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302 W Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 747-3852
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We Went Twice!!

The Onion Bar and Grill is certainly not fine dining but it is a beautifully historic space and the service was good to great on our two visits on a recent family trip. The onion rings and fried zucchini were excellent (two different visits) and the burgers/sandwiches were good both times (and you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Las Vegas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Las Vegas
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Onion Bar and Grill is certainly not fine dining but it is a beautifully historic space and the service was good to great on our two visits on a recent family trip. The onion rings and fried zucchini were excellent (two different visits) and the burgers/sandwiches were good both times (and you have an option on the burgers to... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was a family friendly pub atmosphere. Service was good, and the menu had some good choices. Food was average, including the hyped onion rings (although the onions were very sweet!). I did love the option to order small or large orders of most items, which is a plus. An okay place for a lunch bite, but was really nothing... More 

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Kooskia, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great food!! Daughter had fish & chips I had the buffalo burger & fries. There were so many beers to choose from it was hard to make a choice. They have a Pub called AREA 51 they have 51 beers on tap & 50 beers in cans & bottles. SO BE PREPARED!! This is the ULTIMATE BEER DRINKERS HEAVEN!!! Many... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Took my family here this evening for a birthday dinner. I should have known better. It used to be almost impossible to get a table without a wait. Tonight, there weren't 5 tables occupied. The service was ok, but the food is so disappointing. The only meal that was hot was the dish they had to re-do because they overcooked... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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235 reviews 235 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place reminds you of a old time saloon. The staff is very laid back but courteous. I loved their onion rings and fish. Didn't realize until this trip that they have gluten free choices. Always love to pop into this establishment when in town.

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Hamilton, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've eaten there several times. Food is fresh and well prepared. Prices are fair. Service has always been friendly and attentive. They have a good gluten free selection but the menu does not show all your choices.

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New York, NY
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Best sweet potato fries ever. Excellent salad, awesome burger, great beer list, the waitress Melissa was fantastic, knowledgable about the menu and gave us spot-on advice.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very nice "pub" atmosphere with lots of big-screen TVs for sports. Fish and Chips are highly recommended. The batter was crispy and did not dry out the Alaskan Cod.

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Nakskov, Denmark
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290 reviews 290 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Shortly after arriving in the US it is great to walk into a local eatery with a Harley Davidson as its main decoration. The noise from several TV screens (Football) was deafening at first, but gradually became bearable and part of the show. Do have onion rings at "The Onion". They make them from onions the size of a coconut,... More 

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Spokane
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There were many choices on the menu but the waitress we had was too pushy and not willing to offer much time we had to tell her to come back at least 3 times because she was too persistant. Same with ordering drinks - no time to peruse the menu. Then, towards end of meal she was no where to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 302 W Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Spokane
  • Phone Number: (509) 747-3852

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?