Chelan is well known for delicious and eclectic dining options. For those looking for delicious deals there’s something to satisfy even the pickiest eater on a budget. The true local epicurean will know not just where to find the best grub but where to find the best priced grub as well.
Here are some quick picks for affordable finds to fill the belly in Chelan.
The Apple Cup Café is located at 804 East Woodin Avenue, Chelan, WA.
Many locals and tourists visit Apple Cup Café to enjoy their diner-style fare. What some locals will know is that thorough the swinging bar door, diners will find the 21+ Fireside Lounge where Mondays through Saturdays a different affordable special is offered.
Monday – $1 Chili Dogs
Tuesday – $2 Cheeseburgers
Wednesday – $6.99 Bar Steak Dinner
Thursday – $2 Chicken Burgers
Friday – $2 Chicken Fried Sliders
Saturday — $1.50 Tacos
While there are no bar specials on Sundays, locals can be found filling the lounge for the popular, Barstool Bingo at 5 p.m. where guests can win prizes including an Apple Cup Café Gift Card.
The Lake Chelan Eagles is located at 209 East Woodin Avenue, Chelan, WA.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles is not just for grandpa anymore. The members-only club (if you aren’t a member asked to be signed in) offers dinner specials Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for under $10.
Club volunteer chefs Hazel, Jan and Jeanne, to name a few, whip up home-style classics such as tacos, meatloaf, burgers and more.
Meals are filling and produced with love from members who are eager to welcome visitors to join the club. Emergency personnel and active and retired military receive their first year FREE. Stop by the club or call (509) 682- 2021 to learn more.
Green Dot Sub Shop is located at 110 East Woodin Avenue, Chelan, WA.
Green Dot Sub Shop is a newer dining spot in downtown Chelan which opened on June 25, 2016. As part of the Green Dot family, they offer the same great dining choices as the location in Manson. The Chelan restaurant was recently awarded “New Business of The Year” by the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce!
The quick service restaurant offers frozen yogurt and soups in addition to locally themed sub sandwiches. Guests can choose from options such as the Freakin’ Stehekin, the Manson Meatball and the Wapato Buffalo Chicken.
For early diners, a family meal deal is available. The deal includes four six-inch subs, four beverages and four bags of chips for $19.99.
Tacos La Roca is located at 612 East Woodin Avenue, Chelan, WA (next to the Les Schwab Tire Center).
While there are several fabulous food trucks in the Lake Chelan region, many locals name Tacos La Roca as a Chelan favorite. Owned and operated by Griselia Farias, the taco truck has expanded to include a tented dining area.
Their location is stationed just east of the Les Schwab Tire Center. It features homemade Mexican favorites such as burritos, tortas, quesadillas, huarache and menudo. What makes Tacos La Roca so special is the freshly made tortillas which are available for purchase on their own, and all menu items are under $10 making this food wagon a winner.
The Chelan Red Apple Market is located at 310 West Manson Highway (SR 150), Chelan, WA.
When visiting this local, family-owned grocery store, turn left as you enter to visit the deli counter. Most locals know about and love the yummy and affordable take-out meals that include:
Hot and cold specialty sandwiches for $7.99 (add fries and soda for $2 more)
Specialty burgers form $3.99 to $6.99 (add fries and soda for $2 more)
Fried or baked chicken (individual or meal deals)
Grilled Paninis $6.99
Tacos and Burritos $2.99 – $6.99
The Red Apple Market also has daily lunch combo specials Monday through Friday, and they offer a variety of breakfast choices like an egg muffin with ham, bacon or sausage, a breakfast bagel, and breakfast burritos.
(By Jillian Foster)