Eastern Washington’s city by the river has a lot to love
Some may overlook Spokane when it comes to dining destinations in the Pacific Northwest. But the eastern Washington city — located on the banks of the picturesque Spokane River, within a short drive from many high-quality farms — has a thriving food scene, home to terrific grills, cafes, and fine dining establishments featuring the surrounding bounty. Here’s a look at some of the city’s most essential spots to check out. All are open for takeout and dine-in, per current state COVID regulations, unless otherwise noted.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.