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Valley Cafe

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105 West 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926
+1 509-925-3050
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mercer Island, WA
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My family and I consider the Valley Cafe well worth the detour from I-90 into the middle of old Ellensburg. Its menu for both lunch and dinner is varied, and its food is excellent. For lunch, I usually have a cup of their always-delicious soup and the half-sandwich option. For dinner last night, I had a cup of the excellent... More 

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Thank MarkMarshall
Washingotn State
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great stop for lunch. The menu offered plenty of variety and the flavors were delicious. Great find. Will come back again if we are in the area.

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Thank Kiwi_kids_03
Ellensburg
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A good place to eat if you aren't worried about cost this is a restaurant that is a little on the fancy side but the food is good and worth it.

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Thank Pieter R
Seattle, Washington
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Nice happy hour menu, even on Sunday. Killer bloody Mary's. Short on wait staff. Cozy and quiet. Short but enjoyable stop.

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Thank EatDrinkEnjoy
AlfM71, Owner at Valley Cafe, responded to this review

EatDrinkEnjoy Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. We really appreciate it. If there is anything else you'd like to add to help us improve we'd love to hear it. Until next time... Cheers! Alfonso Owner More 

Beaverton, Oregon
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

While visiting grandchildren, we were taken to the Valley Cafe. I can't speak too highly of this place. Everything is fresh, made in house, and wonderful. If you are a gourmet, you won't be disappointed. If you aren't a gourmet, you will wonder why you waited so long to become one if the food is this good. Great food, great... More 

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Thank CPG3
AlfM71, Owner at Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks CPG3 for taking the time to review our spot We really appreciate hearing about how we are doing. And we love hearing the appreciation for our hard work in the kitchen. If you'd like to give us more thoughts we are all ears. You can always continue this conversation via email with us Thanks again for the visit Take... More 

Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Have had some good lunches here, but I thought dinner was not so good. Mussels and pulled pork tacos has way too much salt and the Lasagne lacked flavor -- needed more herbs, garlic and spices -- salt level was fine in that dish. List of wines by the glass was unremarkable given all the fabulous vineyards in nearby Walla... More 

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Thank Romanophile
AlfM71, Owner at Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Romanophile This is so helpful for our staff to learn on how they are doing. We appreciate all the input and will look into the inconsistencies in our kitchen. As for the wine list, it is and will always be an ongoing work in progress but we really appreciate the input as well Thanks for the... More 

Republic, WA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you're like me and enjoy a selection of appetizers for dinner, this is the place. During my last visit I enjoyed a goat cheese and plum tart and some wonderful calamari. That left me room for their delicious key lime pie. Their entrées were tempting but it was late in the evening so something a bit lighter made more... More 

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Thank WestforkGal
AlfM71, Owner at Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit WestforkGal I am so glad you enjoyed our small plates menu. We are trying to expand on it so any suggestion you may have are very much welcomed. Take care and safe travels See you next time Alfonso Owner More 

Goldendale, Washington
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

6 of us went here on a Saturday Night. We did not have reservations but we were able to sit at the counter. Food is mostly pasta and it was delicious! Service was great. I suggest you get reservations as the seating is limited and worth it!

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Thank Nicky C
AlfM71, Owner at Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Nicky C I am glad you got to enjoy the experience. If you have any other thoughts you'd like to share with us we are all ears. Hope to see you again real soon Cheers! Alfonso Owner More 

Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Menu offers variety of appetizers, soup, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Our server attentive and food served in a timely manner. Ample portions, well-prepared, many ingredients locally sourced.

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Thank Chris N
AlfM71, Owner at Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit Chris N We appreciate the feedback and the support. Please let us know how we could improve our spot if you can. Until next time Cheers Alfonso Owner More 

Washington
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We had to wait about an hour for food + very expensive compared to the plate quality. Chicken Marsala was sliced chicken in a pasta bowl. Charged $16 for a $10 plate. I wanted a good meal.

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Thank Diane M
AlfM71, Owner at Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Diane M Thanks for visiting and my apologies for not meeting your expectations. It's surprising because the chicken marsala is a very popular dish but we are not perfect. Did you have a chance to let the server know about your complaint? We are always looking to improve and this review will help us monitor the quality of our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Healthy, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 West 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: +1 509-925-3050
Description
The Valley Cafe is known as one of the best restaurants in Ellensburg! This business has been continuosly operated since 1930 and still retains the original Art Deco decor from its 1938 remodel. This is a farm to fork restaurant using local ingredients for a more flavorful experience. The business also features a separate juice/coffee bar that serves sandwiches, soups and salads which is adjacent to the restaurant and located within the same building.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?