Canyon River Grill

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$31 to $50
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The Canyon River Grill is the only restaurant in the Yakima Canyon offering local cuisine and beautiful views. Located inside Red's Fly Shop and just feet from the Yakima River, The Canyon River Grill serves gourmet food and wine and a feeling of intimacy and adventure. Whether you're coming for lunch after fishing the Yakima or celebrating a special occasion, your experience with us will be unforgettable.

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DomB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef cooked our steaks to perfection, we will be back again!

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Gray
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was nice to good to a dinner that the food was as great as we we’re told it was. The service was wonderful as well!

It’s worth the drive.

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WENDYO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We loved the food, the tables were a bit to close together, would have really liked the indoor fireplaces as well as outdoor fireplaces lit for a more romantic vibe, a bit of a let down

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AlbertH
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good four course Valentines Day dinner. The food was terrific. Great people to serve. Just a little costly. We will go back.

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KenN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was good except the folding chairs, my wife nearly fell not realizing it was folding chair and my complaint was they are not very comfortable for a 1.5 hour sitting.

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JeanH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were practically the only people in the place but our waiter was great as was the food. Definitely would go back.

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ROAMingCorey
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an exceptional location and comfortable dining environment. The blend of a rustic country setting, hometown hospitality, and exceptional food made for a night to remember. Tony was such a gracious host and made sure we had everything we needed. We also paired dinner with local wine and beer and a stay at the adjacent Canyon River Lodge. Everything was perfect and we couldn't have asked for a better escape from the dreary January Seattle weather. Can't wait to come back!

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JoeR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Oasis in the middle of the gorgeous Yakima River Canyon between Ellensberg and Yakima. Excellent Chef, super services, very comfortable and delicious. We had dinner there two nights in a row!

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JenniferJ
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I came for an early and relaxed lunch. Our table was ready upon arrival and the staff did an excellent job. I had the Street Tacos and a glass of wine this visit, both were awesome. I can't think of another place I would rather have gone to. The atmosphere is beautiful, relaxing and very clean. My hats off to your staff! I will be back again and happy to refer my friends to your wonderful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony, our waiter was a GEM! We had a group of 8 and he was outstanding with everyone’s requests. And his smile and laugh just made our experience so welcoming and fun! Thanks Tony!! Can’t wait to come back!

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LSls
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time in and we really enjoyed ourselves! Thanks!

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JulieK
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wanted a special place for our family to eat for a Christmas gathering. Always wanted to try the restaurant, but just never had the chance. We were so pleased with the entire experience and will certainly be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was great, wish the place had a little more space for bigger guys. Overall a good place.

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RobinE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Casual café setting with attentive and quick service. However the food was lackluster at best. While the fried calamari appetizer was fine, neither my husband or I finished our entrees. My Italian Chopped Salad was a big bowl of iceberg lettuce, diced meat and a few cherry tomatoes, soaked in too much dressing. Was expecting romaine lettuce and ingredients chopped much smaller. Husbands Pulled Pork Tacos were gloppy BBQ sauce soaked pork with the consistency of oatmeal. Not bad tasting but very messy to eat. Also, we were the only diners present and they chose to sit us directly behind the rather loud bar patrons, backsides 4 feet from out table. Next time think I will stay in my room at the adjoining lodge and cook myself.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Menu is expensive for what you get and limited choices. My husband had the chop chop salad and there was nothing to it but iceburg lettuce. Bring back the southern fried chicken! Our friends had burgers, they were good. Service is wonderful. Lemon cake is heavenly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julie was our server & she was a delight. Good food, good drinks (I love their cherry infused bourbon & coke) quiet corner table, beautiful view, great conversation with server. Took a walk down by the river after dinner, such a peaceful setting. We’ll be back.

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We were disappointed in the menu selection and the quality of the food. For the price, I would expect better.

