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Windmill

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1501 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801-1156
509-665-9529
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: First opened in 1931, The Windmill has earned an international reputation...
First opened in 1931, The Windmill has earned an international reputation for excellent Western American food and devoted staff. The rustic and cozy interior invites the visitor to a unique social and dining experience, attended by a highly professional service staff. Slow roasted prime rib, highest quality hand cut grain fed steaks and fresh seafood are the mainstay of this landmark restaurant. Old fashioned, home made apple pie, marionberry and cream pies are made daily at the restaurant. An excellent selection of regional wines and beers are available.
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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Prime Rib Dinner!!

Was stuck in Wenatchee for dinner and tried out the Windmill. Heard that it was closed for a bit for remodeling, but we saw it was open and stopped in for dinner. We ordered drinks and were very happy with our beverages. For dinner I ordered an 18 oz prime rib, rare. It was cooked just right, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
MontanaTourista
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Anaconda, Montana
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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner with our extended family and kids. Service was great, the food fairly average. Good place for a casual dinner.

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Thank juliasca
Sumner, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Enjoyed our visit here, but the steaks did not have any flavor. Horseradish sauce tasted funky. Baked potato was soaked in garlic butter which was odd, but tasted ok. Desserts were good.

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Thank ShellyW624
Wenatchee, Washington
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Excellent dinner, very tender steak. Our server, Becky, was outstanding as usual. Wine selection was good. Key lime pie was to die for.

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1 Thank 4thHussar
Nampa, Idaho
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Small place that doesn't look like much from the road, but the food is amazing. I sat at the bar and chatted with the chef while he cooked my steak. The steak was the best I've had in a very long time. Enjoy the carrots and ask for extra. Service was excellent. I will absolutely go back next time in... More 

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Thank TheCarat
Spokane, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Cramped quarters, but the food is outstanding. Prices are a little on the upscale side, but this is the place the locals go for a quality meal.

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Thank davidkY2818UH
East Wenatchee, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Prime rib was fantastic. Becky was fantastic. all around great place to dine.We just had an all around great experience. I would highly recommend dining at the wind mill.

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1 Thank Todd Z
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We live in Seattle but on special occasions we drive or ride the motorcycle the 140 miles to Wenatchee to go to the Windmill. We are never disappointed. We had prime rib and baked potato with a great salad and yummy bread. The fresh baked home made coconut cream pie was a great way to top off our meal. We... More 

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1 Thank singer713
Anaconda, Montana
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Was stuck in Wenatchee for dinner and tried out the Windmill. Heard that it was closed for a bit for remodeling, but we saw it was open and stopped in for dinner. We ordered drinks and were very happy with our beverages. For dinner I ordered an 18 oz prime rib, rare. It was cooked just right, and it came... More 

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1 Thank MontanaTourista
Ogden, Utah
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

From the exterior I didn't give a big chance for hope of a good meal and I was incredibly delighted instead! The steak I ordered was to perfection. My steak, rice pilaf, and sauteed mushrooms along with the excellent appetizer were sufficient to fill me up and let me leave with a big satisfied smile. They get high recommendations from... More 

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2 Thank dvchevalier
Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

The place may look a little dated but if you are a foodie as we are...it IS THE place to go!!! Great dinner, from fresh salad with homemade dressings..we had blue cheese and you can see all the blue cheese actually...yum. Prime rib was perfect as were prawns that was the special that night...soooo reasonable for the amount and quality.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1501 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801-1156
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Wenatchee
  • Phone Number: 509-665-9529

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

First opened in 1931, The Windmill has earned an international reputation for excellent Western American food and devoted staff. The rustic and cozy interior invites the visitor to a unique social and dining experience, attended by a highly professional service staff. Slow roasted prime rib, highest quality hand cut grain fed steaks and fresh seafood are the mainstay of this landmark restaurant. Old fashioned, home made apple pie, marionberry and cream pies are made daily at the restaurant. An excellent selection of regional wines and beers are available.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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