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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Italian Restaurant
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“Popular restaurant features various pastas (gluten-free available), seafood, salads, & drinks.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Freddie's has pretty much everything you can think of in the realm of groceries/essentials/household goods.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good Fire Roasted Pizza (gluten-free too), salads, local beers on tap, wine, drinks. Outside seating and live music most weekends.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
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“YELLOW CHURCH CAFE is famous! They are a little more high-end and we love their bison burger. Don't forget to try the heavenly loaf, it's out of this world!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Good, a little higher end for Ellensburg, has baked goods as well. Not always super consistent, but I've had a couple truly amazing meals there, and it's a place some of my friends frequent.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“An Ellensburg favorite, reasonably priced food, outdoor dining in summer, ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Healthy Food and a great service. It's quite popular to those that live here and to the college students.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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Park
“First parking lot features a river walk that leads to the lake, although you can drive to the second parking lot located at the lake itself. Great place to hang out if you want to be by the water. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
University
“Enjoy a professionally produced play or a music concert in a variety of genres at CWU. Visit the theatre and music department pages at the CWU-dot-edu website to see what is on the calendar. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Ellensburg native John Clymer's paintings graced the cover of Life magazine 50+ years ago. Other local artists featured as well and they have a fun gift shop. (Downtown)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“EARLY BIRD is another one of our favorite spots. They do a wonderful brunch from 9am-2pm. Try the breakfast bowl with green chiles!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Locally owned, produced *and* preferred ice cream! Other treats, snacks, and coffee, too. They have $1 scoop night at 8pm on Tuesday and Free Pastry with a Drink on Thursdays. Two locations. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you're interested in the history of the Kittitas Valley, this is a must do. And it's free! Vehicles, farm implements, a doll collection, technology and military rooms, rocks and more. (Downtown)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Popular restaurant features various pastas (gluten-free available), seafood, salads, & drinks.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good Fire Roasted Pizza (gluten-free too), salads, local beers on tap, wine, drinks. Outside seating and live music most weekends.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“YELLOW CHURCH CAFE is famous! They are a little more high-end and we love their bison burger. Don't forget to try the heavenly loaf, it's out of this world!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Good, a little higher end for Ellensburg, has baked goods as well. Not always super consistent, but I've had a couple truly amazing meals there, and it's a place some of my friends frequent.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“An Ellensburg favorite, reasonably priced food, outdoor dining in summer, ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Healthy Food and a great service. It's quite popular to those that live here and to the college students.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“EARLY BIRD is another one of our favorite spots. They do a wonderful brunch from 9am-2pm. Try the breakfast bowl with green chiles!”
  • 4 locals recommend

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