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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bakery
“In the mood for sweets? The BEST cupcake you'll ever eat! Recently featured on TV for their amazing variety of flavors - even gluten free variations. In the mood for something different and fresh for lunch? Frost Me Sweet also gives you a large menu to choose from. My recommendation? Eat your dessert first!!!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Fantastic wine, excellent atmosphere. Definitely a great spot for a date, or for an incredible meal. They usually have live music Fridays and Saturdays. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Twigs is great for Business lunches and a margarita, lol. They have great food. Relaxing atmosphere. Excellent dinners also!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You're going to need a nap afterward. Slow cooked BBQ, that the cooks start at 8pm every night, and cook overnight. When they run out, they close!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Same Anthony’s as in that found in the Seattle area. Seafood, salads, steak etc. Nice location right on the water (Columbia River.) Great place for dates, family dinner, and business type dinners. Nice bar area too! Has brunch as well. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sterlings is a great place to eat Breakfast/Brunch especially in the summertime. Ask for the patio seating in the back on an early summers day! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“LuLu's has beautiful riverfront views, located on the Columbia River, it is a 5 minute commute by car from your Airbnb! Definitely hit up this spot if you're in the mood for southern style food and a comfy restaurant scene.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great local winery. There is also Bookwalter next door which is also very nice. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Locally owned donuts made from spuds! Located in the Uptown. You have to try them at least once. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“A little more exclusive steak restaurants, Budd's Broiler is a great place to dine. Sits on the edge of the Columbia River, and an elegant setting for an evening out.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Let us take you back to a time of refinement. A time where Italian train dining reigned supreme over the classic Italian dining industry. Fast forward to today, where you can find yourself entering what feels like a portal into the rich history of fine train car dining. You may ask yourself "Did we somehow travel through a ripple in time, and land in the 1940's"? Nope! you have simply taken a chance, and entered a train car located in the middle of beautiful Richland. Oh what an excellent choice you have made! Their butter buns will melt your heart, and their pasta will destroy any preconceived notions of train car pasta you may have. Relax, sit back, have a glass of traditional Italian wine, but keep your wits about you, because Montarossas is full of surprises. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“A personal favorite, with authentic Indian cuisine. Friendly, family-run local business in a city full of bland chains. Lunch buffet is great value and I can recommend the Thali dinner option with your choice of curry. Tip: If you want your Vindaloo properly spicy, tell your wait staff you want it Indian hot, not American hot...”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Ice Harbor Two locations - same company. Their Clover Island location is an upscale dining experience. It has a more extensive menu, a full-service bar, and the same great beers as the Brewery/Pub. I enjoy meeting friends on the patio and watching the boats while having drinks and an appetizer. The 206 N. Benton location features good pub food as well as their award-winning hand-crafted ales and lagers. At various times they have live music and trivia nights at the pub. We have heard some good music there! Both are within easy driving distance of the You & I Gallery, The Roxy Theatre, Rockabilly Coffee, The Leather Alpaca, Scraps, The East Benton County Museum, Foodies, Downtown Kennewick”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Awesome greasy spoon, huge servings. My personal favorite breakfast/brunch spot. Tip: Order a Moonmosa, a Blue Moon with OJ to fend off that hangover!”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“This restaurant is known for its steaks, and also has a large bar area serving bar type fare and some great drinks. They are known for their RumRunners! This is especially nice on a warm summer evening, during the weekends. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 5 locals recommend