Thrifty Scotsman Drive In

Thrifty Scotsman Drive In Family owned and operated for nearly 40 years. Great burgers and fresh fries, cut daily, cooked for you when you order. Awesome milkshakes. Call in orders welcome.

Operating as usual


SOLD OUT of free meals !!!!!!!!
Thank you spokane quarantine team !!!!


An Open Letter to Our Community


We wanted to take a moment to recognize the 40th Anniversary of our parent's restaurant, Spokane Valley's beloved Thrifty Scotsman Drive In. In our current climate, we can't think of a more fitting time to pay tribute to a local small business success story - and what a story it has been. From the beginning of their 40 year run, they have faced a lot of adversity. Our father, Floyd Brown, was 25 and our mother, Karla Brown, was 23 with two small children, a baby due later that year and one more to come when they purchased the restaurant on May 16, 1980...two days before the eruption of Mt. St. Helen's. They literally, started with a bang. Since that time, they have also endured wind storms, ice storms, the winter of '08, a recession and now a global pandemic. Like our dad would say, "Everyone has a romantic idea of what owning a restaurant is, but there were times I could not give away a single hamburger and the cash register was basically empty." Thankfully, they have also seen their fair share of success. Through the years they have received accolades from numerous local "best of" polls, fielded interest from Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and most important - enjoy a loyal following of four generations of regulars that we are proud to count as family.

You see, our family's restaurant isn't just a business, it is an extension of our family that has been a second home for countless employees and customers through the years. A place where our parents have been serving up much more than burgers and fries for decades. Their generosity knows no bounds and runs well beyond the typical sports team or school sponsorship that they frequently fund and extends past what might be considered ordinary for a small business. They have been known to look after their senior customers - communicating with their out of town family members, attending local nursing home events and taking the time to sit and have a cup of coffee with a customer - even when time is tight and they don't drink coffee. Customers have attended our weddings, baby showers and birthdays and we've attended more weddings and funerals than we can count - at times even assisted with the arrangements. And each holiday season they still honor their longstanding regulars with a free meal of appreciation. They are equally big-hearted with their staff. Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, holiday bonuses, purchasing senior photos, hosting graduation parties, even bringing back souvenirs from their vacations for the employees. The list is truly endless and some acts too personal to share. Wherever there has been a need, they have looked to fill it, because that is how you give back. That is how you show your gratitude for 40 years of patrons and staff that have helped you accomplish a dream that has eluded so many. Even under the worst of circumstances the community continues to show up day in and day out and my parents continue to welcome and support them however possible. It is the mutual support that has made this endeavor a success.

Now, we would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank them. Thank you, mom and dad, for being such an integral part of the Spokane community. Thank you for your generosity and kindness. For your unwavering dedication to doing what is right and and making the community around you a better place. We applaud you on serving as a shining example of what a unique impact a small business can have on the community around it.

We couldn’t be prouder of you and your accomplishment and congratulate you on 40 years.


Aaron, Eric, Shannon and Kevin

The Brown Kids

Governor Jay Inslee is set to shut down dining room service for restaurants in the State of Washington. The drive thru w...
Welcome to Thrifty Scotsman

Governor Jay Inslee is set to shut down dining room service for restaurants in the State of Washington. The drive thru will continue to be open along with call in orders. We will continue to serve our community and keep you informed of changes as they happen. Thank you for your continued patronage and we hope to see you in the coming days.
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We will be closing at 3pm today? Come get your burger early before the game.


We will be closing today December 24th at 3 pm. We will also be closed on December 25th. We will resume normal hours on December 26th. Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Shirts are in and on sale just in time for the holidays.

Shirts are in and on sale just in time for the holidays.

Thrifty Scotsman Drive In

Thrifty Scotsman Drive In

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Great job crew for working hard!

Great job crew for working hard!


There is now a website linked to the page. Go check it out.

Thrifty Scotsman Drive In's cover photo

Thrifty Scotsman Drive In's cover photo


We will be closing at 3pm today. Enjoy the Super Bowl.


We will be closing at 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day tomorrow. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all of you.


Today is National cheeseburger day. Come in and see us and get your fix.


Today marks 37 years in business. Thank you to each and every one of our customers. We hope to see you again real soon.

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Soup o the day.

Soup o the day.


Okay everyone grab your debit cards and come get some lunch


Debit card update. We are currently waiting for one piece of equipment from the East coast to begin accepting cards. Will update again soon.


Important notice. We will begin accepting debit cards in the next week or so. Share to all your friends.


Thrifty Scotsman 2go will be at the N Division Cricket store from 2 to 4. Go check it out and grab a delicious burger.


We will be closed tomorrow for Easter. Enjoy your day everyone.


Trying to upload menu, but apparently Facebook is having issues with PDF files at the moment


We are closed at 3:00 for Super Bowl. Enjoy the game.


Power went out yesterday causing us to close at 5. We are back on and will be open for regular hours.


Thrifty Scotsman 2go is out at Freedom RV for lunch service today. Stop by and say hi. Follow page Thrifty Scotsman 2go to keep up where the truck will be located.


A little late but May 16th marked 35 years of business. A huge thank you to all of our customers, without you none of this would be possible.

Look what just rolled into Spokane.

Look what just rolled into Spokane.


For those of you who haven't heard yet, there is a new food truck coming to the area. Check out the page for Thrifty Scotsman 2go.


We are closing at 3 pm today for the Super Bowl.


Question of the day. If there was going to be another location opened up, where would you like it to be?


Slight change to our hours for winter. They have been updated on the page.


A HUGE thank you for the support from the group, You're probably from Spokane if you remember....

Thrifty Scotsman Drive In's cover photo

Thrifty Scotsman Drive In's cover photo


12024 E Sprague Ave
Spokane Valley, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 10:30am - 8:30pm
Tuesday 10:30am - 8:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am - 8:30pm
Thursday 10:30am - 8:30pm
Friday 10:30am - 9:30pm
Saturday 11am - 9:30pm
Sunday 11am - 8pm


(509) 928-2214


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I’ve lived in the valley since 2011, today was my 1 st time eating at Thrifty Scotsman & it was soooo good. I will be back. 😊
Shout out to the car in front of me that paid for my dinner! You honestly made my night, thank you so much, very much appreciated and so I paid for the car behind me and hope it continued!💞
A little birdie told me that today is the 40th Anniversary of the Brown family owning Thrifty Scotsman. Congratulations to 40 years of great food, great service and being a great member of the Spokane Valley!!
If doing the Keto lifestyle .. Ask for any burger to be loaded without the bun .. You won't be disappointed... I get the little papa loaded ...😋
Amazing food!! Similar to Zips but much better and cheaper!
Best place in Spokane Valley ❤️❤️❤️
For Scott!!!
I came here as a kid...25 years later, the burgers are still amazing, the people are still awesome and the prices are the best. I would love coming here as a kid and i am so happy to have gotten the chance to come eat here today!!!! Love it