Washington March 10, 2019
This Old School Eatery In Washington Will Serve You The Best Prime Rib Of Your Life
There’s not much to the little city of Zillah. Located in the Yakima Valley, it’s a peaceful place surrounded by agriculture and wineries. It also happens to be home to the Squeeze Inn, which is known for its irresistible prime rib.
The Squeeze Inn is located at 611 1st Ave. in Zillah, where it has been since 1943.
The eatery originally opened in 1932, in a space with a single counter that was only eight feet wide.
Thyri Bainter opened the Squeeze Inn in 1932 with her husband, Olin.
In 1951, their son and his wife took it over, and they transformed it into the family-friendly restaurant and lounge it is today. The restaurant closed briefly in 2006, but it enjoyed a grand re-opening eventually. It's still owned and operated by the same family.
The menu consists of plenty of hearty entrees, from steaks and salmon to pasta...
... but what they're famous for is their prime rib.
The family perfected the recipe in 1972, when they started roasting it all day before serving it to guests.
The prime rib dinner is incredible, and it's only $27.95.
And you'll get plenty of bang for your buck -- in addition to prime rib, you'll have your choice of shrimp or fruit cocktail, soup or salad, bread, and a side of your choice.
You'll feel right at home at this family-owned eatery. They even put goldfish crackers on the house salads, a tradition started by Marge Bainter in 1972.
The Squeeze Inn is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4 - 9 p.m. Reservations are accepted.
To learn more about the Squeeze Inn or make a reservation, check out
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