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Food and restaurants in Boise

Top restaurants

Latin American Restaurant
“Nicer restaurant with a fun atmosphere. If you like steak I highly recommend the Hot Rock Filet. The steak comes out mostly cooked on a very hot rock that you finish cooking to your liking. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“These days, the foodie and restaurant world is abuzz with buzzwords. “Local,” “sustainable,” and “hand-crafted” get tossed around more than a good salad. Well, it is one thing to say it and another thing to live it. So when, after 23 years of starting and running restaurants, my wife Amanda and I first started playing with the idea of Fork, we knew it would take a lot of effort to make these words mean something. And that’s what we’re trying to do, by making the ideas—the big ideas—behind these words not just marketing slogans, but at the core of how we spend our day.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bar
“This is one of my favorite standard affairs. The owners are local and eco-conscious (think zero packaging and compost worms in the basement for your scraps), they have lots of brews with a fun lounge next door, and the food is delicious at a great price. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Goldy’s is our go-too sport for one of the greatest breakfasts in America (that is a bold statement from people who love breakfast!) We can’t seem to get enough of their breakfast burrito and their stuffed French toast. They don’t take reservations, so be prepared for a wait (at their coffee bar down the street), but you won’t regret the choice to eat here. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Lounge
“Great food and drink selection. Have an exceptional brunch menu on the weekend”
  • 38 locals recommend
Brewery
“Right in the action of downtown Boise. One of our oldest brewpubs, churning out award winning beers and delicious pub grub. This 10 barrel brewhouse and our hop-king headbrewer Shawn Kelso make this brewpub the hoppiest place in Idaho and a hub for all your pre-game warm-ups, post-adventure hunger, and quaffing needs. Come crush a beer with us in downtown Boise!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Local sports pub with great food at a good price! Family friendly with a full bar with inside and outside dining.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Village is a new and upcoming venue in the Treasure Valley and worth the trip. Loads of shopping, restaurants, breweries, parks and outdoor areas for everyone. In the summer there is a playground and grassy area for the kids to play and in the winter, a small outdoor ice skating rink. The Village also has a movie theater and Big Al's Bowling. ”
  • 22 locals recommend

Cafes

Plaza
“Coffee shop with pastries, lunch and breakfast - in the nearby Hyde Park district.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Coffee Shop and bakery serving breakfast and lunch with fair trade organic coffees and homemade pastries. Eat in or grab a coffee and pastry for the road. **Weekend mornings get very crowded. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Café
“I'd be willing to say that this is the most popular cafe in Boise. Great vibes, fun trinkets to buy, and right downtown!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Also located in Hyde Park, my buddy says this place has the fastest wifi of any of the cafes. Last time I was there, they were experimenting with some basic lunch foods. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
“You’ll find seriously good pastries at this Parisian-style cafe! Best croissants and coffee in the area. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“An awesome old-fashioned ice cream and candy shop in the nearby Hyde Park district”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great gourmet donuts right above the Indian buffet! TIP: If you go between 3 and 4 (they close at 4) they sell the donuts as a buy one get one free deal! Unfortunately, sometimes this is a bad thing. ;)”
  • 18 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Breakfast every morning, pizza, homemade soup, and a huge patio. My go-to in the neighborhood.”
  • 10 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“You’ll find seriously good pastries at this Parisian-style cafe! Best croissants and coffee in the area. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great gourmet donuts right above the Indian buffet! TIP: If you go between 3 and 4 (they close at 4) they sell the donuts as a buy one get one free deal! Unfortunately, sometimes this is a bad thing. ;)”
  • 18 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Saturday morning Market in downtown Boise. Hundreds of local businesses and artisans on display. A fun way to explore local talent. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“A great bakery offering homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, cookies, cakes and other desserts. The food here is fresh and tasty!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Supermarket
“Natural groceries, deli and an amazing beer and wine selection- within walking distance. For an expanded wine selection, check out their Wine Shop across the parking lot. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Fred Meyer's carries groceries and has a good selection of organic foods. They also have a little bit of everything, and live up to their slogan of "What's on your list today? You'll find it at Fred Meyer."”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“If you want fresh baked scones, gooey cinnamon buns, blue berry pastries, fresh steamed eggs and fresh brewed coffee this is the place to start your day. They open early too.”
  • 2 locals recommend