Bruno’s Family Restaurant and Bar

204 Center Street E
Eatonville, WA 98328

Sunday to Thursday

8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday and Saturday

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hours flexible for events.

On a recent trip through the Eatonville area, we stopped in at Bruno’s and it was very interesting.

The restaurant was dirty and rundown. The bathroom was not accessible. The service was terrible.  But, the food was delicious!

It is hard to understand how such amazing food could be produced at a restaurant where there is so little interest in making the patron comfortable.

When we mentioned this, our waitress said this was only her third day, but that did not excuse the dirty carpet or the fact that our appetizer came long after our main dish, or that others were served in a more timely manner than us. Prices range from toast at $1.99 to a 16 oz. rib-eye steak at $24.99.

We had the Fettuccine Alfredo Light Lunch at 7.99,which had homemade Alfredo sauce (wonderful!) on fettuccine noodles topped with shaved Parmesan cheese, served with two pieces of garlic toast, and a piece of grilled chicken breast that I did not order but which added $1.99 to the cost. I don’t like grilled chicken but this was at least tasty. Also, Bruno’s Kibble at $7.99, hand-cut Certified Angus beef steak tenders, cooked chicken-fried steak style, in the original or less spicy style, with delicious aoli dip, also ranch sauce and barbecue sauce, barley soup at $6.99, and a house salad at $3.99. The salad was fresh and the house ranch was very good, but it only had one slice of cucumber and one slice of tomato. The barley soup was very good but tasted like it was mushroom soup from can combined with something else to pick it up.

The appetizer, Kibble, came last and it was wonderful. Crispy, tender, lightly battered beef with great dipping aoli.

A very edible meal in a less than appetizing place.