Rock Creek Tavern

★★★☆☆
  • 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd

    Hillsboro, OR 97124

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  • 503-645-3822

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This used to be one of our very favorite places to go, starting about four years ago after the rebuild. Pleasant servers, although never quite "quick". Menu was a bit limited due to the small kitchen, but what was served was dependably decent. Three nights a week there was tasteful live music. But the live bands got louder and louder. We started figuring out which nights they did not have live music. But now there are none!

Before, you'd get a server right away and wait to be served, eat, pay, and leave. Now, it's common to sit 15 minutes before anybody notices you...then they clean the table and leave again for ten minutes. When you finally get served, you go on ignore again - nobody coming round to ask "more beer?" or "ready for your check?".

The last time we went there, they had a musician. One. Not a band. One. Playing blues on a steel guitar. I love that stuff. But the moment I cracked the door open, my ears bled and were in pain. We didn't even bother to go in. Another couple came up after us and did the same thing. We thought of sitting on the outside patio, but it was painful out there, too.

The food used to be fairly dependable, but often now it's greasy and the quality varies from shift to shift.

It's as if they had new management that is trying to court a new clientele that just doesn't care about service and quality and somehow they expect...a dedicated crowd that wants to go deaf?

Maybe OK for lunch, but I work during the day, and could never take enough time out for their slow service.

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★☆☆☆☆

This used to be one of our very favorite places to go, starting about four years ago after the rebuild. Pleasant servers, although never quite "quick". Menu was a bit limited due to the small kitchen, but what was served was dependably decent. Three nights a week there was tasteful live music. But the live bands got louder and louder. We started figuring out which nights they did not have live music. But now there are none!

Before, you'd get a server right away and wait to be served, eat, pay, and leave. Now, it's common to sit 15 minutes before anybody notices you...then they clean the table and leave again for ten minutes. When you finally get served, you go on ignore again - nobody coming round to ask "more beer?" or "ready for your check?".

The last time we went there, they had a musician. One. Not a band. One. Playing blues on a steel guitar. I love that stuff. But the moment I cracked the door open, my ears bled and were in pain. We didn't even bother to go in. Another couple came up after us and did the same thing. We thought of sitting on the outside patio, but it was painful out there, too.

The food used to be fairly dependable, but often now it's greasy and the quality varies from shift to shift.

It's as if they had new management that is trying to court a new clientele that just doesn't care about service and quality and somehow they expect...a dedicated crowd that wants to go deaf?

Maybe OK for lunch, but I work during the day, and could never take enough time out for their slow service.

Pros: Rustic atmosphere in the country

Cons: Live music WAY too loud, food and service declining

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Been here 3 times in last 4 weeks and every time is the same. You will sit 15 min before you see a waiter to take drink order. Food will take 45+ min ... For brew pub food! Expect 10 to 15 min for check. Last time, we arrived at 5:30PM on a Wednesday and waited 40min to sit (for 6 people). Interesting decor, but not worth it

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★☆☆☆☆

Been here 3 times in last 4 weeks and every time is the same. You will sit 15 min before you see a waiter to take drink order. Food will take 45+ min ... For brew pub food! Expect 10 to 15 min for check. Last time, we arrived at 5:30PM on a Wednesday and waited 40min to sit (for 6 people). Interesting decor, but not worth it

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Charming, rustic little place tucked into the corner of Phillips Road and Old Cornelius Pass. The atmosphere is good when there isn't live music; it's really loud everywhere in the restaurant when a band is playing. Good food, lots of drink choices.

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★★★★☆

Charming, rustic little place tucked into the corner of Phillips Road and Old Cornelius Pass. The atmosphere is good when there isn't live music; it's really loud everywhere in the restaurant when a band is playing. Good food, lots of drink choices.

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After waiting 30 minutes for our order to be taken, it took another 90 minutes for our food to arrive. The restaurant was only half full and the menu is simple (burgers and salads) so to me, there was no excuse. Even after being told the kitchen was "working really hard" our burgers arrived so cold the cheese was hard. I had also ordered mine with no mayo, and it came smeared with so much mayo I had to peel the bottom bun off. The food was greasy, cold and not worth the wait.
The waiter was very nice and the place was asthetically great, but we will never go back. Too bad, it's a cute place.

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★☆☆☆☆

After waiting 30 minutes for our order to be taken, it took another 90 minutes for our food to arrive. The restaurant was only half full and the menu is simple (burgers and salads) so to me, there was no excuse. Even after being told the kitchen was "working really hard" our burgers arrived so cold the cheese was hard. I had also ordered mine with no mayo, and it came smeared with so much mayo I had to peel the bottom bun off. The food was greasy, cold and not worth the wait.
The waiter was very nice and the place was asthetically great, but we will never go back. Too bad, it's a cute place.

Pros: Nice atmosphere, nice waiters

Cons: sloow service, cold food

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This place is tucked in to a nook and cranny in the hills outside of Hillsboro. The food is good the amibiance also depending on the time you eat. Good beer also.

3
★★★☆☆

This place is tucked in to a nook and cranny in the hills outside of Hillsboro. The food is good the amibiance also depending on the time you eat. Good beer also.

