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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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All hours
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We were very pleased with our visit. The service was fast and friendly. The food was delicious. I had the eggs benedict. It was the best I've had anywhere. We will defiantly go again next time we are in town.

Thank Melisa V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place for breakfast ,lunch and dinner. I grew up in this town and this place has been here over 70 years. And still going strong . Go on Wednesday and have the burgeroni Soup. Breakfast is always good here. I haven't lived here for over 50 years but ervery time we come to town we eat... More 

Thank Janet G
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Great food and the price does not braek the bank def would eat at this bish again its nice and drinks are bomb

Thank Chris J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

If you are passing through Ellensburg on I-90, don't stop to eat near the freeway. Continue north to the city center, grab some free street parking, and head for the Palace Cafe in the Pearson Building on Main Street. It has been around since 1892 and still does a brisk business of hearty, good American food and lots of it.... More 

1 Thank Carol_R99SO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

We had a very nice breakfast. Friends had eggs Benedict and said they were very good. Bacon was cooked just right and the veggie omelet was good. The service was very fast and friendly. Also have a gluten free menu

Thank Pam L
Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

I had a very pleasant experience dining at the Palace Cafe and will definitely return. The wait staff was awesome (I had Kelsey). I really appreciated how they support and wear the local college's tees on Saturdays (Central Washington University) and the Seattle Seahawks on Fridays. Service was excellent; the food was very, very good and lots of it! Street... More 

1 Thank RenaeMarie912
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I won't go into details about specific foods but just summarize. We ordered a chili, house salad and Santa Fe Chicken and a Chocolate Malt for dessert. All were very good...and large. There were a bunch of options that looked amazing, and I watched plate-load after plate-load pass by and watched happy diners eat from those plates. This restaurant was... More 

Thank Melissa G
Fall City, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

A historic restaurant in the center of town. Always good coffee and breakfast. Great bar in the back for games or good times. Also has lunch and dinner and wonderful locally baked cookies and cheesecake. Worth stopping in Ellensburg just for this place.

Thank BergenViking61
Ellensburg, Washington
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Been there twice now. First time had the prime beef - excellent choice enjoyed by my wife and myself. Second time for lunch - lacks a lunch menu but offers both breakfast and dinner choices. We, 6, enjoyed the food.

Thank imanley
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242 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The restaurant has a nice feel to it. Large, clean, modern but with a rustic touch. Our service was fine and friendly. The food was good and plentiful. We were served amazingly fast as well. Nothing fancy but a nice place to dine.

Thank montanan_traveler

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?