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Red Horse Drive-In

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1518 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2337
+1 509-925-1956
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (16 reviews)
“burger” (38 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
1518 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2337
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love the Red Horse and their bar the Nodding Donkey. Great environment wit good food and a great staff. They have music on Ome Friday nights which is fun. They also have a great outdoor eating area.

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for nostalgia, this is the place. Old fashioned gad station with gas and road signage on all the walls. Food is terrific but they don't permit substitutions which is a bummer. Only reason I did not give it a 5. Plan ahead...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Loved this place. Ate here twice for lunch. Good service and pleasant staff. Food was very good although limited to sandwiches and burgers. Wonderful view.

Thank Angeles
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Decently prepared breakfasts in a nostalgic, comfortable roadside diner. Nice Hollandaise sauce on my Bennie. Bright and cheery waitress taking care of the the entire area. Pretty much like a Route 66 postcard in the Great Northwest. I can't think of a reason why anyone...More

Thank gcleff11
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Stopped at The Red Horse while in town for a late lunch. The garage theme was pretty neat; lots of old garage/auto repair signs along with a mix of food and soft drink signs. The Red Horse has a nice variety of burgers and sandwiches...More

Thank WARaddad
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

They have a little bit for any diet. I enjoy the seats at the big corner window. Good parking, Cool auto memorabilia, Can be very busy during a car show.

Thank Nate C
Reviewed October 1, 2017

It's no mystery how they got the name Red Horse. They have about every Mobil Oil artifact you could imagine and lots of other stuff, too. In addition to the old service station setting they have a nice menu. The sandwiches all have cutesy names,...More

Thank Sungron
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Fun place to check out, they make hamburgers the way they are supposed to be made. Big and juicy! Lots of cool stuff to check out inside.

Thank Nate C
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We always try to stop here on our way from Sandpoint to Seattle, and love it every time. We especially enjoy bringing friends and family as they get such a kick out of the vintage decor old-time menu. Their burgers are great, fries are fantastic,...More

Thank KatSandpoint
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

We were on the road, it was hot, our AC had gone out in our car, and daughter and I were hungry, hot, tired, and cranky! You get the picture! :) We had to eat where our pups could join us outside as it was...More

Thank cherscribe
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Hello, Thanks for your reply. It's lucky that you have a photo to share. How about email? Oh...I can't put m here? Really? OK so it's mibrjb And the company is AOL Does that work? :) Thanks, Mary
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1518 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2337
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: +1 509-925-1956
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