Burgers. Homemade Ice Cream and Milkshakes.
Mary Lou's Milk Bottle was built in Spokane around 1933 for Benewah Creamery, with a wood frame, covered in cement plaster & stucco, and painted it with enamel. It was originally only fifteen feet wide and only sold fresh dairy products . We are now a favorite lunch, dinner and desert destination and voted "Best Ice Cream Parlor in the North West" by a reader poll in the August 1998 issue of Sunset Magazine. We also have two of the Top 10 national awards listed in the books of the "Americas favorite Ice Cream and where to find it", And local awards for the "Best Of" from the Inlander magazine reader poll. You will be served fresh food made from scratch. Hamburger buns made from our french bread dough and milk shakes from ice cream we churn daily, along with French fries cut on site from russett potatoes. A good size meal for a valued price is served from the family that made it, with love and blessings. Mary Lou's Milk Bottle is a Spokane icon. It made the National spotlight in the classic 1993 movie, Benny & Joon. In September of 2011, a fire started outside and spread through the roof destroying most of the building. The ceiling was returned to its 1930's original height, and in May 2012 The Milk Bottle reopened its doors. Nearly five generations have shared memories of coming to this unique and beautiful Diner! We want to thank everyone who helped make our business thrive all these years.