This General Store Is Home To A Hidden Gem Eatery In Idaho
By Courtnie Erickson|Published June 08, 2023
From Southern Utah to the Panhandle in Idaho, Courtnie Erickson has lived in what she believes are the best (and the most beautiful!) areas in the country. She graduated with a journalism degree from Utah State University and has more than 15 years of professional writing experience. You’ll likely see her with a Dr. Pepper in her hand and a pair of running shoes on her feet. Courtnie is a writer and editor at OnlyInYourState.
Sitting just outside of Boise is a beautiful community known as Hidden Springs. This area offers a slower pace and a friendly atmosphere and it’s not a far drive from downtown Boise. Tucked away in the heart of this community is the Dry Creek Mercantile. Also known as The Merc, this historic general store has become a place where the community gathers for events and activities as well as food. Several local residents have added even more to this building, creating SpringHouse at the Merc, a tasty eatery in Hidden Springs, Idaho where you can enjoy some of the best lunch and dinner dishes around.
Have you ever eaten at this restaurant in Idaho? What are your favorite items on the menu? Let us know in the comments. And if you love visiting historic general stores, you must check out Tracy General Store in Almo, Idaho. This store feels like it is in the middle of nowhere and has been serving southern Idaho since the 1800s.
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