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Palace Cafe

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323 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3311
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All the girls in this group when younger went to the University of Seattle down the block from this restaurant. So we were stopping here for breakfast. The food was delicious. Being the only one from NY & very much use to very expensive prices and never experienced it here in Seattle before. An western omlet was $12.95, I thought... More 

Thank Catalina111758
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a solid restaurant with fun local decor. The food ranges from good to great - but is always at least good.

Thank Debbie H
Aberdeen, Washington
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After attending school at Central for four years, I can firmly say the Palace is my favorite restaurant in Ellensburg. The food is always great and the wait staff is always friendly. There's a large selection of specialty drinks on the menu and the pricing is also very reasonable for a college budget. The back room also has a lively... More 

Thank Kelsey N
Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This particular establishment has a lot of history and memorabilia! There are a lot of college students working here and the customer service was outstanding! I had the barbecued brisket sandwich and it melted in my mouth! Best I've ever had! My husband had chicken fried steak and it was delicious as well! Good size portions, excellent service! We will... More 

Thank Mary H
Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picked the restaurant while driving by. Looked inviting. Beat our expectations. Fantastic service. Waitress was punctual and friendly. Knew what was going on. We eat many meals out in Portland and Seattle.This is not a "yes, of course I've been there" restaurant, but soooo much better. Lots of history on the walls. Fits the ambiance of Ellensburg to a perfect... More 

Thank DMOsupercritic
Ossining, New York
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been hitting the palace since 1987 and it has always been a consistent diner; I would really give it 3 1/2 stars for what it is. The food is pretty darn decent. I can not say it blows my mind, but service is about as good as you can expect from young people usually running the floor. The... More 

Thank jon w
Sunnyside, Washington
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Varied menu. Great service and food! We had reservations and were in a room with two big tables. Will eat there again!

Thank SunnysideGourds
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try this place due the variety on the menu being offered, like a lot. Children's menu, and a menu for light eaters. The also offer some gluten free, just have to ask. I started the soup, a hearty beef barley, was so good. I asked for bowl, but recommend the cup, if having as a starter, as... More 

Thank JustATravelGurl
Poulsbo, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Palace Cafe offers a large menu with something for everyone. Prices were a little high for what you get, but the food was decent, the service was good, and the atmosphere was clean and inviting. I had the blue cheese wedge salad and, while it was a bit overdressed, it was delicious! I would go back just for that. Palace... More 

Thank khemmett
Frankfort, IL
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Just passin' thru and the hotel recommended the Palace we're glad they did. The decor was rustic Northwest, and our server was outstanding with helping us make our menu choices. Located in downtown you can take a nice walk before or after you eat/drink.

Thank shrek58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3311
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: 509-925-2327

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?