Here are the eateries within walking distance of Sasquan sites.

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Doubletree Hotel (website)

This hotel is part of the convention center. Starbucks sells coffee and pastries in the middle of the lobby floor. They are also the hotel convenience store, with Tylenol, toothbrushes,  and a very limited supply of trail mix, protein bars, and candy. Next to that is a casual breakfast place, Shutters, open 6-10:30 am. Off the front lobby is a formal steakhouse, Spencer’s.  (map)

Spokane Convention Center (website)

The convention center has concession windows inside that sell burgers, pizza, chili fries, chicken nuggets, soup, cold sandwiches, chips, coffee, energy drinks, candy, and sodas. Prices and hours have not been determined yet for our event, but I had chili cheese fries and a soda here during PACCON, and it cost me $7. It was pretty good, though.

Restaurants within 2 blocks walking distance, in order of closeness to the two crosswalks you really must use to cross Highway 2, are: (map)

  • Chili’s Bar and Grill 207 W. Spokane Falls Blvd; American; $8 – $16*  (website) I like this chain. I had this particular location’s Southern Smokehouse Bacon Burger and fries, and it was pretty tasty! If a little slow.
  • Azteca Mexican Restaurant 200 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.; Mexican; $8 – $17  (website)
  • Main Market Co-op 44 W Main Ave 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Deli and grocery store (website)
  • Zola 22 W. Main Ave.; pub food; $5 – $12  (Facebook)
  • Saranac Public House 21 W Main; Pacific Northwest, vegan choices; $5 – $15  (website)
  • Luigi’s Italian Restaurant 245 W. Main Ave.; Italian; $10 – $25  (website)
  • Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 12 E. Olive; 6a – 11p, 12p, or 1a; Diner/Bakery; $ (menu)
  • Sante 404 W. Main Ave.; organic European, vegan choices; $5 – $28 (menu)
  • Hill’s 401 W. Main Ave.; American Bistro; $9 – $30 featured on Food Network (menu)
  • Italian Kitchen 113 N. Bernard St.; Italian, vegan choices; $$$ (website)
  • High Nooner 237 W Riverside Ave; Lunch 10a – 3p; $3 – $9 (website)
  • Madeleine’s Cafe and Patisserie 707 W. Main Ave; 8-5 M-F, 830-10p S, 8-2 Su; $5 – $10

Some places with spectacular views of Spokane Falls a mile walk away through Riverfront Park are:

  • Anthony’s at Spokane Falls 510 N. Lincoln St; American ; $9 – $25 (website) Anthony’s is my favorite restaurant in Spokane so far: fantastic view of the waterfall, great outside deck with table service, business casual atmosphere, excellent food, and reasonable prices!
  • Clinkerdagger 621 W. Mallon Suite 404; Steakhouse; $17 – $55 in historic Flour Mill (website)
  • Windows Restaurant 303 W. North River Dr. American Bistro; (Red Lion Inn) $$ (website)
  • Ripples Riverside Bar & Grill 700 N Division St; pub food; (Red Lion River) $ (website)

The Davenport Hotel (website)

Palm Court Grill, The Safari Room, and the famous Peacock Room lounge bar are inside. Outside, the places within two blocks of walking distance are: (map)

