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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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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Good burger joint--cash/check only

A venerable Spokane Valley burger joint with good food at very good prices. Especially love their fries.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Michele R
Spokane Valley, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Husband has many fond memories of coming to Scotsman with his family growing up. My expectations were high and surely exceeded. Accommodating for my gluten intolerance. Delicious burger and delectable strawberry shake! Thank you!

Thank ChelseaAdams
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I went to tgis place as a kid and it has been tge standard by which all other burgers are measured. So glad that 15 years since my last visit to Spokane, they have not chanded a bit. Super ham is my favorite followed by tge super bacon. Tarter sauce amazing. Thick fries are alqays fresh.

Thank SingleInSeattle
Spokane Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A venerable Spokane Valley burger joint with good food at very good prices. Especially love their fries.

Thank Michele R
Spokane, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an old school solid burger and fries joint. When we are looking for a good burger this is our go to place. The fires are side steak fries and usually fried to perfection. They also have a chicken fried steak sandwich that is quite good. Last night I called ahead and picked up a chicken fried steak sandwich,... More 

Thank ToddSpokane
Spokane Valley, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Thank Jim T
Spokane, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

Thank Sarah_FF
Yellowknife, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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 

Thank Kris J
Spokane Valley, Washington, United States
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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!

1 Thank Ron S
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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.

1 Thank Karra P
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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.

2 Thank TAMAN1951

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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: Families with children, Large groups


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