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1518 West University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 925-1956
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Certainly worth eating at it if in area

We ate here for lunch on our drive from Seattle to Idaho and it was very enjoyable. Everything we had was very tasty

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We ate here for lunch on our drive from Seattle to Idaho and it was very enjoyable. Everything we had was very tasty

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Auburn, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped here to avoid the pass closure due to rock blasting. Was somewhat concerned when I entered and noticed the 6500k compact fluorescent lighting (whitish blue in color) but after a great local IPA and a reuben sandwich AND excellent service from a wonderful waitress I was able to overlook such lighting offenses. If the lighting wasn't so garish I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This isn't right off the interstate, so we've missed it on other trips through Ellensburg. The red horse is the flying horse from Mobil gas stations of yesteryear. The walls are packed with signs keeping you twisting in your seat trying to read them all. Lots of fun. We had the Dead Man's Curve burger with an extra bun. You'll... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

After a long punishing drive on the I90 we were looking for somewhere to stop for lunch. Read the reviews of this place and hoped it would be worth the detour. we were not disappointed. Situated in a former petrol (sorry gas!) station, this diner has tons of amazing retro decor. The staff were really friendly and keen to chat... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I took my kiddos here about a month ago and was surprised at how good it was. The burgers were huge and well seasoned. My daughter had pancakes and eggs which were equally as good. The service was quick and the waitress was very friendly and helpful. Decent prices too. We will definitely be back soon.

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Fircrest, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Red Horse Drive-In is attached to a small complex that is a fully restored Mobilgas station. It's unusual design and layout makes it NOT look like a gas station at all. It's worth a picture by itself. The Red Horse Drive- In is a full servie restaurant with a large menu of typcial type drive in items. Portions were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Best Burgers in Washington . We are definitely Regulars here. I get the kids burger with cheese xtra lettuce & pickles, & side salad instead of those Yummy fries. I just take a couple fries off my Guy's Plate :)

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We usually try to eat at the Red Horse Diner whenever we are in Ellensburg. The decor is really great especially if you like old car memorabilia. Food is good too. We've eaten breakfasts and lunches here and have not been disappointed. I'm sure we will return.

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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We always make a point of eating here at least once when we're in town. Sometimes it's lunch before leaving town, or breakfast with our friends who live just outside town. I'm a car gal, so love the place and it's decor. All the gas and oil signs you can imagine, and everything else car-related. And it has the red... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have stopped at the Red Horse several times on our way to and/or from Seattle. It is a fun place to look at old signs and "remember when". As for the food, my husband likes their breakfast menu the best, I prefer the lunch/dinner menu. Our last stop was for breakfast last week. They were very busy on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1518 West University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: (509) 925-1956

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  • Cuisine: American

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