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Pearl, Ellensburg, WA 98926
509.925.4783
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Ranked #23 of 92 Restaurants in Ellensburg
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Soups, Sandwiches
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Waitsburg, Washington
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124 reviews 124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 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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61 reviews 61 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 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Soups, Sandwiches

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