Best things to do in Okanogan County
Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
“It can be mighty difficult getting a good salad in this region, where iceberg lettuce still reigns. But the Breadline will satisfy those craving mesclun, or a specialty cocktail, or ethnic flavors. They have their own bakery (killer pies!) so instead of a salad bar with dinner they offer a bread bar. And on Saturdays they have a brunch where you can get all the usual morning suspects or have a custom omelette cooked for you on the fly. The decor is crazy vintage eclectic, a feast for the eyes. Warning: Closed on Sundays! (And Mondays.) So if you're only out for the weekend, go to the Breadline (or the Livestock Cafe) on Saturday morning and Smallwoods on Sunday morning. ”
“The Club is the local tavern but also the best place to eat in town imho. Very popular as a restaurant (the lone pool table is nearly always available, go figure). Tender steaks (my husband swears by their Gridiron), amazing burgers (I love the Bulldog bacon cheeseburger with grilled jalapenos, ask for chipotle mayo), and fries I drive hundreds of miles for, they are that good. And check out their Irish Nachos, made with homemade potato chips instead of corn chips. Brilliant! ALERT: Because it's technically a tavern, you must be 21 or older to enjoy their food. Walking distance from the cottages.”
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“Main Street Market is our local Natural Foods shop. Great selection of Organic food, tea and LOCAL beer & wine. The staff are very helpful. Great prices!”
“For the best breakfast (and good burgers) go to the Livestock Café in Okanogan, where the local ranchers and farmers chow down. And those folks need to burn a bunch of calories, so we're talking LOTS of bacon, not just two measly strips. Their ham steak comes on a separate plate, and you can't see the plate. ALERT: They are only open for breakfast and lunch M-F, (close at 2pm), and only for breakfast on Sat (close at 11am). Closed Sundays -- plan your life accordingly.”
“I'm not sure there are any bowling alleys left in Seattle, but if you have a hankering for old-fashioned fun, you can still find one out in the Okanogan. Call ahead to make sure there isn't a league event going on, but every time we've decided to go we've had the place mostly to ourselves. Who needs the gym when you can get a workout having such a good time. ”