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The 10 Best Restaurants In Kennewick, Washington

The 10 Best Restaurants In Kennewick, Washington

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Updated: 9 February 2017
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.

3C Prime

3C Prime is a locally owned and operated restaurant specializing in American cuisine, with an emphasis on succulent steaks. Offering a fine-dining experience in a casual atmosphere, the restaurant also features a full bar, complete with a wine list highlighting produce from Columbia Valley and the Northwest. Using the best ingredients from the state and surrounding areas, the menu has many mouthwatering items that will delight both meat and seafood lovers. One delectable dish is the prime Oscar: a 5 oz. tenderloin topped with crab, asparagus, béarnaise and whipped potatoes. Reservations are recommended at this popular venue.

3C Prime, 1408 N. Louisiana St., #100, Kennewick, WA, USA, +1 509 987 1745


© Courtesy of 3C Prime
© Courtesy of 3C Prime

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.

Between the Buns, 3902 W. Clearwater Ave., #120, Kennewick, WA, USA, +1 509 987 1091


Carmine’s Italian Restaurant

Carmine’s is a charming, family owned establishment serving Italian cuisine. Guests eagerly seek the home-made pasta, along with local and imported beer and wine. Open for dinner from Thursday to Sunday, Carmine’s presents a nightly changing menu.

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant, 525 W. 1st Ave., Kennewick, WA, USA, +1 509 396 7890


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.

Cedars Restaurant & Lounge, 355 Clover Island Dr., Kennewick, WA, USA, +1 509 582 2143


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.

The Country Gentleman, 9221 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, WA, USA, +1 509 783 0128


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.

El Fat Cat Grill, 539 N. Edison St., Kennewick, WA, USA, +1 509 546 1413


Fire & Brimstone Wood-Fired Eatery

The recently opened Fire and Brimstone Wood-Fired Eatery is a lively venue where dishes are cooked in a wood-fired oven. This spacious modern-rustic venue provides ample seating for guests looking to sample a variety of pizzas, burgers and sandwiches, as well as handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and regional wines.

Fire & Brimstone Wood-Fired Eatery, 1022 N. Columbia Center, Kennewick, WA, USA, +1 509 737 0554



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.

Graze, 8530 W. Gage Blvd., Kennewick, WA, USA, +1 509 221 1020


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.

Ice Harbor Brewing and Pub, 206 N. Benton St., Kennewick, WA, USA, +1 509 582 5340



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.

Masala, 3321 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, WA, USA, +1 509 737 9999