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Road Runner Express Espresso & Cafe - CLOSED

203 W Yelm Ave, Yelm, WA 98597-8652
+1 360-458-9665
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
11 Nov 2016
“Best fried chicken and wonderful customer service!”
6 Nov 2016
“Terrible Food, Worse Customer Service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
203 W Yelm Ave, Yelm, WA 98597-8652
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

It's a bit odd at first to see a sign on a place in Yelm, an hour South of Seattle, claiming to have the best fried chicken in the Seattle area. I had to try it for myself and I'd have to agree that it's...More

Thank Eddie V
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Terrible experience. Food was bland and dried out. Service was worse. Waited over half an hour for food. Car ahead of me in drive-in didn't move for about ten minutes, apparently he wasn't told to pull to the side so a new order could be...More

Thank JamesOT
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The BEST Fried Chicken in the United States! sweet Tea that surpasses that of any southernmost restaurant. Amber our waitress was such a pleasure and you just will want to make her your new best friend. Now listen carefully if Richard is the cook, normally...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Good food large portion extremely clean. Spending a week in Yelm this was the perfect stop for Friendly staff, Right on the Main Street easy to find. The perfect place for breakfast.

Thank BobR586
Reviewed 18 May 2016

their chicken is like the ones I used to get in the taverns very delicious but my favorite dish there is the shrimp basket

Thank hondas963
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This restaurant is small and even though on the main street easily missed, however the food is very good and inexpensive. Great place for lunch or even just coffee.

Thank tactinstr
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Road Runner Cafe in Yelm has the best chicken and pork servings in the two county area. Their fried chicken is more fresh and full of flavor than any of the other restaurant in the area. It beats the competition hands down and is our...More

Thank Raymond J
Reviewed 30 December 2014

we have been here four or five times. the only thing they have going for them is there broasted chicken. everything else is jut ok. the chicken is good but expensive and the wait is typically to long for us.

Thank 58775Rick
Reviewed 28 August 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this nice find in Yelm. Friendly service and the food was great! Excellent broasted chicken!

Thank LReise
Reviewed 26 August 2013

So pleasantly surprised. I don't live, but 40 minutes away. I am in Yelm all the time, but have not stopped here to eat. What a mistake! The BBQ chicken salad was fantastic. My wife had a philly cheesesteak sandwich which was a little light...More

Thank Steven N
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Restaurant Details

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US$3 - US$15
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 W Yelm Ave, Yelm, WA 98597-8652
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Yelm
  • Phone Number: +1 360-458-9665
  • E-mail
We specialize in American cuisine including Broasted Chicken, with a home cooked feel. We offer Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Espresso and Homemade Desserts. Come in, sit down, and let us take away the stress from your life. Choose from multiple dishes and receive top notch service. Sit, eat, relax, we look forward to serving you.
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