I've been in Yakima every day this week working on the sister haunted house of "Terror Behind the Screen." A man's gotta eat, and these have been my favorite places up there so far:

Mel's Diner

North 1st Street
Locally owned and operated since 1982, this place is a real throwback -- even with the food (liver & onions are available). The breakfasts are phenomenal and even come with unlimited pancakes and hashbrowns.

melsdineryakima.com