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

Downriver Grill
Ranked #39 of 849 Restaurants in Spokane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Local. Seasonal. Fresh. Located in the cherished Audubon neighborhood, we serve Modern American cuisine at it's best in Spokane, Washington.
Spokane, Washington
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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3 Thank Kari R
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Cheney, Washington
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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
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1 Thank CarlS455
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mainlinegirl610
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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
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2 Thank mainlinegirl610
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Spokane, Washington
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155 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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
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2 Thank b40dash8
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Spokane, WA
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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
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3 Thank Brnidgrl1961
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