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Red Horse Drive-In

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1518 West University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926
+1 509-925-1956
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I drive 70 miles to eat here. Dead's man curve is a must get burger if you like big burgers. Its a nice little dinner

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Thank juan c
Kent, Washington
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457 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we head east we try and come to the Red Horse for breakfast or lunch; we've even been known to leave at the crack of dawn to make it here just as we start to get hungry. The food is good, the coffee is good, and the staff is friendly. But it's the gas and oil decor that really... More 

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Thank Lissa M
Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the décor definitely worth a visit, but not the food. Food is very average and very greasy, better than IHOP though!

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Thank OctopusVan
Seattle, Washington
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406 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

They have been good in the past so I will chalk my last visit up to being to busy for the the staff they have. wait time was crazy. took forever for someone to find us and take our order and then the food wasn't as good as it usually is.... Kinda was a bummer..

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Thank 71travelgirl
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

What a cool place! Full of motoring memorabilia so spent ages reading the walls. Food is standard diner fare but is good quality and the staff are really friendly.

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Thank Jed R
Bonney Lake
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the Red Horse Drive-In in Ellensburg on our way to Moses Lake. It is a 50's/60's theme diner. All done in red and white. The list of sandwiches, burgers to choose from takes awhile to read. There is something for everyone. Breakfast served until around 11 am. We will be back!

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Thank Doug S
Ellensburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has good food good clasic atmosphere but the prices are a little high for what you get. But the sandwichs burgers and pretty much everything on there menu is pretty darn good if you get the chance you should definitely try this place. My family and I eat here once a month and if you don't feel like... More 

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Thank Pieter R
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Avoid this place if you want fast service, pleasant and attentive people, and warm food. I was in Ellensburg to see my daughter and son an law, coincidentally there as well. I had seen the restaurant several times and so we choose it for its look of fun, frolic, and nostalgia. Then the pain began. A "5 to 10 minute"... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

I've got a problem. It can be yours too. I can't get from Spokane to Seattle without stopping in Ellensburg. Why you ask???? Gotta eat at YELLOW CHURCH CAFE and RED HORSE DRIVE IN. We discovered YELLOW CHURCH CAFE a year ago. Have stopped there every trip. Food is superbly prepared. Flavors are fabulous. Service is great. Chefs are awesome.... More 

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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We've had breakfast or lunch many times at The Red Horse, and it's always great. Plus if you're a fan of gas and oil memorabilia, you won't find a better place to see a lot of it in one awesome place. The food is classic diner: bacon and eggs, biscuits and gravy, omelets and more for breakfast; sandwiches and burgers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1518 West University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: +1 509-925-1956

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