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Red Horse Drive-In

1518 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2337
+1 509-925-1956
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  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner
1518 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2337
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and good-sized portions. Fun retro atmosphere and good local bottled craft beer. Very friendly staff. Great service.

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 13 April 2017 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
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank Todd C
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...More

Thank Sue K
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
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...More

Thank Lissa M
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
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...More

Thank globetrottergrub
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
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...More

Thank Doug S
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17 June 2016|
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just a comment...that my husband wrote a n article for his blog on the "Red Horse Diner" . My husband has written a book on best practices called "The Graduate Handbook - You Don't Know what you Don't Know." He wrote in his blog about how the Red Horse Diner exemplifies some of those best practices....He would like to publish it on Twitter and Facebook as well............he needs a photo he can use of the restaurant. We forgot to take one with us we were there. Mary and Russell Bunio
17 June 2016|
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Hello, Thanks for your reply. It's lucky that you have a photo to share. How about email? Oh...I can't put m here? Really? OK so it's mibrjb And the company is AOL Does that work? :) Thanks, Mary
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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