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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.

Grocery or Supermarket
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“Unfortunately, this is the only grocery store in town. However, if you like NATURAL foods, head to the Natural Food Store on the other side of Cle Elum. Even though small, there are many options to choose from (along with a wonderful coffee shop!)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“Wonderful small town bakery with all the yummy goodies. Many specialty items too, soup mixes, jams and jellies, scone mixes, sauces, hats and t-shirts. Great coffee too!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A Yakima brew pub crafting beer and pizza, with the brewery located at the gateway to the Cascade Mountains in Naches. Great indoor and outdoor atmosphere and the most unique and delicious pizzas with a variety of beers on tap.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Butcher
“If you are in the mood for a great steak and want to cook at "home," look no further than Owen's Meats. They have the best selection of meats and are well known for their beef jerky. Check out their beef jerky vending machine outside!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“Cle Elum's slice of Americana. Great diner. Great lounge. Great service. Consistently good food. Awesome baked goods by local baker.”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Excellent food, great service, nice ambience, did I say Pizza, pizza, pizza!!! Limited days open and hours”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Best coffee around. If you are heading over from Seattle... take the back way and stop here for a coffee on the way in or out...”
  • 5 locals recommend
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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“Best BBQ in the area, located in iconic Cle Elum railroad station (now defunct)”
  • 4 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
Spa
“Conveniently located first off, but also offer a delicious palate and even more tasty cocktails. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Park at flagpole park, grab a coffee at Stellas and have a great hike out to Roslyn for lunch at the Brick! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“An Ellensburg favorite, reasonably priced food, outdoor dining in summer, ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“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