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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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

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Spokane, Washington
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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 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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