The Best Restaurants In Kennewick, Washington

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Located in southeastern Washington, Kennewick is the largest Tri-Cities area settlement. It is a lovely base from which to explore the region’s wineries, take part in outdoor adventures and sample delicious local food. With something for every taste and budget, we list 10 of Kennewick’s culinary highlights.

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Between the Buns

Starting out as a hot dog cart, Between the Buns has grown to include a brick-and-mortar shop as well. This cozy restaurant’s culinary specialties are hot dogs and sausages, served alongside tater tots and other sides. Diners can choose a signature dog, or build their own and select from numerous sausages, including a veggie hot dog, sauces and toppings, such as Jamaican relish and nacho cheese.

Cedars Restaurant & Lounge

Set along the shores of the Columbia River, this waterfront restaurant’s stunning views make it a feast for the eyes as well as the belly. Cedars offers diners a variety of steaks and seafood and is open for dinner every day. The menu includes dishes such as salmon béarnaise, topped with Dungeness crab meat, and the biergarten steak, a char-broiled filet mignon basted with beer and spices.

The Country Gentleman

The Country Gentleman is a lovely restaurant specializing in New American cuisine. This welcoming and friendly spot is open every day, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menus offer everything from country fried steak with eggs to cinnamon roll French toast in the morning, to hamburgers, sandwiches and salads for a light lunch.

El Fat Cat Grill

Once a brick-and-mortar store, El Fat Cat Grill is now a mobile restaurant delighting guests with its Mexican-American dishes, served with a twist. Open Monday through Friday, the food truck features a menu that changes to accommodate the chef’s creativity, with both vegetarian and meat options.

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Graze is a restaurant specializing in delicious food made fast. Sourcing the freshest ingredients available, the culinary team prepares everything from scratch daily, including house-cured meats. Graze offers diners an array of soups, including a vegetarian option, both hot and cold sandwiches, and salads.

Ice Harbor Brewing Company

Ice Harbor Brewing Company has two locations in Kennewick, each of which serves award-winning beers alongside delicious pub food. The original location, in the historic downtown area, has a laid-back vibe, while the upscale marina venue features an expanded menu with seasonal items.


Masala is a fantastic option for those diners seeking flavorful dishes full of exciting taste notes. With an emphasis on Northern and Southern Indian cuisine, this restaurant presents guests a warm and inviting environment in which to feast upon a host of meat and vegetarian dishes, from madras specialties to tandoori options.

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