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810 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 925-1600
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Hours:
Fri 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great small town burger joint

They do burgers right. They have lots of great choices. Onion rings are great, too. French fries could be better but they aren't bad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
DHow6
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South Jordan, Utah
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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South Jordan, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

They do burgers right. They have lots of great choices. Onion rings are great, too. French fries could be better but they aren't bad.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In the sea of hamburger joints which is the general Ellensburg food scene, Campus U-Tote-Em is the best. Oddly enough though, it's the fries and sauces I love most. They make the sauces in house... the ranch, tartar, and fry sauce are all really good. The burgers are well above average and have plenty of fresh vegetation. Buffalo is an... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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129 reviews 129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This locally owned and operated family restaurant has a drive-through, a kitschy foody totem pole, popular hamburgers/fries/drink and excellent garden burgers. Pretty fast for cook to order. Seating inside and out. My favorite things to order include the aforementioned garden burger, with deep fried cauliflower and a milkshake. They usually have a neat flavor of the month and the shakes... More 

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Renton, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had to meet someone in Ellensburg this past weekend. I saw the glowing reviews for this restaurant, and decided to check it out. It was average at best. The burger was not bad... but lacked flavor. The onion rings were over-cooked and lacked flavor. The malt was great. This specific restaurant has inside and outside seating. The outside seating... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was a fun place to stop, because it's so authentically retro. Hamburgers and milk shakes were very good, the fries were average but came in generous portions. A large order of fries is enough for 2-3 adults. A very fair value.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Located across the street from CWU, this is a great fast food location to grab your burgers fries and milkshakes. My order had a chicken sandwich and fries. The serving size of fries is great. They have the best fry sauce and also have seasoning on the tables inside. The sandwich was generous in size, the chicken was flavorful and... More 

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Helena, MT
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554 reviews 554 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were travelling down I-90 to a vintage travel trailer rally. And looking for an old style burger and malt. The U-Tote-Em was a bit off the freeway and in the university district. But that allowed us to cruise through the historical district of this nice little town and that was good. We went in and ordered a caramel/banana/chocolate malt,... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I love the deep fried mushrooms and onion rings. The burger patties are too small though! Overall the food is pretty good though!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We were so disappointed! We went there this fall because the reviews were great but we were sorely displeased. My husband and I got their hamburgers and our children ordered hot dogs. The hamburgers had fresh lettuce and tomatoes but where was the beef? The hamburger patties were so thin we could have used them for paper. Then, the kids'... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

From the great food of the 70's to the decor this place is outstanding.... I love the little drive off the hwy. Not been updated inside or out. But the food is worth it and that is number one when it cones to food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 810 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: (509) 925-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?