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McKean's Drive-In

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1011 E 1st St, Cle Elum, WA 98922-1340
(509) 674-2254
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They make the best drive Inn burger around, great shake, room to park, and picnic tables Old skool taste, small town feel. Try the maguire

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Thank Nick C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We stopped and ate here for burgers. We were really unhappy. Waited 35 min to get 4 burgers, two fries, and 3 shakes. The big burger had no cheese or condiments except lettuce. The meat patties were the thinnest we have ever seen. I don't even know how they got them so thin. The fries were also very thin and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I have been stopping in here for years. My sons were little guys who needed a break when traveling through town The little park you can sit in and let them play is great. I have always thought over the years about when these guys would not be good ...hasn't happened. I just went over to Ellensburg to watch my... More 

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larrythegspot
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

i use to stop hear for burgers great food but the ladies that run this place seem unhappy and it shows in their attitude so we stopped eating here. the food is good but i just cant enjoy the the service

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Thank theggold
Cheney, Wa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Everything looked like messy goodness. And the burger patties were not wafer thin. But there was an unmistakable old/stale aftertaste that permeated all the burgers. They were the closest place by our hotel, and after a very long day, we didn't want to try elsewhere after ordering so we finished them. It wasn't pleasant, but decently made onion rings and... More 

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Graham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Nailbanger Here Again;We always are amazed when we see an establishment that is bullet proof and has survived since the 1950s,so we look for those kinds of places in lieu of the modern Chain places. Heres what we encountered. First its lunch time and we are the only people in the place the whole time we are there, First RED... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Was recommended I go to Mckean's for burgers. Sadly disappointed in the fried mushrooms (mushy, not cooked long enough) & fries. Burgers were just okay. I did however love the wild cherry shake. Not a bad burger joint, but keep expectations low.

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Thank Elia M G
Ellensburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Love eating there, on of my other favorite burger places in the State, its been around long long time, great burgers.

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Thank Jeff D
Yakima, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stopped here on the way back from the 'Hawks game. Passed BK, McDonalds & Subway just for a taste of some local burgers. BIG MISTAKE!! Ordered a deluxe cheeseburger with no bun. 3 bites later, my burger was gone. Seriously, $5 for that?! Friend ordered the specialty burger meal for nearly $10. Sloppy!!! Bread was saturated with some watery special... More 

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Thank NurseKathyV
Mount Vernon, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I don't normally write bad reviews because I usually go to places that have good reviews, but this time I didn't check first. The food is very mediocre and the burger is paper thin. I think they could bring up the quality and clean up the dining room. I have to say that my expectations were not that high and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Fast Food, American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 E 1st St, Cle Elum, WA 98922-1340
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Cle Elum
  • Phone Number: (509) 674-2254

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?