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Food and restaurants in Boise

Top restaurants

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
Latin American Restaurant
“Barbacoa’s culinary delights are a tribute to the rancher and cowboy of the Pacific Northwest. Basically, “Barbacoa” as a restaurant celebrates the influence of: The Vaqueros of Spain The Gaucho of Argentina The Llanero of the Brazilian Plains The Charro of Mexico”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bar
“Bittercreek is a great go to for local food, drinks, and a great atmosphere. Located in the heart of downtown, Bittercreek has been a Boise favorite for years!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“4.5 ~Stars · $$ · Bistro, 108 S Capitol Blvd · In Old Boise Opens 6 AM S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, Idaho, 83702 ~ It's always packed and bustling, you will most likely have to wait for a table at this breakfast-and-lunch hot spot. A small upstairs seating section overlooks the bar and kitchen, with sunrise-colored orange-and-pink walls. Start with the fruit cup, piled with berries, citrus, and other fruits. Be sure to order something smothered with hollandaise—it's a house specialty—like the veggie benny or eggs Blackstone, and top it off with a "sunrise" mimosa (OJ, mango, guava, cranberry, and optional champagne). Goldy's coffee shop around the corner lets you enjoy a coffee and board games while you wait for your table.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Lounge
“Great food and drink selection. Have an exceptional brunch menu on the weekend”
  • 35 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!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“13th Street Pub & Grill is located in the historical Hyde Park region of Boise’s North End. Patrons enjoy open-air, patio and fireside seating for a comfortable year-round dining experience. The Pub is known for it’s relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and large selection of delicious menu items. Huge selection of local/regional beers on tab, excellent food, locally-sourced whenever possible. One of our favorite places! ”
  • 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

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“Another great breakfast place. Their pastries are super delicious and very shareable. The portion sizes are large too. Coffee is fresh and bottomless. In the summer the front opens all up and feels like you are outside.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Plaza
“Nothing is sweeter than waking up with a "bowl of soul" and your fur pal on a spring morning at Java in Hyde Park! Confetti eggs is a good breakfast to share too!”
  • 33 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!”
  • 22 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. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
“This pastry shop has raked in some prestigious awards. The owners are so kind and caring. You will love it here!! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“An awesome old-fashioned ice cream and candy shop in the nearby Hyde Park district”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“$ Guru is a downtown Boise staple, and one of the few places that offer vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free donuts. Nice Atmosphere, friendly staff. Tasty designer donuts. www.gurudonuts.com”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Breakfast every morning, pizza, homemade soup, and a huge patio. My go-to in the neighborhood.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“This pastry shop has raked in some prestigious awards. The owners are so kind and caring. You will love it here!! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
“$ Guru is a downtown Boise staple, and one of the few places that offer vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free donuts. Nice Atmosphere, friendly staff. Tasty designer donuts. www.gurudonuts.com”
  • 20 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
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. ”
  • 45 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
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
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
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