Waddell’s Neighborhood Pub and Grille opened on Spokane’s South Hill in 2007, and the restaurant has won awards nearly every year since then. It was also featured on an episode of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, hosted by Guy Fieri.
In the interest of full disclosure, I should say upfront I ate a burger at Waddell’s Neighborhood Pub and Grille once before, about a month or so after it first opened, and I didn’t like it. Nearly everything about the experience was awful, so I never went back.
And yet, the awards keep rolling in, including many popular vote awards. Did I go too soon after the opening? Had things improved since my solitary visit? There was only one way to find out, so I stopped in for lunch and tried their Cheeseburger to see if Waddell’s Neighborhood Pub and Grille would redeem itself, or if history would be repeated.
The fact that traditionally savory food was served too sweet was my primary complaint the last time I came to Waddell’s Neighborhood Pub and Grille, and it’s clear that hasn’t changed in the intervening years.
That so many people like the food here leaves me scratching my head. I honestly don’t understand it, but maybe I’m just eating the wrong things. If you’re a lover of the food at Waddell’s Neighborhood Pub and Grille, please leave a comment and let me know.
And if, like me, you don’t like their food, please leave a comment and let me know I’m not alone!
Waddell’s Neighborhood Pub and Grille
4318 S Regal St Spokane, WA 99256