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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
Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
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
Café
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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
Bakery
“Healthy Food and a great service. It's quite popular to those that live here and to the college students.”
  • 3 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
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
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
Grocery or Supermarket
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Café
“Locally made ice creams, espresso, and fresh brewed coffee! Excellent locally owned!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“More good food with a unique menu. Make sure you go to their new sit down location on 4th Ave.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Well known and loved by many- spendy but nicely prepared food, good wine list, good service. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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  • 2 locals recommend