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The Tav

) #13 of 84 Restaurants in Ellensburg American, ,
117 W 4th Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3127
+1 509-925-3939
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (42 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
“fresh salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
117 W 4th Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3127
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tav is small (unless you eat outside) and gets very loud. The food is OK, smaller portion of fries and the burger is just another burger. Hoping it would have a more "tavern" flavor. The portion was on the smaller size and the service...More

Thank mandahobartzoo
Reviewed 12 June 2017

A great deal - lots of good food. The place was busy, but we still got a table and they still had enough prime rib for the whole party. Mashed potatoes were especially yummy.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I had a very rude service person just now on the phone while I was trying to make a reservation. She couldn't hear me (bar noise) I repeated three times and finally shouted the name and she hung up. Don't know about going back there!!!

Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The TAV has the best most adventurous burgers in town. Awesome Ruebens and amazing deepf ried green beans are just a few of the scrumptious things you can find on their menu.

Thank nrsmarcey
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Friendly staff and we were promptly greeted, orders taken and food arrived quickly. This is a busy place, but staff were capable. Shelley had the burger dip and liked it; I had the chicken san; it need more seasoning or dressing.

Thank gary053
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Back in the day, there was Barney's Burgers across from the university. At some point Barney's and The Tav merged, and the best of Barney's came to The Tav. The "Supermother" burger is OMG legendary, the onion rings are great, and everything else is up...More

Thank TaliesinNW
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were travelling from Seattle to Yakima. A local told us this place does good burgers so we went. I had Chicken fajita salad which was delicious. Others who had the burgers thought it was average. I think it's a cool place to have something...More

Thank Max845
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I took my daughter here for lunch. She just turned 21 and had been wanting to try the legendary mac & cheese bites. They were good assuming you liked mac & cheese breaded and fried. The turkey Cobb salad I had was great. Service at...More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Saturday night and you are not sure what to do for dinner. Go the The Tav in Ellensburg. Have a Super Mother or a Hungry Mother or any one of the delicious items on there menu. Wash it all down with a beverage of your...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a fairly typical college town tavern/burger joint. Good beer selection but my burger was overcooked and dry. My buddy ordered the chicken burger and was disappointed as well.

Thank Dennis H
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Dana P
4 April 2017|
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Response from Tim S | Reviewed this property |
No, this is a bar and all guest must be 21 or older.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 W 4th Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3127
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: +1 509-925-3939
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