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Ched Liman of Whitefish, Montana and John Brown of Yakima, Washington established R.F. McDougall’s in 1979.

Our exquisite back bar was designed and built in the 1860’s in Brunswick, New Jersey by the Brunswick Corporation, famous for their all-wood construction. If you’re thinking the name sounds familiar, it is … think bowling!

This particularly handsome bar started its career by being transported by boat from the east coast all the way around Cape Horn to Fairbanks, Alaska before settling in “Yukon Lil’s”, a saloon in the heart of gold country. Still visible today are four bullet wounds sustained as a result of a gunfight over 5 ounces of gold during the Alaskan Gold Rush.

In the early 1970’s the bar continued its travels by truck via the Alaska-Canadian highway – where drivers must yield the road to landing aircraft- to Richland, Washington. R.F. McDougall’s was built around the bar to compliment our beautiful setting on the Columbia River.

At R.F. McDougall’s, we transport our guests to the Old Country through our exceptional cuisine and inviting ambiance. Our menu boasts a tantalizing selection of Irish fare, complemented by a variety of options to suit every palate. Indulge in the perfect balance of sweet and savory with our signature dish, the candied jalapeño bacon bruschetta, a beloved favorite among our patrons. For those yearning for a hearty and comforting meal, our shepherd’s pie is an irresistible choice that will leave you feeling fully satisfied.

Enhance your dining experience with a libation of your choice from our extensive selection of beverages. Raise your glass and savor the flavors of our finely curated collection of beers, wines, and expertly crafted cocktails. For whiskey enthusiasts, our bar boasts the largest blended whiskey collection in the area, ensuring an exceptional tasting experience that will leave you impressed. Whether you’re seeking a refreshing pint, a glass of fine wine, or a perfectly mixed cocktail, our skilled bartenders are here to cater to your preferences and elevate your time at R.F. McDougall’s.

At R.F. McDougall’s, we not only strive to provide an exceptional dining experience but also aim to expand your knowledge of this unique culinary tradition. Through our website and various communication channels, we are dedicated to offering valuable food information and regular updates. Join us on a journey of exploration as we dive into the origins, techniques, and secrets behind Irish cuisine, empowering you to recreate these delectable recipes in the comfort of your own home.

In our pursuit to offer more than just recipes, our goal is to guide you towards intelligent eating choices. We believe that informed decisions about food can greatly contribute to your overall well-being. That’s why, in addition to delectable recipes, we provide comprehensive insights into the nutritional benefits of each product, as well as valuable advice on proper storage and preparation.

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