Where to Eat

Restaurants Near Curlew Lake

Great Country Cooking!

Where to eat? You won’t find cookie-cutter food in the restaurants near Curlew Lake, but you will enjoy tasty, addictive, frontier-town fare that will tempt you back for more.

Snack Shack

Eat at Curlew Lake

On the east shore of Curlew Lake (off Hwy 21) is the Snack Shack at Fisherman’s Cove Resort. The only restaurant at the lake, and open seven days a week May through late October, this charming, outdoor restaurant doesn’t disappoint. You’ll be treated to a fabulous lake view, great American fast-food cuisine, and friendly service.

15 Fisherman’s Cove Road
Republic, WA 99166
(509) 775-3641 or (888) 567-2955

View of Curlew Lake from Snack Shack.
View of Curlew Lake from Snack Shack.
Fisherman\'s Cove Resort - burger and fries.
Signature, classic burger and fries are yummy good. Salmon burgers with dill sauce are excellent.
Bacon, scrambled eggs, toast,
Bacon, scrambled eggs, toast, & hash browns.
Flower bedecked deck overlooks Curlew Lake.
Flower bedecked deck overlooks the lake.

Republic Brewing Co.

A seriously friendly place to quaff an excellent beer with a friend (or to make a new friend), the RBC brews up a satisfying array of on-tap beers that are supplemented with seasonal favorites. They also brew their own, non-alcoholic sodas. Sit inside, or outdoors in the beer garden. They have a dart board and shuffle board. They serve complementary peanuts, and you’re welcome to bring your own food. Republic Pizza and Esther’s Restaurant will all deliver food to you at the pub.

Location: Old Fire Hall,
26 Clark Avenue
Republic, WA 9916
(509) 775-2700
Web site

Interior view of bar and guests at the Republic Brewing Co.
The layout of the furniture and the friendliness of the owners and patrons promotes mingling and comraderie. Photo: Chad Coleman Photography
 Republic Brewing Company\'s Pale Ale and a pan of peanuts. Republic, WA.
Kick back in the Republic Brewing Company\’s beer garden and enjoy a crowd favorite: Pale Ale, served up with a pan of complimentary peanuts.
Street view of Republic Brewing Co. Two men are entering the brewery.
Republic Brewing Co. is located on Republic\’s main street and is situated in the historic fire hall. Photo: Chad Coleman Photography

Esther’s Restaurant

Esther’s specializes in Mexican-American cuisine and gourmet burgers (made from locally raised, hormone-free longhorn beef). Serving sizes are generous and service is quick. Of particular note are Esther’s nacho platter, burrito supreme, and delicious carne asada. Full bar services include imported beers and Republic Brewing Co.’s pale ale on tap. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. 90 N Clark St, Republic, WA 99166, 775-2088, Facebook page

Esther's carne asada platter, with steak, beans, rice, guacamole, grilled green onion, and tortillas.
Esther’s carne asada, with beans, rice, guacamole, and flour or corn tortillas.
Esther's nachos plate with chips, melted cheese, refried beans, jalapenos, guacamole, and sour cream.
A scrumptious half order of Esther’s nachos.

Mountain View Coffee House & Cafe

Mountain View Coffee House & Cafe serves up scrumptious burgers and Asian-inspired lunch and dinner entrees, including fan favorites like honey-walnut shrimp, orange chicken, sweet and sour pork, teriyaki chicken, and more.

The cafe also serves up coffee and espresso beverages as well as a daily selection of pastries, and cookies. The drive-through window serves coffee drinks and pastries. Check the cafe’s Facebook page for menu and schedule. They have limited inside seating and (seasonally) plentiful outside seating. Complementary wi-fi access available.

30267 E Hwy 20 (next door to Chevron Station)
Republic, Washington 99166
(509) 775-2080
Facebook       •        Website

 Three entrees of honey-walnut shrimp, General Tso’s pork, and orange chicken, served with sides of vegetable fried rice and vegetable chow mein.s and mustard
This tasty box meal includes three entrees of honey-walnut shrimp, General Tso’s pork, and orange chicken, served with sides of vegetable fried rice and vegetable chow mein.


Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this little roadside restaurant offers up all-American fare that includes chicken strips, hand-battered fish fillets, and burgers all served, with the best regular and curly fries around. They serve lattes and soft ice cream cones and shakes.

Located just off Hwy 21 near the town of Curlew, WA, you can pick up lunch and a soda and head a mile over to Peggy Brixner Park to enjoy a picnic on the Kettle River. 

Highway 21 and Kettle River Road/Boulder Creek Road
Curlew, Washington 99118
(509) 779-4444
Facebook page

Tugboats\' burger and curly fries.
Great burgers and excellent curly and regular fries.
Tugboat's sign.
Tugboat’s has a drive through and picnic-benched, enclosed seating area.

18 North Kitchen & Bar

This attractive restaurant serves up American classics such as a corned beef Reuben on marble rye bread, Chicken Cordon Blue, Chicken Caesar wrap, and a “Philly-style” Ferry Cheese steak sandwich. Their dinner entrees include dishes such as Chicken Piccata, Butternut Squash Linguini, and their signature 18 North Ribeye Steak. Sundays, they offer a brunch menu, including Eggs Benedict, avocado toast, and a delicious Bloody Mary cocktail. Visit their Facebook page for their hours, days open, and full menu, including their wine, ale, and mixed drink offerings. Their breads, desserts, coffee, and ale are locally sourced.

18 North Clark Ave
Republic, Washington 99166
(509) 775-8962
Facebook page

Eggs Benedict with avocado rather than a slice of ham.
Enjoy a Sunday brunch of yummy eggs Benedict. This dish was served with avocado rather than a slice of ham.
Luscious cheese burger with fries and condiments.
Luscious cheese burger and condiments.

Pine Grove Junction

Situated at the intersection of Hwy 21 and Hwy 20, just outside of Republic, WA, Pine Grove Junction is part gas station, part mini mart, and a big part restaurant. Especially loved for their all-day breakfast menu, they also serve sandwiches, soups, and steak dinners. Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

16267 N Highway 21
Republic, Washington 99166
Phone (509) 775-3304

Pine Grove Junction\'s eggs, bacon, and hash browns.
Serving up tasty breakfasts all day, every day.
Pine Grove Junction's grilled patty melt sandwich.
Pine Grove Junction’s grilled patty melt sandwich.
Pine Grove Junction distinctive red metal roof.
Pine Grove Junction distinctive red metal roof.

Steve O’s Restaurant

Steve O’s specializes in an all-American menu of burgers, sandwiches, wraps, appetizers, and pizza. They also serve up a yummy array of ice cream treats. Mmm! Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner.

30277 E Highway 20
Republic, Washington 99166
(509) 775-0861
Facebook page

Burger and onion rings at Steve O\'s.
Great burgers and onion rings.
Steve O's  sausage, pepperoni, and jalapeno pizza.
Tasty Steve O’s pizza of sausage, pepperoni, and jalapenos.

K Diamond K’s Country Kitchen

Excellent food and rich Western atmosphere combine to create an unforgettable experience at the K-Diamond-K Guest Ranch.  Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals are served family style, so you’ll have the pleasure of sharing a conversation with other vacationers, locals, or maybe the ranch’s owners. Buffet lunch menu changes daily.  Call ahead to make reservations or confirm menu offerings.

15661 WA-21
Republic, WA 99166
(509) 641-1003
Web site

K Diamond K\'s taco salad bar.
K Diamond K’s scrumptious taco salad bar.
K-Diamond-K\'s taco salad.
They use their own ranch-raised beef for the taco salads.
K-Diamond-K\'s log walls of the restaurant and bar.
Log walls and wood floors impart a beautiful Western atmosphere to the restaurant and bar.

Sparky’s Coffeehouse

Conveniently located in downtown Republic, WA, this welcoming coffeehouse serves up great lattes, beverages, and breakfast pastries, as well as ice cream cones. Pull up a chair and watch the town of Republic slowly go by as you enjoy your treat. Around you, you’ll find a charming array of reasonably-priced home decor, bath and beauty items, candles, and seasonal decorations and gifts. It’s a great place to pick up a travel souvenir, or holiday or hostess gift. 

