Maybe you are driving to the Washington coast, getting some help at the Summit Pacific Medical Center, or attending one of the many events at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds. No matter your reason for being on the road, if you are hungry and ready to stop for a meal, Elma has a variety of restaurants for you to choose from. Not sure where to go? Check out this list of places to eat in Elma.

Rusty Tractor Restaurant Elma
The Rusty Tractor is a perfect restaurant in Elma for those looking for a bit of Americana flavor. Photo credit: Lisa Shell

Rusty Tractor Family Restaurant

602 E Young St, Elma

Traveling to the coast? If you are ready for a quick, tasty plate of comfort food than Elma’s Rusty Tractor Restaurant can be your stop. Be sure to take note of the directional pylon signage that gives travelers a reminder just how far they’ve come on their journey.  Peruse the vintage wall-hangings, old tractors and antique farm collectibles. This Americana-style restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try the old-fashioned Belgian waffle, buttermilk pancakes, omelet, or biscuits & gravy for breakfast. Not morning? Don’t worry, breakfast is served all day at this place to eat in Elma. Appetizers, salads, RT Burgers, dippers, cold and grilled sandwiches are just a few menu items available for lunch and dinner. Speaking of dinner, bring your appetite and try the captain’s plate or the smothered sirloin.

Step into the lounge and relax a while, watch the game, chat with friends. You can find more information about daily specials at the Rusty Tractor Restaurant’s Facebook page.

Eagle’s Nest Restaurant

802 W Main St, Elma

Across the street from the local high school, the Eagles Nest Restaurant stands ready to grill up freshly made burgers just for you. Call ahead or order at the window. There are black and white checkered floor tiles and red booths to gather on inside. Stay awhile and order an eagle pride burger, or choose a classic mushroom swiss or bacon cheeseburger. Thirsty for a chocolate, strawberry, or orange cream milkshake? Maybe finish up with a banana split that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Dine in or drive thru at your convenience. For more information check out the Eagles Nest Facebook page.

Smitty's In and Out Restaurant Elma
Smitty’s In and Out restaurant in Elma is great for a quick bite to eat. Photo credit: Lisa Shell

Smitty’s In and Out

1424 W Main St, Elma

If the family is hungry and looking for a place that grills up a quick burger and fries than Smitty’s In an Out might be your next stop. Located a few blocks away from the Elma high school, this drive-thru burger stand has a variety of burgers, sandwiches, kid’s meals, and soft serve ice cream on their menu.

El Ranchon

324 W Main St, Elma

Come in and enjoy a comfortable atmosphere and a hardy meal at Elma’s El Ranchon Family Mexican Restaurant. You can start off with a margarita and snack on chips, salsa and pico de gallo while you choose from a large selection of traditional menu items. Tacos, enchiladas, smothered burritos and taco soup are just a few of your choices. If you are looking for a place to eat in Elma with quick service, this a great pick. For more information, check the El Ranchon the Facebook page.

Miller House Catering and Deli Restaurant Elma
Miller House Catering is a restaurant in Elma with a variety of menu items, many homemade. Photo credit: Lisa Shell

Miller House Catering

307 E Young St, Elma

If it’s your first time lunching at Miller House Catering, you may ask yourself this question. Why have I never eaten here before? This is a quaint dining establishment, nestled on the corner of 3rd and Young Streets. The café menu offers guests a variety of items at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start your day with a homemade cinnamon roll, a short stack, or a meat and cheese scramble. Meet a friend for lunch and try the Miller house club, cranberry turkey, or pesto and turkey sandwich. Take a seat by the window in this café and enjoy your meal and conversation. Bring the family in for pasta, pizza and a specialty salad.  For more information on catering, fresh baked goods, check out the Miller House website.


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