I-90 Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

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

  1. Old406Kid Active Member

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    Spokane, WA
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    Joe Peak and his wife, the owners, both lost their battles with terminal illnesses a while back.
    Not sure if anyone has reopened the business.
  2. Craig Pablo Active Member

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    Ronan, MT
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    Best chicken (in the northern US anyway) is double front in Missoula. I'm surprised there's no mention of Dick's for a burger in Spokane. I also nominate Fat Burger at Northern Quest Casino, order the cheeseburger with the fried egg, reminiscent (although not even comparable, and to those of you that know what I'm talking will agree with me 100%) of a Dixon burger from the Dixon bar on the Flathead River about 40 miles north of missoula, bar is still there but different owners, and even if they make burgers it wouldn't be the same.
    Paul's Pancake Parlor in Missoula is decent for flapjacks, Ruby's cafe is also a decent breakfast in Missoula. I would have to vote the best breakfast however to the Oxford bar on North Higgins.
  3. troutpocket Active Member

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    Ellensburg, WA
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    Some good places for big breakfasts:
    The Palace at 4th and Main in Ellensburg
    Frank's Diner in Spokane (Downtown on 2nd and north end off Newport Hwy).
    Hogan's in Spokane off 29th near Trader Joes

    Quick stops:
    Jennika's Coffee House Ellensburg for breakfast sandwiches
    Breakfast burritos at the Shell station in Ephrata and Ken's Korner 76 station in Mattawa (fresh made, no joke!)
  4. Mark Walker Active Member

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    So. Cal.
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  5. hookedonthefly Active Member

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    Last Chance Saloon in Fall City.
  6. ryfly Addicted to flyfishing

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    Snoqualmie, WA
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    The Wolf Lodge Inn just outside of Coeur d'Alene. This place rocks.
  7. Derek Day Rockyday

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    Olympia
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    46.74908, -120.325620

    Not on 90, but close enough. Best chicken I've ever eaten. I ate here last spring and have daydreamed about it a couple times a month since.

    Tacos Los Pollos, in Topenish.
  8. ellis New Member

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    Bellevue, WA
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    Good recommendations here!
    I second Fiesta en Jalisco for good mex grub. While in Ellensburg in the morning The Palace has one of the best chicken fried steak I've ever had. Fill you up and keep you fishing hard on the Yak all day long.
    B & B in Soap Lake is good too.
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  9. Rick Todd Active Member

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    Had my first and only encounter with Rocky Mountain Oysters there! (not great, but their steaks are very good.) I like the Cottage Cafe in Cle Elum for breakfast as well as the Palace in E'burg. For dinner in Cle Elum (which I will be doing on Thursday before a guided trip with Whitey on Friday) I like either Mama Valones or Lentine's for Italian food-both very good! Rick
  10. ellis New Member

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    Bellevue, WA
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    One more: Owens butcher shop in Cle Elum for homemade beef jerk and pepperoni/cheddar cheese sticks. Soooo friggin goooood…..
  11. cpjm New Member

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    Issaquah, Wa
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    Since Fall City, WA has fallen into the mix, if you are a fan of corned beef hash for breakfast (or lunch), the Fall City Roadhouse has THE BEST HASH EVER! Thumb-sized chunks of moist corned beef, large pieces of seasoned potato, green peppers and onions, and the kicker is two soft poached eggs on top with hollandaise sauce. If that's not enough, their "ugly biscuit" with raspberry jam will surely fill any space left in the stomach. It is quite honestly the best breakfast anywhere in America. No lie. And that's NOT a fish story.
  12. Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

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    Auburn,Wa.
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    You never had a breakfast burrito from the bus on Montana street !!!
  13. Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

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    Auburn,Wa.
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    The Oasis in Manhattan, K-2 Cafe in Belgrade, OK Cafe in St.Regis & Thirsty Turtle deep fried pickles in Big Timber !!!!!
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  14. RubberLegs123 New Member

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    Burien, WA
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    Couldn't agree MORE! I buy both wherever I stop in....
  15. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    Bozeman, MT
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    The Muzzle Loader in Billings has the only chicken fried steak I've eaten that rivals the Mount Vernon Cafe in WA.
  16. Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Seattle, WA
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    I'll third this, and note that my favorite product of theirs is their landjaeger sausage.
  17. Rick Todd Active Member

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    Ferndale/Winthrop
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    Another vote for Owens. Last time I was there they were out of Landjaeger! (pepperoni and jerky kind of made up for it!)
  18. ray@montanariverlodge Member

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    I've had mixed results on dinners at Durango's in Superior and Quinn's was pricey when I last checked. The River Edge Motel in Alberton is putting itself out as a good steak place (I've eaten there and thought so) and the Nine Mile House (nine mile exit just east of Alberton) has a great rep for prime rib. Lots of good places in Zootown, we like Johnny Carino's for great Italian and price. Fuddruckers, Outback and the Montana Club are also good and all these are on Reserve street near the freeway. Five Guys burgers is by the Van Buren exit. We like the Big Pine in Pinehurst, Id. for huckleberry shakes and a good burger.
  19. rwbailey05 GO COUGS

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    Spokane, Washington
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    Two Burger joints worth checking out in the Coeur d'Alene Idaho area... and a great spot in Spokane.

    Hudson's Hamburgers
    Roger's Burgers
    Waddell's Pub and Grill

    Both are awesome spots and very different. Hudson's is a classic burger joint that I don't think has ever changed. Roger's has great burgers that are made to order. Waddell's is just awesome! Great food, wings and beer!
  20. Rick Todd Active Member

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    Ferndale/Winthrop
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    Just returned from Cle Elum on a guided Yakima trip (awesome fishing with 4 to the boat, all over 15", one over 20") and my friend and I tried the Stillwater Restaurant/Winery in Suncadia. I will say WOW for the food and wine! If you are looking for a nice, upscale restaurant (maybe your wife/gf along?) this is the place! Rick
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