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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
Brewery
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“A beautiful drive from here and a great place to hang out, have a beer and enjoy some pizza. If you're up at White Pass or in that area, its worth the stop on your way back to town. They have a big grass area and outside seating. ”
  • 8 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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“Excellent food, great service, nice ambience, did I say Pizza, pizza, pizza!!! Limited days open and hours”
  • 7 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.”
  • 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
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!”
  • 6 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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“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
“The Yakima River is a short drive down the forest service road. If you drove to Cle Elum to come to the cabin you passed over a favorite spot for fishing. The river is a 'blue ribbon' river .”
  • 4 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!”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“A beautiful drive from here and a great place to hang out, have a beer and enjoy some pizza. If you're up at White Pass or in that area, its worth the stop on your way back to town. They have a big grass area and outside seating. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Excellent food, great service, nice ambience, did I say Pizza, pizza, pizza!!! Limited days open and hours”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Cle Elum's slice of Americana. Great diner. Great lounge. Great service. Consistently good food. Awesome baked goods by local baker.”
  • 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
“Everything is great here- amazing pasta dishes. Bread delivered to the table immediately. I'm obsessed with the tomato soup!”
  • 6 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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