Located at the confluence of the Wenatchee River and the Columbia River, Wenatchee is a charming city offering an abundance of outdoor adventures and plenty of restaurants. Here’s a list of some of the top places to eat in Wenatchee, Washington.
Alma’s Mexican Kitchen is a casual eatery specializing in zesty Mexican cuisine bursting with flavor. Within a friendly atmosphere, diners have access to a variety of traditional dishes, plus some more unique — albeit authentic — recipes that may not be familiar to some guests. Home-style recipes that are sure to make mouths water and satisfy include the taco plate, with a choice of meat (including asada and shredded beef), accompanied by rice and beans.
The Dilly Deli is a friendly place specializing in sandwiches, soups and salads. All of the meats available are roasted in-house, the soups are made from scratch and the 8-foot salad bar features quality, local and organic ingredients. Enjoy slow-roasted beef with a choice of cheese, and the Saucy Tom, with roasted turkey, cream cheese, cranberry sauce, tomato, lettuce and clover sprouts.
EZ’s Burger Deluxe is a popular fast-casual venue known for its great, juicy burgers. The menu features a variety of burgers, specialties and sandwiches complemented by flavorful side dishes and beverages, including creamy milkshakes.
Iwa Sushi & Grill entices guests again and again with its artfully plated fresh sushi and other Japanese delicacies. Located in the heart of downtown, the atmosphere makes it a wonderful spot for a night out with family or an intimate gathering. Enjoy Japanese-style, breaded, deep-fried chicken cutlet accompanied by a special katsu sauce; the Green River sushi roll, with eel, avocado, and cucumber; and the snow beauty roll, with salmon, red snapper and cream cheese, topped with crunch, eel sauce and spicy mayo.
Located in the historic downtown area, Lemolo Cafe & Deli is a delightful restaurant serving an array of pizzas, sandwiches, soups, desserts and more. With a vibrant interior and menu, this is the place to go for great food and fun conversations. Dishes of note include the margherita pizza, topped with olive oil, pesto sauce, mozzarella, fresh tomato and pine nuts; and the curry chicken calzone, stuffed with bacon, grilled chicken, mozzarella, sauteed onions, roasted tomatoes and yellow curry sauce.
McGlinn’s Public House calls this historic building home. The menu features everything from starters to salads to pizza to sandwiches, ensuring that both meat lovers and vegetarians will find something to sate their appetites. The prosciutto and peach wood-fired pizza — with goat cheese, peaches and fresh rosemary — and the grilled steak ciabatta sandwich — with sauteed mushrooms, horseradish mayo and wild mushroom demi-glace — are two excellent choices.
Inspired by bistros found throughout Paris and other parts of France, Pybus Bistro is a charming eatery located in the Pybus Public Market, which features locally grown produce, artisan products, prepared foods and much more. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, plus Sunday brunch, the plates offered by Pybus are bursting with fresh flavors and include succulent options such as the veggie sandwich, with gruyère, mushrooms, arugula and white sauce; the Basque chicken, topped with stewed sweet peppers and served with baby potatoes; and the house-made tagliatelle pasta, with summer vegetables and basil pesto. If visiting for brunch, try the pan perdu with maple anglaise.
Rail Station & Ale House is a lively gastropub serving an array of drinks, including several local craft brews, and American cuisine. Located in downtown Wenatchee, this hip venue is a great place to get together and have a relaxing night out on the town; if visiting during the warmer months, be sure to sit outside on the deck, where the full menu is also served. From small plates to big plates and everything in between, the menu is varied, with favorites including the Guinness-glazed burger, topped with caramelized onions and a fried goat cheese disk, all on a Stone Ground Bakery brioche bun; and the lobster mac and cheese.
Tropical Salvadoreño Restaurant is a very popular eatery specializing in authentic Salvadorean cuisine. This friendly establishment entices guests again and again not only with its welcoming atmosphere but also its flavorful dishes, making it a true neighborhood gem. Try the signature pupusas (handmade corn tortillas stuffed with pork, cheese, chicken, loroco and cheese or beans and zucchini) and the sandwich Salvadoreño, with chicken, cabbage and radish.
Located downtown, The Wild Huckleberry is a charming eatery serving breakfast and lunch every day of the week. With an all-day breakfast option, it is perfect for the brunch crowd. Within a homey atmosphere, guests are presented with a menu featuring tantalizing options such as the Granny Smith omelet, stuffed with German sausage, Granny Smith apple, mushroom, bell pepper, onion, garlic and Swiss cheese; and the sweet huckleberry waffle, with a wild huckleberry sauce, sweet mascarpone cheese and whipped cream.