Poole’s Public House was created by lifelong Spokane residents Scott and Lisa Poole, who clearly take pride in what they’ve built. The original location on Spokane’s Northside has apparently been popular enough to open one on the South Hill. I have no doubt about the popularity of the place, as it was nearly full when I went in for lunch.
The menu was a lot larger than I would have expected from a pub, which had me worried. Huge menus can often translate to a kitchen spread too thin, where quality and freshness suffer.
Poole’s Public House had eleven burgers on the menu, if you don’t count the Hail Caeser (a chicken burger) or The Widow Maker; a six pound meal that includes, among other things, four open-faced half-pound Angus burgers.
From those eleven burgers, the choice was obvious: The American is a beefy version of the classic American cheeseburger.
According to the Poole’s Public House website, opening the pub was a dream for Scott and Lisa Poole. I’m happy to have been a part of that dream, because the meal I had made me want to come back.
Over the course of this project, there have been a number of times where I’ve gone to a restaurant specifically to eat a cheeseburger, but seen some other dish on the menu and wanted that instead. Never has it been so difficult as it was at Poole’s Public House. I’ll definitely visit again and try something else off that massive menu.
Hopefully next time I’ll have room for dessert.
Poole’s Public House
101 E Hastings Rd, Spokane, WA 99218