For 80 years, the Hi-Way House has been a cherished landmark along historic US Highway 30 in The Dalles, weaving a rich tapestry of memories. Founded by Belle Webb Beatie in 1940, it weathered the challenges of World War II to become a beloved dining destination in the ’50s. The restaurant thrived with the support of construction crews at The Dalles Dam and became a weekend haven for farm families.
Throughout its journey, the Hi-Way House has seen dedicated stewards like Bob and Vi Wristen, Judy, Louise, and the Kane Family. Now in its 80th year, Belle’s family, spanning three to five generations, continues the legacy. The recent remodel and ongoing operations involve family members ensuring the tradition lives on. The Hi-Way House, with its iconic red booths, proudly upholds Belle’s reputation for great steaks, fun cocktails, and exceptional service. Today, Jo, Dixie, and other family members carry on the spirit, making every visit a nostalgic and delightful experience. If you have a special occasion or just need a break from the kitchen, they are glad to welcome you.