No list of restaurants to try in Spokane could start without Clinkerdagger. It’s the top place in Spokane for a meal with a view. The best seat in the house — weather permitting — is on the farthest deck overlooking the upper Spokane Falls. This is a great spot for celebrations, anniversaries or anyone just looking to treat themselves. The restaurant is famous for its rock salt roasted prime rib, filet mignon and other steaks, as well as a rotating menu of seafood, with entrees like lobster, ahi tuna and scallops. For dessert, try the burnt cream, bread pudding or a chocolate martini.

Clinkerdagger opened more than 45 years ago when the Flour Mill on West Mallon Avenue was converted into retail shopping for Expo ’74 and a space was carved for the now-renowned restaurant. If you have time before or after your meal, other tenants of the Flour Mill include a gift shop, jeweler, cooking store, spa services and chocolate apothecary.