Food with a View

By Laura Kostad

Columbia Point, Richland
Fuel your activities at one of four restaurants here, all with big picture windows and plenty of patio space to take in the harbor and river views. Find Pacific Northwest fresh seafood at Anthony’s, grab a craft cocktail and a local spin on classic American fusion favorites at LU LU Craft Bar + Kitchen, a Northwest-raised steak at Budd’s Broiler, or spring for an upscale dining experience around the fire at Drumheller’s Food & Drink at The Lodge at Columbia Point. And planned for May (as of press time), Perch Cantina brings Mexican food and craft cocktails, by the owners of LU LU.

Richland Wye
From here, you’ll find beautiful views overlooking wooded Bateman Island and the confluence of the Columbia and Yakima rivers. Soak in the vibe at popular Sageport Grille, where breakfast includes a menu of specialty French toasts and you can buy a jar of their very own Sally Hot Sauce. Sip perfectly poured house-made brews at Rattlesnake Mountain Brewing Co, paired with pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Find seasonal inspiration at local J. Bookwalter Winery’s newest eatery, Fable: Craft Bar, Wine Saloon, Food Joint, which emphasizes farm-to-table sourcing.

Clover Island, Kennewick

This walkable and bikeable East Coast-inspired island comes complete with a working lighthouse, marina, and Coast Guard station—and some great eats. Catch the game or have a cold one with friends at local Ice Harbor Brewery at the Marina
accompanied by soul-satisfying casual fare. Not a drinker? Be sure to try a glass of their house-brewed root beer. Crow’s Nest Bar and Grill, located at the top of the Clover Island Inn, offers low-key lunch and dinner harborside favorites with fourth-floor river views. Cedars at Pier One offers some of the finest dining in Tri-Cities with a full dinner menu of upscale seafood and sizzling steaks, prime rib, top sirloin, and filet mignon.

Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village, Kennewick
Along the edge of tranquil Duffy’s Pond, Columbia Gardens features two fully operational wineries that bottle onsite and two additional tasting rooms. A permanent food truck plaza provides six distinct grab-and-go cuisines to choose from: Bobablastic teas and Asian eats, Botanas Culichi
Mexican snack foods, Palencia Wine Company’s Culture Shock Bistro, Frida’s Mexican Grill, Taste of Wok, and Swampy’s BBQ (which has a brick-and-mortar location coming soon onsite).

Sterling’s is a Tri-Cities institution serving up a massive classic American menu—a locally famous colossal salad bar, burgers, seafood, steak, and more. It has three locations in the Tri-Cities—the one with the river view is Sterling’s on the River, on George Washington Way in Richland.