While folks from urban metropolises might disagree, rural Idahoans know the truth: the smaller the town, the better the food. Home cooking is done right in small town Idaho, with every dish prepared with a little extra love, so to prove it, we’ve compiled a list of small towns in Idaho with fantastic restaurants that come highly recommended by you, our awesomely food savvy readers. If you haven’t given them a try yet… your taste buds are missing out!
Hope's waterfront setting isn't the only thing it has going for it. The Beyond Hope resort and small town restaurants that fill the streets boast some amazing food. Check out the Old Ice House Pizzeria and the Floating Restaurant on the marina.
Tiny Victor has been named to our best dining establishment lists numerous times, which is impressive for a town of only 1,000 people! Here, you'll find delicious, homestyle cuisine at Spoons Bistro, Big Hole BBQ, Brakeman's American Grill, and many more... including the best huckleberry shake in the world at the Victor Emporium!
Stanley's location in the heart of the Sawtooth mountains not only makes for a scenic getaway... it also means for incredible gourmet meals served with a view. Stanley Baking Co. is renowned for its sweets while the Redd is a hidden gem worth seeking out; but there are so many more restaurants to love in this itty-bitty town of less than 100 people.
Historic Salmon, Idaho has a surprisingly well-rounded food scene. Junkyard Bistro is an all-American favorite, but diners also rave about Dave's and the Shady Nook.
Tasty things are happening in Salmon, Idaho, where a blossoming food scene captures the rustic setting of this small town. Junkyard Bistro has made quite the name for itself, but the Pork Peddler and Oddfellows' has topped recent lists as well. Check them out!
This historic mining town is in the heart of ski country, and as such caters to a diverse crowd. Cuisine here is creative, authentic, and freshly prepared with local ingredients. You can't go wrong with the Michel's Christiania or the famous Pioneer Saloon after a day of exploring this charming community, but be sure to find your own favorite go-to!
This welcoming lakefront town is just the right size when it comes to small town charm and things to do... restaurants included! From fine dining at the Narrows at Shore Lodge or Rupert's in the McCall Hotel to casual eats in Ice Cream Alley or Stax, there's plenty in this mountain town to keep your stomach happy.