Dining August 09, 2017
Here Are The 10 Most Highly Rated Restaurants In Idaho
Good food is everywhere you turn in Idaho. With the addition of social media platforms that cater to reviewing restaurants such as Yelp, Open Table, and TripAdvisor, choosing where to eat can become quite the ordeal. We’ve all been there, scrolling through reviews for hours and hours before finally landing on a restaurant that we deem worthy. However, when it comes to the best and most highly rated restaurants in Idaho, we’ve got your back. We researched what reviewers had to say and came up with these 10 restaurants that are considered the best of the best. Check them out.
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1. Copper Rill Restaurant, Idaho Falls
Copper Rill provides decadent American cuisine in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. What this restaurant really specializes in is making your visit a special one with incredible service and a cozy ambiance. The seafood dishes are the real highlight of the menu, and will make you forget you're in a landlocked state! It's that good.
2. Beverly's, Coeur d'Alene
A dining experience at Beverly's is truly unforgettable with gorgeous lakeside views from the Coeur d'Alene Resort's 7th floor. This restaurant boasts elegant dining at its finest. Their northwest inspired menu consists of incredible meat and seafood entrees.
3. Baxters On Cedar, Sandpoint
At Baxters you will enjoy the classiest pub food you've ever had. This upscale gastropub boasts of "Instagram-worthy" meals, all made easily accessible to you in a cozy atmosphere. Also, the restaurant is named after the owners' dog. What's not to love?
4. Chandler's Steakhouse, Boise
Located in the heart of downtown Boise on the main level of Hotel 43, Chandlers is a renowned steakhouse in the Treasure Valley. It has accumulated various awards including Best Steakhouse by the Idaho Statesman. With live music 7 nights a week in one of the finest dining atmospheres you've ever experienced, a night out at Chandler's is a real treat.
5. Pueblo Lindo, McCall
Pueblo Lindo is the perfect place to get your Mexican food fix in McCall, Idaho. Although significantly more casual than a lot of other restaurants on this list, the reviews for this place don't lie! This is a local favorite and definitely a hidden gem of Idaho!
6. White House Grill, Post Falls
Who knew that great Mediterranean food was hiding in Post Falls, Idaho? Their menu is the perfect balance between traditional and more modern takes on Greek dishes. Need help finding the place? Locals will tell you just to follow the smell of fresh garlic! The lively atmosphere, the excellent flavors...there is simply no other place like this in Idaho.
7. Bodacious Pig Barbecue, Eagle
With a name like that, how can you resist? This place boasts some of the best barbecue in the whole state! With a trendy and casual atmosphere, this is the perfect place to totally pig out. Their slow-smoked meats and delicious appetizers are prepared daily, guaranteeing you the freshest and tastiest BBQ you've ever had.
8. Epi's Basque Restaurant, Meridian
The Basque population in Idaho is one of the largest in the country outside of Spain so it's fitting that one of our favorite restaurants in the valley is Epi's, which specializes in traditional Basque cuisine. Reviewers across the entire board are crazy for this place! This small restaurant is usually packed to capacity, so be sure to reserve a table in advance.
9. Cristina's, Ketchum
Everything about Sun Valley is charming, but especially delightful is the tiny Italian restaurant called Cristina's. Located in what looks like a small house, some of the best Italian food you'll ever have is waiting for you. The restaurant is named after the chef, Cristina Ceccatelli, and her goal is to provide an authentic Italian dining experience for you right here in Idaho!
10. Brick 29 Bistro, Nampa
Brick 29 specializes in bringing you comfort food with a twist. The atmosphere is describes as "industrial chic" and their menu is inspired by adventurous preparation techniques and one-of-a-kind flavors. You've never had All-American cuisine like this!
How many of these restaurants have you been to? Did we miss any that you think should be on this list?
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