AK's Mercado

21 E. Main St
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 572-0728
Classically trained chef Andrae Bopp left New York's fine dining scene to head west. After opening a successful restaurant in Boise, he arrived in Walla Walla in 2008, bringing the area its first gourmet food truck and launching a successful catering company. He also produced gourmet grab-and-go items at the Cenex gas station for several years. In March 2021, his team opened its new fixed location in the Olive Marketplace space, offering globally inspired street foods and other delectables in a grand setting in the heart of downtown Walla Walla. The space includes a cocktail menu crafted by legendary mixologist Jim German, the former Seattle bartender who established Jimgermanbar in Waitsburg before joining the partnership that opened downtown Walla Walla's Passatempo Taverna.

Bacon & Eggs

57 E. Main St.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 876-4553
Whether you prefer hearty classics or something with a little zing for breakfast or lunch, this locavore go-to in downtown Walla Walla has you covered. In addition to variations of the items in its name, the kitchen also dishes out mighty fine renditions of huevos rancheros, chilaquiles and migas, plus salads and sandwiches. There's also an outstanding cocktail selection. Just sayin'.

Brasserie Four

Four E. Main St.
Downtown
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 529-2011
Beloved among locals and visitors, this intimate spot brings touches of Paris to Walla Walla's historic downtown district, with a menu of rillettes, escargot, bouillabaisse, steak frites and more, prepared with fine ingredients and meticulous care.

Crossbuck Brewing

416 N. 2nd Ave.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 526-4100
This sleek brewpub shares downtown's renovated historic train depot with its sister restaurant, Walla Walla Steak Co. While dark woods and soft lights give the latter an old-school aesthetic, the brewpub offers a brighter, airier setting for sipping, nibbling or feasting. House brews are complemented by a rotating selection of "guest" beers. The kitchen elevates the quality of pub favorites—nachos, burgers, flatbreads and more—with local, sustainably grown or raised ingredients and refined presentations.

Eritage Restaurant

1319 Bergevin Springs Road
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 394-9200
Open to non-guests for dinner, the seasonal menu showcases fresh ingredients from local farms and suppliers, while the beverage menu emphasizes Northwest wines and inventive craft cocktails.

Green Lantern

1606 E. Isaacs Ave.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 525-6303
Burgers and brews provide the cure to palate fatigue at this oft-lively pub near Whitman College. This is not the place to go for premium wines or fine dining, but you're likely to bump into a winemaker or chef blending in with the locals and college students.

Hattaway's on Alder

125 W. Alder St.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 525-4433
Hattaway's puts a Northwest stamp on Southern cuisine, tapping into local and regional ingredients to create tasty dishes for dinner and weekend brunch. Tantalizing items include pimento cheese made with Seattle-based Beecher's Handmade Cheese.

Passatempo Taverna

215 W. Main St.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 876-8822
Exposed brick, reclaimed woods and rough-hewn beams add character to this stylish spot for rustic Italian cuisine. The seasonal menu features house-made pastas, house-cured meats and other items items prepared with local ingredients and great care. The bar, headed by revered mixologist Jim German, offers classic and inventive cocktails, a mix of local and old-world wines, and craft brews. Swing by in the late afternoon (3–5 p.m., Thurs.–Mon.) for aperitifs and light bites. The space formerly housed the Pastime Cafe, a local Italian dining institution that closed in 2006, after a nearly 80-year run.

Public House 124

124 E. Main St.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 876-4511
This lively downtown pub revitalizes your palate with spirited craft cocktails and eclectic pub fare, including German-style Kraut Kruga dumplings and crispy chicken wings with Korean chili paste and nuoc cham. Northwest wines and craft brews round out the beverage selection.

Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen

330 W. Main St.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 525-2112
Chef Chris Ainsworth and his team bring the flavors of Southern Europe and North Africa to Eastern Washington, combining local ingredients with exotic spice profiles and sophisticated presentations. The menu lets you combine tantalizing small plates and flatbreads with housemade pastas and meaty entrees (veg-friendly options are also available). Beverage choices include Northwest wines, artisan cocktails, and a mix of craft brews and Mediterranean imports.

T Mac's

80 N. Colville St.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 522-4776
Formerly T. Maccarone's, T Mac's serves refined New American cuisine for lunch and dinner in a casual setting. The offerings include salads, small plates, burgers, pasta dishes, steaks and more, with a wine list showcasing quality selections from Washington, France and Italy.

The Maple Counter Cafe

209 E. Alder St.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 876-2527
Delicious, scratch-made breakfast and lunch favorites include French-style baked omelets and four-egg scrambles accompanied by pancakes made with locally sourced flour. Burgers feature locally raised beef, and the restaurant also serves locally baked breads.

The Marc Restaurant

6 W. Rose St.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: 509-525-2200
The restaurant inside the Marcus Whitman Hotel presents elegant takes on Northwest cuisine. Sustainably produced ingredients include hormone-free proteins from area ranches and locally grown produce, and the all-Northwest wine list showcases hard-to-find gems.

Walla Walla Bread Company

201 E. Main St.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 522-8422
The aroma of freshly baked breads, made with flours milled nearby by Small Family Farms, fills the air at this casual downtown spot. In addition to artisan pastries, breads and croissants, the café offers panini, salads, Naples-style pizza and more.

Walla Walla Steak Co.

416 N. 2nd Ave.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 526-4100
Dark woods and soft lighting create an old-school vibe in this new steakhouse (pictured above), which shares downtown's renovated historic train depot with its sister establishment, Crossbuck Brewing. In addition to classic cuts—a bone-in rib eye, New York steak, filet mignon and others—the menu also offers fish, fowl and a vegetarian option or two. Seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and refined preparations bring a modern aesthetic to these traditional offerings. The wine list emphasizes top Northwest varietals and blends, while artisan cocktails and craft brews are also available.