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Dakota Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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Pearl, Ellensburg, WA 98926
+1 509-925-4783
08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Tue 08:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

family owned, delicious food, good service, relaxed and comfy while also classy. Home cooked meals served with a friendly welcoming spirit.

Thank wendywel777
Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in downtown Ellensburg, surrounded by cute shops and beautiful historic buildings. It is conveniently located across the street from the awesome Clymer Gallery. Parking is available on the streets in downtown Ellensburg, and is plentiful and free. You order at the counter and then take a seat. Servers will bring your food to you. The interior... More 

Thank NickABQ
Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the Dakota for lunch. The Reuben sandwich was quite good. The pulled pork on the dry side. There was a very large group there but the room is large enough to handle both large parties and small ones. We appreciated the gal who took our order (sorry I didn't write her name down) but she was quite... More 

Thank acnona
Ellensburg, Washington
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The food is freshly made, soup, cuts of meat, deserts whatever you're having it's always good. Ambiance is very relaxed. Kids do fine but more suited for adults or mature kids than little ones. Very good food though. Bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Thank Nancy B
Richland, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

One thing was great, the coffee! The food however left a lot to be desired. We had to pay beforehand, which was the only reason why we did not leave after waiting for 20 to 25 minutes. Then the order was not quite right, one order sat too long on the counter, the others were not ready and when they... More 

Thank Iphm355
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

While on an 'out and about' in Ellensburg, Washington, we window shopped, wandered through galleries and antique stores. While marveling in the Clymer Gallery, it became apparent that i was famished, and felt my life slowly ebbing away.....okay, not that bad, but darn close. Charming Bride and i chatted with the lovely receptionist at the Clymer, and she ran down... More 

Thank Russ F
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Located in historic downtown Ellensburg this gem offers great soup, salads and sandwiches along with local brews. Friendly service and tasty food at a reasonable price. Wonderful homemade clam chowder and the hot pastrami is very filling. Worth checking out for a quick lunch stop. Really cute decor.

Thank Amanda L
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Traveling home on I-90 and needed lunch. So tired of fast-food. Looked up lunch stops in Ellensburg and found a gem. Great soup and sandwiches. Warmed me up on a cold January day. Not far off the Highway check it out!

Thank jnlsnyder
Spokane, Washington
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257 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My husband and I stopped here for dinner on our way back from Seattle. We had eaten lunch here one time before and remembered it being a hopping place. The menu had a wide variety of items, as witnessed by my Asian vegetarian stir fry and my husband's chicken parmesan. Both were competently prepared and the chef seemed to use... More 

Thank Alverda3
Snoqualmie, Washington
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528 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I like the way this restaurant looks and feels. Love the booths. I wish they didn't try to get fancy- it doesn't work for them- but basic American burgers, steaks and fries and things like that are just fine here.

Thank couplessPS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pearl, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: +1 509-925-4783

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?