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Red Horse Drive-In

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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1518 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2337
+1 509-925-1956
07:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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242 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a greasy spoon that doesn't overload on the grease. Friendly staff, great old service station decor, and quality diner food. Very much worth a visit.

Thank 007DAWG
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perhaps my expectations were to high but we had hear this was THE place to stop for Burgers shakes etc. I might return for the decor but the food was just average. Fairly sure everything was all frozen from a food vendor so it was fine but not the outstanding eatery that I had hoped to fine. Server was kind... More 

Thank Todd C
Burlington, Washington
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

When I am in Ellensburg, I love to stop here. I worked for Mobil Oil for 22 years and it has lots of memorabilia from Mobil and other companies decorating the walls. Great to see those iconic symbols from my childhood. The food is good diner food - great burgers, salads and milkshakes. It is a very fun experience and... More 

Thank Sue K
1 review
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I drive 70 miles to eat here. Dead's man curve is a must get burger if you like big burgers. Its a nice little dinner

Thank juan c
Kent, Washington
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459 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Whenever we head east we try and come to the Red Horse for breakfast or lunch; we've even been known to leave at the crack of dawn to make it here just as we start to get hungry. The food is good, the coffee is good, and the staff is friendly. But it's the gas and oil decor that really... More 

Thank Lissa M
Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

the décor definitely worth a visit, but not the food. Food is very average and very greasy, better than IHOP though!

Thank OctopusVan
Seattle, Washington
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468 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

They have been good in the past so I will chalk my last visit up to being to busy for the the staff they have. wait time was crazy. took forever for someone to find us and take our order and then the food wasn't as good as it usually is.... Kinda was a bummer..

Thank globetrottergrub
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

What a cool place! Full of motoring memorabilia so spent ages reading the walls. Food is standard diner fare but is good quality and the staff are really friendly.

Thank Jed R
Bonney Lake
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the Red Horse Drive-In in Ellensburg on our way to Moses Lake. It is a 50's/60's theme diner. All done in red and white. The list of sandwiches, burgers to choose from takes awhile to read. There is something for everyone. Breakfast served until around 11 am. We will be back!

Thank Doug S
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has good food good clasic atmosphere but the prices are a little high for what you get. But the sandwichs burgers and pretty much everything on there menu is pretty darn good if you get the chance you should definitely try this place. My family and I eat here once a month and if you don't feel like... More 

Thank Pieter R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1518 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2337
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: +1 509-925-1956

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?