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 at a local gas station before moving into a centrally located downtown space. His menu features globally inspired street food and delicious potables.

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.
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 Resort

1319 Bergevin Springs Road
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 394-9200
Set among 300-acres of rolling vineyards, Eritage Resort offers a one-of-a-kind wine country getaway. The Restaurant at Eritage Resort is open to non-resort guests for lunch and dinner on Wednesdays through Saturdays. The kitchen showcases the local bounty in modern dishes accompanied by Northwest wines, craft brews and inventive cocktails. Can't stay for dinner? Drop in for happy hour to soak in the scene.

Green Lantern

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

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
Modern decor and next-level cocktails create a hip backdrop for feasting or noshing on housemade pastas, pizzas and delectable appetizers that can add up to meal on their own. On sunny afternoons, the patio is a great spot to prefunk with pastis or a spritz. The deep wine list includes local legends and old world stars.

Public House 124

124 E. Main St.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 876-4511
This unpretentious pub in downtown Walla Walla is best known for its inventive cocktails. If these or the local wines and microbrews don't tickle your fancy, you can just get a PBR. No judgment. The menu includes burgers, flatbreads, salads and a steak or seafood entree or two.

Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen

330 W. Main St.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 525-2112
Chef Chris Ainsworth and his team present pan-Mediterranean flavors with a level of sophistication you'd expect to find in a big city. The menu includes noshable small plates, flatbreads, pastas and larger entrees fit for a family style feast.

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.


80 N. Colville St.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 522-4776
This downtown fixture, founded by local boy Tom Maccarone, features pastas, steaks and salads, plus sandwiches for lunch. The dishes are approachable and prepared well. Although the restaurant is named after the owner, not a dish, it does serve mac and cheese. Tmacs' version features three cheeses and lobster tail

Walla Walla Bread Company

201 E. Main St.
Walla Walla, WA
Phone: (509) 522-8422
The aroma of freshly baked breads fills the air at this casual spot for breakfast and lunch. The flours come from Small Family Farms, just a few miles away. In addition to artisan pastries, breads and croissants, the menu includes paninis, salads and Neapolitan-style pizzas.

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.