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The Blackbird

$$ - $$$, , Barbecue
905 N Washington St, Spokane, WA 99201-2234
+1 509-381-2473
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Pub, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
905 N Washington St, Spokane, WA 99201-2234
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Reviewed today via mobile

Wow there is a lot of good stuff going on at Blackbird. I'm so impressed by their vegan barbecue option - jackfruit - it's so darn delicious and it really looks and tastes like meat, looks like pulled pork. Their sides are equally impressive, it's...More

Thank Olya A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner there last night. The food is delicious. We had brisket, pulled pork, cole slaw, Texas caviar, and potato salad, and each dish was devine. The abundant choices of sauce was fun. The meat was not hot, perhaps because it's served on paper, on...More

Thank Tamara W
TA-Manager-Response, Manager at The Blackbird, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the feedback. We are happy to hear that you thought our food was delicious!! We'll certainly keep an eye on food temps, as that's not what we're shooting for. Nearly all reputable BBQ joints are counter service. Based on your review, we've made...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner there last night. Three of us ordered pulled pork dishes and one ordered a brisket sandwich. Two-thirds of the pork was fatty. So was the brisket. We talked to a man when he asked how our dinners tasted. We told him about...More

Thank 978colleena
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I used to come here for date night. He was going to bring me here this weekend for mothers day. I read the reviews and realized you guys changed your WHOLE menu because of the minimum wage hike ALONG with how you...More

Thank Ayla L
golfpmac, Owner at The Blackbird, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're not quite sure what you mean by, "Which room reviews you don't service anyone". We're also very confused by your comparison to Buffalo Wild Wings. We serve barbecue, they don't. It's disappointing to see that you wrote a review without even trying our new...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After being gone over the winter, on a recent trip to Spokane we decided to go back to an old favorite The Blackbird. Originally we discovered this restaurant via the program Washington Grown, and loved the food and variety of tap beers. So when we...More

1  Thank Lawdoglaa
TA-Manager-Response, Manager at The Blackbird, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're not sure why you are comparing us to McDonalds. There are many fast casual places that require you to order and a counter. Nearly all reputable BBQ places are counter service only. We tried to meld the best of both worlds with full service...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blackbird changed its menu to a BBQ theme. It smokes all of its products on-site everyday so you can smell the freshness as you walk in. The menu is short but varied for the type of BBQ: beef, pork, chicken, sausage. The beef brisket sandwich...More

Thank WATraveler13
TA-Manager-Response, Manager at The Blackbird, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That's what we love to hear! Looking forward to your next visit!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a cold brew after a long walk through the park. This is something my wife and i do a couple of time a month - up until now. 1. the entrance has changed from a street entrance to side - the door...More

1  Thank bill c
TA-Manager-Response, Manager at The Blackbird, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback as we try to improve our service and customer experience. We have switched to a hybrid counter / full service model to keep our costs down, as we have three more minimum wage increases to absorb. As I'm sure you've...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for one night on business and came by to eat and have drink on the patio. Entrance into this place was very confusing. We watched group after group going the wrong way, getting redirected, going all the way around to the...More

Thank jondare
TA-Manager-Response, Manager at The Blackbird, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry to disappoint. While we have received a lot of compliments about our new setup, there is always room to improve. It was only or second weekend with the new system and because of feedback like yours we'll continue to make tweaks. We have added...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked one of the event rooms as we had a large group in town for a conference. While we booked before the "change" we had chosen the BBQ dinner option as it would best fit our needs. Everything was great- service, food and ease...More

Thank MzSNOWmer
TA-Manager-Response, Manager at The Blackbird, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad to hear Philip helped make your experience great! Thanks for sharing!

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This is our go-to restaurant/bar. We visited yesterday for the first time since the format change and we were very happy with the results! We ordered sides (potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans) and a pulled chicken taco to sample. All were excellent and the...More

Thank Kelli C
TA-Manager-Response, Manager at The Blackbird, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear you loved our house made bbq sauces!!

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Questions & Answers
Athena G
23 July 2017|
Response from Jill M |
We serve them all day, but they are $2 from 8-10am. Cheers!
11 July 2015|
Response from golfpmac | Property representative |
It would be helpful as we're pretty new so we don't have a good feel on business levels yet. The last few days have been crazy busy. Thanks for the inquiry. Cheers!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 905 N Washington St, Spokane, WA 99201-2234
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Spokane
  • Phone Number: +1 509-381-2473
  • E-mail
The concept, atmosphere and flavors have changed. Our scratch food, exceptional service and extensive offerings of beer, wine and spirits are even better than before. Serving up traditional Southern barbeque with a few twists, The Blackbird has the freshest wood-fired fare in Spokane. Our newly-crafted cocktails are prepared to pair with our smoky plates, adding to our already-comprehensive spread of beers (34 on tap), wines (4 on tap) and spirits. Adjacent to the Spokane River, we’re on the restored first floor of the historic Broadview Dairy building. Friends, family and travelers alike gather here for the fresh, locally-minded food, and fun, casual surroundings. Want to bring a crowd? Our banquet rooms can accommodate meetings, working lunches, private dinner parties, sports fans watching ball while drinking beers and much more.
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