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1501 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801-1156
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten dinner here three times over the last year while visiting relatives. It's kind of an "old school" place with a lot of steak, some fish, and they really do a good job in the bar. The wait-staff is professional and friendly. Definitely a consistent and good option in Wenatchee. Can't imagine that we would ever eat anywhere else

2 Thank abearfellow
Fresno, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The windmill is old I can remember it being there in the late 40's. The service and food had always been top[ quality. The parking lot is a problem being crushed gravel.

1 Thank Lin B
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This was a great dining experience from the get-go. The oysters appetizer was perfect; oysters were huge. My husband and I shared the meal which was filet steak with prawns, both prepared perfectly and delicious! Sides were baked potato along with sweet potato tidbits, bread, and salad with homemade ranch dressing and croutons. The blackberry cream cheese pie topped cookie... More 

2 Thank Volrooster
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite steak around, better than Ruth Chris, The Met or Daniels. Have often taken road trip just to enjoy a steak.

1 Thank fwag
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Best steaks in Wenatchee period. The food and service are always first class and the atmosphere is charming and quaint. Have never bee disappointed .

1 Thank Bruce C
East Wenatchee, Washington, United States
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We gave this place one more try.... big mistake!!! Our daughter ordered there burger, the first time it came out totally burnt. Sent it back only to have them send another one back out burnt on the outside and completely raw... disgusting! Prime rib was tuff..... Will never visit again. Save your money and go somewhere else!

Thank Sandy M
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I came here over the Christmas holidays and was excited to try this iconic restaurant. The restaurant was busy and took some time to get us a table. Not a problem, happy to wait. Service was overall excellent....but the food was just awful. The "famous" steaks were lacking any flavor and the french fries to accompany, were not any better.... More 

Thank Seattle_Brody
Laguna Beach, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This place has been around for years, always GREAT food, fantastic steaks. Have a newer owner, food quality has not declined. They have some of the best steaks I have ever eaten. Tried the hamburgers in the past, was not impressed with that, but never had a bad steak. Customers that I have taken are always pleased.

1 Thank johnr61572u
Mukilteo, Washington
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

I've frequented the Windmill for many years through several owners and still find it to be one of my absolute favorite restaurants. They are now open for breakfast which I hear is amazing. The restaurant is very quaint..Amazing food, wine, and pie with friendly and efficient service. Back in the day my favorite was fresh raspberry cream made by Jerry.... More 

1 Thank Linda S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This wonderful dining experience is enhanced by great service, caring staff and the best steaks in town. The waitress who served us also struts her stuff in another eating establishment which has an incredible luncheon menu, so a visit is like a homecoming. The atmosphere is not fancy but is comfortable. All menu items appealed to us and I eat... More 

1 Thank Bob R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801-1156
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Wenatchee
  • Phone Number: 509-665-9529
First opened in 1931, The Windmill has earned an international reputation for excellent Western American food and devoted staff. The rustic and cozy interior invites the visitor to a unique social and dining experience, attended by a highly professional service staff. Slow roasted prime rib, highest quality hand cut grain fed steaks and fresh seafood are the mainstay of this landmark restaurant. Old fashioned, home made apple pie, marionberry and cream pies are made daily at the restaurant. An excellent selection of regional wines and beers are available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?