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All 90 Ellensburg Restaurants

Valley Cafe

105 West 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926
509-925-3050
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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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English first
Ellensburg, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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5 reviews 5 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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Tucson Estates
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Richland
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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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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