  • Post Street Ale House 808 W. Sprague Ave.; Sports Bar/American Pub food; $
  • The Brews Brothers 10 N Post; Espresso Bar; deliveries; $$ (Facebook)
  • The Shop Around the Corner 10 N Post: Liquor, snacks, a few groceries; $$
  • Fire Artisan Pizza 816 W. Sprague; Pizza/Wine Bar; $$ Randy says this place has great pizza and is a lot of fun.
  • Bruttles Candy Shoppe  828 W Sprague; gourmet chocolates; $$$ (website)
  • Subway 701 W Riverside Ave (Bus Terminal); sandwiches; $
  • Pizza Rita 701 W Riverside Ave (Bus Terminal); pizza; $
  • The District Bar 916 West 1st; craft cocktails, full bar; $$ (website)
  • Sapphire Lounge at Hotel Ruby 901 W. First Ave.; Martini Bar / appetizers; $$ (website)
  • Domini Sandwiches 703 W. Sprague Ave.; Deli; $     considered a Spokane landmark
  • Gibliano Brothers Dueling Piano Bar & Music House 718 W. Riverside; Bar / Pizza;  $
  • Scratch 1007 W. First Ave.; American Bistro/Seafood; $$$
  • Old Spaghetti Factory 152 S. Monroe St.; Italian; $$
  • Bistango Martini Lounge 108 N. Post: Martini Bar/Bistro; $$
  • Red Robin America’s Gourmet Burgers & Spirits Burgers/American Pub Food/Family; $$
  • PF Chang’s China Bistro 801 W. Main Ave; Chinese fusion; $$
  • Melting Pot Restaurant 707 W. Main Ave.; Fondue/Martinis; $$$$
  • Churchill’s Steakhouse 165 S. Post St.; Steakhouse/American: $$$$
  • Steam Plant Grill 159 S. Lincoln St.; American; $$$ Tour the basement ruins of the steam plant! (Our write-up on it)

Red Lion Hotel at the Park (website)

Inside are a casual breakfast and lunch place called the Atrium Café & Deli, Windows Restaurant with a view of the Spokane River, and the Park Place Lounge bar for appetizers and casual dining. Within three blocks walking distance are:

  • CDE Inc (Arby’s) 201 W North River Dr; fast food; $ (website)
  • Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine 621 W. Mallon; Ethiopian – vegan choices; $ in the historic Flour Mill
  • Clinkerdagger 621 W. Mallon Suite 404; Steakhouse; $17 – $55 in historic Flour Mill (website)
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill 930 N Division St; Mexican fast food; $
  • Ripples Riverside Bar & Grill 700 N Division St; pub food; (at the other Red Lion) $

Red Lion River Inn (website)

Inside is Ripples Riverside Grill and Lounge, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour and has prices that range from $7 to $24. Within three blocks of walking distance are:

  • Wendy’s 830 N Division St; Hamburgers fast food; $
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill 930 N Division St; Mexican fast food; $
  • CDE Inc (Arby’s) 201 W North River Dr; fast food; $ (website)
  • Windows Restaurant 303 W. North River Dr. American Bistro; (at the other Red Lion) $$


These places are within half a mile of one of the Sasquan hotels. More about them later!

