Spokane has a thriving foodie scene with African, Asian, Italian, and of course the classic American fare. This list of best restaurants in the city will guide you across town, allowing you to witness the history and character of Spokane whilst enjoying culinary experiences to suit all tastes!
If you love seafood, you'll love Anthony's at Spokane Falls. Located in the heart of downtown Spokane, you'll experience fresh fare and a beautiful overlooking view of the roaring falls. Their menu features fresh Northwest seafood and produce and they serve lunch and dinner daily. The view of the cascading river gushing over Spokane Falls provides a beautiful backdrop for your dining experience.
2. Italia Trattoria
A delightful restaurant in the city’s oldest district of Browne’s Addition, Italia Trattoria features an ever-changing menu based on seasonal produce. “Their focus is on the highest quality Italian food and with lamb ragu and wild boar frequenting the menu you know they mean business. But this hot spot can get busy so book ahead” says Edward Browne, a travel blogger at Writemyx and Next Coursework.
3. The Flying Goat
Pacific Northwest character is everywhere in this neighborhood pizza place, with wood accents and fire pits giving you that cozy Cascadian forest feeling. Neapolitan pizzas are the draw of the Flying Goat, paired by a solid selection of beers, but the menu branches out with wings and dumplings that are to die for.
4. Casper Fry
Transport yourself to the American South at Casper Fry from the heart of Spokane’s South Perry District. Casper Fry is a family-run restaurant and the Southern cuisine speaks to American roots, with an updated twist. Enjoy a Southern feast with buttermilk fried chicken or jalapeno smoked cheddar hush puppies, if you can resist the family-style mac ‘n’ cheese.
Conveniently located off of 38th and Grand, Remedy offers a full-service dining room, a 24 tap bar, a banquet hall, seasonal rooftop, and patio seating. Whether you’re hungry for a ridiculously tasty burger or something more heart-healthy, they've got you covered.
6. Gordy's Sichuan Cafe
A stand-out Chinese restaurant with a relaxed, intimate feel, Gordy’s Sichuan Cafe has long been an establishment on the Spokane scene. You’ll find Gordy’s on South Hill, a leafy neighborhood perfect for a post-Chinese stroll. Gordy’s vast menu, helpfully sorted by spice, will easily lead you to the perfect choice and most dishes can be prepared vegan too.
Situated in the heart of downtown Spokane, Mizuna is the quintessential dining experience for locals and visitors. They focus on sourcing the freshest ingredients and keeping the food simple to let the quality of the ingredients shine. They use organic produce whenever possible, and all-natural, sustainable meats. Enjoy looking through their full vegetarian menu. Words to describe their cuisine are seasonal, honest, and clean.
8. Queen of Sheba
The authentic Ethiopian cuisine of the Queen of Sheba is a local favorite. “Truly traditional dining will find you reaching for the injera flatbread in lieu of cutlery, scooping up their perfectly spiced dishes. The kitfo, tender steak pieces marinated in their own spiced butter is sure to please, as well as a broad selection of vegetarian options coming with berbere sauce” comments Cathy Lang, a lifestyle writer at Brit Student and 1 Day 2 Write.
9. Wild Sage American Bistro
Wild Sage is an award-winning establishment with a focus on the freshest ingredients locally procured. American and Asian fusion combine on an appetizing menu and a long wine list will let you find the perfect pairing. Salads such as the irresistible Green Goddess Chop will leave you feeling good, and all dishes are made to order meaning customization and dietary accommodation is no problem. The whimsical atmosphere makes it a perfect date venue, but the delicious food might leave you lost for words.
10. Italian Kitchen
If you're craving authentic Italian cuisine, the Italian Kitchen in downtown Spokane is the place to go. Enjoy an affordable and exquisite dining experience with exceptional service. All their items are fresh and you can count on them for the best lunch delivery program in town.
Whether it’s a juicy burger washed down with a craft beer or a crunchy green salad you’re craving, Spokane’s got you covered. Enjoy!