Spokane Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Spokane

April 14, 2018 Florencio Paulino

A mixture of urban chic and outdoor adventures, Spokane has something for everyone. Taste food by James-Beard-nominated chefs at Sante or The Wandering Table. Listen to live music at The Bartlett or the symphony at the iconic Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Glide over the breathtaking Spokane Falls, situated right downtown, in the SkyRide, rated as one of the world’s best gondolas. Kids can feed the Garbage-Eating Goat or slide down the giant Radio Flyer Red Wagon in Riverfront Park.
Things to do in Spokane

1. Wild Sage American Bistro

916 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-4502 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 509-456-7575
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 812 reviews

Wild Sage American Bistro

Downtown Spokane's Premier Restaurant and Happy Hour. Wild Sage is consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in Spokane and is winner of the Full Service Restaurant of the Year award from the Washington Restaurant Association. We are the premier downtown bistro for casual and romantic dinners, or drinks, desserts and small plates after a show or event.

Reviewed By Pamela F - Spokane, Washington

Our table of 8 had a wonderful experience. I can not believe I had not been to Wild Sage so I was excited for that evening. Our table was perfect for 4 couples to have a great meal. We ere greeted promptly, our server was fantastic and the food was excellent. I really enjoyed my scallops and shrimp. My husband said the pork tenderloin was cooked to perfection. Dessert was amazing as well! Thank you for a wonderful evening with good friends and great food!

2. Frank's Diner

1516 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-7020 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 26 +1 509-747-8798
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Frank's Diner

Reviewed By GourmetMagazine - Kingston, Washington

I do not drive through Spokane without stopping here to eat, it is one of the highlights of my life. Not only is the food & the service absolutely superb, but the dining experience is once in a lifetime. These folks bring the old time splendor of early 1900's America to those of us who could never enjoy it otherwise. I believe this was the personal car of the president of the Northern Pacific Railway in the early 1900's & had been a diner in Seattle from something like 1931 to 1991. They have the history there, of course. The dining car is awesome & you do not want to miss it. If you have children that are old enough to appreciate it then be sure & bring them. The food & the service is every bit as good as the ambiance. They are re-known for their breakfasts. I recently had the Irish Benedict & it was to die for. I often go for the rock crab & lobster Benedict. This isn't just good food, it is a culinary experience. They also offer a Belgian waffle topped with a chicken breast & drizzled with caramel sauce (?) I'm serious! A favorite in the Deep South, but I just haven't had the courage to try it, yet I see many diners eating it. All this & just one block off I-90 in downtown Spokane, take the Maple Street exit. Enjoy!!

3. Italia Trattoria

144 S Cannon St, Spokane, WA 99201-7673 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 47 +1 509-459-6000
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Italia Trattoria

In July of 2010, Chef Anna Vogel and Operations Manager Bethe Bowman opened Italia Trattoria, a lively, regionally inspired Italian restaurant in historic Browne’s Addition just west of downtown Spokane. Chef Anna’s commitment to cooking seasonally with the finest local produce and artisan products available from Italy and the Pacific Northwest has differentiated Italia Trattoria from any other restaurant in Spokane. The menu has an eclectic mix of house made pastas, meats and fresh fish, salads and soups, and breakfast dishes on weekends. Our menu changes seasonally while offering some of our house favorite dishes year around. The menu is complimented by a well-received wine list with a primary focus on Italian producers and some local Northwest wines. We offer a full service bar with hand crafted martinis, barrel aged cocktails, fresh squeezed juices, and the best espresso in town. Whether you are in the mood for our grilled rack of wild boar with sweet potato gnocchi, a house made squid ink fettuccine with spicy wild shrimp, our charred octopus salad, the best meatballs in town, or our city wide famous zeppole doughnuts or tiramisu, come dine with us.

Reviewed By Kent29 - Spokane, Washington

Our group of six family had a very good brunch experience in early November. I tried the donuts and eggs Benedict. Both very good. I also sampled my wife's Brioche French toast--very sweet and good. Service was very good and prices reasonable if slightly high. However, we were seated in a corner and the place was full. Noisey talk from everywhere made it difficult to hear other people in our party.

4. Mizuna Restaurant & Wine Bar

214 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201-0805 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 47 +1 509-747-2004
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 437 reviews

Mizuna Restaurant & Wine Bar

A Spokane landmark located in the heart of downtown, we feature a seasonal menu in an enchanting atmosphere. Enjoy organic meat, local produce and a separate entirely vegetarian menu prepared by skilled chefs, and a full bar specializing in fine wine and martinis. We also offer alleyway patio dining during summer months.

Reviewed By Paul787_13 - Quincy, Washington

Stopped in and, without reservations, we were able to get an early seating. Superb beet salad which they split for us, excellent wine selection, scallops and steak for main meal. Great staff and food was something to come back for!

5. The Flying Goat

3318 W Northwest Blvd, Spokane, WA 99205-2142 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 509-327-8277
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 424 reviews

The Flying Goat

They just opened up two weeks ago. You can also find a write up about them at http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/jun/23/artisan-pizzeria-serves-up-goodness/ They have outstanding food.

