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Valley Cafe

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105 West 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926
509-925-3050
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty food, good wine list

Been here a few times over the years and it has always been consistently good food. Service is pretty quick, efficient and nice. I had a braised beef of some kind last time, I was there, it was flavorful, tender and filling. A nice wine list to choose from.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Chris T
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Seattle, Washington
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Been here a few times over the years and it has always been consistently good food. Service is pretty quick, efficient and nice. I had a braised beef of some kind last time, I was there, it was flavorful, tender and filling. A nice wine list to choose from.

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Moses Lake, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Funky little cafe with great food. From scratch food prepared by a chef with friendly, funky waitstaff. One of Ellensburg's little gems.

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Ellensburg, Washington
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We were here again last night for Valentines Day. This isn't a casual dining establishment, though nobody cares what you wear in Ellensburg. One of the few times of the year when reservations are necessary. We arrived to friendly greetings and were seated at what I think of as the best booth in the house. Art Deco decor pervades the... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stopped in with a friend on a weekend day while driving through Ellensburg. Place was empty with only one staff member on duty. The sever/greeter seated and greeted us quickly and was pleasant. She informed us of the happy hour specials and that we couldn't order off the dinner menu, only the appetizer menu because, well I don't know why... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Usually damn near empty when I've been there, but decent food... the waiter was a bit strange... Nice enough atmosphere... One of these days I'll give it another whirl, Earl. P.S. Pricy though!!!

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Mount Vernon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our friend had eaten here in the past and enjoyed it so we decided to give Valley Cafe a try. We visited on a Friday evening and practically had the place to ourselves. The owner waited on us and was very friendly. The seared Ahi tuna served with coconut rice was delicious and cooked perfectly rare. This was our first... More 

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Moses Lake, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Wow Sunday evening and a lot of places were closed but we lucked out and found this gem. We ordered a variety of different foods and found them all to be so much better than expected. The loaded potato soup and tomato basil bisque were both very good and the service was great to boot.

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Kirkland, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We've been stopping at the Valley for years and have never been disappointed. The service is neighborhood friendly and yet somehow sophisticated. The food though is what brings us back. I had a calamari appetizer. It was unbreaded and so tender it melted in my mouth, yet had a serious red sauce that did our red wine proud. And speaking... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I've eaten at Valley Cafe a couple of dozen times. Nearly everything is very good. The Highlights: 1.) They have recently begun a happy hour from 4-6 with small plates, a great way to try a lot of their food and sample the quality level without spending much. 2.) The environment. Even if art deco isn't your thing (I'm pretty... More 

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Seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 West 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: 509-925-3050

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 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?