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Thrifty Scotsman Drive-In

American, Seafood, Grill
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12024 E Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99206-5145
(509) 928-2214‎
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Have always liked this place

Wish they would get with the times abs take debit or credit but still good food. Decent selection. I had the chicken fried steak sandwich for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. Awesome fries!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
Ron S
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Spokane Valley, Washington, United States
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Spokane Valley, Washington
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

if you're looking for a cheap alternative to the chain burger joints, this is the place. Inexpensive food, but it's hot and fresh, the place has a loyal clientele. Looks like it's in need of a facelift.

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Spokane, Washington
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place is pretty much your average local fast food joint. Nothing too special. Plenty of seating. They only take cash which was an inconvenience.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is all about nostalgia... I went on a recommendation of a friend. The place is not the cleanest (best to use the restroom somewhere else) the vintage (?) video games are a nice compliment to the Marilyn Monroe / James Dean Decor. The food was more expensive than Dicks Hamburgers but the ingredients were better. They make nice... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wish they would get with the times abs take debit or credit but still good food. Decent selection. I had the chicken fried steak sandwich for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. Awesome fries!

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I been going here since I was a kids and their fries and tarter sauce is awesome. I totally recommend it.

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298 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Fairly limited menu. Burgers were mediocre at best and onion rings were frozen variety and all items were a bit greasy. I saw the fish and chips and fish appeared frozen so I avoided it. Service was OK but you need some decent food to support a place. Doubt we will be back.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I've lived within a few short miles of the Thrifty Scotsman Drive-in for more than a couple of decades and just recently stopped in to check it out, and I've been missing out. I've been back a good half dozen times now in the past year. The burgers are big and tasty as are their milkshakes. The prices are a... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I ate at this little family joint in Spokane and it was good. I got the Scotsman Burger and small fries for $5.52. For the price it was great. The burger has a slice of ham on it along with cheese, Mayo and the normal toppings. The fries were thick cut, were very hot and had not sat around. When... More 

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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The food here is as good as it get's in the fast food world. It's privately owned. Just a single location only 'mom & pop' drive-in. The employees are always polite and friendly. The food is plentiful and delicious. The tartar is one of three of the best recipes IN THE COUNTRY. I've been coming here since I was just... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

A must. If your looking for good food on a budget than a super bacon or super ham with a large french fry is what you are looking for. A sure case of eyes being larger than the stomach while keeping cash in your pocket.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12024 E Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99206-5145
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Spokane Valley
  • Phone Number: (509) 928-2214‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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