Table Talk: Zags' Top 10 Spokane Restaurants

a student writes on the wall at Kalico Kitchen in Spokane

April 03, 2017

Gonzagans have spoken; the results for the best eats and treats of the Lilac City are in! From burgers to pizza, with cheap eats and close-to-campus digs, Gonzaga Magazine features the best options according to current and former students.*

For more information on these restaurants and more check out Savor Dining and Entertainment Guide in GEL Weekend packets or view it online here.

#1 OVERALL: Kalico Kitchen



Gonzaga students name favorite Spokane restaurants

  1. Kalico Kitchen
  2. Flying Goat
  3. Frank’s Diner
  4. Zola
  5. Aloha Island Grill
  6. Wolffy’s
  7. Ultimate Bagel
  8. Chaps
  9. Clover
  10. Steelhead Bar and Grill


Best Brunch/Breakfast: Kalico Kitchen, Frank’s Diner, Chaps

Best Pizza: Flying Goat, Zola, Fire

Best Fast Food: Aloha Island Grill, Zips, Blaze

Best Dessert: Brain Freeze Creamery, Didier’s Frozen Yogurt, The Scoop

Best Burgers/Sandwiches: Madeleine’s Café and Patisserie, Bruchi’s, Churchill’s

Best Asian: Nudo, Bangkok Thai, Sushi Dot Com

Best Italian: Tomato Street, Ferraro’s, Italian Kitchen

Best Bakery: Rockwood Bakery, Boots Bakery

Best American: Steelhead Bar and Grill, The Blackbird, The Onion

Best Coffee: Indaba, Atticus

Best Mexican: Rincon Tapatio, Atilano’s, Azteca

Best Drinks: The Wave, Manito Tap House, No-Li Brewery



Aloha Island Grill and Kalico Kitchen are Gonzaga favorites in Spokane

  1. Kalico Kitchen
  2. Frank’s Diner
  3. Aloha Island Grill
  4. Wolffy’s
  5. Ultimate Bagel
  6. The Onion
  7. Nudo
  8. Old European
  9. Chkn-N-Mo
  10. Dolly’s Café


*According to a January 2017 Instagram poll.  Compiled by Kourtney Schott (’18) / Photos by Ed Bell (’17) 

Read more of our Table Talk issue of Gonzaga Magazine.