We have been in Walla Walla for almost a year now (really?! has it been that long?) and we’ve done our best to eat our way through this little wine town in the southeastern corner of Washington. COVID didn’t make it easy, but we’ve managed to dine almost everywhere and we’ve documented almost all of it along the way. Here’s a running list of all of our favorite places to eat in Walla Walla (with LOTS of pictures). If you don’t see your favorite on this list, drop it in the comments! I’ll update this regularly, so make sure to bookmark this for the ultimate guide on where to eat in Washington wine country!
It’s all about the tacos and boozy slushies here, y’all (trust me). The smoked meats are also fire. Enjoy their kickass (dog-friendly) patio while sipping on their locally brewed Mercado Lager, and then go plant shopping in darling Daylight Plant Co. located inside!
21 E Main St.
Breakfast lovers delight! Bacon & Eggs is the beloved neighborhood spot that locals and visitors line up for (seriously, we went here last weekend and I counted over 20 people in line for a table before they opened)! On that note, they do take reservations here and I highly recommend one!
57 E. Main St.
I am having a bit of a love affair with Brasserie Four. This charming French bistro instantly transports me to Paris with its wine list and delicious offerings. I almost always get oysters (which are just as fresh as the ones I’ve had in Seattle) and their verte salad. The Moules Frites and Steak Frites are also to die for.
4 E Main St.
Calling all pastry lovers! This is a must-visit! Do not miss the chocolate and caramel torte. Literally, everything here is made in-house, including their gelato (which is divine).
40 S Colville St.
Italian bliss awaits at Cugini’s in College Place! A hybrid between an Italian deli and market, it’s just as fun to shop their pastas, sauces and European goods as it is to eat their yummy food. Make sure to check their hours before you visit – they are open very limited hours.
960 Wallula Ave.
Delicious and indulgent southern fare await you at the lovely Hattaway’s on Alder (which is one of my all-time favorite restaurants). The pimento cheese and their fried chicken will make you go weak at the knees. The service here is outstanding and the patio is the place to be this summer. See my full blog with even more pics on Hattaway’s here.
125 W Alder St.
Beer lovers, this one’s for you! Hope Thief has over 40 self-serve beverages on tap (including beer, wine and seltzer!). They’ve got a great selection of pizzas and a sinful beer cheese dip. It’s a great place to catch the game!
795 SE Sydnee Ln. College Place, WA
If you’re looking for a fabulous breakfast in Walla Walla, look no further than darling (and delicious) Maple Counter. I insist you get pancakes here (we had the Buckwheat and the Blueberry Pancakes and both were to die for). The service is friendly and the menu is big; come hungry.
209 E Alder St.
House-made pasta at its finest and some of the best pizza I’ve had anywhere; Passatempo is an absolute gem. This is probably the restaurant we’ve visited the most since we moved to Walla Walla (we spent Marcus’s birthday here and it was absolutely perfect). Our usual order consists of the green salad, rigatoni bolognese, the spicy pepperoni pizza and (of course) their house-made gelato for dessert!
215 W Main St.
Locally owned and absolutely darling, Pine Cone Creamery will steal your heart (and satisfy your sweet tooth)! They specialize in handcrafted, small-batch ice cream with rotating monthly flavors (including a selection of vegan ice creams!). I’m a sucker for their honey lavender (swoon) but you really can’t go wrong here!
3 S. Colville St.
This is your neighborhood hangout for drinking beer and enjoying bomb bar food. Great seasonal cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere make for an always good time at this local favorite. The Reuben here is legendary (see pics below!), and the flatbreads are also delicious.
124 Main Street
This is THE SPOT for donuts, y’all! Make the eight-minute drive from downtown Walla Walla to Roger’s Bakery for insane pastries and delicious breakfast sammies! They’ve also got a killer patio with a super Instagrammable mural.
116 N. College Ave, College Place, WA
I feel like Saffron may be the most “foodie” restaurant of all in Walla Walla (and I HATE the word foodie but get my point). It’s super trendy with exceptional service and rich Mediterranean flavors. The ambiance is top-notch (this could easily be in any big city). It’s always a special treat when we go here.
330 W. Main St.
Burrito lovers rejoice! (Okay taco and guac lovers too!) We live close so we visit often and food is always fresh and flavorful (not to mention affordable). They have a wide selection of proteins for their tacos, including many veggie options.
28 S.E. 12th St, College Place, WA
It’s brought to you by the team at Saffron so you know it’s good! I have never seen a hot dog window before, but now I can’t imagine my life without one. What a fun (and affordable) way to spend a meal! Grab a couple of dogs and sodas and grab a table in the downtown Walla Walla plaza.
2 S. 1st Ave.
A gorgeous interior and super fun patio make TMACs a great place for date night or a girl’s night out. You’ll find stunning, thoughtful, and delicious cocktails and a chef-driven menu (and everything I’ve had is delicious). My favorite thing on the menu right now is the seared ahi, and it’s perfect for summer!
80 N. Colville St.
The pastry case here is more like a work of art and watching them fill it in the mornings is like seeing a delicious symphony play out. Additionally, they have cold pressed juices, beautiful fresh-baked bread, fluffy quiches, pizzas (and more!). Co-owner and baker Michele Pompei is fresh off of his run on Food Network’s “Best Baker In America” so you know it’s legit!
201 E. Main St.
Award-winning food, wine and beers are waiting for you at Walla Walla Steak Co. Enjoy a refined, old-school steak house experience with twice-baked potatoes and tableside flambé on the menu. For those looking for something traditional.
416 N. 2nd Ave.
If you love Greek food like I do, then you will love Yamas. Fresh and affordable, I cannot get enough of their spreads, gyros or salads!
7 S. 1st Ave.