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323 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3311
509-925-2327
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh, clean, satisfying

In town for a wedding, and popped in for Saturday lunch. Service was prompt, friendly and efficient. The Santa Fe salad was loaded with bright fresh veggies including a beautiful sliced avocado and the grilled lime marinated chicken was very flavorful. Husband had a BLT and thought the bacon was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Rebecca S
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Phoenix, Arizona
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I had dinner at the Palace Cafe on recommendation from the Hampton Inn staff. It is easy to find on Main Street in Ellensburg. The sign is large. The staff was friendly and on top of the meal without being pushy. A real old time family feeling to this place. I had the sirloin steak with grilled vegetables and it... More 

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MOSCOW
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Huge portions. Incredible menu full of variety for whatever you might be looking for and excellent, attentive service. I had the Prime Rib and it was very good along with veges, and a potato. Glass of local wine was reasonably priced. Good value.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

In town for a wedding, and popped in for Saturday lunch. Service was prompt, friendly and efficient. The Santa Fe salad was loaded with bright fresh veggies including a beautiful sliced avocado and the grilled lime marinated chicken was very flavorful. Husband had a BLT and thought the bacon was really meaty and crispy. It appeared that breakfast was the... More 

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Coupeville, Washington
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The salad was crisp, fresh and blue cheese dressing was just good! We had dinner and returned for breakfast sharing a veggie omelet . Our grand-daughter was thrilled with the chocolate chip pancakes. We did not have the prime ribs but heard that this is the place. Our wait person Beth could sign our grand-daughter

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Good all round American restaurant. The salmon was dry, but the steak my husband had was very good. Best part of my meal was the baked potato with delicious butter! And the wine! The desserts looked really good...but that's too much food for me!

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Cle Elum, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The food is good. "Service is often slow." Don't be in a hurry. Clean, and the wait staff are pleasant. I will return.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Good food and really cool decode. Has a lot of history. The food is worth coming for but don't expect to be in a hurry. For the amount of help that is there it's always a longer wait than I would think. But it worth it

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Asker, Norway
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112 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Drove down Main, quite hungry. Saw the place, parked, went in and ordered steak. The steaks were very good, service was good and we hit the road again after a very nice meal. Restrooms were clean. I'll drop by again if I'm nearby.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I checked out this on the recommendation from the hotel staff where I was staying. I got lucky and got there before the Sunday mid-morning rush, otherwise I can definitely see how this place fills up quickly! The food was great, simple breakfast food with some local added ingredients that took some dishes over the top. I had the house... More 

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Denver, CO
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Awesome local, fresh food and an historic site all in one. Great staff. Awesome homemade corned beef, biscuits and gravy and chicken fried steak Mmmmmm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 323 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3311
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: 509-925-2327

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?