After 28 years, owners putting Rock City Grill up for sale

SPOKANE, Wash. - After nearly three decades of serving up Thai pizzas and Italian nachos, Rock City Grill’s owners have announced it is time to sell. 

Jim and Rose Rhoades opened the Spokane staple on October 19, 1992. 

For years, the restaurant made its home in River Park Square, feeding those perusing the mall or grabbing a bite after a trip to the park. A few years ago, the Rhoades moved the restaurant to the South Hill and their loyal patrons followed. 

According to a Facebook post, Jim recently had a serious health scare that forced the couple to consider making a change. 

“In the Emergency Room we discussed what would happen to Rock City Grill if Jim were not around to run it, to be there every day. It was a sobering thought,” the post reads. “We love the restaurant biz, adore our customers and are devoted to our staff. But, the health issue pushed us to this decision. It’s time to retire.”

The Rhoades said they hoping to find a buyer by next summer. Until then, the restaurant will operate as normal. 

Anyone with a serious inquiry is invited to contact Jim at