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This place still has a lot of rustic charm even after the rebuild. The service is a bit slow if you wait on the wait staff to come find you. The bartender is the way to go for drinks as he is usually very good at keeping people served if they come to him. Don't expect the food in any sort of hurry though. The food is typical McMenamin's fare for those of you who are locals. So burgers and other items along those lines. They are pretty good burgers though. I'm only giving this the satisfactory rating because of the ambience. The service should have made it a 2 or less. There are often live bands in this venue.

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★★★☆☆

This place still has a lot of rustic charm even after the rebuild. The service is a bit slow if you wait on the wait staff to come find you. The bartender is the way to go for drinks as he is usually very good at keeping people served if they come to him. Don't expect the food in any sort of hurry though. The food is typical McMenamin's fare for those of you who are locals. So burgers and other items along those lines. They are pretty good burgers though. I'm only giving this the satisfactory rating because of the ambience. The service should have made it a 2 or less. There are often live bands in this venue.

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Rock Creek Tavern was rebuilt after a fire in 2002 it is a great place with a fun atmosphere. McMenamins is now running it so you'll get some of their great food and favorites for that restaurant. Big parking lot, usually seating available right away.

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★★★★☆

Rock Creek Tavern was rebuilt after a fire in 2002 it is a great place with a fun atmosphere. McMenamins is now running it so you'll get some of their great food and favorites for that restaurant. Big parking lot, usually seating available right away.

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If you're in Hillsboro, the McMenamins bars are among the better places to drink. Unfortunately, their beer prices could be better, and their happy hour deals are nothing special ($3.95 McMenamins marked down to $3.15). McMenamins beer is good, though not outstanding. The food overall is lackluster, but their Halibut fish and chips is excellent... well, the fish part anyway. At any McMenamins location, always get the tots (crispy and flavorful - especially when Cajunized) instead of the fries (soggy)! Atmosphere in McMenamins places ranges from pretty cool to great. This one, set in the country just north of town, has a good atmosphere overall, especially on nice days/nights when they can open a large section of the wall to the outside air. Compared to the majority of Hillsboro's standard mix of drinking venues, many of which are semi-trashy or plain-chain bars, this is a palace.

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★★★★☆

If you're in Hillsboro, the McMenamins bars are among the better places to drink. Unfortunately, their beer prices could be better, and their happy hour deals are nothing special ($3.95 McMenamins marked down to $3.15). McMenamins beer is good, though not outstanding. The food overall is lackluster, but their Halibut fish and chips is excellent... well, the fish part anyway. At any McMenamins location, always get the tots (crispy and flavorful - especially when Cajunized) instead of the fries (soggy)! Atmosphere in McMenamins places ranges from pretty cool to great. This one, set in the country just north of town, has a good atmosphere overall, especially on nice days/nights when they can open a large section of the wall to the outside air. Compared to the majority of Hillsboro's standard mix of drinking venues, many of which are semi-trashy or plain-chain bars, this is a palace.

Pros: Good beer, wine, some good food. Cool building. Good atmosphere for Hillsboro bar.

Cons: Other brewpubs can be cheaper, bla happy hour, bad fries.

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This is one of my favorite McMenamins beause of it cozy down-home vibe. Rebulit better than ever after a fire in 2002, this is a great place to escape the frenzied tempo and frou-frou decor of the city. The fare is varied and delicious, the beers are tasty, and the fireplace is always roaring.

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★★★★☆

This is one of my favorite McMenamins beause of it cozy down-home vibe. Rebulit better than ever after a fire in 2002, this is a great place to escape the frenzied tempo and frou-frou decor of the city. The fare is varied and delicious, the beers are tasty, and the fireplace is always roaring.

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From the moment you walk in you just feel comfortable and at home. It's a quaint and quirky place with an atmosphere of a small Colorado mountain hideaway... lots of wood and cool decor. The whole place just has a good vibe, and you've got to love the giant fireplace. The food is the usual McMennie's food... good pub/bar food.

If you're looking to get away from the rush and noise and want to hang out with some friends, shoot some pool, and kick back with some decent food, this is the place to go.

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★★★★★

From the moment you walk in you just feel comfortable and at home. It's a quaint and quirky place with an atmosphere of a small Colorado mountain hideaway... lots of wood and cool decor. The whole place just has a good vibe, and you've got to love the giant fireplace. The food is the usual McMennie's food... good pub/bar food.

If you're looking to get away from the rush and noise and want to hang out with some friends, shoot some pool, and kick back with some decent food, this is the place to go.

Pros: Ambiance/relaxed, good food, good beer

Cons: Not n 'elegant' place

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Since the original tavern burned down, the Mcmenamins have done an excellent job rebuilding. I think it looks even better than before. Drinks are pricey and measured out, the beer is the normal Mcmenamins brew. It's a cool spot and the pool table is great if there's no one playing. (rented by the hour)

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★★★☆☆

Since the original tavern burned down, the Mcmenamins have done an excellent job rebuilding. I think it looks even better than before. Drinks are pricey and measured out, the beer is the normal Mcmenamins brew. It's a cool spot and the pool table is great if there's no one playing. (rented by the hour)

Pros: Hidden

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Great beer, good food, and live music nightly. Friendly to kids (family allowed until 10 pm).

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★★★★★

Great beer, good food, and live music nightly. Friendly to kids (family allowed until 10 pm).

Pros: Country atmosphere, easy to find, secluded

Cons: gravel parking lot

 

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