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ClaireL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Canyon River Grill has a beautiful view of the Yakima River, dining on the shaded deck is wonderful spring, summer and fall. Every meal we've had here has been delicious, and the service is thoughtful and friendly. The scallops were made perfectly, served over a creamy risotto and grilled zucchini. Even the drive through the Yakima Canyon to get to the restaurant is beautiful!

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AprilK
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The steak was the best I’d ever had-cooked perfectly with amazing flavor! The employees were very friendly and helpful.

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brookev
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful setting overlooking the Yakima river. very friendly staff, good food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious, unfortunately not exactly what I requested. (I had asked that there be no cheese on the burger). The waiter was charming. Enjoyed sharing with guests from Arizona.

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RickJ
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Everything was good except my salmon was over done on the dry side

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Wonderful looking menu but a poor execution on the food. A medium rare steak was cooked well beyond what could reasonably be even medium. For a restaurant that will cost about $50 a head you need to do better.

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JeanneC
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little Oasis! Loved it & will be back.
Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. Mgt was friendly & stopped by and chatted. Great food too!! Awesome job all!

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Claudia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT Customer Service!!!

Our meals were DELICIOUS !!!

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ShawnL
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here. It's a new menu, but it's just as delicious as it's always been! Thank you for the wonderful service and food!!

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Satch
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

If you don't mind paying more for the sizzle than the steak, this is the place to go. It is by far the best restaurant in the Yakima Canyon. Of course, it's the ONLY restaurant in the Yakima Canyon. They know it, too. Prices are sky high for what and who they are, but they are trying to make an exclusive resort out of it. The Porterhouse steak and halibut special were well prepared and delicious, if not a bit ordinary, along with the presentation. Service was cheerful and supportive, but not polished. Outdoor seating was a sunny, scenic delight until the sun went down and the wind picked up, when we had to move inside to the rather limited bar to get warm. Oddly, specialty and well drinks were moderately priced, but my martini up in a skimpy, stemless "martini glass", with call brand, was $16.50, which was totally out of line for a fishing resort. It's a beautiful venue for an anniversary dinner, when you don't care what you are paying anyway. Go once to enjoy it, then head to Ellensburg or Yakima for more bang for your buck.

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PamelaR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderful. The staff was very efficient and helpful. The chef did an excellent job on presentation and preparation of our meals.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Server was fantastic. Food was great.

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vipmsteele
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have family in Yakima and Ellensburg, so we thought Canyon River Grill would be a great father's day location, and it was. The service was excellent and the food delicious. The deck is great, right along the river. There was close and ample parking for people who have difficult time getting around. We will for sure be back again.

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CharlesT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was cooked perfectly the way we wanted it exceeding our expectations. We sat out side and it was lovely to listen to the river as we ate. And my wife said they had the best bloody marrys that she has ever had.

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TheresaM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my son's college graduation. Sitting outside was absolutely beautiful. The view was lovely. The server was prompt and friendly, made great suggestions and the food arrived timely. The lemon mascarpone cake at the end was to die for. We are planning to go back when in the area for sure.

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DEBB
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was exceptional. I have the pan seared halibut and it was fabulous. My husband had the porterhouse and it was really good flavor was wonderful and it was nice and tender.

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SethH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, beverages and overall great times! The Filet mignon was the best the wife and I have ever had!

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was OK. Went for a father’s day experience. I felt like the buffet was set up amidst the shop. But it was fun. ‘Nuff said

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JohnV
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The location is nice but there is a parking lot right next to the outdoor dinning and people running there noisy trucks takes away from the experience. Food was overpriced for the quality and the service was fair at best.

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CherieW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Buffet was cold including the gravy and prime rib. Disappointed, expected more for the cost of the brunch.

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious, atmosphere was relaxed, beautiful setting, friendly staff

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TomL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks, attentive service and beautiful views

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jerryW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding rating based on a beautiful day and seating on the deck. Food and service is excellent, thus worth a visit back to critique the inside section. Regardless, worth the visit and drive to the Canyon location, especially when the floaters and anglers are on the river.

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Canyon River Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Canyon River Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://crgcard.canyonriver.net.

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