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Valley Cafe

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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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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
Long wait, but worth it....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2013
Cooper1941
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Oregon
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dayton, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Ellensburg, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We are never disappointed eating at the Valley. The food is so good and the service is the best. Homemade soup and not just potato! We love it here.

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Yakima
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The food was ok. Small town and the waitress was rude. she acted like she wanted to be elsewhere. I was disappointed. Go elsewhere.

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Frisco, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Old booths, counter seating and vintage linoleum floors add lots of character to the Valley Cafe. It didn't look like much from the outside but we were pleasantly surprised by the authentic, vintage decor and delicious food. We started with warm fresh bread that we dipped in olive oil and fresh herbs. Caesar and House Salads with balsamic vinaigrette were... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We were tired of the fast food and Mexican food places in Eburg so we used our new smart phones and found this gem. It is like time travel and all the decor etc. is original from the 1930's (I think that is what they told us). Simple style of art deco. The food and service were great as well... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?