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New Restaurants in Spokane

 Here is a look at some new restaurants that have either recently opened or are opening soon in the Spokane area. It is not a comprehensive list but is a report of what we know about and may not be 100% up to date. If you have a question, something you'd like to add, etc. email me

Emrys Beer & Mead Works

Status- Under construction

Location- Corner of Harvard Rd & Wildrye St, Liberty Lake

A unique new restaurant that is coming soon to Liberty Lake and joining the new River District development. The restaurant is going into a new building which they are building now at 21850 E. Wellington , off of Harvard Rd. It is described as Spokane's historical-modern fusion meadery-brewery-restaurant.

Chipotle Airway Heights

Status- Under Construction

Location- Corner of US 2 and Deer Heights Rd Airway Heights

The Spokane area's fourth Chipotle Mexican Grill location. Planned to be part of a new construction building planned out front of the North 40 Outfitters store in Airway Heights

Popeyes Airway Heights

Status- planned

Location- 9558 W. Us Hwy 2 Airway Heights

A new franchise location of Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen is in the works just a bit to the east of the new North 40 store in Airway Heights. 

Popeyes North Spokane

Status- planned

Location- 9252 N. Newport Hwy Spokane

A new franchise location of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is planned on the former site of a Burger King restaurant nearby The Y in North Spokane.

Tamale Box


Location- Summit Pkwy in Kendall Yards

Popular Tamale vendor who frequents area farmers markets current has a building permit for a new brick and mortar restaurant in the new buildings in Kendall Yards, north of Downtown Spokane.

Habit Burger Grill

Status- planned

Location- 6335 N. Division Spokane

California based burger chain planned to be in a new building.

The Wobbly Goblin Tavern

Status- Under Construction

Location- 1403 W. Broadway Suite 201 in West Central Spokane

Affiliated with the Gamers Haven, which is also in the same building. 


Status- Under Construction

Location- 10220 N. Newport Hwy in North Spokane

Chain hot dog restaurant continues slowly to prepare a franchise location on Newport Hwy out front of Safeway. They have been hit with many delays but are still coming.

Dutch Bros Spokane Valley

Status- Under Construction

Location- 1204 N. Barker and the corner of Sullivan & Broadway 

Chain coffee stand Dutch Bros is planning to add 2 more locations to Spokane Valley.


Status- Under Construction

Location-14017 N Newport Hwy and 4416 S Regal 

Locally based chain of cheesesteaks and subs is planning two more locations. One under construction in North Spokane / Mead and another planned to be coming on the South Hill.

* North Spokane/Mead location now open

Taqueria El Rinconsito / Birrieria El Sazon 

Status- Under construction

Location- 11519 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley

Western Washington based chain of Mexican restaurants that's planning to remodel the former Amy's Donuts building and open a new restaurant there.

Indaba Coffee

Status- Under Construction

Location- 2020 N. Monroe

Local coffee shop / roaster Indaba is planning a new HQ / production facility with coffee shop in the new Millenium Monroe development on N. Monroe.

Ballard Pizza 

Status- Planned

Location- 2020 N. Monroe

Western Washington based pizza business Ballard Pizza will also be joining the Millenium Monroe development.

The Milkshake Parlor

Status- Under Construction

Location- ?

Planned as a unique milkshake business coming soon. They did have a location leased in the Indian Trail neighborhood but after delays and an investor shake up they are working on opening somewhere else in Spokane.

Brickwest Brewing

Status- Planned

Location- 1624 S. Spotted Rd

Brickwest Brewing which is one of the larger breweries in Downtown Spokane is planning to expand. Currently they're planning a production facilty with tap room at 1624 S. Spotted Rd near Spokane International Airport.

Bangkok Thai

Status- Under Construction

Location- 1310 Whitman Ln in Liberty Lake

Bangkok Thai, a chain of Thai restaurants is planned to be the tenant of a new building now under construction at County Vista Dr. & Whitman Ln by Home Depot in Liberty Lake.

Hot Pot & Pho

Status- Under Construction

Location- 11100 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley, former Peking Palace

The name implys this will be a new hot pot & pho restaurant coming soon. Working on getting details but work is underway and signs are up.

Rex & Relax

Status- Planned

Location- 1711 N. Division, north of Downtown Spokane

Seems a bit delayed but planned to be a indoor dog park with beer, wine and snacks.

Lion's Lair / Icon Nightclub

Status- Under Construction

Location- 230 W. Boone, near Spokane Arena

Moving from Downtown Spokane to this stand alone building a few blocks east of the Spokane Arena.