64 North Clark Ave
Republic, Washington 99166
(509) 775-2455
Facebook page

Sparky\'s Coffeehouse seating area.
Comfy seating provides perfect place to sit, talk, and enjoy a tasty treat.
Sparky's Coffeehouse\'s double maple latte.
A double maple latte, is one of many yummy drinks that Sparky’s serves up.
Display of tasty all-day cookies and pastries, and breakfast treats.
Tasty all-day cookies and pastries, and breakfast treats.

Anderson’s Grocery

Republic, Washington’s largest grocery store carries a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and freshly cut meats. Full deli with rotisserie chicken, fried foods, potato and macaroni salads, and self-serve fountain sodas. This super-friendly store has all the fixin’s you need for a tasty barbecue or a picnic.

711 So. Clark Ave
Republic, WA 99166
(509) 775-3378

Produce section of Anderson's Grocery in Republic, WA. Melons in foreground.
Produce section of Anderson’s Grocery in Republic, WA.

Knotty Pine

This friendly, reasonably-priced restaurant and lounge is located on Republic’s main thoroughfare, and serves up tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals seven days a week. Check out their menu, hours, and daily restaurant and lounge specials on their Facebook page.

645 So. Clark Ave
Republic, WA 99166
(509) 775-0926

Biscuits and gravy, potatoes, and sausage.
Old-fashioned biscuits and gravy, served up with tasty potatoes O’Brien, and a side of sausage.

The Miner Saloon & Grill

This fun saloon and grill offers up tasty American cuisine in a casual atmosphere.  Named after successful area gold mines, The Miner’s burgers and wraps include favorites such as the K2 burger: a spicy meat burger with their signature sauce, Jalapenos, bacon, and pepper jack cheese. They also offer up yummy appetizers like steak fries, waffle fries, breaded mushrooms, soft pretzels, hot wings, and much more. Check out their menu, hours, and special events on their Facebook page.

627 So Clark Ave
Republic, WA 99166
(509) 775-8115

Buckhorn wrap: Chicken, bacon, grilled onions, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and their Signature Buckhorn BBQ sauce.
Buckhorn wrap: Chicken, bacon, grilled onions, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and their Signature Buckhorn BBQ sauce.

Ferry County Co-op

The Co-op stocks a variety of organic foods, fresh produce, and bulk spices and teas. Mon. though Thur., their bakery bakes up a rotating offering of fresh breads, scones, cookies, and muffins. Their self-service cafe also offers a freshly-made soup du jour and a entree four days of the week. The Co-op also carries gourmet cheeses and gluten-free snacks, pastas, and grains. Closed Sundays.

34 North Clark Ave
Republic, Washington 99166
(509) 775-3754

Four blueberry muffins. sprinkled with lemon zest.
Yummy blueberry muffins.

Republic Market

This small-town market carries a surprisingly broad range of items ranging from dry and canned goods, frozen entrees, breads, wine, liquor, beer, cigarettes, and more. They also stock, camping supplies and selling hunting and fishing licenses.

970 S. Clark
Republic, WA 99166
(509) 775-2534
Facebook page

Canned goods section of Republic Market.
Republic Market. carries many popular canned, boxed, and frozen food items at reasonable prices.
Front doors of Republic Market.
The Republic Market is located at the south end of Clark Ave. (Republic’s main street).


FatGuys specializes in American comfort food favorites like burgers, sandwiches, and wraps. And, they offer lots of tasty gourmet options and sides. Rather snack than dine? There are plenty of appetizers to choose from, including chicken wings, sliders, nachos, street tacos, and more. 

They are open daily 11 to 10. Visit their Facebook page to verify days and times, and to view their full menu. They currently have no indoor seating.

730 S. Keller St
Republic, WA 99166
(509) 740-0128

The Fat Guys Pork and Mac Stack combines all your favorites into one OMG burger: BBQ pulled pork and a Mac
The Fat Guys Pork and Mac Stack combines all your favorites into one burger: BBQ pulled pork and a Mac & Cheese patty, on toasted bun, topped with the Fat Guys Grill’s signature onion fries. Photo: Jesse Harding.