The 10 Best Restaurants In Ellensburg's, Washington

The 10 Best Restaurants In Ellensburg's, Washington
Located in the heart of Central Washington, Ellensburg is a charming community brimming with art and local restaurants. From budget-friendly restaurants to lovely venues showcasing the bounty of the area, the culinary landscape is varied. Here is a look at some of the most delicious finds in Ellensburg, Washington.
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Campus U-Tote-Em

Campus U-Tote-Em is an iconic Ellensburg eatery. The menu includes a selection of burgers, sandwiches, fish with house-made tartar sauce, side dishes, and beverages, including milkshakes, malts, and floats. A popular choice is the eponymous Campus burger with a side of fries and a milkshake.

Campus U-Tote-Em, 810 E University Way, Ellensburg, WA, USA, +1 509 925 1600

Cornerstone Pie

Cornerstone Pie is a lively venue specializing in delicious Northwest Neapolitan-style pizza. Tucked inside a building featuring repurposed and recycled materials, including a surgical lamp from an old hospital, the space is eclectic. The menu appeals to vegetarians and gluten-free diners alike. Sourcing the freshest ingredients available, many of which are from local purveyors, the culinary team creates highlights such as potato and arugula pizza topped with roasted garlic-cream sauce.

Cornerstone Pie, 307 E. 5th Ave., Ellensburg, WA, USA, +1 509 933 3600

Daily Bread & Mercantile

Restaurant, American, $$$
Historic Davidson Building in Ellensburg
Historic Davidson Building in Ellensburg | © Bobak Ha'Eri/WikiCommons
Daily Bread and Mercantile is also a specialty food shop, guests will be able to find a selection of treats, including candy. When it comes to baked goods, guests can enjoy freshly baked bread, Danish pastries, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes and macarons. As for savory items, a variety of sandwiches made with quality deli meats and cheeses along with soups are on the menu. Specials include turkey-mushroom quiche, ham cheddar chowder, and a buffalo chicken sandwich with jack cheese.
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Ellensburg Pasta Company

Ellensburg Pasta Company is a charming venue specializing in Italian and American cuisine. From pasta to steaks to burgers to seafood, the culinary team makes everything to order ensuring that many dietary needs are satisfied, including those guests seeking something dairy or gluten-free.

Ellensburg Pasta Company, 600 N. Main St., Ellensburg, WA, USA, +1 509 933 3330

Fidelina’s Taqueria

Fidelina’s Taqueria serves a delicious selection of Mexican fare. Popular dishes include the grilled tilapia served with black beans, rice, onions, tomatoes and avocados, the chipotle burrito stuffed with chicken, mushrooms, zucchini, onions, rice, black beans and lettuce with a chipotle-cream sauce, and the taco harin made with lightly grilled fajita-style vegetables.

Fidelina’s Taqueria, 410 S. Main St., Ellensburg, WA, USA, +1 509 962 2347

Lunchbox Cafe

Cafe, Vegetarian, $$$
Lunchbox Cafe serves baked goods, including bread, soup, sandwiches, salads, and more. Procuring the best ingredients available from local farmers, enjoy freshly baked bagels, quiche, spinach salad with tomato, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, feta and choice of dressing; or the turkey sandwich with cream cheese and cranberry. Popular desserts include the coconut cake with cream cheese and butter frosting.
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Oyama Sushi & Steakhouse

Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
Oyama Sushi and Steakhouse is a family-owned restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Procuring the freshest ingredients possible, the culinary team creates everything from hibachi meals to sushi to entrees to specialty plates. Favored choices include the New York strip steak hibachi dinner served with salad, clear soup, vegetables, shrimp appetizer and rice; or the Ellensburg roll with shrimp tempura, kani and spicy mayo topped with spicy yellowtail, mango and tabikos.
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Valley Cafe

Cafe, American, $$$
Valley Cafe is a wonderful place to enjoy a casual lunch. Must-try entrees include the ahi tuna katsu, a lightly breaded tuna that is fried and served on a bed of pickled ginger, cabbage and herb salad and coconut milk rice, and house-made lasagna, which varies each day.
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Winegars is a charming ice cream shop. It serves a large selection of homemade ice cream alongside espresso drinks. Not afraid of experimenting with flavors, the ice cream maker produces a host of mainstay, seasonal, and chocolate options — try the Reecer Creek brownie — all of which are named after family members or anything associated with the Kittitas Valley. Visitors can try the Nutty Truman (Winegars’ first creation), a maple ice cream with walnuts; the Vickiberry (or huckleberry) ice cream with a huckleberry swirl; and the Kevinlicious (or amaretto) ice cream with black cherries and chocolate chips.

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The Yellow Church Cafe

Restaurant, American, $$$
The Yellow Church Cafe serves delicious cuisine imbued with flavors from the Pacific Northwest. The cafe offers new menus with each season in order to reflect the freshest ingredients available, including those from local sources. Dishes to note include the spicy diablo shrimp with a roasted chili-tomato hot sauce, steamed rice and sautéed black beans and kale; and the skillet mac-n-cheese made with four cheeses and truffle essence. Those with special diets need not worry and are urged to contact the cafe in advance so that they may assist.
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