  • Arby’s 201 W. North River Dr. (multiple locations); $
  • Atticus Coffee & Gifts 222 N. Howard St.; coffee; $
  • Auntie Anne’s Pretzels 828 W. Main Ave.; fast food; $
  • Ben & Jerry’s 828 W. Main Ave.; ice cream; $
  • Brooklyn Deli 122 S. Monroe; Deli; $
  • Carl’s Jr. 707 W. Third Ave.; fast food burgers; $
  • Dutch Brothers Coffee 402 W. Second Ave.; coffee; $
  • Edo Japan 828 W. Main Ave., Japanese fast food; $
  • Fast Eddie’s All Purpose Pub 1 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.; Bar/American Pub Food; $
  • Franks’s Diner 1516 W. Second Ave.; railcar diner; $$     Yes, it’s in an old rail car. Voted “best breakfast in Spokane” for 11 years running.
  • Globe Bar and Grill 204 N. Division St.; American Pub Food; $$
  • Herbal Essence Café  115 N. Washington St.; Bistro; $$$
  • Ho Ho Teriyaki Chicken 621 W. Mallon; Japanese fast food; $ in     the historic Flour Mill
  • Ichiban Sushi Lounge 202 W. Third Ave.; Japanese/Buffet; $
  • Irv’s 415 W. Sprague Ave; Bar/American Pub Food; $
  • Jack in the Box 505 W. Third Ave. (multiple locations) ; fast     food burgers;  $
  • Left Bank Wine Bar 108 N. Washington; Wine Bar/European; $$ 1/2
  • Lion’s Lair 205 W. Main; Bar/American Pub Food: $
  • Los Tacos Tumbras 1325 W. Second St.; Mexican; $
  • Main Market Deli 44 W. Main Ave; Deli / Natural Food store; $$
  • McDonalds 517 W. Third Ave.; fast food burgers; $
  • Milford’s Fish House 719 N. Monroe St. Seafood/Steakhouse; $$$$
  • Mizuna Restaurant and Wine Bar 214 N. Howard St.; Vegetarian/Wine Bar/International; $$$
  • Monterey Café 9 N. Washington St.; Pizza/Sandwiches; $$
  • Mootsy’s 406 W. Sprague Ave; Bar/ Pub food; $
  • Nordstrom Espresso Bar 828 W. Main Ave.; coffee; $
  • Nordstrom Marketplace Café 828 W. Main Ave.; European; $$
  • Nudo 818 W. Sprague; Japanese Noodle Shop ; $$ Gluten-free friendly, vegan friendly
  • O’Doherty’s Irish Grille525 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.; Irish pub food; $$     as close to a neighborhood Irish pub you can find on this side of the pond
  • Olive Garden 221 N. Post; Italian; $$
  • The Onion 302 W. Riverside Ave.; American Pub Food/Family; $$
  • The Palm Court Grill 10 S. Post St.; American Bistro; $$$     in the Davenport Hotel
  • Panda Express 828 W. Main Ave.; Chinese fast food; $
  • Pita Pit 707 W. Main Ave.; Healthy/fast food/Mediterranean; $
  • Raw Sushi & Island Grill 723 W. First Ave.; Japanese/Hawaiian; $$
  • Rock City Grill 828 W. Main Ave.; Pizza/Italian/American; $$
  • Rocket Bakery 1325 W. First Ave.; Bakery / Coffee; $
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 828 W. Main Ave.; candy; $
  • Rocky Rococo 520 W. Main Ave.;  Pizza/Italian/Salad Bar; $ This is a fast food pizza place where you order at a counter. Great pizza, quick, and a decent atmosphere for a fast food place, too. Would be a good choice for a large group.
  • Satellite Diner 425 W. Sprague Ave.; gourmet diner; $     open late, open early, great food in an old American diner atmosphere
  • Soulful Soups and Spirits 117 N. Howard; Soups/Martini Bar/Burgers; $
  • Starbucks 721 W. Main Ave.; coffee; $
  • Steelhead Bar & Grille 218 N. Howard St.; pub food; $$
  • Subway 828 W. Main Ave. (multiple locations); sandwiches; $
  • Suki Yaki Inn Japanese Restaurant 119 N. Bernard St.; Japanese; $
  • Sushi Maru 828 W. Main Ave.; Japanese; $
  • 430 W. Main Ave.; Japanese; $$
  • Taaj Indian Cuisine 128 W. Third Ave.; Indian/Buffet, vegan choices; $$
  • Taco Bell 825 S. Third Ave.; fast food; $
  • Taco Del Mar 829 W. Main Ave.; Mexican; $
  • Taco Time 303 W. Third Ave.; Mexican; $
  • Tacos Del Sol 401 W. Sprague Ave.; food truck, Mexican; $
  • Taste Café and Gourmet to Go 180 S. Howard St.; Bistro/Bakery; $$
  • Thai on First 411 W. First Ave.; Thai; $$
  • Thomas Hammer Coffee 122 N. Wall St.; coffee; $     one of the local area roasters
  • Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar 828 W. Main Ave.; Martini Bar/Bistro; $$
  • Ugly Bettie’s Public House 211 N. Division; Bar/American Pub Food; $$
  • Wild Sage American Bistro 916 W. Second Ave.; Tapas/Vegetarian/American Bistro; $$$
  • Zip’s Drive In 725 W. Third Ave.; fast food burgers/ American; $

Spokane Restaurant and Community Resources

The mini page the Spokane Community Visitor’s Bureau set up for Sasquan

The Restaurant Guide that CJ Cherryh says Spokane locals trust

Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Spokane

*Prices are lower at lunchtime and higher at dinnertime. Pubs and bars often have special happy hour prices on food. Check websites for hours.

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Price range (typical meal) per person up to $10 $10-$20 $20-$40 over $40
Within walking distance (0.6 miles) of Convention Center   The Davenport Hotel   Red Lion Inn at the Park   Red Lion River Inn
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Special needs wheelchair accessible   vegan choices   gluten-free choices

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