J J Hills Fresh Grill Dinner House
Leavenworth’s Favorite Restaurant and Dinner House
Come in to discover sensational fresh grill flavors and a chef-inspired Northwest menu with local favorites in a casual restaurant and bar with great views of Tumwater Canyon.
Our menu, inspired by Chef Bill Monigold, showcases some wonderful selections and focuses on balanced food choices. The kitchen uses fresh, flavorful ingredients and creative cooking techniques to allow the essence of the food to shine through. We hope you enjoy a fresh and flavorful dining experience.
At J J Hills we strive to accommodate guests looking for special diet meal choices and offer options for those with allergies or sensitivities. If you have special requests please discuss them with your server. Please be aware that our kitchen does process foods including wheat, dairy, soy, and nuts. Look for (GF) (gluten free) and (V) (vegetarian) items throughout the menu. Menu subject to seasonal changes.
Fresh Grill with Gluten Free Menu Items
At JJ Hills Fresh Grill our menu features over 20 Gluten Free items and many vegetarian options. Seasonal special menu items are also popular with guests.
Dinner House Daily hours
Daily hours are 4:00pm – 9:30pm for both J J Hills Fresh Grill Restaurant and for take-out service.
J J Hills Happy Hour
Come in daily for happy hour from 4pm till 6pm for special drink and appetizer pricing.
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 cut (8oz) $21.00 per person.
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.
Bill Monigold, our executive chef, comes from a long background of serving customers and specializes in meeting guests needs in the restaurant and catering functions.
About James Jerome Hill “The Empire Builder”
J J Hills Fresh Grill Restaurant is named for James Jerome Hill, The “Empire Builder” who first brought the railroad through Leavenworth. Come and see the many historic pictures and memorabilia regarding the Great Northern Railway, and enjoy the model train circling the dining room!
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 employees for construction through the Cascades. With the employees came their families and families needed schools, churches and all numbers of daily household goods. The railroad required timber for their rails and bridges. Because of the railroad the abundance of timber in the Northwest 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.
Leavenworth’s place in history is truly owed to the legendary railroad tycoon, James J. Hill.
Chef Bill Monigold, Executive Chef and Restaurant Manager