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October 17, 2012 3:50 PM   Subscribe

Driving between Seattle to Walla Walla: best diner?

Leaving on Friday, return drive on Sunday. This our first time on this Seattle to W2 drive. Looking for suggestions for a late lunch or early dinner diner along the route (in between, not near either city). We like all kinds of cuisines, tending toward more healthy stuff, but 'World Greatest (Burger, Shake, etc)' would also be tempting!

Yelp is available but rather hear it from MeFi's.
Are there any place(s) can we look forward to checking out?
posted by artdrectr to Food & Drink (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Ooh, you should stop at Tacos Chalita in Ellensburg. It doesn't win any style points--it's a banged-up food track under an awning of an abandoned-looking building--but don't let the decor fool you. The entire menu is fantastic. I stop for a torta on every drive out to the Gorge Amphitheater--it's the best I've had in the region. Check out the Yelp reviews for other suggestions.
posted by prinado at 4:31 PM on October 17, 2012 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I quite like The Yellow Church Cafe in Ellensburg. It definitely wins on the style points. Good food, too.
posted by gurple at 4:34 PM on October 17, 2012

In Yakima the Yakima Sports Center is funky and hip.
posted by LarryC at 5:09 PM on October 17, 2012

Seconding taco truck in Ellensburg.
posted by jennstra at 6:19 PM on October 17, 2012

Cle Elum has a great greasy spoon/diner called Cottage Cafe.Old school waitresses, big portions, and inexpensive. Yakima has an awesome burger place called Miner's Drive In. The menu is huge, burgers are huge great and the shakes are thick! Burgers are made to order but pretty fast service.
posted by tipsyBumblebee at 7:49 PM on October 17, 2012

Mel's Diner in Yakima.
posted by fiercekitten at 11:15 PM on October 17, 2012

Response by poster: Gotta love taco trucks...we have a couple of great ones here in my town.

But the food and style looks great at the Yellow Church Cafe, thanks Gurple.
(we'll try to...steer's kitchen being closed between 4-5:00PM)
posted by artdrectr at 9:10 AM on October 18, 2012

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