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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 - 4:00 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
  • 20
    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
You have to try the scones!!!!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Debbie S
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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25 helpful votes 25 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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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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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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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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Waitsburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Reasonable wine prices, which is always a surprise. (Try the Rolf Riesling, which isn't on the wine menu), or the Thurston Wolfe or Milbrandt wines, which are always wonderful). Their Chimichurri sauce - wow! Pair it with a perfect steak, and there is one dinner winner. Their signature chicken dish is amazing. Their appetizer of crusty bread, fresh tomatoes (tasted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a quaint little bistro café. Some of the best seafood risotto I have ever had! I would put this little hidden gem cafe up against any restaurant in Seattle. Their food is fabulous!!! Loved the little private area in the back. Service was wonderful. How did I ever miss this place? I would drive over from the west... More 

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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?