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Good college tav

They serve very good Tav food. Can be crowded but that adds to the ambience. Pool tables and... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
Ivan M
Ellensburg, Washington
Rustic interior with secret getaway in the back.

Great spot for lunch with friends. Try the Super Mother burger or the Foul Mother if chicken is... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2017
Jeff C
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Jan 3, 2018
“It's a tavern...just like its name.”
Jul 20, 2017
“Good college tav”
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117 W 4th Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3127
+1 509-925-3939
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Comfortable setting with booths indoors and, in good weather, a nice outdoor seating area in the back. Good selection of brews. Basic bar food, burgers are good, as are the fries. No haute cuisine at this tav.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Randy R
Reviewed July 20, 2017

They serve very good Tav food. Can be crowded but that adds to the ambience. Pool tables and friendly staff make this a fun place.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ivan M
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Loved by the locals and tourists alike. The Tav has excellent options for salads as well as decadent, juicy, well-dressed burgers. It has a bar vibe in that, if your kids are under 21, they won't be allowed in. It really doesn't cater to the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 580rjw
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We live in Ellensburg, and the Tav has always had great burgers at awesome pricing! We go there quite often. My favorite burger is the Texan Mother!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank John D
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Great spot for lunch with friends. Try the Super Mother burger or the Foul Mother if chicken is your thing. Be sure to try the outdoor patio when the sun is shining.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Jeff C
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Clean, well lit and clean! Service was GREAT, menu varied, specials offered...reasonable prices!! Good fries, platters and Ice tea. Generous portions...would have loved to have my Ruben buttered and grilled instead of toasted... My only complaint was the volume of their music...too loud !

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Gjabsama
Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is a local tavern that also serves a lot of food. They do nightly specials, though they are so popular that you need to go early to take advantage of them. The offerings are basically American and humble, but quite good. They do a...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Tattercat
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Now retired, I've been a regular at The Tav since my college days in the 60s. Sure, things have changed slightly but it's still my home. The Tav has always had a great staff. Over the years I've only had a few hamburgers that reach...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank RickieW1945
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Burgers are great. The beer selection is broad. The prices are very reasonable, and service is usually quite good. Great place to watch a football game.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Holly P
Reviewed September 10, 2015

Excellent food for a tavern. Great college atmosphere that has served many thru out the years. Great selection of wine, beers and foods. Located in downtown Ellensburg.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank William H
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