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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, Breakfast, Reservations
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
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Really Good Breakfast!

We were up to Wenatchee for the Apple Blossom Festival. We have been to the Windmill for dinner, but I noticed when we drove in that they were now serving breakfast... So we decided to give it a shot on our way out of town. We were really surprised how good it was. I had the Mill Omelet (See... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
West-Morry
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Glacier National Park of Canada, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The starter salad was so basic it was quite forgettable. The main course was equal to the starter. The food was less than tasty. We have paid less than half at other restaurants.The server was good, no problem there.

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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were up to Wenatchee for the Apple Blossom Festival. We have been to the Windmill for dinner, but I noticed when we drove in that they were now serving breakfast... So we decided to give it a shot on our way out of town. We were really surprised how good it was. I had the Mill Omelet (See Picture)... More 

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Olympia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I can't recall exactly when I had my first steak at the Windmill but I think it was December of 1962 (I'm an ole guy!!). It was amazing. Last weekend, I went to the Windmill expecting a waiting line and found myself being seated immediately in a nearly empty (maybe 9 or 10 others) restaurant. As soon as I sat... More 

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Entiat
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had a huge Prime Rib and tried to eat too big a piece! Got it stuck in my throat and couldn't get it up or down. A wait person, Ruth, came to my rescue with the Heimlich maneuver and saved me!! Shame on me, hoorah for her! PS The Prime Rib was both tender and very tasty.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We took family who had been here many times with cattleman's conventions and she had great memories of the food. It was our first time and it was strange being the only ones on a Sunday night. Our server was very upbeat and friendly, but new. We had asked first for the music to be turned down so we could... More 

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Chelan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had a great dinner prior to the Sheryl Crow concert yesterday. The chicken Oscar and rack of lamb were fantastic. We both had very good caesar salads. Becky who has been there as a server for 13 years made the whole experience even better. We didn't have time for dessert so she sent us off with Apple Pie to... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Based on the other reviews, I had pretty high hopes that this was going to be a great place for dinner - that was a bad assumption. The service was awesome - very nice people! The food was pretty rough - Ceasar salad with tomatoes and black olives? Chicken Oscar was fried (didn't say that on the menu) - sauce... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I received a gift card for The Windmill restaurant so we decided to finally go to dinner. We have eaten there before and had the same opinion as the last. The food is good but very pricey, especially for Wenatchee. I ordered an end cut prime rib and the portion was enough for my husband to help himself whenever he... More 

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Entiat
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It was my wife's birthday. We decided to go to the "Mill" to try their breakfast. It was the best breakfast I've ever had. My wife had Chicken fried steak and it was perfect and I had Eggs Benedict and they to were perfect. The Hollandaise sauce was not too lemony. Becky, our favorite waitress was the perfect hostess.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Oh my. That was delicious. Hubby loved the steak. This is a nice place with a pretty romantic atmosphere, and good food.

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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: Steakhouse

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?