Are you looking to grab a nice meal in Idaho? It’s been a tough year for many local businesses and restaurants have especially been hurt in the economic recession.
So why not go out for a nice meal this weekend at one of many great Idaho restaurants?
This is a great way to support local Idaho businesses and try some excellent cuisine.
While there are great restaurants throughout the state, there’s something about Boise restaurants that you can’t beat!
Here are our recommendations for the best Boise, Idaho restaurants:
1. WiseGuy Pizza Pie
Look at the menu on https://wiseguypizzapie.com/ and you won’t be disappointed!
This pizza restaurant offers patio dining and also has carryout and delivery options. You can buy whole pizzas or buy them by the slice.
You can choose house favorites including the following:
- Wise Guy: A cheese pizza made for meat lovers! It includes pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, olives, and red onions
- Fun Guy: A generous portion of mushrooms, caramelized onions, and a dash of parmesan and feta
- Vegetablarian: a light cheese pizza with Roma tomatoes, olives, red onions, mushrooms, garlic, and green peppers
Those are just a few of the many great pizza options at WiseGuy. You can also customize a pizza to your liking. There are also great side dishes like salads and soups. You can also enjoy pasta and chicken wings as an entree.
Prices are affordable so it’s a great choice for going on a date or with a large group.
2. Adelfa’s Comida Cubana
Few cuisines can hit the spot like Cuban cuisine. Adelfa’s Comida Cubana (Adelfa’s Cuban Food) is run by Noel Argote-Hererra.
He named the restaurant after his mother who cooked delicious Cuban food for him when he grew up in Havana.
You can find traditional Cuban dishes such as ropa vieja, paella, rice and beans, and Carne con papas (meat with potatoes).
It’s a great food stand that you can come with the whole family or during a lunch break from work. The food is cooked as you order so you can enjoy a hot and fresh meal.
3. Lemon Tree Co.
Sometimes you just want to bite into a juicy burger or sandwich! Well, you’ll be pleased to know that you can enjoy them at Lemon Tree Co.
It’s the brainchild of chef Jasson Parra who isn’t afraid to experiment with different combinations.
For example, you can enjoy a burger with cheese, artichokes, mushrooms, sausages, pears, and jam! If you’re adventurous with your meals then you’ll love Lemon Tree Co.
4. Wild Root Café
If you want to make sure you maintain your health during these crazy times, stop by the Wild Root café.
It focuses on breakfast and lunch and also has many vegetarian options. It’s on Boise’s restaurant row and is usually packed during the day.
You can enjoy light and small plates that are rich in plant-based foods. These include combinations with avocado and tofu. There are also a few meat options including chicken and pork belly.
If you want to feel fulfilled without feeling overwhelmed, then this restaurant is a great option for you.
Only in Boise will you find a great restaurant called “Bacon.” It’s one of the reasons why we love this place!
Anyways, Bacon is a great restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But you’ll really enjoy having brunch there.
It offers five different types of bacon and has a variety of great dishes. These include sandwiches, omelets, and samplers. For lunch, you can enjoy mac and cheese, lasagna, and mushroom dishes. All with bacon of course!
You can enjoy your bacon at Bacon indoors, outdoors, or order delivery. This is a great place to go with a big group and enjoy a few drinks with your meal.
6. Diablo & Sons Saloon
We can’t have a list of Idaho restaurants without reminding you about the Old West.
Diablo & Sons Saloon has many great dishes that get cooked on an open flame. As expected, there are a ton of great taco platters. These include tacos with pork, beef, and veggies. If you’re not into tacos, there are tamales as well.
There are also great breakfast options. These include omelets, biscuits with gravy, hash browns, and burgers. Need we say more?
If you want to step back in time and enjoy a great meal from the Old West, head into the Saloon!
Walk around Boise and ask about Richard Langston. He’s a legendary chef who’s been cooking for Boise residents for over 25 years.
Here you’ll find cuisine typical to the Northwestern with a bit of an Italian flair. You can enjoy grilled octopus mixed with pork belly. Or you can also try bison meatballs.
There are also many great wine selections at his restaurants. This is a great place to come with your significant other and enjoy a great homemade meal.
8. Kibrom’s Ethiopian & Eritrean Food
The owners of this restaurant are Kibrom Milash and Tirhas Hailu. They fled persecution in Eritrea and came to the USA. They are the epitome of the American Dream and that reflects in this restaurant.
Among African cuisine, Ethiopian and Eritrean are the most renowned worldwide. If you’ve never tried these cuisines, this is the best place to introduce yourself.
You can enjoy Doro Qot chicken and Tibs lamb. There are also great vegetarian dishes including lentils, potatoes, and cabbage. This is a great place to go with your family.
You can order many dishes and try a sample of each meal with great company. If you get a chance, have a quick chat with Kibrom and Tirhas!
Enjoy These Idaho Restaurants
If you find yourself in Boise, we hope you’ll stop by all these great Idaho restaurants!
Boise is a city full of culinary treats and this list offers a variety of different cuisines to try from. Perhaps you can enjoy a delicious pizza at WiseGuy, enjoy brunch at Bacon, and experiment at Kibrom’s!
Of course, don’t go by yourself! These restaurants are great for going on a date or with your friends and family.
You can also find more great food recommendations on our website!