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  • Anthony's at Spokane Falls

    510 N. Lincoln St. Spokane - Downtown

    509-328-9009

    Fresh seafood is the top priority for Anthony’s — the restaurant company works directly with fishermen and shellfish suppliers to make sure every last salmon, swordfish and oyster meets a high standard. But diners don’t need to know the details to appreciate the fine-dining atmosphere, daily specials, happy hour offerings and — perhaps most impressive — the postcard view of the Spokane Falls.
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  • Boomers Classic Rock Bar & Grill

    18219 E. Appleway Ave. Spokane Valley

    509-368-9847

    Two things about Boomers Classic Rock Bar & Grill that you need to forget: it’s in a shopping center strip mall surrounded by grassy, empty lots; its next-door neighbor is an unrelated dive bar by the name of the Cum Inn. Once you’ve forgotten this, you’re free to enjoy the kind of place where bands play classic rock every weekend and the burgers are juicy and full-textured. The best seller is the Frankenstein, a burger decked out in fried Spam, fried egg, deep-fried onion, chipotle brown gravy and (says the menu) an ambulance. The Patty Benatar, Mr. Mojo Rising and Sublime burger each come with their own signature extras. (April 2013)

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  • Casper Fry Public House

    928 S. Perry St. Spokane - South

    509-535-0536

    Inlander readers voted this hip new eatery in the South Perry District the Best New Restaurant. Opened in June 2012 by the team from Madeleine’s Patisserie, Casper Fry turns out upscale Southern comfort food like Low Country Shrimp and Grits and some of the best fried chicken you’ll find. Its Josper oven, one of only about 10 in the country, uses charcoal and wood chips for smoking and grilling to turn out house-smoked meat and sausages. (July 2013)
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  • Cedars Floating Restaurant

    1514 Marina Dr., Blackwell Island Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls

    208-664-2922

    This isn’t lakeside dining — when you eat at Cedars’ floating restaurant, you’re dining on the water at the confluence between the Spokane River and Lake Coeur d’Alene. Seafood is the specialty here and the smoky, cedar-planked, wild-caught salmon is consistently good. The patio is the place to be. You can even arrive by boat and tie up at one of Cedars’ docks. (July 2013)
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  • Chinook Steak, Pasta and Spirits (CdA Casino)

    37914 S. Highway 95, Worley Rural Idaho

    800-523-2464

    This restaurant at the Coeur d’Alene Casino incorporates locally foraged mushrooms, bitterroot, camas root and shore-netted sockeye. The diverse dinner menu offers an array of surf and turf entrées, from the lobster tail dinner and sauteed catfish to filet mignon and veal marsala. In the summer, order the huckleberry ice cream, showcasing North Idaho berries, that’s made right at your table and flash-frozen using liquid nitrogen.
  • Churchill's Steakhouse

    165 S. Post St. Spokane - Downtown

    509-474-9888

    Don Draper would fit in beautifully at Churchills, with its luxurious, masculine décor, top-shelf cocktails and traditional (in all the best ways) takes on sides and steaks. The star of the show here is the USDA prime Midwestern beef that’s dry-aged, then cooked at 1800 degrees. The sides are a la carte, and the Cougar Gold mac and cheese is worth every single calorie. (July 2013)
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  • Clinkerdagger

    621 W. Mallon St. Spokane - Downtown

    509-328-5965

    With excellent food, service and view of the river, Clinkerdagger sets the standard for reliable fine dining in Spokane. The restaurant’s pea salad, rock salt prime rib or crème brûlée have become beloved favorites since the restaurant opened during Expo ‘74. Want to try something new? Order off the seasonal menu, featuring fresh and locally grown ingredients.
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  • Crickets Restaurant & Oyster Bar

    424 E. Sherman Ave. Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls

    208-765-1990

    Cricket’s has stood the test of time on Coeur d’Alene’s mercurial Sherman Avenue. Maybe it’s because Cricket’s is the only game in town for oysters. Or maybe it’s their vast menu that spans from build-your-own pizzas to steaks and sandwiches. Or maybe it’s their prime people-watching location, right smack on the avenue. Whatever it is, it’s working. (July 2013)
  • GW Hunters Steakhouse

    615 N. Spokane St. Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls

    208-777-9388

    Elmer Fudd would be right at home here — trophy mounts, rustic cabin interior — except there's no rabbit on the menu. Instead, breakfast, served daily until 3 pm, includes the wild omelette with choice of elk, buffalo or German sausage. For dinner, pork, beef, elk, chicken, or seafood. (July 2011)
  • Hay J's Bistro

    21706 E. Mission Ave. Liberty Lake

    509-926-2310

    The blocky strip-mall exterior — and book-cover first impressions — are immediately overturned the second you open the door. Inside, Hay J’s Bistro is pure class, with candle flames flickering atop wine bottles at the tables, and metallic vine sculptures wrapping around wine bottles on the walls. With a wine list boasting 100 choices, and a wine bar next door, the selection manages to live up to the hype set by the décor. The relatively pricey menu boasts steaks, tapas, burgers, pastas and risottos — but seafood remains the most popular genre.
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  • Hill's Resort

    4777 W. Lakeshore Rd., Priest Lake Rural Eastern WA

    208-443-2551

    Housed in a rustic yet upscale lodge overlooking Luby Bay on Priest Lake, Hill’s Resort’s restaurant boasts a menu of Northwest standards, including steaks and their signature baby back pork ribs, in addition to creative seafood options you can choose from while sipping on a specialty cocktail from the bar. When you wake up in the morning, you might as well come back to Hill’s — their breakfast, available on their recently enlarged deck, is just as good as dinner. (July 2013)
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  • Hills' Restaurant & Lounge

