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Thrifty Scotsman Drive-In

12024 E Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99206-5145
(509) 928-2214‎
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Ranked #29 of 154 Restaurants in Spokane Valley
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Grill
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
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242 reviews 242 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Liberty Lake, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Stopped in for a quick bite during the summer. Everything I had tasted like it was basted in grease before they served it. Fries were cold and soggy, burger was dry and flavorless. Will never stop in again.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

We stopped here on our drive cross country and we were very pleased with the food, service, and the cost! My brother found this place on Urbanspoon and I'm glad we gave it a shot. My Scotsman burger (patty with ham) was $3.50 and my onion rings were some of the best I've had in forever. Word of caution they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

Good food, well priced, polite service. Too bad there's only one restaurant!!

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Washington State usa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Reminds me of the ol dairy queens in 60's - foods good fresh & always fair in prices . They do make great burgers .

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Cheney, Wa
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124 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

I don't know, I suppose... I don't know why people make such a fuss over this totally pedestrian burger joint. I've been there twice, and it just doesn't move the meter. Last time I went with two of my kids. We each had a bacon cheese burger basket, and SPLIT a large strawberry shake. It was $28! How thrifty! And... More

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