Where to Eat in Yakima: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Giuseppe Pratt

Yakima (/ˈjækɪmɑː/ or /ˈjækɪmə/) is a U.S. city located about 60 miles (100 kilometers) southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington. Yakima is the county seat of Yakima County, Washington, and the state's eleventh largest city by population. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 91,067 and a metropolitan population of 243,231. The unincorporated suburban areas of West Valley and Terrace Heights are considered a part of greater Yakima.
Things to do in Yakima

1. Creekside West Bar and Grille

4000 Creekside Loop, Yakima, WA 98908-3959 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 509-853-1057
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 414 reviews

Creekside West Bar and Grille

We love what we do and it shows. Great products like Snake River Farms wagu beef and steaks from Double R Ranch, fresh seafood from the Pacific Northwest and vegetables and fruit grown here in the Yakima Valley. We feature a fantastic wine list featuring some our local vineyards and cold microbrews from Bale Breaker and Yakima Craft Brewing to name a few. So join us in our dining room, lounge or relax on the patio. Please enjoy Creekside West Bar and Grill, we look forward to serving you. Jim & Shannon Rowe Owners

Reviewed By Jadycelilo - Yakima, Washington

We reserved the upstairs for my Grandpa’s 92nd Birthday!! Had excellent service! Food was great! I recommend the upstairs if you are having a large gathering!! They were super accommodating!!

2. Cowiche Canyon - Kitchen & Icehouse

202 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98901-2628 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 509-457-2007
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 538 reviews

Cowiche Canyon - Kitchen & Icehouse

Reviewed By OKINN - Okanogan, Washington

As we have neon hare a lot of times earlier and this time we went on a lunch with our business associates and as we entered our guest liked the huge door they have on entrance. Well we ordered the Thai rice bowl with crab. It’s so delicious and good size portion. We finished our meeting and planned next visit here again same time.
Our server was quick and friendly.

3. Miner's Drive-in Restaurant

2415 S 1st St, Yakima, WA 98903-1603 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 509-457-8194
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 444 reviews

Miner's Drive-in Restaurant

Reviewed By Q3954ZCjeffl - Yakima

Always a favorite. If you love hamburgers, french fries or onion rings, this is definitely worth a visit. It’s very casual and offer a large menu for the fast food lovers. They do a great job getting your orders done in a timely fashion. A lot of out of town sports teams eat here, so don’t be shocked or worried if you see several school buses in the parking lot. Enjoy!

4. Zesta Cucina

5110 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98908-4900 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 105 +1 509-972-2000
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Zesta Cucina

Reviewed By kiwitravelerpdx - Portland, OR

On a Friday evening, Zesta Cucina is quite the scene. It's a huge multi-level space that's attractive and comfortable. While not terribly innovative, the food is certainly well prepared and decently priced. Wine list appropriately features many local/regional wines. Getting here is a bit of a chore from many of the hotels located in and around the downtown area; but, on the other hand you get to drive through Yakima neighborhoods you wouldn't otherwise see and it's worth the effort.

5. Bob's Burgers & Brew

121 N Fair Ave, Yakima, WA 98901-4514 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 509-895-7199
Excellent
38%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 412 reviews

Bob's Burgers & Brew

Detour Directions: Heading East on Yakima Ave, turn left on S. Fair Ave Loop (just before the free way), turn left onto Fair Ave.

Reviewed By lyoninfire - Gig Harbor, Washington

Sat in the bar with some friends. Service from the waitress (Peanut) was excellent. She took care of our needs immediately, and made sure we never had to ask for anything. Place was busy right at 5 pm/ I ordered the Teriyaki Chicken burger with salad. One of our part ordered an plate of onion rings for the table. The burger was great, salad was usual fair, and the onion rings were average. The restaurant was very clean and we had a great meal.

6. Second Street Grill

28 N 2nd St, Yakima, WA 98901-2612 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 509-469-1486
Excellent
37%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 380 reviews

Second Street Grill

Reviewed By lizb603 - Washington

Hadn't been to Second Street Grill for a while, but having lunch with some girlfriends, so we decided to go there. They have made some changes to the restaurant, for the better. It isn't nearly as noisy, the service was excellent and the food was DELICIOUS. Will be going with some friends for dinner in next couople of weeks.

7. Gasperetti's Gourmet Restaurant

1013 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901-1901 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Italian Dinner, Lunch SGD 16 - SGD 52 +1 509-248-0628
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Gasperetti's Gourmet Restaurant

Please join us for an afternoon or evening of unbelievable food and outstanding service. Our restaurant has been serving the dining needs of those in the Yakima Valley since 1943. We will make sure your visit is memorable.

Reviewed By Helvetia1981

It got only 4out of 5 because it calls itself gourmet what it isn't. It's really good homemade food with an Italian touch and probably one of the best places in Yakima but don't expect Gourmet! Staff was really nice!

8. White House Cafe

3602 Kern Way, Yakima, WA 98902-1537 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch +1 509-469-2644
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

White House Cafe

Reviewed By Toni W - Everett, Washington

On our way to Seattle, we stopped here for brunch. A quaint white house that looks like grandma's house, the parking lot was under construction next door, but not actively as we ate. We were able to sit outside on the patio, enjoying the warm morning and light chatter. We had coffee. I had the White House Scramble and my friend had the White House Breakfast delight. Both came with minced ham mixed with scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese and fresh fruit, sprinkled with powdered sugar. The only difference is hers came with a breakfast pastry (which she took on the road) and mine did not. There are no gluten-free pastries/bread here. Service was prompt and leisurely.

9. El Mirador #2

1601 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98901-2179 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Mexican, Spanish Lunch, Dinner +1 509-452-7201
Excellent
36%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 180 reviews

El Mirador #2

Reviewed By soontoberetiredagain - Kelowna, Canada

This was my second visit to Mirador. I had scoped out the menu online and was looking forward to the Chicken Fajita. Where was the chicken? There were little pieces of meat which were unidentifiable. The pieces were the size of my finger tips. It could have been any white meat. The price should have warranted discernible pieces of chicken!

10. Taj Palace

2710 W Nob Hill Blvd, Yakima, WA 98902-5107 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Full Bar Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 509-494-1001
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 121 reviews

Taj Palace

Reviewed By csd2011 - Bellingham, Washington

My companion and I ate at Taj Palace yesterday and were really impressed with the food, cleanliness of the restaurant and the excellent customer service. We ordered the butter chicken and mutteer paneer and split it, both left feeling very full and satisfied. The dishes arrived piping hot and were delicious with just the right amount of spice. I can hardly wait for my next trip to Yakima, so I can eat here again.

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