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“Room for improvement,yet when it all comes together should be great.”

Waddell's Neighborhood Pub & Grill
Ranked #121 of 937 Restaurants in Spokane
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed January 14, 2014

NEW JUST OPENED NOT EVEN A MONTH AGO! That being said loved the atmosphere, great staff. Food has room for improvement yet still very good. My son said the smoke jumper burger he had was very good, HUGE yet good. The pop rock wing have room for improvement, the Thai chicken flatbread pizza needs alot of work. Taste more like a bad teriyaki not Thai.

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Thank wildmoments
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

I have to agree with another reviewer's assessment of the hostess at the 5 Mile location the hostess should be replaced. We tried the restaurant on noon on Friday for lunch. The hostess was not present when we arrived so we just walked to the bar area.

Our waitress (Jessica) on the other hand was friendly, personable, and punctual. We ordered the Turkey Club with sweet potato fries ($9.50) and the Lamb Philly with seasoned fries ($12.95) and two pints of Fireman's Amber Ale ($4 per pint). The turkey club is served on flatbread and is messy to eat but good. The lamb philly had tons of flavor and spice (there are fried jalapenos on it). Also, the fries are bottomless! Little added bonus. Pasta salad, coleslaw, sweet potato fries, or seasoned fries are offered with sandwiches.

They only had 3 beers brewed at the time and Jessica was more than willing to provide us with samples. Of the 3, we liked the Amber Ale the best.

There were two other deterrents during our lunch - the ventilation system needs some upgrades and there were too many staff. It was smoky in the restaurant from the kitchen and there was a visible haze in the restaurant. The second item is nit-picky - there were 5 employees at the front counter - one we think was the hostess and the other four were standing around drinking soda while we saw 3 waitresses bust their rumps on tables. If employees are on break or want to chat with each other, then do it in a break room or out of the front view of the customers.

We will go back and give the Happy Hour a try. Monday thru Friday from 3pm to 5pm is what we were told. We hope more beers will be available from their brewery on our second visit.

The bar area was nice...some TVs available to watch the games and the brewery is visible. Note, sit on the 4 legged stools, the 3 legged stools seemed tipsy to us.

This restaurant opened on December 23, 2013. Hopefully, the place will stay in business as long as customers are treated well (i.e. the hostess is the first and last person customers should see and s/he should be the friendliest) and the food is good. 5 Mile needs more local restaurants and I'm glad Waddell's has moved into the area - Good Luck!

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Thank Cbug73
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Waited forever for a seat, the hostess was rude, and passed us over for others that came in after us. She attempted to pass us over again until the manager stepped in. Wow what a horrible experience. Food and beer was OK, but not worth the wait. Need staff/hostess that care about the costumer.

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Thank D L
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

No matter what place for foods & drinks comes to the upper south hill =YUPPIE AREA!! it likely will close soon & be obsolete!! Prices are way too high here as rent space is redicilious priced!! Not to knock the foods of any present or past - just portions are small & prices way up!! Watch them come & go!!

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Thank Hotrodmatt
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Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

After being ignored for too long (we sorta snuck in & it was 1/2 empty), we got up & grabbed some menus. I was ready to get grumpy on YELP, but Sarah was the perfect server, who got the order PERFECTLY, & quick!!! I had a couple special requests for my Big Dog Burger, WHICH TURNED OUT PERFECT!!! (Props to the kitchen!) Sarah checked on us the perfect amount of times, made sure we were happy, and now we're anxious to come back!

Thank tdutim
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