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Dakota Cafe

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Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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Pearl, Ellensburg, WA 98926
509.925.4783
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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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Quality food and service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
racingliberty
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Ellensburg, Washington
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York, PA
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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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Olympia, Washington
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, 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?