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Laguna Cafe

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2013 E 29th Ave, Spokane, WA 99203
+1 509-448-0887
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time we have eaten at the Laguna Cafe. It was our first dinner there and it was amazing! The staff are great and the owner took time with each table. Best steak and seafood in town.

Thank Tracy V
Spokane, Washington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The salmon at Laguna is delicious, moist, and cooked perfectly. Great wine list as well. The Sicilian carbonara is requested by many visitors.

Thank mantelj195
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Wanted something different. Found it on E 29th Ave. Easy to find. The manager served my wine during my short wait. Good, if not extensive, selection of white and red, plus a decent whiskey selection. The service was attentive, if somewhat robotic at times. The salmon was tasty and the rosemary potatoes were excellent. For dessert, the crème brulee cheese... More 

Thank Andy A
Daniel B, Owner at Laguna Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant. I hope we can make it 5 stars next time. I would be happy to show you our "Off the List" list of over 90 more wines to go along with the 18 wines on our regular list. Sorry that didn't happen on this visit. Regarding the Service Fee, this is... More 

Spokane, Washington
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've changed my mind about this restaurant. When they first moved to the new location the breakfast my friend and I had was horrible. Went there for lunch with my sister the first part of December and we had great food. She had the crab salad and said it was good. She's hard to please. I had the grilled cheese... More 

Thank rainingsnow
Daniel B, Owner at Laguna Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us another try. Regarding the service fee, it is required that we post it on the menu and you can still tip your server if you feel they have earned it. We had to change to a service fee so we could continue to take care of the entire staff as a team just as we... More 

Spokane, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had booked a reservation for New Year's Eve about 10 days in advance. We were not told it would be a fixed menu that evening, which would have made a difference as we were looking forward to the regular menu. While the atmosphere was truly delightful, the food was not as the main entrees were cold. It was overpriced... More 

Thank Fenway12
Daniel B, Owner at Laguna Cafe, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not know about the fixed menu, please accept our apologies. I would have been happy to correct the problem with your entrees not being hot as there is no excuse for it. Please give me a call at the restaurant and I will be happy to make it up to you. Thank you for taking... More 

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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

My most recent experience was having turduckin for my Thanlksgiving meal. Excellent sides, nice size portions, and reasonably priced. Have the pleasure of dining there again in the near future for dinner with my family. Best independent (and reasonably priced) restaurant on the South Hill.

Thank Rich G
Spokane, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Special occasion. Owner telling us that he was including the tip in our bill because the state of Washington wants restaurant to do that. Terrible dinner steak and shrimp. Steak was cold like it had been sitting for an hour and shrimp also tasted and looked like it had been waiting around awhile until someone ordered it. Terrible. The owner... More 

Thank nancbilbao
Daniel B, Owner at Laguna Cafe, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not enjoy your meal, we do cook every order "To Order" for each and every guest. I would have been happy to correct anything that was not to your satisfaction. Regarding the change in Washington law, I am sorry you misunderstood the change to the law, we have operated for over 9 years with a... More 

Spokane, Washington, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Why do restaurant's rest on their laurels? This place was one of our favorite places but a recent visit will, most likely be our last as there are many better choices on the hill. The service was very bad, we were all but ignored. The food was barely warm and fairly taseless. Sad to see a formerly great cafe go... More 

Thank Mark T
Daniel B, Owner at Laguna Cafe, responded to this review

Mark, I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit to our restaurant. It would be very helpful if you filled in details about what happened, when you dined and we would do what ever we can to make you want to come back. We regret that we did not live up to your expectation OR ours, as humans we... More 

Camano Island, Washington
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had crab louie, and the steak salad. The steak salad came with a cup of soup that was out of this world delicious. The owner makes this a fun restaurant to visit. I usually eat here at least once when visiting Spokane.

Thank Stephanie K
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The table was perfect, the waitress delightful, the food delicious, and the atmosphere relaxed and peaceful. We were taken here by a local friend, and we loved it! The owner was so personable, came to our table, had a sense of humor, and talked with us when we left. Such a special place! Thank you for the personal experience, a... More 

Thank Kathy N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 30
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2013 E 29th Ave, Spokane, WA 99203
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Spokane
  • Phone Number: +1 509-448-0887
Laguna Cafe was established in 2007 on Spokane's South Hill. We relocated to our present address in Dec. 2015. We feature Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner on Sunday and Lunch,Dinner Monday thru Saturday in a warm and casual setting. Owners Dan and Chef Debbie collected menu ideas from our families and our travels. Our families have always been in the food business, my Grandfather sold produce door to door after escaping poverty and starvation in Sicily in 1890. Debbie's Mother cooked professionally all her life. We draw on their teaching to inspire our menu of American and Italian dishes as well as things that strike our fancy. We have a full bar, over 90 wines and a dozen beers available inside or on our patio. You may chose to call ahead and drive up to our pick up window to take your meal home with you. Save room we have spectacular desserts.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?