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J J Hills Fresh Grill

Experience one of the best restaurants in Leavenworth and discover sensational fresh grill flavors and a chef-inspired Northwest menu with local favorites in a casual atmosphere with great views of the Cascade Mountains.

J J Hills Fresh Grill is one of the most popular Leavenworth restaurants for good reason: we have great food at reasonable prices with something for every palate, not to mention the beautiful views of Tumwater Canyon from our outdoor balcony. Join us for year-round dining on the balcony where you'll be cooled by fans in the summer and warmed with heaters in the winter so you can enjoy those views. (The train runs around the restaurant all year long!)

Our menu, inspired by Chef Bill Monigold, showcases some wonderful selections with something for everyone – whether you want authentic German cuisine, you are eating gluten free or vegetarian, or you would like to experience our renowned London broil or our Friday and Saturday night Prime Rib. The kitchen uses fresh, flavorful ingredients and creative cooking techniques to allow the essence of the food to shine through. We know you will enjoy a fresh and flavorful dining experience in our popular Leavenworth restaurant.

Our menu changes regularly because we use the freshest ingredients and incorporate locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.

Large Parties Are Welcome at J J Hills Fresh Grill

Please call 1.509.548.8000 to reserve tables for large group dining, and call sales at 1.800.558.2438 for banquet rooms.

Daily hours at our Leavenworth restaurant

Open 7 days a week our hours are 4:00pm -9:30pm for both J J Hills Fresh Grill Restaurant and for take-out service.

J J Hills Happy Hour

Happy Hour Sunday – Thursday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with drink and appetizer specials.

Friday and Saturday Night Prime Rib

Friday and Saturday nights at J J Hills Fresh Grill enjoy all natural certified Angus Beef prime rib, slow roasted juicy and tender. This all natural, choice cut, certified Angus Beef prime rib includes au jus, horseradish sauce, choice of side, small dinner salad, and sourdough boule. Engineers cut (12oz) $26.00, Petite cute (8oz) $21.00 per person. No wonder we are one of the most popular Leavenworth restaurants!


About James Jerome Hill “The Empire Builder: J J Hills Fresh Grill is named for James Jerome Hill, The “Empire Builder” who first brought the railroad through Leavenworth. Arguably the most colorful of all transcontinental railroads was the Great Northern. Even today, more than 30 years after the merger with the Burlington Northern, the “Big G” is still a favorite of railroad fans the world over.

Many towns and cities owe their very existence to James J. Hill’s driving ambition to forge through the Cascade Mountains in order to complete his dream of northern transcontinental railroad. Leavenworth is just such a town. Built solely around the Great Northern Railroad’s east side entrance to the Cascade Mountains, the town was platted in 1893 by a group of financiers headed by “Captain” Charles F. Leavenworth.

From the very beginning the heart of the town was the Great Northern Railroad with its depot and roundhouse. For years Leavenworth prospered due to railroad money in the form of construction workers forging the railroad through the Cascades. With the employees came their families and families needed schools and churches among the many other daily household goods. Not just the railroad required timber for their success but because of the tracks they were laying and the abundance of timber in the Northwest, it could now reach the unquenchable markets in the Midwest and East coast. A large lumber mill was built adjacent to the railroad for convenience in shipping.

Because of this larger than life character, James Jermone Hill Leavenworth’s place in history is truly owed to the legendary railroad tycoon. We thought it appropriate that one of the best Leavenworth restaurants carries his name. Come and see the many historic pictures and memorabilia regarding the Great Northern Railway, and enjoy the model train circling the dining room.

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Chef Bill Monigold, our Executive Chef and Restaurant Manager comes from a long background of serving customers and specializes in exceeding our guests’ needs in the restaurant and catering functions.

Reservations: 1.509.548.8000

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