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Palace Cafe

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323 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3311
509-925-2327
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6:00 am - 10:00 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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
aways consistantly great

The palace Café is a great place for family's & friend's to enjoy one of the more delicious dishes in town! Open since 1892 they sure do know what they are doing. The service compliments their food perfectly our groups waiter Greg, was fantastic! He was very attentative to our needs & always made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Donovan S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The palace Café is a great place for family's & friend's to enjoy one of the more delicious dishes in town! Open since 1892 they sure do know what they are doing. The service compliments their food perfectly our groups waiter Greg, was fantastic! He was very attentative to our needs & always made sure we were taken care of.

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We are new to the area so we are trying out as many restaurants as possible as soon as possible. This is one of the best ones so far. It's a great breakfast place!

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Salem, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I had lunch twice at the Palace Cafe during my visit to Ellensburg. Just like the town, it was charming. Try the clam chowder, or any of the salads. Be sure and take a peek at the big lounge area in the back. ( there are several rooms). Reuben sandwhich is excellent. Friendly wait staff. If you're looking for an... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Its been around forever, decent food and reasonable prices, nice lounge, good place for large groups or lunch or dinner.

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Auburn, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

No other restaurant in Ellensburgh had Supercross on, we called The Palace and they did. We were more than pleased with the service, staff, and food! We would stop there again when passing through! The shrimp ravioli was amazing! Oh and the deep fried mac n cheese!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a must stop when dining in Ellensburg, dont miss out. Came 15+ times, never been disappointed. Recommend to all.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Enjoyable atmosphere. Good food. Very nice staff. Just avoid the bar late at night when college is in session, it can get obnoxious.

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Washington State
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I tried not to rate Palace Cafe more than average because the food is pretty standard family fare. However, as I thought more about it, I realized that this is one of my favorite eateries in Ellensburg, and that this place has something more to offer than just a plate of food. It has existed for over 100 years and... More 

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Seabeck, Washington
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91 reviews 91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you pass by Ellensburg at meal hour, this will be an extremely memorable experience. The location is downtown, in an older restored brick building. The historical character of the building coupled with the beautiful period images, tools, and equipment on the walls makes for an interesting visit. Our waitress, Keilin, was very nice and friendly, providing several very good... More 

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Walla Walla, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Palace Café has delicious food. It also has lots of character within its historical walls. The service was great and the staff friendly. I try to eat here whenever I travel through Ellensburg, WA. Stopping for dessert alone is worth the experience! The milkshakes are thick and tasty. The décor is unique.

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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, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?