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Browne’s Addition’s Gathering Place

Discover what you’ve been missing

By Jillian Chandler

For more than two decades, owners John Grollmus and Brad Fosseen have strived for one goal: to serve their guests the best—every time. “The Elk appeals to anyone and everyone,” says John. “Hipsters to grandmothers. Young and old. Professionals from downtown and locals from the neighborhood.”

Consistently good food and atmosphere along with friendly service and menu items offered at a reasonable price—these are what appeal to everybody, no matter one’s age or financial status. And whether it’s your first date or 50th anniversary, The Elk Public House will treat you to an experience that won’t soon be forgotten. This is what The Elk, located in the heart of the historic Browne’s Addition neighborhood, has delivered year after year to guests since opening its doors in 1999.

Menu favorites among guests include the ever-popular Reuben, the Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich, Mediterranean Grilled Lamb Sandwich and legendary Roasted Corn Pasta. You can also choose from their creative weekly specials and homemade soups, inventive cocktails and great brews, all which can be found online on their website.

From maintaining consistency and low employee turnover, to weekly specials and updating the menu twice a year, to their overall goal of delivering the best experience possible to their guests is what John credits to maintaining The Elk’s popularity year after year. “The number one factor overall is probably just our constant desire and effort to be the best we can,” he says. “Even 21 years into this we are still watching every little detail to be sure we are creating the best possible environment for our guests.”

At the end of the day, John is proud of his and co-owner Brad’s ability to create lifetime fans out of employees and guests alike, not only at The Elk, but at their five other restaurants: Two Seven Public House, El Que and Geno’s Traditional Food and Ales in Spokane, Moon Time in Coeur d’Alene and The Porch Public House in Hayden Lake.

John and Brad invite you to pull up a chair indoors or outside in The Elk’s cozy courtyard, and experience what they have to offer. You’ll quickly discover what everyone’s been talking about.

The Elk Public House

Spokane’s West Side

1931 W. Pacific Ave.


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