10 Mom & Pop Restaurants In Idaho That Serve Home Cooked Meals To Die For

One of the greatest things about Idaho is our close-knit, small-town vibe, no matter the city. But it is this unique atmosphere gives rise to something just as special: the “mom & pop” restaurant. Family owned and operated, passed down through the generations, or simply the realization of one couple’s dream, these little (sometimes not-so-little!) gems have made a name for themselves in customer service and fresh, quality cuisine that outshines a chain establishment in every way. You’ll never feel out of place here! Of course, Idaho is renowned for its small town restaurants – here are just a few locally-run eateries that we love.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Small town Idaho truly has some incredible cuisine to offer, and there are so many other hidden gems that we would love to explore! What other “mom and pop” restaurants would you consider to be the best local food in Idaho?