Outdoor Dining

As the capital of the Intermountain Northwest, Spokane is the synthesis of modern cuisine, natural allure, and local culture. This combination is what makes Spokane the perfect blend of convenient city attractions and a rustic getaway.

You can start your day at one of the local coffee shops, like Atticus Coffee and Gifts, where you can sip a freshly brewed Americano while you peruse the local art and souvenirs. You can sit outside and enjoy the morning air blowing on you from across the river and then take the short walk to the Centennial Trail, where you can immerse yourself in Riverfront Park

Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat between your morning hike and an afternoon strolling through art galleries, or you want to plan an elegant night out, Spokane has the perfect, open-air culinary experience for you.

If you're in the vibrant University District, you may try Saranac Public House with its vegan and vegetarian plates, full bar, and student-budget friendly happy hour deals. Just dropping in? Stay grounded with the bottom floor patio.  Planning a party?  Book private dining on the second level patio and enjoy the view from above.

One of many steakhouses in the area, Clinkerdagger is situated on the north bank in the historic, red brick Spokane Flour Mill, which was built in 1895. You can imagine how the mill was once powered by the river while watching the thundering cascade of waterfalls from the patio. Enjoy fresh, seasonal oysters, and relax as you enjoy all the beauty Spokane has to offer.  

Our city has many Italian fare options, and weekly pies and daily slice specials are just a couple of reasons why visitors and residents flock to Veraci Pizza. It helps that this pizzeria is in the Kendall Yards, Spokane’s it neighborhood. The spacious patio overlooks the bustling waters of the river.

Near Riverfront Park, one option you have is Blackbird Tavern, a modern twist on Southern charm; the innovative, locally minded menu is sure to please your palate. Escape the clamor of city life and enjoy the long summer days in the tavern’s outdoor refuge, full of the historic charm of an old dairy building. Like many restaurants in Spokane, you can lounge outside and listen to the breeze from the river rustle through the trees that surround you. 

After a long day of sightseeing, unwind with your friends at one of the local bars, like Anthony’s at Spokane Falls. With farm to table cuisine and Northwest wines and microbrews, you can sit by the waterfront and let the river and wine flow. 

Whether you have a specific, event-packed stay or no agenda at all, Spokane offers an impressive assortment of outdoor dining options where you can enjoy fresh foods and take a fresh look at the calming landscape of Spokane’s vistas. 

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