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McKean's Drive-In

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1011 E 1st St, Cle Elum, WA 98922-1340
+1 509-674-2254
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by McKean's when driving through to Seattle. Pretty easy off the highway and slow drive through town and right back onto the freeway at the other end. Great burger, fries, onion rings and shakes!

Thank SeattleVisitor1
Kent, Washington
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113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This classic style Drive Inn was an unexpected hole in the wall. I had a large Blackberry Shake. Mm mm, Mmm Good. The Double cheese I had was loaded with home town flavor.. I highly recommend it. Skip the national chains and eat here

Thank BigStrapper
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

They make the best drive Inn burger around, great shake, room to park, and picnic tables Old skool taste, small town feel. Try the maguire

Thank Nick C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped and ate here for burgers. We were really unhappy. Waited 35 min to get 4 burgers, two fries, and 3 shakes. The big burger had no cheese or condiments except lettuce. The meat patties were the thinnest we have ever seen. I don't even know how they got them so thin. The fries were also very thin and... More 

Thank Tiffany H
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I have been stopping in here for years. My sons were little guys who needed a break when traveling through town The little park you can sit in and let them play is great. I have always thought over the years about when these guys would not be good ...hasn't happened. I just went over to Ellensburg to watch my... More 

Thank Jim G
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

i use to stop hear for burgers great food but the ladies that run this place seem unhappy and it shows in their attitude so we stopped eating here. the food is good but i just cant enjoy the the service

Thank theggold
Cheney, Wa
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417 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Everything looked like messy goodness. And the burger patties were not wafer thin. But there was an unmistakable old/stale aftertaste that permeated all the burgers. They were the closest place by our hotel, and after a very long day, we didn't want to try elsewhere after ordering so we finished them. It wasn't pleasant, but decently made onion rings and... More 

Thank gcleff11
Graham, Washington
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262 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Nailbanger Here Again;We always are amazed when we see an establishment that is bullet proof and has survived since the 1950s,so we look for those kinds of places in lieu of the modern Chain places. Heres what we encountered. First its lunch time and we are the only people in the place the whole time we are there, First RED... More 

1 Thank PJ D
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Was recommended I go to Mckean's for burgers. Sadly disappointed in the fried mushrooms (mushy, not cooked long enough) & fries. Burgers were just okay. I did however love the wild cherry shake. Not a bad burger joint, but keep expectations low.

Thank Elia M G
Ellensburg, Washington
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Love eating there, on of my other favorite burger places in the State, its been around long long time, great burgers.

Thank Jeff D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 E 1st St, Cle Elum, WA 98922-1340
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Cle Elum
  • Phone Number: +1 509-674-2254

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?