Not being on the ocean doesn't stop local restaurants from serving up delectable fare from the sea

click to enlarge The food and service at Anthony’s Beach Cafe - ASHLEY TOMLINSON
Ashley Tomlinson
The food and service at Anthony’s Beach Cafe

Anthony's at Spokane Falls Fresh seafood is the top priority for Anthony's — the restaurant company works directly with fishermen and shellfish suppliers to make sure every last salmon, swordfish and oyster meets a high standard. But diners don't need to know the details to appreciate the fine-dining atmosphere, daily specials, happy hour offerings and — perhaps most impressive — the postcard view of the Spokane Falls. 510 North Lincoln St. • 328-9009 • | Beach Cafe, 2912 E Palouse Hwy • 448-0668

Beverly's Perched on the seventh floor of the Coeur d'Alene Resort, Beverly's unparalleled, panoramic views of the lake and epic vistas, combined with cosmopolitan décor, attentive service and a wine cellar boasting more than 14,000 bottles, make for an elegant dining experience worthy of a special celebration. The half-dozen fresh shucked oysters are an amazing prelude to dinner or companion to drinks. 115 S. Second St. • Coeur d'Alene • 208-763-3950 •

Fisherman's Market and Grill  They'll hook you with fresh seafood, but the market also serves seafood dishes from sushi to salads to fish and chips. A consistent bright spot is the sushi menu, with offerings like the Dragon Roll, stuffed with tempura shrimp and vegetables, or the soba salad, which mixes green vegetables with yellowfin tuna, green tea soba noodles and garlic ginger soy dressing. Owner Jennifer Palm is particularly proud of their in-house smoked fish. 215 W. Kathleen Ave. • Coeur d'Alene • 208-664-4800 •

Milford's Fish House  This iconic restaurant and bar has led a luxurious life. The original tavern opened in 1911 and was turned into a cigar store, market and barbershop. Original cigar cases, an antique mahogany bar, pin-up girls and stamped-tin ceilings exude a dim, masculine atmosphere. The fine-dining menu features modern fish and seafood dishes for a hefty price. Open for dinner only. 719 N. Monroe St. • 326-7251 •