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Valley Cafe

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American, International
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105 West 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926
509-925-3050
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Today
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Excellent food, good service, quiet atmosphere

I have eaten lunch at the Valley Cafe on several occasions, most recently two days ago. I had a reuben sandwich -- large, lots of meat and I was able to add more sauce and horseradish if I wished. My wife had the half-sandwich (I believe it was a large cheese, etc.) and soup of the day (an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
MarkMarshall
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Mercer Island, WA
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Mercer Island, WA
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have eaten lunch at the Valley Cafe on several occasions, most recently two days ago. I had a reuben sandwich -- large, lots of meat and I was able to add more sauce and horseradish if I wished. My wife had the half-sandwich (I believe it was a large cheese, etc.) and soup of the day (an excellent gispacho.)... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Ellensburg, Washington is a small town of about 20,000 people. The setting is replete with buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries providing a good background for the Valley Cafe. The 1930's decor of the Valley Cafe contributes to the unique experience. Our server (Mickey) added to the experience as he was always available without hovering. He did an... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Wonderful service and the best gaspacho I have ever had. Fresh, chunky and clearly not made from a can. So good. Thank you for a wonderful - lite meal

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Vancouver, Canada
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Had a good lunch here. I had a Reuben and partner had the beet salad. Food was tasty. Tried some local beer. Good as well. I liked that the Reuben meat was pan fried rather than poached from a pouch like many places but it was dry. Came with thousand island and horse radish on the side. This helped. Was... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a great meal and an awesome experience thanks to our waiter, Mickie! He was amazing!! There were 10 of us with various orders that he did not write down and everyone got what they ordered and properly cooked! We were very impressed! He was attentive, funny, accommodating and we look forward to returning. Did I mention the food was... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have been here many times and always have had excellent food and good servie. Just a nice bistro style establishment.

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Yakima, Washington
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I had the daily special, which was a seafood louie with pasta and a light oregano vinegarette. It was delicious. The salmon that topped the salad was great, the crab and shrimp in the salad was generous. My husband had a reuben sandwich on rye, which I tasted, and it too was delish. Grandson had fettucini alfredo with chicken, and... More 

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Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

All the food and beverages start to finish were perfect. From the meatball appetizer, to the crab salad, through the key lime desert, everything was freshly made from scratch, nicely presented, arrived just made via the excellent service. 2nd time we have dined here on rare Ellensburg visits and will absolutely return next time we are there.

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healdsburg, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I apologize if this sounds unkind, but I have just eaten there, with high expectations, and hence am in a bad mood. I have not been to E'burg in many years, and this visit reminds me why that is. I used to drive over 110 miles to Seattle from here just to dine at a good restaurant. On returning I... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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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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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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