On the corner of Third and Lincoln Avenue lies a new addition to Spokane’s local restaurants.
Molly’s Family Restaurant moved into the old IHOP building in July under the new owner, Mike Crandell.
After working in the restaurant business for 20 years, Crandell chose to open this restaurant and name it after his beloved black-and-white Pekinese dog, Molly.
Crandell shows his love for his dog inside the restaurant with pictures of Molly hanging on the walls and drawings of her everywhere else. There are even homemade dog treats for sale at the register – just ask one of the friendly waitresses Crandell recruited for Molly’s.
The majority of employees are former co-workers or friends from Crandell’s prior restaurant experiences. He hand-picked them for their skill and most importantly their warm personalities and brilliant smiles. With that in mind, Molly’s has accomplished the environment that Crandell was going for – “a family-type atmosphere.”
Molly’s is open from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays and Saturdays until midnight. They have daily breakfast and lunch specials for $3.99 and dinner specials for $6.99.
Every Monday night is the BBQ dinner special and Wednesdays you can eat all the spaghetti you want after 5 p.m.
Plus, anything on the menu – including breakfast – can be ordered all day long.
The cooks don’t spare on the rations of food, either. All of Molly’s omelets come with six eggs and if you’ve seen the Molly’s Mess breakfast, you’ll understand why not many customers have been able to finish it.
One of Molly’s regular customers, Dean Gilbert, comes in everyday to enjoy the lunch special and a piece of pie. He says that it’s great food and delightful service, too.
“Spokane needs more family restaurants,” he said. “No more McDonalds.”
There is a ten percent discount that is offered to senior citizens – over 60 – and college students who show their ID at the register. A smoking section is provided in another part of the restaurant for those who like to enjoy a cigarette after their immense meal.
Crandell promises everyone that “you won’t leave hungry.”