just a stone's throw from Three River's Convention Center, Proof offers a refined setting and menu for burgers, sandwiches, salads and other pub favorites. In addition to craft brews and Northwest wines, beverage selections include craft cocktails and infused spirits, perfect for sipping on its shaded patio.
228 Williams Ave.
Phone: (509) 943-3000
Donuts are not the first things that come to mind for a wine country getaway, but the Spudnut Shop scores points for lovable kitsch. Established in 1948 by the current owner's father, the shop was once part of a nationwide chain, famous for making donuts with a batter containing potato flour. After the chain broke up, a dozen or so, including the Richland location, remained in business, under independent ownership. Today, the Richland shop still uses potato flour to make delicious cake and raised donuts. It's a sweet way to start the day, six days a week (the shop is closed on Sundays).
844 Tulip Lane
Phone: (509) 628-0020
Tagaris Winery’s onsite restaurant serves wine-friendly tapas, flatbreads, pastas and roasted meats in a setting that feels like a Mediterranean villa. The spacious, modern setting offers indoor and outdoor seating, with a firepit in the patio.
404 Bradley Blvd.
Phone: (509) 940-5585
Vintage Chesterfield sofas in the lounge and inventive takes on classic cocktails create a hip, swanky vibe at this Richland spot. The menu offers a wide selection of globally inspired tapas, along with a few entrées for heartier appetites. A daily happy hour (3–6 p.m.), half-priced bottles on Wine Wednesdays, and a late-night menu (10 p.m.–close) offer reasons to sip and nibble.
Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar
303 E. Columbia Drive
Columbia Center Mall
Phone: (509) 735-3411
The Tri-Cities location for this group of premium casual restaurants offers everything you'd need to revive your palate after a day of tasting or quench your thirst after a round of golf. Selections on the global-comfort menu include shrimp and grits, kalua pork tacos, Moroccan beef tenders, a variety of flatbreads and more. Big screens throughout the space make it easy to keep up on the day's sports action, if you're into that.