As a long-time resident of Pullman (20 plus years), I've seen a number of restaurants come and go. Swilly's alone steadfastly remains and has consistently served delicious meals made with fresh, delicious ingredients and prompt, courteous, attentive service from all staff members. My current favorite is the pork medallions with vanilla fig sauce, served with sauteed baby bok choy over garlic mashed potatoes. MMmmm ! My only wish is a more frequent change in menu (however, I do not approve of the removal of the great pasta salads that were served ! Bring those back !)
In fact, one of their up and coming young chefs, Connor, is headed to the prestigious Culinary Institute of America ! (A future Food Network star ? Maybe !)
Every restaurant from Pullman to Lewiston is swamped during football weekends and big event weekends in Pullman, so do like the locals do, and avoid restaurants during that time. If that is not feasible, go very early or expect a long wait.