D. Lish’s Hamburgers opened in Spokane in 1998 and quickly established itself as a leader in the local food scene. When you ask people around here which burger joint is their favorite, D. Lish’s gets mentioned a lot.
I honestly don’t understand why.
I ate here once years ago because I kept hearing about how great it was, but back then, I didn’t like it at all. A lot of time has passed since then, and I was hoping things would be different this time around. I cleared the previous negativity from my mind and walked in with new eyes, ready to be proven wrong.
I honestly want to like D. Lish’s. I like the building. I like how clean everything is. I like the philosophy of freshness. I like the people who work there. I even like their branding and visual style.
The only thing I don’t like is the food.
I would definitely be willing to eat here again, taking what I’ve learned into account, and ordering a double (or even triple), asking them to go light on the special sauce, and perhaps just skipping the fries altogether.
I know a lot of people are going to disagree with this review, so feel free to tell me why you think I got it right or got it wrong. I honestly don’t understand why people like this place so much, but maybe I just ate all the wrong things. Leave a comment and let me know.
D. Lish’s Hamburgers
1625 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99207