Pub Food

Nothing fancy here, just comfort food done right

Pub Food
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The Moon Burger is a crowd favorite at Moon Time.

Browne's Tavern While "tavern" may not be the first word that comes to mind when describing the feel of the charming, brick-colored Victorian housing this Browne's Addition eatery, the steampunk-inspired décor inside — including a wall of open books attached by the cover, framing a taxidermied bear head — lends to the menu's eclectic approach, ranging from burgers to pasta and salads.  1924 W. Pacific Ave., Spokane • Wash. • 315-9934

The Globe Under new ownership, The Globe underwent a massive overhaul in 2015, with only the tin roof remaining untouched. The revamped menu is an assortment of gourmet bar food with appetizers like crispy green beans and housemade pork rinds. Fork-and-knife plates feature Cougar Gold mac and cheese or a pear and Gorgonzola steak salad, or grab a handheld, like the Globe's signature steak sandwich with sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, hickory bacon and roasted sherry pepper sauce.  204 N. Division, Spokane • Wash. • 443-4014

Moon Time Moon Time isn't located in the heart of Coeur d'Alene's bustling Sherman Avenue. And that's part of its charm. This is where in-the-know locals come for a relaxed, English-style pub experience, replete with a deep beer, cider and wine menu and exceptional pub grub like the Mediterranean Lamb Burger or the Cajun Ravioli.  1602 Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene • Idaho • 208-667-2331

O'Doherty's Irish Grill "Stop on by. Stand on the bar. Sing a Song. Be someone important," is the motto behind O'Doherty's Irish Grille, founded in 1992 by Tim and Sam O'Doherty. Since then, the Irish pub has become one of Spokane's most lively, and more Irish, drinking spots. They serve the standard bar fare with an Irish twist, like Irish Nachos (basically cheese-and-bacon French fries with salsa). You can also get your old bar favorites, including wings, onion rings and several hundred calories' worth of potato products. At the Valley location, Irish cuisine mingles with Southern-style barbecue.  525 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane • Wash. • 747-0322 | 10208 N. Division St., Spokane • Wash. • 465-351 |  11723 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley • Wash. • 924-2578

Poole's Public House The Pooles, with a winning formula in hand, figured they would try to replicate their success in the Wandermere area by opening a second location on the South Hill, where the couple has lived for more than 25 years. The menu continues to offer a bevy of sandwiches big enough to split, as well as items like fish tacos, salads, and comfort-food entrées like bangers and mash and baby back ribs. 101 E. Hastings Rd., Spokane • Wash. • 413-1834 | 5620 S. Regal St., Spokane • Wash. • 368-9760

The Porch Public House Like its sisters — Moon Time, the Elk, Geno's and the Two Seven — the Porch offers something that's sometimes hard to find: a casual, home-like atmosphere with a menu that pushes the limits. They serve up big-time salads, sandwiches and specialties without the big-time price, along with a choice selection of cocktails, wines and microbrews. And there's a sweet outdoor dining area that overlooks the Hayden Lake Country Club golf course. 1658 E. Miles Ave., Hayden Lake • Idaho • 208-772-7711

Post Street Ale House The Post Street Ale House manages to still feel like a friendly neighborhood pub despite being in the heart of downtown. Its casual atmosphere draws a diverse crowd of drinkers, who come for a wide selection of beers and good service. The fried pickles are the signature dish, made with sweet horseradish pickles and served with sauce.  1 N. Post St., Spokane • Wash. • 789-6900

Red Tail Grill The Red Tail Bar & Grill serves as the casino's resident sports bar, but the cuisine goes above and beyond the typical. Slow-cooked buffalo chili is aromatic with cumin and spices, mellowed with amber ale and topped with cornbread croutons and sour cream. Massive slabs of fry bread are accompanied by huckleberry sauce and honey, while fry bread and buffalo chili come together to create traditional Indian tacos. Coeur d'Alene Casino, 37914 S. Highway 95, Worley • Idaho • 800-523-2464

Steelhead Bar and Grille The sleek, clean interior gives the impression of a fine-dining establishment, but the affordable prices, quick service and diverse clientele immediately prove that it's much more than that. Serving as a popular lunch spot with the downtown office crowd, a well-known happy hour purveyor, as well as a place to grab a classy dinner, the Steelhead has thrived on accommodating an array of patrons. 218 N. Howard St., Spokane • Wash. • 747-1303

The Two Seven Public House Two Seven Public House has earned a loyal following of regulars serving up pub food done right. Here, greasy French fries are replaced with spiced corn pasta, and the burgers are made of beef or lamb. The eatery opened in 2008 as a sister restaurant to Moon Time, The Porch and The Elk in Browne's Addition. The South Hill joint is family- and vegetarian-friendly. It also boasts a full bar, rotating beers on tap, and an outdoor patio.  2727 S. Mt. Vernon St. #5, Spokane • Wash. •  473-9766

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