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“YUH-UUUUUM” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Downriver Grill

Downriver Grill
3315 W Northwest Blvd, Spokane, WA 99205-2143
509-323-1600
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Ranked #44 of 706 Restaurants in Spokane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Spokane, Washington
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“YUH-UUUUUM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

You like salmon? Don't visit Spokane without trying it here! Oh my gosh! Great food all the way around, salads, breads, steak, seafood, desserts. Out of the way if you don't live in that part of town, but WELL WORTH the DRIVE.

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Cheney, Washington
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good Food with Average Service. The Bill was Big.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had the chipotle burger and a French dip sandwich, both with crisscross fries on the side. Delicious food on both counts. Chocolate cake with ice cream for dessert was the perfect end to a tasty lunch.

The bill was over 35 bucks before tip and with only water for drinks. This joint isn't cheap. That being said, we will visit again since the fare was a cut above typical lunch counter grub.

Muzak ambience left a bit to be desired. Sarah McLaughlin was moaning the theme song for HSÛS, hence visions of abused pets were foisted into our Mind's eye.

Service was acceptable, even though at 3:30 pm during the week I would have thought the 8 employees on site could have been a bit more attentive. Besides the two of us there were never more than 3 or 4 other patrons in the place.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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mainlinegirl610
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“A ver pleasant meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went there for dinner with some friends while visiting Spokane. We had made reservations and were seated promptly. We had a very friendly server (I believe her name was Jamie) who was attentive without being hovering and who was very helpful with suggestions. She was great. The food was outstanding. We started with some Gorgonzola Fries which were wonderfully decadent. One friend had the salmon which she said might have been the best salmon she ever had. Another had delicious Mac and cheese that she loved. I tasted a bite of both and agreed with their assessment. The third friend had chicken quesadilla with black beans that were very good. I had a wonderful salad with grilled chicken, tomatoes and mozzarella. Yum. I am pleased to be able to highly recommend this place.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Spokane, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Awesome Food / Service Average”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Downriver Grill has some of the best cuisine in Spokane. The food is to die for which sort of makes up for the service. We go in there three to four times a year and I cant really describe the service other than just adequate. If it wasn't for the food being spectacular good we would not go because it borders a on irritatingly slow.

Order off their ever changing fresh sheet. There entrees from that menu are to die for.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Spokane, WA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We have been wanting to try this place forever now, and glad we finally did. So sorry that we didn't try it sooner, as it was very good. Went with my husband and son to celebrate a birthday. I would have to say it was one of the best meals we have eaten in a while. The food might be a little pricey, but not so bad considering the quality of the food. And they have items on their menu that are reasonably priced, so it's not like you are going to pay high prices for everything there, you do have a choice. From the starter to the entre`, everything we ordered was good. The chef/chef's really know what they are doing. We definitely loved it and will be going again. Next time hopefully it will be warm enough outside to be able to sit in their outdoor seating area!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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