I-90 Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

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  1. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy No mas

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    Manito tap house in Spokane, South Hill, 29th & Grand
     
  2. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Breakfast at the Brooks Hotel in Wallace, ID.
     
  3. Erik the Red

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    Hi everyone, first post. Rhodies! Exit 34. BBQ and Snoq, fixings for a pleasant July afternoon.
     
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    Best burgers and dogs in Missoula: Tom Dooley's. In the Campus Inn/McDonald's parking lot, hang a right on Broadway from the Van Buren exit. The Works burger makes me shiver.

    Also I hear good things about Ekstrom's Stage Station up Rock Crick. Another on my personal bucket list is Pork Chop John's in Butte.

    In the summer a Japanese family from Los Angeles runs a fry bread taco stand in Hardin, for those driving all the way to West Dakota fishing the Bighorn.
     
  5. Jim Hewitt

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    Mountain High in Easton is good. We always stop there on the way to Cle Elum. And of course, there is a Popeye's outside of North Bend at that big truck stop. Always stop there for some red beans and rice. Across the street is Rhodies for some great BBQ. That is a standard stop when fishing the North Fork.
     
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    Eric the Red hit it. Go to Rhodies. Buy your sandwiches and head east. It 20 seconds off I-90.

    I am a barbecue aficionado and this dive delivers big time.
     
  7. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Don't know too may on the I90 corridor, but in North Bend, The Pour House - best onion rings around and decent cheese burger. My go-to spot after hitting the South Fork.
     
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    B&B Drivein in Soap Lake
     
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  9. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I thought that placed close...?? I agree, they had great food and we always stopped there after a day at Lenore.
     
  10. Westfork

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    Well, if your're in Missoula, the Dinosaur Cafe should be on your list.
    Good Cajan (not really Creole) food in a dive bar.
    Pony up to the bar and the guy on your left may be a homeless Vet, the guy in your right a best selling author.

    Food is the draw here not the ambience, as it's fantasitica (in every meaning of that word).

    (it's a Zoo town thing).

    Want some top drawer fried chicken with no frills? Go to the Double Front.

    I can't guarantee the action is still going on in the basement, as I haven't been there recently. But if the lights are on in the stair well, go on down.

    It wouldn't hurt your taste buds to stop at the Mo Club (Missoula Club) and order a burger, it's OK, to take out a quarter and carve a groove in the Mahogany bar while you wait for it.

    If you are showing up on a Friday or Saturday, I recommend a stop at any of the above, then hitting the Union Club for music and libations.

    Avoid any place with an Italian or Irish name, unless it's Zimorino's Red Pies over Montana ( it's Pizza, dude, ask if they'll do a fresh garlic).

    Do not under any circumstance think you can get good Chinese, Mexican or Japanese food here.... but if you look for it, the Thai is not that bad...

    BTW, if you've never had breakfast at the Oxford while nursing a hangover, can you really say you've been to Montana?

    Don't forget to order lunch fixin's at Worden's on your way to the river.
     
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    Unfortunately, Rhodies is moving. That store is up for sale and Rhodies plans to move somewhere on the Sammamish Plateau. Very disappointing as it was somewhat of a traditional stop for me either fishing or snowboarding.


     
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    Small Fry's in Fall city, a little of the beaten track but great burgers and fry's
     
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    Yes, hit Zimorino's order the Italian Nachos. Good to hear the Union Club is still going. I can't remember how many times I had to go back the next morning for my truck.
     
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    Big Walleys, on the south end of banks lake (coulee city) getting close to a little to far off I90,but always good food to be hadthere. Plus the tackle/liquor stores attached to each end are an added bonus
     
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    One of the most useful threads I've ever read, including anything I've ever posted.
     
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    I always stop at Small Fly when I fish Snoq.!
     
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    Bob's cafe in Moses Lake. Lunch/dinner are nothing to write home about, but their breakfasts are insanely good. Diner food, nothing too out of the box, but I've never had better sausage gravy.
     
  18. Brian White

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    Back in the day the M&M in Butte was the spot - classic greasy spoon diner/bar, with a bit of a shady thing happening alongside. As a kid there was nothing better than getting breakfast at the M&M and having a hooker sitting on one side of you, and a super drunk broken down cowboy sitting on the other.
    It fell on hard times, got somewhat trendy (which if you had been there in the old days was a bit of a surprise) and changed hands at least once if not more in recent years so I'm not sure if it is still open and if so how it is. I haven't been back for about 5 years, but if you're heading through Butte it might be worth checking out.
     
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    pioneer coffee in cle elum... for the coffee... yeah... that's the ticket.
     
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    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Moses Lake Dairy Queen. My brother-in-law owns it. Tell him I sent you and ask for a free meal. You won't get it, but he'll appreciate your patronage.
     
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