There is no better time to treat yourself then while you’re on vacation, and there is no better way to do so than by indulging in a scrumptious meal! Luckily, Walla Walla is home to some outstanding restaurants that are sure to satisfy any craving. From fine-dining to healthy fast-food, you’ll find a little bit of everything in our little corner of the world. Discover some of our choices for great restaurants around Walla Walla, as well as our number-one pick for the best upscale eatery in Walla Walla and the Tri-Cities region. Interested in visiting some wineries in this region? Download our free Vacation Guide and get our picks for the best local vineyards.
The Best Restaurant in Walla Walla and the Tri-Cities Area
The Vine @ Cameo Heights Mansion
You may say that we’re biased, but the facts don’t lie! There is no place better to enjoy a delicious, world-class meal than our onsite restaurant, The Vine @ Cameo Heights Mansion. When you reserve a table at our excellent establishment, you’ll enjoy mouth-watering food in a warm, country setting for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
The Vine specializes in a seven-course, prix-fixe style of dining, which is available Tuesday through Saturday. This service is just $69 per seat and includes an optional $30 chef-selection wine pairing. Each of the plates has been expertly planned and prepared by Chef Nathan Carlson, who utilizes fresh, locally-sourced ingredients for the meal of a lifetime. Diners who visit The Vine also have the option of ordering the dishes a la carte. For an intimate experience, consider taking your meal in the privacy of your suite at Cameo Heights Mansion for just an extra $30 charge.
Other Restaurants Around Walla Walla
If you’re craving a fine-dining experience while you’re touring downtown Walla Walla, stop by The Marc. This elegant restaurant features a seasonal entree menu, a dessert menu, and even a kid’s menu! If you’re craving some fresh Pacific Northwest seafood or some quirky dishes, The Marc is a great place to stop. For example, they offer a pork belly “PB&J,” which comes with a huckleberry sauce, a peanut butter powder, and parsnip chips. Seared Pacific Northwest crab cakes is another popular item on the menu, served with a charred onion creme fraiche, apple, micro greens, and pistachios. For your entree, they have items from the field, farm, and sea. Try their day boat excursion seafood, which is The Marc’s version of “catch of the day.” Of course, no meal is complete without a drink pairing from their award-winning wine list!
Housed in a historic building that was built in 1904, Whitehouse Crawford features a traditional, upscale menu of entrees as well as a scrumptious bar menu. Like so many other restaurants in the area, Whitehouse Crawford takes advantage of the wonderful local ingredients and wines to create a stunning meal. If you’re in the mood for something stronger to drink, consider trying something off of their signature menu. They feature unique beverages like a cucumber-cardamom margarita or the Walla Walla 75, which features Walla Walla Distillery Gin, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and sparkling wine.
T Maccarone’s, commonly known as TMACS, is serving up high-end comfort foods in a casually elegant setting. They have a lunch and dinner menu, as well as a fantastic wine list. Whether you’re looking for an outstanding steak (they’re known for the TMACS Bistro fillet, which is served with bordelaise, horseradish mashed potatoes, and blue cheese dusted fried onions) or a hearty pasta, you’ll find it here. Start your meal off with one of their small and shareable plates, like oven-roasted octopus, served with a romesco, olives, and a preserved-lemon yogurt. If you enjoy spicy foods, don’t miss their firecracker prawns, with garlic, shallots, dried chilies, white wine, and chives.
If you’re craving Mediterranean food, head to Saffron. This fantastic eatery specializes in Italian, Spanish, and Greek dishes. You’ll find everything from patatas bravas, a classic tapa from Spain that includes fried potatoes, a spicy tomato sauce, and a creamy aioli, to falafel. If you’re visiting for dinner, sample one of their housemade pastas, like the saffron pannette, with spicy sausage, sweet peppers, tomatoes, and basil. They also have Morrocan-style fried chicken, with hand-rolled couscous, ginger, green olives, grilled apricot, turmeric, cinnamon, and cilantro.
Brasserie Four, located on Main Street in Walla Walla, is a wonderful example of a casual French restaurant done right. Their walls showcase works by local artists, and their menu includes classic French cuisine and fine wines. Whether you’re in the mood for Rillettes porc et de Canard (pork shoulder and duck breast preserved in lard with Juniper berry and sage) or a classic bouillabaisse, Brasserie Four is sure to satisfy.
Graze is a fantastic lunchtime spot. They have two locations in Walla Walla, one being a sit-down sandwich shop and the other being a drive-thru. Both restaurants have the same menus of delicious sandwiches, paninis, and salads. If you’re looking for something light, try one of their vegetarian options, like the Veggie Avocado cold sandwich. Would you prefer something spicy? Order their pulled pork torta, which comes with pickled jalapenos, chipotle dressing, avocado, and cilantro. They even offer a delicious banh mi, which comes with an eye of round, raw jalapeno, cilantro, pickled daikon radish, and carrot. So if you’re planning on hiking the gorgeous trails near Walla Walla, stop by Graze!
Maple Counter Café
While Cameo Heights Mansion does serve an outstanding daily breakfast, you may decide to stop by another local cafe for your morning meal. Maple Counter Cafe is a great option. They have a diverse breakfast menu, which is served all day long. There is also a lunch menu that is available during weekdays after 11. Most guests of Maple Counter Cafe choose to order from the fantastic breakfast menu. With delicious omelets, egg entrees, varieties of eggs benedict, pancakes, and even a selection of breakfast cocktails, you’ll find something for everyone!
Stay at Cameo Heights Mansion
After you’ve toured these restaurants around Walla Walla, return to the elegant surroundings and gorgeous accommodations of Cameo Heights Mansion. Our stunning bed and breakfast has all the amenities you’ve come to expect from a high-end hotel (and then some). Browse through our catalog of gorgeous rooms and suites and choose the one best for you!
Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.