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Valley Cafe

105 West 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926
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Ranked #3 of 91 restaurants in Ellensburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, International
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73% Recommend
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Ellensburg, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food in an historic restaurant! Impressive menu with a variety of unique dishes. The grilled lettuce wedge salad was exceptional!

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Ellensburg, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Possibly the nicest restaurant in Ellensburg. The menu is creative and focused, and the art deco theme carries through well. It's an older building, but clean and inviting. Two things really make The Valley stand out. For one, they have good chefs- not something you imagine in a small town. My favorite menu item is the crab, bacon, lettuce, tomato,... More

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This used to be one of our favorite places to eat on our frequent trips between the tri-cities and Seattle, but our last visit there was really disappointing. For one the menu really hasn't changed in the last 10 years. I ordered my usual favorite, the Chicken Marsala, and it just did not have the usual care taken in preparation... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

On our way home from ski trip in Montana and decided to stop. The 4 of us were all delighted! Atmosphere was charming; service excellent; food delicious! I had the BEST pasta premevera I have ever had! I highly recommend. We will stop again when in the area.

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Dayton, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My husband and I first stopped for dessert in this quaint diner. The dessert was fantastic, and we liked what we saw being served to the diners around us. So we went back the next night, and were thrilled with our meal. Delicious salads, bread with an interesting lemon herb oil dip, and amazing main courses. The portions were generous,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We always stop at this restaurant when we are in Ellensburg. The food is fresh, delicious and innovative and the service is excellent.

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The Valley Cafe has been a great place for the many years we have been patrons. It's a small art deco cafe from the 1930's, it's comfortable, quiet, and has consistently good service and food. We had a delicious meal again over Labor Day weekend and will definitely return the next time we're in town.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

One of our group had eaten here several times and recommended this cafe. It was late Monday evening and for some reason they were slammed - we almost left before the owner finally came to seat us. A fun small restaurant with great food. Several entrees were ordered and all spoke highly of what they had chosen. Would definitely stop... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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134 reviews 134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

It has been years since we last stopped at the Valley Café for dinner. Not sure why, just didn't happen (OK it is 120 miles from home), but we did the other night. And are we glad we did. Starting with traditional Gazpacho (shared a bowl) - a little bit of spice - that was perfect on a day in... More

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Richland WA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

and drive into town. Restaurants along I-90 after perfectly acceptable BLTS and hamburgers but not much more. Valley Cafe is an attractive old-fashioned eating place with delicious food including homemade soups.

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