I think I just fit my entire review into the title so I guess we’re done here.
Ok, I’ll expand a bit since I like to hear myself talk. I’ve been bemoaning the lack of actually good breakfast restaurants since moving to Ellensburg (with the exception of Yellow Church, which is always too crowded on weekend mornings due to it being the only decent place in town) and here comes The Wild Huckleberry, riding into town from Wenatchee, bringing us delicious breakfast. My dedicated readers shouldn’t be surprised that I ordered the Traditional Eggs Benedict, which comes with strips of bacon instead of Canadian bacon making it not strictly traditional, but I’m not one to care about things like that. Plus, actual bacon > Canadian bacon so I think they’re onto something. The Hollandaise was quite good and presented in a reasonable quantity, and despite being not quite as tangy as I like it I will order it again. The eggs were poached perfectly and everything about the meal was solidly good.
My dining companions’ orders were equally satisfying as I imagine is everything else on the menu. I’m unlikely to ever order a chicken fried steak for myself but I’m always glad when someone I’m with does so I can try it. The Wild Huckleberry’s hit all the marks and made me want to keep stealing bites. Sadly, I didn’t try the enormous pancakes that I spotted leaving the kitchen but both the waffles and biscuits were fluffy and amazing, so I’m comfortable assuming that the pancakes are exactly as tasty as they look.
Experience is hard to fake in the restaurant business and The Wild Huckleberry’s years of running a successful breakfast/lunch place has transferred seamlessly to their new Ellensburg location and I couldn’t be more pleased (although being in that building made me long for The Valley Cafe and their Cubano. I appreciate that the old sign still hangs in the back of the restaurant).
Now all we need in town is an innovative and exciting breakfast/brunch restaurant. Anyone up to the challenge?