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Palace Cafe

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323 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3311
+1 509-925-2327
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Well I hadn't been here for breakfast in over a year due to sub par food. Decided to take my daughter for breakfast the other day. She had blueberry pancakes, after the first bite she told me they were disgusting. I tried them and I agreed worst pancakes I've ever had. I had the ultimate omelette, it was just ok.... More 

Thank Countylivin34
San Jose, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I had a sizeable per diem on my business trip and wanted to splurge on dinner but didn't want to settle for anything less than a decent restaurant. I didn't want to go to a chain and definitely not a café type place. Surprisingly this was neither. The Palace Café has been around for over 100 yrs. and is family... More 

Thank Rivvv2003
Ellensburg, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2016

The problem is that it's way over priced. Most of us locals don't eat there. Skimpy of the fries, small portions in general.

Thank Nancy B
Everett, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 May 2016

The service was slow, but friendly when and if they came by. The food was inconsistent. My seafood salad was great, but my son's medium rare flat iron steak was like shoe leather.

Thank Marilyn W
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Another tradition...when in Ellensburg you must go to the Palace for breakfast. Traditional biscuits and gravy, and hash browns (then go take a nap). The meat lovers omelette is also delicious! Best if you get there early (8 or 8:30) if you have a large party. They don't take reservations. They do separate checks so that's a plus (and she... More 

Thank TECA64
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We had received a coupon for a free dessert from the hotel where we were staying, so decided to try the cafe. We were not disappointed. The food and service were excellent. My cod fish was moist and yummy. A large salad was substituted for the fries at no cost. The Asian coleslaw was delicious! The cheesecake dessert was rich... More 

Thank PVSduo
Kendrick, Idaho
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I went in to pick up two breakfasts to go.....staff was ok, wait seemed long, and the food came to me packaged to go, so I didn't look at it, but the order was wrong.

Thank Mary S
Friday Harbor, Washington
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174 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

The palace is a pretty good size place in downtown, lots of tables and booths in multiple rooms. Energetic young staff, friendly and attentive. It turned out our waitress was a trainee, and was clearly ready to graduate to a regular. Had the screaming jack's burger, perfectly cooked, with hot and crunchy curly fries. I was craving a serious real... More 

Thank ThomasR312
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great food at all times. Soups are wonderful and breakfast always excellent. Prices reasonable and service staff quick and friendly.

Thank billowen77
Walla Walla, WA
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Had a nice dinner with a large group. The service was excellent considering the size of our group. The food is good and filling. We enjoyed a cheese burger and halibut fish and chips. They even served it with a bottle of malt vinegar. Good selection of local beers on tap. Fun dessert menu too. I would stop by again.

Thank sandasavi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3311
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: +1 509-925-2327

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