MacKenzie River Pizza opened its first restaurant in Bozeman, Montana in 1993 with a menu that featured mostly pizzas and sandwiches. Since then, the company has opened more than 20 additional restaurants in 6 states, including 2 in Spokane, and 1 in Coeur d’Alene. The menu now boasts over 70 items, including appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, and of course, burgers.
I feel I should point out there are two different types of MacKenzie River Pizza restaurant: MacKenzie River Pizza and MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub. According to their website, the Grill & Pub menu, “includes fantastic new options that simultaneously compliment and challenge your old favorites,” whatever that means. From what I can tell, the primary difference is the diversity of the menu. So although I will refer to the restaurant I ate at as “MacKenzie River Pizza,” all three in our area are of the Grill & Pub variety.
I have eaten at MacKenzie River Pizza several times in the past, although what my family and I have concluded from past visits is their pizza is generally better than the rest of their food, so that’s usually what we order.
There are several burgers available on their menu, and some of them sound really good, featuring toppings like smoked gouda, pulled pork, and deep fried jalapeños. One burger even has a core of molten cheese. I opted for their simplest burger, which they call the Grizzly.
MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub is a nice place for families and large groups, or even for smaller parties who just want to have a quiet conversation over dinner. With a varied menu, you should be able to find something for nearly everyone, although I still think pizza or flatbread is your best bet.
The burger and fries are a good choice too, but for $11, I would expect to receive more food.
MacKenzie River Pizza
2910 E 57th Ave, Spokane, WA 99223