Located in Southeastern Washington, sixty miles south of Spokane, Colfax is a small town with an eclectic culture and history. Until the early 1900s, Colfax was primarily cattle country that was eventually converted to a large wheat-growing center which it continues to be today. Modern Colfax is a throwback to those old times of early settlement and discovery. Recognized as a historic district by the national register, Colfax has a number of beautifully preserved buildings and homes from the late 1800s. If you are traveling in this beautiful area of Washington, here are the top 5 best restaurants in Colfax you will want to visit.
This charming cantina-style restaurant features authentic homemade Mexican dishes such as savory carne asada, enchiladas mole, and chile verde. The vintage Southwest decor will make you feel right at home in this cozy restaurant that brings back all the flavors and styles of old Mexico. Located on Main Street across from an antique furniture store, Los Amigos is the perfect place to stop after a day of sightseeing in the Palouse. The congenial atmosphere and professional service will keep you coming back for more in this locally owned and operated restaurant.
What’s hot: The chile verde is what makes the trip worthwhile. Chicken fajitas and tortilla soup are also highly recommended. This restaurant is known for its large portions, good value, and great service.
Eddy's Chinese & American
Under a bright neon-yellow sign reminiscent of Chinatown, Eddy’s Chinese & American captures a bit of that vintage ambiance with its shiny red booths, hanging lanterns, and carved wooden chairs. For over thirty-five years, people have been raving about the food here. Known by locals as the “Best Chinese Food on the Palouse,” Eddy’s serves classic Chinese cuisine as well as American favorites such as steaks, seafood, and sandwiches. Operated by the same owner for over thirty years, Eddys Chinese & American is a landmark for the residents of Colfax that you won’t want to miss.
What’s hot: The cashew chicken chow mein, beef and broccoli, and almond chicken with white gravy all receive high praise here. Their selection of American cuisine may be classic, but it is equally good when you are craving fresh steak or seafood.
This restaurant's motto is “All About the Pizza.” Westside Pizza offers handcrafted specialty pizzas available with a variety of sauces. If you always wanted to try alfredo sauce on your pizza, this is the place for you. If you want something more than pizza, their menu features pasta, salad, breadsticks, and several tasty dessert items. Westside has been consistently voted the best pizza in Colfax. If you are looking for a great pizza spot while traveling, Westside Pizza is sure to satisfy your cravings for the hot and spicy. Conveniently located along Main Street between the many shops that make downtown a hot spot for collectors and fans of vintage antiques.
What’s hot: Check out their BBQ chicken pizza and chicken wings. Not to be upstaged by their excellent pizza pies, the raspberry dessert pie is out of this world. During the busy season, their take-out business is non-stop, so be sure to call your order in ahead of time.
Serfes Foods is a sidewalk cafe with that quaint, small-town vibe. Serfes prides itself on wholesome meals, always made fresh daily with hearty selections like pot roast and potatoes, spaghetti and meatballs, salmon with seasonal vegetables, and of course, their famous artisan sandwiches. Located on the Ellis block of downtown Colfax, Serfes is surrounded by the beautifully preserved architecture of many historic buildings from the early 1900s. Serfes prides itself on providing the best local take-out experience serving gourmet sandwiches, specialty homemade soups, and the best fresh roast coffee on Main Street.
What’s hot: Their sandwiches are great, but don’t neglect their fantastic selection of crepes for breakfast. Locals are raving about their complimentary coffee. You can also get their famous blend to go by purchasing from their gourmet coffee selection.
Pairings Fine Art and Wine
Pairings Fine Art and Wine is the perfect place to enjoy wine and charcuterie paired with fine art. Pairings makes the most of this classic combination by providing a unique venue for visitors to enjoy some of the best examples of local visual artwork while enjoying your favorite vintage. This gallery features American and European artists with a good selection of paintings, sculptures, and artisan jewelry on display. Many of these fine works are for sale to collectors and tourists. This unique art museum combined with a restaurant and wine bar should be at the very top of the list for travelers new to the area who want to try something different.
What’s hot: Their wine selection includes many vintages from local cellars and vineyards in Washington. Besides the charcuterie, be sure to try their flatbreads. Locals are raving about this one!
Known for its preserved historic architecture and Old West charm, Colfax has become a hot spot for tourists and locals. Downtown features some fantastic eateries nestled among Main Street’s vintage buildings and antique curio shops. Colfax has a great selection of local restaurants for such a small town, most of which are conveniently located within a short walk of the downtown area. If you find yourself passing through and are looking for a bite to eat, a visit to one of these 5 best restaurants in Colfax should be high on your list.
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