Despite the fact that Eastern Washington is not on the coastal waters of the Pacific, we have some pretty spectacular places to have lunch, brunch, and dinner on the waterfront. Most of Eastern Washington is steeped in the desert and rolling hill terrain, so when we stumble across a restaurant near the water, it’s like finding a gold mine.

Which of these 4 restaurants on the waterfront have you been to in Central and South-central Washington?

Top 4 Restaurants for Dinner on the Waterfront in Central and South-Central Washington



LU LU Craft Bar + Kitchen

606 Columbia Point Dr, Richland

Lu Lu Craft + Bar on the Waterfront
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Lu Lu Craft + Bar on the Waterfront
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When the weather is perfect, not too windy, not too boiling hot, this restaurant is like an oasis. It is located near the Columbia Point Marina. You can take in views of boats and the party yacht from the restaurant patio. It is also a great spot to eat for groups of 6 or more.



Michael’s on the Lake

901 W Broadway Ave, Moses Lake


This eatery has been around for decades and continues to draw in patrons ready to relax and unwind with some food on the lake named after Chief Moses, the tribal leader of the Moses-Columbia, Wenatchi, Entiat, and Chelan confederated indigenous tribes.


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The Beach House at MarDon

8198 WA-262, Othello

The Beach House in Othello
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View from The Beach House in Othello
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Located in a prime viewing spot on the Porthole Reservoir in Othello, this family-friendly restaurant is a sweet location to eat on the waterfront. MarDon is an RV resort but the restaurant is open to the public. Depending on when you go, you might end up singing on one of the popular karaoke nights at The Beach House.


Anthony’s at Columbia Point

550 Columbia Point Dr, Richland

Anthony's at Columbia Point
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Columbia Point Marina
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Another restaurant located near the Columbia Point Marina, Anthony’s is a popular place to nosh on some steak and seafood whilst looking at the Columbia River. There are several Anthony’s restaurants located along waterfronts in Washington state.


The next time you are ready to get your grub on, consider dining in one of the many waterfront restaurants in Central and South-central Washington.


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