Eastern Washington restaurants you need to try

June 21, 2017

Almost every small town in Eastern Washington has at least one fast-food drive through for a meal on the go. But, choosing a slower pace will reward travelers with an authentic dining experience. Several small towns in Eastern Washington have outstanding dining options. From fresh seafood to locally raised meats and organic fruits and vegetables, the talented chefs in the following restaurants are constantly transforming these ingredients into something amazing. So, if you live close by or ever find yourself traveling through, take a look at these Eastern Washington Restaurants you need to try.

Don’s Restaurant

Located almost directly between Seattle and Spokane lies Don’s Restaurant in the town of Soap Lake. Don’s is a classic steakhouse with a comfortable, rustic atmosphere. Though they specialize in steaks, Don’s menu is enjoyable for all tastes. Their award-winning Chef, Dakota Likewise, uses locally sourced quality ingredients that will make you reminiscent of Mom’s home cooking.

The Black Cypress

Delicious, hip and casual are just a few words to describe Pullman’s The Black Cypress. With locally sourced ingredients from Washington State University Swine Club, Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative, and Brush Creek Creamery, Black Cypress has thoughtfully prepared eats. A few fan favorites here are the roasted chicken, lamb chop and spaghetti carbonara.  

The Vine at Cameo Heights Mansion

With stunning countryside views of the surrounding orchard, The Vine at Cameo Heights Mansion is a truly fine epicurean experience. The Vine specializes in a seven course Prix Fixe style of fine dining paired with wine from the month’s featured local winery. Their menu changes each month, and even from day to day, depending on what is seasonal and fresh.  

Patit Creek Restaurant

Located in Dayton, Patit Creek Restaurant is a long standing establishment that serves innovative French lunch and dinner. Though, don’t be fooled by the unassuming setting — their customers rave about their escargot and house made seasonal pies.  


Focused on feeding customers meals made with the freshest ingredients around, Wisconsinburger is a mom-and-pop burger shop inspired by the Badger State. Not into beef? Don’t worry — they claim to have the PNW’s “Most Delicious” turkey and vegetarian burgers. If you need something to wash it down, they have plenty of beers, both on tap and in bottles.

The Flying Goat

The Flying Goat combines two of life’s greatest things — pizza and beer. They specialize in unique pizzas like ‘D Street’, which is topped with yellow coconut curry, chicken, potato, jalapeno, carrot and sriracha sauce. They boast over 15 beers on tap and over 50 bottles of great craft brew. Of course, the best way to get the full beer tasting experience is to start with a sample flight!

Wild Sage Bistro

Home to a menu that is as equally beautiful as it is delicious, Spokane’s Wild Sage Bistro is sure to leave you with an experience you will never forget. This fine dining restaurant offers a creative, seasonal menu that features locally sourced beef, regional fresh fish and local gardens’ fruits and vegetables. Overall, whatever you end up ordering, you won’t be disappointed.  Eastern Washington restaurants

So, whether you are looking for a classic steak, a fancy seven-course meal or the “Most Delicious” turkey burger, you are sure to find it at one of these Eastern Washington restaurants.