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Dakota Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Soups
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Pearl, Ellensburg, WA 98926
509.925.4783
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First Timeer

I have been to lunch at Dakota Café a couple of times with a group of ladies. Each time, I definitely enjoy my meals and it has been added to our preferred lunch place. Had never been here for dinner and plainly that has been a mistake. Hubby and I with a friend went in for dinner this past... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Nanameo6
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Ellensburg, Washington
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Ellensburg, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have been to lunch at Dakota Café a couple of times with a group of ladies. Each time, I definitely enjoy my meals and it has been added to our preferred lunch place. Had never been here for dinner and plainly that has been a mistake. Hubby and I with a friend went in for dinner this past week... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It will take a few minutes, but the lunches are worth the wait. The sandwiches are delicious and the location downtown is a plus.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Stayed in Eilenberg while on our way to Walla Walla and was driving around looking for the Yellow Church Cafe. Found it closed so we drove down Pearl St. and came upon the Dakota Cafe. What a great find:)!!!! Loved, loved, loved the scones! Self serve cafe at breakfast with a friendly staff and divine looking pastries that make your... More 

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Cle Elum, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wonderfully thick and fresh sandwiches, soups and baked goods to die for. This is the lunch place I always take my out of town friends to. It is right across from the Clymer Museum and Gallery One, which makes it a wonderful afternoon out for art lovers and lunch lovers alike.

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Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Affordable, yummy and cheerful. A VERY safe bet for Lunch! I would happily eat there again! Save room for dessert!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food was spot on, and the price was too. Nice place to eat in Ellensburg. And kid friendly as well.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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131 reviews 131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Have eaten here for both lunch and dinner. The Peter Pig is my favorite sandwich on the menu for lunch (whole grain bread, herbed cream cheese, sprouts, bacon, lettuce, tomato) or you can get the Peter Rabbit without the bacon. Dinner options are different than regular boring fare (a little on the upscale side and priced as such) but worth... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is a grazing place nice atmosphere but the food is very pedestrian. I think the salads are the best way to go as they seem to be the most interesting. Staff is nice and if you are hungry it is okay

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Kirkland, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Why is this place not packed every night?!? It started out right by rediscovering a favorit wine - Kana 2009 Dark Star. They have a great wine list. Lots of locals. From there, prawn appetizer was just right (I hate overcooked prawns). My gorgonzola, apples and hazelnuts salad was nicely dressed and my husband's soup was delicious. Lastly, my 1/2... More 

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Waitsburg, Washington
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132 reviews 132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Traveled to Ellensburg again, and four of us had another great meal. We started with the bread, mozarella, tomato appetizer, enjoyed the Thai chicken soup, then different main courses, from their signature dish to steaks. Thursdays are Half priced night for bottles of international wines, which was really awesome, giving us a chance to try wines and even grape varietals... More 

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Additional Information about Dakota Cafe

Address: Pearl, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone Number: 509.925.4783
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pearl, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: 509.925.4783

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Soups
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?