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Hay J's Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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21706 E Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA 99019-7502
+1 509-926-2310
16:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Washington state
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is amazing. I love their salads and the Parmesan crusted halibut is amazing! I also had a huckleberry martini which was tasty. The acoustics are poor, but the food is amazing. It's harder to socialize with large groups, but food is amazing! I can't wait to go back!

Thank Love2Travel543
Edmonds, Washington
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239 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You just don't think of a good restaurant next to a gas station. But this place will happily surprise you. Great service. When you ask for water, you get the infused water of the day. House salad is awesome with cheese and sugared pecans and grapes. Sandwiches are large- hard to get your mouth around! But very tasty and seasoned... More 

Thank teddipet
coeur d' alene, Idaho USA
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dined here for a Friday lunch. It was packed, but they were able to seat us in the bar. Despite how busy they were, our server was always timely and attentive. My salad was good and his burger was good, but nothing that I'm still dreaming about, which is what it would take for me to... More 

Thank StenaJoy
Liberty Lake, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is good sometimes better than others. The food is all great! A reservation is helpful, it's often quite busy

Hauser, Idaho
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I have never had a bad meal at Hay J's. It is fairly quiet but usually quite dark inside. I have tried several things on the menu and everything is good.

Thank pcmusselman
North Bend, WA
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place is an upscale bistro disguised as a little restaurant attached to a gas station just off the freeway. An upscale wine list, and fantastic menu offerings. The atmosphere is cozy and chic but comfortable. We met two local friends here for dinner on their recommendation and were very pleasantly surprised. Soups, salads, entrees, all very well presented and... More 

Thank WLWP
Richmond, Canada
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

On our 1st stay we ate here as it is right beside the Best Western Hotel. Very good food, good service, but certainly expensive.

Thank Tenman60
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious. A bit too much spinach, overpowers the dish at times but overall great. Very good service.

1 Thank Sue G
Spokane Valley, Washington
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209 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Love the staff. Food is amazing. Recommend the blue cheese Tri tip, the Asian calamari and the from scratch clam chowder. After you finish the chowder you will want to lick the bowl. Bread pudding is amazing.

1 Thank Jon M
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Staying next door, read the Trip Advisor reviews and thought we had to try it. I'd recommend booking as we just walked in and had to wait about 30 minutes. Just have to agree with all the reviews - totally unexpected quality of food from this small restaurant attached to a gas station. Started with tapas and shrimp wrapped in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21706 E Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA 99019-7502
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Liberty Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 509-926-2310

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