The off-campus dining scene for Gonzaga students can be divided neatly into two categories: restaurants adjacent to campus and restaurants downtown. There are some real gems next to campus, but not much diversity. On the east end, you can find greasy breakfasts, light cuisine, and the pizza/calzone powerhouses.
Despite the limited selection, the vast majority of students eats at these establishments. However, downtown (a 20-minute walk or five-minute drive) offers high-quality, reasonably-priced restaurants by the fistful. The absences in the Spokane restaurant scene that are felt by Gonzaga students are the lack of student discounts and a dearth in late-night dining. However, Spokane rewards those who persevere and go the extra mile to seek out good food. There are excellent Moroccan, Russian, and Greek places that await those who are willing to go a little out of their way. Likewise, most of the nice restaurants won't charge too much—you can find a great meal for under $15 at more than a dozen places, all within 25 minutes of campus.