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Dakota Cafe

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Pearl, Ellensburg, WA 98926
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Good home made food

Always love having lunch here when I crave soup, salad or a quiche. Everything on their menu is good, and their bakery is amazing!! Worth stopping in and checking out

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ellensburg, Washington
via mobile
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Ellensburg, Washington
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always love having lunch here when I crave soup, salad or a quiche. Everything on their menu is good, and their bakery is amazing!! Worth stopping in and checking out

Thank Morganseton
Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great soup and sandwich place. Have only had lunch there. Feels too cafeteria-ish for me to have dinner there.

Thank Chris T
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Probably the best food in town. The rosemary beef is AMAZING. You'll probably wait an hour to get it though.

Thank Holly P
Ellensburg, Washington
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

My wife chose the restaurant. I was not really looking forward to it. Sounded much to much like a local burger place with Coke on the side. The decor is 'rodeo town' and the overall appearance is that too! When the menu arrived, I got very interested - good selection of dishes and wines of the region. We ordered adult... More 

Thank imanley
Sw Grand Mound,
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Delicious food and pastries! The best clam chowder in Ellensburg! The food is very fresh with bread/rolls baked fresh every morning and you can buy day old pastries/bread to take home! The garlic cheese bread sticks are delicious!

Thank jodih364
port angeles, WA
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Went looking for a different restaurant only to be turned away because we had an infant (the Blue Rock Saloon must just be a bar, not a restaurant), so we came back to the car, which was parked right in front of this wonderful cafe. Total serendipity! Absolutely excellent service. I had the prime rib, my wife had the mac... More 

Thank ryanfrench
York, PA
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

After a hot day, it was good to stop and get bite. The Caesar salad was refreshing, but the 2 tables we sat at were dirty, with obvious food bits that hadn't been cleaned up when the tables were cleared of dishes. When we asked the server for another fork, she plopped it down on the surface of the unclean... More 

Thank M H
Milan, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The Dakota Cafe may be in rodeo country board wring the desert, but the cuisine is exquisite. Living in Italy for the past 15 years I generally look on my visits to the states as fasting periods, vacations from meals out which are both affordable edible. Snobbish, perhaps, but there it is. And of course thee are exceptions but they... More 

Thank rmarj
Ellensburg, Washington
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132 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Consistently good food and good service. A nice, romantic hole in the wall cafe for a gourmet dinner in the evening and a busy, pleasant cafe during the day for sandwiches and bakery treats.

Thank racingliberty
Ellensburg, Washington
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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: Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?