Reviewed By EstesLass - Spokane, Washington

Hubby and I went for dinner one Saturday night. We were promptly greeted, seated within a few minutes at a 4-top. While waiting we struck up a conversation with another couple and got some advice on dishes. Seeing they had no seat and nobody looked to be vacating theirs anytime soon, we invited them to join us.

This simply enhanced our experience. The service was excellent, the artisan pizza was fantastic, and the appetizer was really tasty. I'm sure that without the appetizer my husband could have eaten an entire pizza, for they are individually sized. Although I will say, our dinner companions also took their leftovers home.

6. Clover

913 E Sharp Ave, Spokane, WA 99202-1936 Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 509-487-2937
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 224 reviews

Clover

Thoughtful food, fine cocktails, gracious hospitality. Clover transforms your dining experience. Genuine warmth and perfectly-executed creations unite to provide enlightened service. By employing the highest quality and freshest ingredients - supplied whenever possible by local farmers and purveyors in neighboring communities - we earn your trust, plate by plate. Our team will never stop trying to do things better.

Reviewed By xhotelcritic - San Marcos, California

Had dinner with business colleagues and everyone wanted to share entrees. Our exceptional wait person and cook willingly split multiple entrees onto 2 plates with all the accompaniments of the original dish. The halibut special and tri-tip were absolutely excellent. The sides were great and the plum pudding dessert was really exceptional. Our waitperson was absolutely top notch and she gave excellent explanations and recommendations from the menu. The ambiance is an old house with smaller rooms on multiple floors. I absolutely loved this place and highly recommend it as a connoisseur of fine dining.

7. Bistango Martini Lounge

108 N Post St, Spokane, WA 99201-0907 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, American Lunch SGD 9 - SGD 26 +1 509-624-8464
Excellent
86%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 95 reviews

Bistango Martini Lounge

Comfortable lounge experience.

Reviewed By Stephanie O - Red Deer, Canada

Just went to Bistango tonight.....what a great little hidden bar in Spokane! We've lived here forever, so it is a treat to find something new. Bartender REALLY knew how to make a smooth drink - and good recommendations. And surprisingly, the food was really reasonably...MoreGlad you found us Stephanie. We pride ourselves on offering great selection of liquor paired with the extensive knowledge of hand crafting by our bartenders. thank you for your review. Cheers Reema

8. Clinkerdagger

West 621 Mallon Street, Suite 404, Spokane, WA 99201-2154 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 509-328-5965
Excellent
62%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 926 reviews

Clinkerdagger

Reviewed By KPG99201 - Spokane, WA

Late lunch, after the crowd thinned, in order to eat by the window: the river high with Canadian honkers fluffing around on the snowy banks above the fast water, the most beautiful I'd ever seen it here, we sat in the window, happy. Many choices,...MoreFreckles99201, we really appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every guest, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Clinkerdagger!

9. Davenport Hotel Collection

10 S Post St, Spokane, WA 99201-3902 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining American, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 509-455-8888
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 160 reviews

Davenport Hotel Collection

Reviewed By Kelleygirl2 - Sarasota, Florida

We toured the historic 1913 Davenport Hotel, where we were greeted by an elderly doorman decked out in his historical costumed finery at the hotel entrance, who Ellen says has been there forever. I'll bet he had stories to tell. Louis Davenport opened his first restaurant in a tent in 1889, following Spokane’s great fire. Davenport’s successful tent restaurant experiment exploded into the construction of the Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane. Architect Kirtland Cutter used rustic Boise sandstone accented with terra cotta ram’s heads and Florentine windows for this downtown, now iconic, statement. If you think the exterior of the hotel is impressive, a step inside is likely to wow you. From its elaborate and elegant skylit tea room on the first floor to the colorful Art Deco bar, the decorations and designs are intended to astound. There are incredibly decorated rooms such as the Hall of Doges, Elizabethan, Roosevelt Room, and even a Marie Antoinette Room where a 1924 photo on the wall showed the Mel Butler Orchestra performing in Louis the XVI costume. Louis was apparently a showman drawing crowds and curiosity in 1915 when he had an Automobile Show inside the hotel. An old photo shows a circa 1915 Motel T Ford being winched up a pair of ramps from the main floor to the second floor inside the hotel. Service and attention to detail remain the hallmarks of Davenport’s career.

10. Churchill's Steakhouse

165 S Post St, Spokane, WA 99201-4100 Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 34 - SGD 72 +1 509-474-9888
Excellent
69%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 350 reviews

Churchill's Steakhouse

Reviewed By SiouxzyQ75 - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Having read a LOT of great reviews for this place I was excited to make a reservation to celebrate a birthday. The gentleman who appeared to be a manager on duty was at the host station when we walked in, looked at us, never cracked a smile, just stared until I said 'hi' and that we had a reservation. He mumbled something to the hostess and she took us to our seat. The server was pleasant, but nothing as good as Outback expects from their servers. Supposedly this is a classier place than Outback. The manager from earlier came by doing his obligatory "how was everything", and even then it was so glaringly disingenuous! He didn't even make eye contact, he was busy looking at the corner and then walked off uninterested in if we even responded. Probably the worst issue I had here was that I believe they were passing off a cheaper cut of meat as filet mignon. I have never had filet mignon where I questioned if that's what it really was. This texture and flavor was that of a properly seasoned and cooked sirloin. Very disappointing experience. Outback would have been a much better choice as well as more reasonably priced.

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