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Lunch Downtown Spokane

Tripper Aug 7, 2011 08:16 AM

We will be in downtown Spokane for lunch mid-week. What is good? Open to any cuisine and price range. Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have!

  1. ritabwh Aug 22, 2011 11:18 PM

    Santes. then go browse at Auntie's Books next door.

    404 West Main, Spokane, WA 99201

    1. RetiredChef Aug 11, 2011 09:40 AM

      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

      Satellite Diner
      425 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

      Neato Burrito
      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

      Italian Kitchen
      113 N Bernard St, Spokane, WA 99201

      214 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201

      High Nooner
      410 E Holland Ave Ste G, Spokane, WA 99218

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

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