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  1. Don't forget The Spudnut Shoppe in Uptown Richland (south side ). Great potato based doughnuts. cinamon rolls. and maple bars.
    Regards

    1. The Anthony's is one of the better versions of that chain.

      1. Other than Anthony's, I usually drive back home to Walla Walla where the food is much better.

        1. Definitely go for some Mexican food in Pasco. There's a taqueria in what used to be the Tastee Freeze near Pasco High that is excellent. The menu is in Spanish, and they'll call your order number out in Spanish, so make sure you know some basics of the language. Taco trucks are also usually a good bet.

          The Pasco farmer's market is also great, but I don't know if it's open this time of year.

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          1. re: dandelion

            The place is called LaFama and the food is great. Three bucks buys a torta that is a meal in itself. They also have a secon one near 4th & court stree just off the freeway.Pasco has many really good trucks to eat from also.

          2. Okay, I grew up in Tri-Cites and if memory serves me correctly, the restaurant scene was for the most part filled with chains. Most of the good independents were quick to fold, very sad. So I will take a stab at this for ya, hopefully these places are still open and still good.

            Apollo's Greek Restaurant: My dad's favorite. Decent Greek food, great people. The atmosphere is a little cheesy, but the food was always good. Had my first gyros here.

            TS Cattle Company: Another family favorite. Steaks were always cut well and cooked perfectly. Live music was always a plus. Good place for out of towners.

            Rattlesnake Mtn. Brewing Co.: Food was consistent. Portioned well. Not spectacular but a great standby.

            Monterosso's Italian Restaurant: More genuine Italian than Olive Garden, space is a little cramped but service was always excellent.

            Casa Mia: A chain, I know but the have the best pizza in the world. You have to try their potato gorgonzola and truffle pizza, yum!

            Taco Trucks: Yep, they all pretty much rock, more authentic than any restaurant.

            Green Gage Plum: A little whole in the wall with fantastic food!

            I second the spudnut too. There are so many restaurants that I miss that are long gone like Blackberry's, the Sunfire grill, (ironically had the same space), Che Chaz, and a few others. I am interested to know about the new gigs like Bin No. 20 and Bonefish Grill. Any opinions?

            1. Sorry, it was Sundance grill, not Sunfire! Was in Tri-Cities this past weekend visiting the family and found out that Anthony's is now using the Sundance Grill property in Richland as a banquet and catering facility.

              We went to the little Cafe in MarineLand village in Kennewick, sandwiches are still good! I gues TS Cattleman's is now just TS Steakhouse, the steak is as yummy and as good quality as I remember.

              It sounds like a lot of the other places I had listed have gone downhill. Very sad! But I will keep my eyes open for any new finds over there!

              1. Thanks guys keep 'em coming!

                  1. Pasco, find a taqueria, panaderia, or taco truck. Otherwise good luck, I spent my last two yeasrs of high school in the Tri-Cities and hated ever last damn minute.

                    Rocky

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                    1. re: rockdoggydog

                      Are there any taco trucks in Richland? If not, what's the closest to Richland?

                      Thanks,
                      Brian

                    2. Atomic Ale Brewpub is really good for beer and pizza (and they have excellent potato soup).

                      1. Hmmmm, so I'm headed there again any updates?

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                        1. re: Beka

                          I'm going to have to say avoid Anthony's, except for maybe desert or wine. I was there just before the 4th with my family, and I was very disappointed with dinner. Great service and a beautiful building and location (especially at sunset), and the dessert specials with fresh cherries were excellent. Otherwise very corporate/fancy/boring and overpriced.

                          A good find outside of Pasco on the highway to Spokane is Northwest Country Mercantille. Excellent homemade ice cream, produce and gourmet farm stand items like pickles, jams and salsa.

                          1. re: dandelion

                            Unless the Richland Anthony's has gone through a complete change in management and the kitchen in the last 3 months, I would respectfully but strongly disagree. It is far superior to the one we have in Bend, OR.

                            Excellent ahi appetizer, an inventive (far from "corporate") menu well prepared, and as "dandelion" notes, great service.

                            1. re: Steve K

                              I wish it had been good! But sadly, it wasn't.