I-90 Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Old406Kid, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Old406Kid

    Old406Kid Active Member

    With fishing season upon us and many traveling the I-90 corridor I thought it would be interesting to
    hear about some good, off the beaten path places to eat along the way. Looking for good food and portions with reasonable prices.
    Just to put some limits, let's say 50 miles north or south of I-90 from North Bend to Billings.
    Guy Fieri has his, where's yours?
     
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  2. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Blustery's (Vantage)... blueberry milkshake as consolation for having to climb back over the pass towards the wet side and work.
     
  3. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

    Twede's in North Bend - Cherry pie, great for breakfast
    North Bend Bar and Grill - big portions, great American food
    Corndogs up at the Pass - can't recall the name of the place, but Leland will probably chime in
    Pioneer Coffee in Cle Elum - really awesome sandwiches as well as great coffee!
    Caboose Bar and Grill - Cle Elum (next to the Cle Elum Fly shop - Troutwater) - Bar food!
    Fiesta en Jalisco - Ellensburg just off the freeway - great after a day on the Yakima
    The Tav - Downtown Ellensburg (College bar - burgers and beer!)

    There are some good places in Missoula, Helena and Bozeman.. I don't know Spokane although I have stopped there a few times coming back from MT!
     
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  4. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

    Does that dollar bill bar in Montana count?
    Forgot the name but a cool place
     
  5. funfisher

    funfisher Fish On!

    Cottage Inn - Cle Elum. Their breakfasts are the best!
     
  6. Old406Kid

    Old406Kid Active Member


    Jamie,
    That's the $10000 Dollar Bar.(now $50000) A bit of history but the food is marginal at best. Good pee stop and all the flies
    (not the fishing type) you want in the summer.
    Durango's in Superior has pretty decent food or if you take 135 at St. Regis heading towards Glacier
    Quinn's Hot Springs is a good bet.
     
  7. Jay C

    Jay C Active Member

    I know it is a chain, but I like the Cracker Barrel in Missoula.
     
  8. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    I never stop anyplace other than a fast food place or the corner store. Not one for feeding myself when I travel or fish.

    Besides I live in Dillon and no place here has any good food to eat other than what I can cook up.
     
  9. Krusty

    Krusty Active Member

    I don't know if the 100+ year old Snake Pit right off I90 in Enaville ID is still open but it had pretty good food, and a hell of a lot of character.
     
  10. Old406Kid

    Old406Kid Active Member


    Ya know Jim, you might just live to be 100 if you shy away from those places.;)
     
  11. Tom Bowden

    Tom Bowden Active Member

    The McGuire Special burger at McKean's Drive-In in Cle Elum. Now that I'm watching my cholesterol, I try to limit myself to one a year......
     
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  12. Krusty

    Krusty Active Member

    That would be no fun...you'd feel like a damned fool, laying there in that hospital bed, dying of...nothing.
     
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  13. Old406Kid

    Old406Kid Active Member


    Knowing it's one of your favorites, maybe you & Jim can meet up for some McRibs some time.:rolleyes:
     
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  14. Krusty

    Krusty Active Member

    McRibs do have some value; when you say something 'tastes like shit' somebody always says " how do you know that, have you ever eaten shit?"

    The appropriate response is "No, but I've eaten a McRibs sammitch, and that's close enough."
     
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  15. scottybs

    scottybs Active Member

    Zips in Ritzville.
     
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  16. John Wallace

    John Wallace Active Member

    Can't remember the name totally. But I think it is Mountain
    high burger in Easton on the north side of I-90. Burgers good and I think there is 31 flavors of shakes.
     
  17. 1morecast

    1morecast Active Member

    Pickle Barrel, one in Missoula and one in Bozeman.Dam good sandwiches!
     
  18. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Woody's in Moses Lake is a good one for burgers.
     
  19. Patrick Allen

    Patrick Allen Active Member


    I always go with the Giant burger. Can't beat the French bread bun. Shakes are great but stay away from the fries and onion rings. They in my opinion are below par.
     
  20. mtgreenheads

    mtgreenheads Member

    Fry House in Livingston. The best summer joint around, cool to see Bourdain eating there. Catfish burritos.