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Dakota Cafe

Pearl, Ellensburg, WA 98926
509.925.4783
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Ranked #17 of 90 Restaurants in Ellensburg
Price range: $5 - $15
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Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Soups, Sandwiches
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Waitsburg, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Haven't been here since '06 or so, food was good, service a bit frantic - but damned if the cook doesn't still pile kale & limp sweet potato fries on every plate!!! With all the yummy veggies out there, there is absolutely no excuse for the same old thing after all these years. AND they don't seem to have air... More

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Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Let's just say that the food was fabulous, every plate was clean and there were 9 of us for my Mom's birthday. I arrived earlier and had dropped off a cake and candles and after dinner they brought it out, candles lit and all...it was a fun surprise and the staff did a great job accommodating all of us. The... More

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Ellensburg, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have never been disappointed with dinner at the Dakota. The menu is fairly short, but the food is excellent and inventively prepared. The chicken saltimbanco is terrific, the pulled pork on polenta is great (ask for extra chipotle sauce), and the spicy pasta is warm enough for my palate but not too hot for the faint-hearted. Breakfast and lunch... More

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Pacific Northwest
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is a cute little place in the older downtown area of Ellensburg, near boutiques and bars. The atmosphere is very casual - you order at the bar of the plastic menus, get your own drinks and utensils and sit where you wish. The food is then delivered to your table. We were in for lunch and it was simple...Tturkey... More

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Kent, WA
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38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Even though this restaurant has been around for 10 or 12 years, I had not known about it until a friend mentioned it to me, as the restaurant is not on the main streets of Ellensburg. After a fly fishing outing, a fishing friend and I decided to give it a try for dinner. The restaurant is located in the... More

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Ellensburg, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Dakota café has a great croissant breakfast sandwich. Also, the dinner menu is fantastic. Staff is always friendly and the décor is definitely western. I eat there quite often.

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Green Cove Springs
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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

What a lovely surprise to find such a very classy menu right here in downtown Ellensburg! Superb, well-cooked food, served beautifully in an enjoyable atmosphere made for a lovely evening. Not your average evening out! A big plus, I was able to get anything I wanted gluten-free!

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