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Valley Cafe

105 West 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926
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Ranked #8 of 90 restaurants in Ellensburg
Cuisines: American, International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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74% Recommend
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I notice that the recent reviews are the most positive, so let me add mine. We were returning from a weekend of wine tasting and literally drove around Ellensburg looking for a dinner place. The variety of the menu drew us in, the beautifully preserved Art Deco decor charmed us, and everyone was very pleased with their choices: the BLTA... More

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Tucson Estates
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The chicken breast meal was so bland, dry, and tough, plus gave every indication that it was heated in a microwave, that I can hardly believe it was even served to us. The setting is wonderful and service a bit spotty, but the meal was a big disappointment. It was a boring experience from start to finish and I can't... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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112 reviews 112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were taken by the historic furnishings and feel of the restaurant; very charming. We had to wait for longer than normal to be seated, though the place was empty. The server was distracted by a conversation with a friend instead of preparing a table. We finally walked to a table and from then on the service was fine. The... More

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Waitsburg, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Beautiful food, wonderful service - one of our favorite restaurants in Washington State. Great steaks. Nice wine list.

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Central, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I had an excellent turkey and cheese melt of some kind with a fine sharp swiss or maybe like swiss and it was Very good. There was enough for 2 people for sure and they dont mind if you share. The salad was very fresh too. The total bill was about 17 so sharing is good for students and such.Ellensburg... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Poppyseed cake is special. Nice food. The restaurant is retro style. The salads are special. The service has usually been good. Friendly wait staff. We have eaten lunch and dinners a number of times at this establishment when we are in Ellensburg.

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Ellensburg, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Love this place. All the sauces are homemade, the food Is cooked to order, and the menu has a great variety. They are historical and also just added a happy hour. I love that the owner has monthly features wineries. Highly recommend!!!!!!

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Ellensburg, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 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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