    401 W. Main Spokane - Downtown

    509-747-3946

    While the food at Hills’ is often simple, it’s prepared with such care and fresh ingredients that we can’t stop thinking about it. The bar is also notable — their tap selection is usually unusual, and they have surprising reserves of port and scotch. Owner Steve Hill can recommend a hard-to-find beer or whip up a specialty cocktail, if that’s more your speed. (July 2013)
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  • Hydra Steakhouse

    115 Lake St. Sandpoint

    208-263-7123

    You’d be hard-pressed to find many other eateries that have been alive and kicking in Sandpoint since 1975. One of those is the Hydra, which continues to produce reliably priced and tastily cooked steaks, including their well-known baseball-cut top sirloin, which comes in both 8- and 16-ounce sizes. If beef isn’t your game, that’s fine. The Hydra also has a full seafood menu in addition to pasta, sandwiches and other options. (July 2013)
  • Klink's Lakeside

    18617 Williams Lake Rd. Cheney

    509-235-2391

    On the banks of Lake Williams, 15 miles southwest of Cheney, chefs Trevor Bradley and Jerry Schrader prepare pan-fried oyster specials on Tuesdays, serve up a breakfast buffet on Saturdays and Sundays, and offer new dishes like shrimp and grits — large white shrimp sautéed in lobster-tomato broth ($15). All of the restaurant’s sauces and dressings are made in-house, and their meat and fish are never frozen. The sirloin-brisket burgers, coupled with happy hour and a sunset, make this a worthy destination. (July 2013)
  • Masselow's Steakhouse

    100 N. Hayford Rd. Airway Heights

    509-481-6020

    Masselow’s is the only Eastern Washington restaurant to have ever received AAA’s Four Diamond Award, an honor earned by stringent attention to detail. Every detail. The decor is beautiful, without being stuffy or pretentious. The food is carefully (and locally) sourced. The service is unparalled. And the complimentary fry bread is a lovely nod to the rich Native American history in our region.
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  • Max at Mirabeau

    1100 N. Sullivan Rd. Spokane Valley

    509-922-6252

    Max at Mirabeau is the Spokane Valley’s answer to fine dining. They pride themselves on creating innovative cuisine with the freshest locally sourced ingredients they can find. For that, Max at Mirabeau has been awarded with a slew of awards at Epicurean Delight and has earned a faithful following that extends well beyond Spokane Valley.
  • Outback Steakhouse

    4750 N. Division Spokane - North

    509-484-6956

  • Prospectors

    12611 N. Division St. Spokane - North

    509-467-6177

    Prospectors’ natural log interior and granite fireplaces give this north-side restaurant a mountain lodge feel. So of course what you want here is comfort food. And that’s what you get at Prospectors. In epic portions. Burgers, brick-oven-cooked pizza, po’ boys and “Mom’s Meatloaf” are served up at lunch and dinner, and hearty country-style breakfasts start the morning right. (July 2013)
  • Seasons of Coeur d'Alene

    209 E. Lakeside Ave. Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls

    208-664-8008

    This 200-seat, 9,000-square-foot space is a massive undertaking for a city the size of Coeur d’Alene, and it has an equally outsized menu of some 30 options (grilled cheese to a New York steak), aimed at the entire spectrum of price points ($8-$29 respectively). (July 2013)
  • Spencer's for Steaks & Chops

    322 N. Spokane Falls Ct. Spokane - Downtown

    509-744-2372

    Steak Spencer’s delivers top-notch, no-nonsense food in a decidedly elegant setting. They use the highest quality dry-aged USDA Prime cuts and cook them at temperatures up to 1,600 degrees to sear in the juices. The filet is so tender, you almost don’t need a knife. The strawberry shortcake gives you the most bang for your buck. (July 2013)
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  • Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Tap House

    601 E. Front Ave. #101 Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls

    208-667-1170

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  • Sweet Lou's

    477272 U.S. 95, Ponderay Rural Idaho

    208-263-1381

    Chad and Maggie Foust now own two outposts in North Idaho: the Sweet Lou's in Hope and this new location in Ponderay. Emphasizing family recipes, they churn out house-made items like it’s nobody’s business, including hand battered onion rings and daily soups. Their ribs are smoked St. Louis-style, but you can choose from one of three homemade sauces: the house, bourbon or chocolate. Their popular bison ribs would make even the likes of Fred Flintstone jealous, they say. (Nov. 2012)
  • Sweetgrass Cafe

    27068 S. Highway 95, Worley Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls

    800-523-2464

  • The Swinging Doors

    1018 W. Francis Ave. Spokane - North

    509-326-6794

    Watch your favorite sports team on one of the Swinging Doors’ 60 televisions and get a free steak dinner on your birthday. Does it get any better? It’s a fun atmosphere with games galore and classic pub fare. Order one of their 27 beers on tap on their new, spacious patio. (July 2013)
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  • Trinity at City Beach

    58 Bridge St. Sandpoint

    208-255-7558

    The patio of Trinity is practically on City Beach, offering picturesque views of Lake Pend Oreille. No room outdoors? No worries. The entire back wall is made of glass to allow a view from any seat. The menu, featuring choices like steamed mussels, filet mignon and Portobello mushroom ravioli, is complemented by the extensive wine list. (July 2013)
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