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“So much potential....and yet so poorly executed.”

Curley's Hauser Junction
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Kootenai
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Spokane, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“So much potential....and yet so poorly executed.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited as part of a large group, forty to fifty strong on a weekend night in August. The place was generally 'empty', with I'd guess a capacity of a couple hundred people inside and probably the same outside, and only twenty or so folks around. One waitress, who was also the bartender and cook. Extraordinarily limited choices from a bar menu, none of which was fresh, all of which went into either some sort of fryer or a microwave. To say service was slow would be kind, it was more of a glacial rate of service.
The atmosphere is "lodge", and the place has a good sized dance floor and that particular evening they had a 70's-80's classic hair band rock group playing, and they were pretty good...but no one danced. Our group met outside under a covered patio, adjacent to a small man-made waterfall and an unused outdoor stage....flanked by an unstaffed, unused, but very expensive outdoor bar.
Other than our group, the population was almost universally "biker people", with a large row of Harleys, more tats than you can believe, more fifty-somethings who were trying to look like thirty-somethings, a lot of over-the-hill teenagers with beer guts. Every other word from one table started with "F". No fights or anything, just a huge waste of money to build a nice looking place, then not staff it, not have a kitchen that serves actual food, or even a decent wine, beer, or liquor selection. Not. Ever. Going. Back.

  • Visited August 2013
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Spokane, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Terrible service/unfriendly people”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We went here recently as we have heard such good things about it and had just moved into the area! The waitress was terrible - she came twice with 20 minutes between each visit. We had to track her down and when we finally did she told us she wasn't coming back because she was too busy with other customers and our card was at the bar. The bartender told us that she wouldn't tab us out because she had people after us that were actually ordering drinks. Finally the manager came over and tabbed us out. We will never go here again which is a shame as we live so close to it!

  • Visited August 2013
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Boise, Idaho
Level 6 Contributor
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“Only Bar Food! Not much for healthy choices!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stopped at Curley’s for a light lunch hoping for good bar/pub food before continue on our day, the place was clean, very large and comfortable. There was only one person on duty at 1:00pm on a Saturday afternoon, service was understandably slow, be done with a friendly smile. We had soda pop and not alcohol and did not get refills, the 4 – piece chicken was over cooked; the chicken strips were over cooked as well but the server provided replacements that were vary tasty; and the onion pedals were different, a lot like onion rings only just pieces! They serve bar/pub food with not a lot of healthier choices, all fried. It was worth the stop but we will not make it a point to go back.

  • Visited August 2013
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