5 Restaurants in Yakima Locals Love

Getting a list of recommended restaurants in Yakima is something you should do before embarking on a trip here. Yakima, the ninth largest city in the state of Washington, is located in Yakima County. When in Yakima, BBOnline invites you to visit these dining places and get a taste of their bestselling menus.

The Barrel House Restaurant
22 N First Street
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 453-3769

One of the more popular restaurants in Yakima, the Barrel House is recommended for its family style meal specials. Part of the extensive menu includes Portobelo Bleu Filet Mignon, Grilled Chicken and Gorgonzola Spinach Ravioli, Crispy Skinned Duck and Port Cherry Demi, and Scallops Florentine. They serve the best burgers, salads, sandwiches and soup. The extensive wine list includes wines produced in the Yakima Valley and the Pacific Northwest.

Gasparetti's Restaurant and Bar
1013 N 1st Street
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 248-0628

Gasparetti's has been serving the diners of Yakima since 1943. There are five dining rooms that can accommodate different numbers of people, including the Main Dining Room. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and has a very extensive menu that features time tested recipes. Worth a try are the signature and specialty (sometimes seasonal) entrees like Pan Roasted Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola Pecan Sauce, Roasted Boneless Prime Rib of Beef (Mondays) and Pork Loin Milanese Alla Picata.

Greystone Restaurant
5 N Front Street
Yakima, WA
(509) 248-9801

The Greystone Restaurant is located only a few minutes away from your Yakima Inn. The restaurant is housed in the Lund Building, built in 1899 with furnishings reflective of the last century. The menu is influenced by French Bistro and Northwest fusion. A few of the recommended selections include Muscovy Duck Breast with Julienne of Apples, Porcini New York Strip Loin, Marinated Rack of Lamb and more. The wine list includes 20 wines by glass and 250 wines by bottle.

Cafe Melange
7 North Front Street
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 453-0571

One of the more popular restaurants where you can enjoy a good meal while staying at your Yakima Bed and Breakfast is the Cafe Melange. This restaurant may be a little pricier than the others, but it guarantees a delicious home-cooked meal that will satisfy your picky palate. It is a family owned and run place that has the warm comforts of home. Some of the house specialties are Shitake Tenderloin, Duck with Marionberry Port Sauce and Aioli Baked Salmon, all served with house salad. The restaurant is open 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and closed on Sunday and Monday.  It is recommended that you make a reservation before you go.

Santiago's Gourmet Mexican Restaurant
111 Yakima Avenue
Yakima, WA 98907
(509) 453-1644

Santiago's is considered the leading Mexican restaurant in Yakima. Some of the popular dishes are the Taco Santiago, Chipotle Steak Tortas and Chicken Fajita Salad. The restaurant has an impressive wine list that includes Yakima wines, in addition to beer and house specialty drinks.