There’s no way of experiencing a culture that’s quite as rewarding—or as delicious—as sampling its cuisine. And if you’re in Spokane and hoping to soak up all of the local eats you can, you’ll definitely want to make this trip yours. Guiding you on this series of gastronomic delights, from diners to fine dining and classy cocktail spots to brewpubs, is Chef Adam Hegsted, one of Spokane’s most renowned chefs.
A boutique café using only coffee beans roasted on the premises, INDABA Coffee Bar and Roastery tantalizes your sense of smell with delightfully fragrant specialty coffees.
A creation from our Local Expert, Chef Adam Hegsted, the menu is designed to change with the seasons, so you can always expect to get something interesting to eat when you visit.
Famous for its dumplings, Gordy’s Sichuan Café serves Sichuan and Chinese food that is regarded as some of the best in Spokane.
A Spokane favorite, Luna is devoted to bringing seasonal and organic ingredients to their tables and their success is evident. Locals rave about Luna’s exception cuisine and bright atmosphere that is drenched with natural light from its many windows.
You’ll find lots of local cuisine featuring delicacies like NOLA prawns, rainbow trout, hanger steak, and vegan cous cous. If you’re a pasta lover, you’ll be thrilled with the free form lasagna – herb pasta sheets and veggies!
Partnering with local farmers and even participating in on-site butchery, Santé offers the highest quality and freshest ingredients available. French and Italian fine dining meets Pacific Northwest Cuisine in their ever changing menu of charcuterie, small plates, and refined entrees.
Infused tequilas, part sports bar, part live music venue and part Mexican restaurant; this is an equation to success.
In business since 1906, so you better believe they must be doing something right at Frank’s Diner. The chef cooks up each meal fresh from scratch, delivering flavor and quality.
So, Spokane is pretty well catered to when it comes to local brews, and if you’re looking to inundate your trip with as many of the local boys as you can—or you’re just looking for a solid brewery to check out while you’re in town—you’ll definitely want to head into South Perry Brewing.
Another genius creation of Local Expert Chef Adam Hegsted for all of us out there that LOVE brunch. From their amazing breakfast staples (like omelets, benedicts, and even a classic English breakfast) to their amazing lunchtime sandwiches, you shouldn’t have too much finding something tasty to satisfy your brunching cravings. And yes, they even have a bar menu for the full brunchtime experience.
Fresh seafood is, not surprisingly, the star of the show at the fish house, but beef and chicken dishes are also featured on the menu. When you want to enjoy a fine dining experience in a comfortable and welcoming setting (with 20th century decor), Milford’s Fish House boasts something for everyone. Bring the family or just a date.
A lounge and bar situated in a historic movie theater. The bartenders dream up new cocktails as frequently as they can, giving you something fun to look forward to from week to week. Don’t miss the beer garden if it’s nice out!
Their philosophy centers around ethical and sustainable ingredients and creating a stellar cup of coffee that’s perfectly extracted every time by skilled baristas. Coeur makes their own flavorings, using organic vanilla beans, local honey, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Their hemp, almond and soy milks are locally sourced and certified organic
Authentic wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas that waft your mouth over to Italy with every delicious bite. A multitude of cheeses and delectable fresh ingredients make this pizza something to write home about.
Clinkerdagger is located right on the Spokane River offering a spectacular outdoor patio that overlooks the scenic river and city skyline. Come here for typical American grill fare, a beautiful view, and friendly service.
This local hangout has a friendly neighborhood atmosphere where you can instantly tell upon entering that you are surrounded by locals and visitors alike all hoping to relax, enjoy cold beer, some great food, and lively conversation. Lounge in their large outdoor patio that’s perfect for drinking a cold beer in the warm sun, while enjoying their famous bbq chicken quesadillas or tasty lamb sandwich.
Incredible service, a great atmosphere, and even better food. With some fantastic dishes ranging from grilled racks of wild boar to squid ink fettuccine, from the customer favorite charred octopus salad to desserts such as tiramisu or zeppole doughnuts, this Trattoria is sure to leave you impressed (and satisfied).
A low key bar filled with locals that serves great drinks and an awesome ghost pepper margarita.
Want to explore Spokane some more? Check out the Discover Spokane page to find more restaurants, bars, museums, shopping, and more!