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May 10, 2011 01:54 PM

Spokane and East

Doing a road trip soon and it will probably be dinner time by the time we hit Spokane. Also possible we will get further east, but no further than Coeur D'Alene. I just did a search of the boards, but looking for further updates. We like all cuisines, and all price ranges are fine.

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  1. You have probably seen my older lists these are new places (or places that I have not included on my list before.) The restaurants are listed in alphabetical order under each star rating.

    5 Star

    Wasabi Bistro and Sushi Bar (Northside) - The rating is only for the Sushi, have not had any of the bistro (Asian) food. The best Sushi Bar in Spokane, reasonably priced.

    4 Star

    Crazy G's (Just north of downtown) - Second best hamburgers in Spokane, they also have hot dogs and other sandwiches.

    Dicks Hamburgers (Downtown) - Cheap hamburgers, always busy, been in Spokane forever, a historical institution giving it the 4 star rating.

    DingHow (Liberty Lake) - More expensive than Wasabi or Ginger, Sushi on par with Ginger, Asian food is hit and miss since they try to do everything and specialize in nothing.

    Ginger Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar (South Hill) - Same owners as Wasabi Bistro and virtually identical - however Wasabi just seems to have better Sushi Chefs, too bad since I live on the South Hill but will drive to Wasabi.

    Herbal Essence Cafe (Downtown) - Small cafe/bistro, moderately expensive that does a pretty good job.

    Italia Trattoria (Brown Addition) - This could be a 5 star venue but I have only been once. Pricy high end Italian food, best in Spokane by far, prepare on spending a pretty penny.

    Milfords Fish House (Just North of downtown) - Best seafood restaurant in Spokane.

    Pho Van (Gonzaga) - The Pho I've had in Spokane

    Pho Van A (North of Downtown) - The second best Pho in Spokane

    Queen of Sheba (FlourMill) - Ethiopian restaurant, very small get there early or prepare to wait for a while, service is hit and miss, food is good and they make their own injera.

    Rusty Roof Burger and Shake Shack (Northside) - If you like Hamburgers this is the place to go, plus they have sweet potato fries.

    The Flying Goat (NorthWest) - Specialty Pizza / gastro pub. Thin crust pizzas are good, fun atmosphere.

    Vina Asian Restaurant (northwest) - This is probably 3.5 stars but one of the only safe bets for Asian food in Spokane.

    3 Star

    Ciao Mambo (Downtown) - Chain Italian

    Domini Sandwiches (Downtown) - A tradition in Spokane, large simple sandwiches with tasty bread but not much fixins.

    Fro Yo Earth (Downtown) - Fun frozen yogurt shop, pour your own, add your own mix in's pay by the pound.

    Savory (South Hill) - Chic up and coming restaurant, nice atmosphere, unknowledgeable servers, food was a good attempt and the chef has talent but needs to refine his skill to make this move up the star ladder.

    West Wing (South Hill) - Greek/Mediterranean style food, owned by the chef of The White House in Post Falls. Spokanites love this place, waiting lines every night, lots of garlic. Food was definitely better than the White House but still nothing to write home about but it is highly popular, maybe I just don't get it.

    Other places to consider

    Clinkerdaggers or Anthony's for the view of the falls that are running strong.

    Hope this helps.

    Pho Van
    1210 N Hamilton St, Spokane, WA

    West 621 Mallon Street, Spokane, WA 99201

    Herbal Essence Cafe
    115 N Washington St, Spokane, WA 99201

    Vina Asian Restaurant
    2303 N Ash St Ste B, Spokane, WA 99205

    Queen of Sheba
    621 W Mallon Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

    1. Fleur de Sel In PostFalls- best restaurant in the area IMO. Call for reservations

      1. Also Red Lion in in Post Falls for fish and chips - it's basic motel dining except nice view of the water and they still use Halibut for their fish and chips- so many others are using cod

        1. Thanks to all of you. "Retired Chef": your detail is fantastic.