It’s been nearly six years since Geno’s changed ownership and ended up in the hands of local friends and business partners John Grollmus and Brad Fosseen. The two are the ones behind several area favorite restaurants including The Elk, El Que and Two Seven in Spokane, and Moon Time and The Porch in North Idaho. With the success its sister restaurants have seen over the years, Geno’s Traditional Food and Ales has established itself as another neighborhood gem the community has embraced.
Geno’s celebrated its five-year anniversary this past October, and it’s no surprise that it continues to be a local favorite as it carries on John and Brad’s long tradition of good food and friendly service where guests are welcomed by a casual feels-like-home atmosphere.
The menu includes some of the same favorites known in their other pubs, like The Elk’s famous Reuben sandwich (guests have the choice of a gluten-free bun for all sandwiches) and Moon Time’s 74th St. gumbo, but the menu is adorned with items that are unique to Geno's, such as the Cuban pork sandwich and Geno's chicken wings with your choice of three sauces. For a twist on this menu, Geno’s has french fries—which none of the other restaurant locations have—in addition to the ever-popular, and addicting, roasted corn pasta. The food is complemented by a great tap selection and cocktails.
Staying in tradition with the other pubs, Geno’s menu appeals to the masses not only in taste but in price. No one leaves Geno’s hungry—or broke. And It’s a perfect place to unwind and support the Gonzaga Bulldogs, with plenty of TVs to watch the games.
The kitchen stays open late, so it’s a great spot to meet up after the game, or for that matter, any event taking place at the Spokane Arena, thanks to its close proximity.
Great brews and cocktails, and of course, the tasty food and good company make this a destination you will want to return again and again.
Geno’s Traditional Food and Ales
1414 N. Hamilton St.