Spokane, Washington, nestled on the Spokane River and west of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is named after the Spokane tribe (Spokane meaning ‘Children of the Sun’ or ‘Sun people’ in Salishan). It was a historic trading post and eventually became a popular settlement with the completion of the Northern Pacific Railway. Its historic downtown and parks are beautiful to visit. Spokane also has a lively restaurant scene, from which we’ve picked our favorites.
A 40-year-old restaurant overlooking the Spokane River, this is a classic American grill that serves juicy steaks and flavorful seafood. It’s located in the Old Flour Mill on the North Bank of the Spokane River in beautiful, historic downtown Spokane. Their menu features dishes like ‘Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Braised Short Rib’, ‘Asiago- Almond Crusted Scallops’, and ‘Twice-Roasted Fresh Herb-Stuffed Chicken.’ They also list daily specials depending on the season.
Address & phone number: The Flour Mill 621 W Mallon Ave Spokane, WA USA +1 509-328-5965
With specials like Taco Tuesday featuring fresh fish tacos (the most fun night of the week) Milford’s is a relaxed and social place to eat and have a good time. Their seafood is extremely popular, especially dishes like their calamari. The atmosphere is a throwback to simpler times, with dark-stained wooden booths and warm lighting.
Address & phone number: 719 N Monroe St Spokane, WA USA +1 509-326-7251
A diner inside a 1906 observation train car that served as a presidential car up until 1931, Frank’s Diner is more of a journey than a meal. Cooking nearly everything from scratch and purchasing local sustainable products whenever it’s possible, Frank’s Diner is a place to order your American breakfast favorites, including ‘Fried Green Tomatoes and Eggs,’ sandwiches, and burgers like the ‘Jalapeno Pepper Jack Bacon Burger.’ Breakfast can be ordered in two sizes, for those who want something lighter than the typical heart-stopping American diner breakfasts and for those who go big or go home.