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302 W Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 747-3852
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 42
    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
A Sports Bar / Grill.

I had hoped for a better tasting Monte Cristo sandwich, as this one was really greasy. My Friend had a hamburger and he advised his food was good. The restaurant was clean and the service good, but the prices were a bit high for what you get. If I return, I will try the hamburger next time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I had hoped for a better tasting Monte Cristo sandwich, as this one was really greasy. My Friend had a hamburger and he advised his food was good. The restaurant was clean and the service good, but the prices were a bit high for what you get. If I return, I will try the hamburger next time.

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Las Vegas
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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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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243 reviews 243 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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302 reviews 302 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?