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Things to do in Ellensburg

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!)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A 15 min drive to Naches, WA for some great local beer!! One of the best Brick Oven Pizza you can eat!! A must go to place!!”
  • 9 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
Butcher
“Famous meat shop that has been in business for over 130 years! People stop in Cle Elum specifically for their selection of local meats.”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Beau's cooks everything from scratch which makes their food fresh and unique. Beautiful large fireplace and round tables encourage a friendly atmosphere.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“A local favorite with outstanding homestyle cooked meals with a lounge and bakery!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“If you want a specialty coffee there are a few coffee shops around the Cle Elum area. This is one of the largest & easiest to find. You can buy coffee beans and other items here.”
  • 6 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)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Everything is great here- amazing pasta dishes. Bread delivered to the table immediately. I'm obsessed with the tomato soup!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Spa
  • 3 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
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)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“An Ellensburg favorite, reasonably priced food, outdoor dining in summer, ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“Into fishing? Guide service, equipment & more. I took my son and his friend years ago where they went out for a fly fishing lesson and practiced on a boat down the river. They loved it!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Exceptional breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The fresh mini loaves of bread served tableside are impossible to resist. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“A 15 min drive to Naches, WA for some great local beer!! One of the best Brick Oven Pizza you can eat!! A must go to place!!”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Beau's cooks everything from scratch which makes their food fresh and unique. Beautiful large fireplace and round tables encourage a friendly atmosphere.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“A local favorite with outstanding homestyle cooked meals with a lounge and bakery!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“If you want a specialty coffee there are a few coffee shops around the Cle Elum area. This is one of the largest & easiest to find. You can buy coffee beans and other items here.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Everything is great here- amazing pasta dishes. Bread delivered to the table immediately. I'm obsessed with the tomato soup!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best BBQ in the area, located in iconic Cle Elum railroad station (now defunct)”
  • 3 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
Bar
“An Ellensburg favorite, reasonably priced food, outdoor dining in summer, ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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