Here is my list - if any of these sound interesting check out the reviews on Yelp (I find yelp to me accurate in Spokane than Urbanspoon.)
$ Chicken-N-More - Southern style cooking - hole in the wall.
$ Domini Sandwich's - Old school sandwich shop, plain sandwich's with lots of meat
$ High Nooner - A good deli sandwich shop
$ Neato Burrito - Hole in the wall place that is attached to Baby Bar, they feature wrap style burritos.
$$ Europa - European style bistro, service/food can be a little slow
$$ Herbal Essence Cafe - Small cafe with good bistro style food
$$ Monterey Cafe - Although it's called Monterey cafe it features mostly Italian style food (pizza's, pasta, calzones, etc.)
$$ Queen of Sheba - Ethiopian cuisine that is very authentic and homemade. Small place and wait times can be long if they are busy.
$$ Santorini's Greek - Greek restaurant that is good - only drawback is they don't follow their posted hours very well.
$$ Taco's Tumbras - Hole in the wall type place but it is one of the top three Mexican restaurants in Spokane (Note I said "in Spokane" pretty average compared to places in LA)
$$ Thai on 1st - Nice atmosphere, good Thai food.
$$$ Mizuna - High end Bistro that features vegetarian and non-vegetarian food
$$$ Sante's - High end bistro featuring mostly organic and locally grown items. Fresh charcuterie items
If I were to rate the top three restaurants on the above list using quality of food they would be
#1 (tie) Sante's
#1 (tie) Mizuna
#3 Queen of Sheba
Other popular places that I think have sub-par food or not worth the money
Clinkerdagger - too expensive
Italian Kitchen - too expensive and sub-par food
Linnie's Thai - sub-par food
Moxie - too expensive
O'Doherty's - terrible food
Raw Island Grill - sub-par food
Satellite Diner sub-par food unless you are drunk and it's 3AM and you HAVE to eat)
Scratch - too expensive
Steelhead - sub-par food
Taaj Indian Food - sub-par food
The Peacock Room - Too expensive and sub-par food
Twigs - too expensive and sub-par food
Wild Sage - Very hit and miss and unfortunately to many misses - sub-par food and too expensive
Good luck and let us know where you went and what you thought of it please.
404 West Main, Spokane, WA 99201
West 621 Mallon Street, Spokane, WA 99201
425 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
827 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
Herbal Essence Cafe
115 N Washington St, Spokane, WA 99201
11808 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
113 N Bernard St, Spokane, WA 99201
214 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201
410 E Holland Ave Ste G, Spokane, WA 99218
Queen of Sheba
621 W Mallon Ave, Spokane, WA 99201