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Red Horse Drive-In

1518 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2337
+1 509-925-1956
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak fries” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
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07:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Diner
1518 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2337
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cool place to look around, food is good and staff are friendly. The place is clean and they have a separate bar area that just opened and it is also nice.

Thank Ranbud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place proves you don't need multiple TV screens to be entertained in a restaurant, especially if you remember when gasoline cost $.38/gallon. The decor is all gas station/garage related, heavy on the Mobil signs. The food--we had breakfast--is above-average diner quality with a decent...More

Thank MAP7022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are always trying to find places to eat that are not fast food. We decided on the Red Horse based on internet ratings. What a fun place! It is an old (like 1940's old) Mobil filling station, hence the red horse connection. There are...More

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We found this cool, little diner while passing thru Ellensburg on our way to the Gorge. Lots of cool memorabilia inside. It was too windy for us to try out, but they have a small patio area behind the restaurant for outdoor seating. Great burgers,...More

Thank TroubleInReno
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We wanted some ice cream and stopped in at the diner. The inside is intriguing with lots of cool memorabilia. The ice cream was a let down. Apparently they only have vanilla soft serve. We wanted real ice cream so when our sundae and milkshake...More

Thank mom2my4boyz
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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
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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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