This Old Fashioned Restaurant In The Idaho Mountains Will Take You Back To Simpler Times
The culinary scene throughout Idaho seems to be constantly changing. A new, hip restaurant pops up every other day and culinary trends are changing just as often. Although this is a good thing for food enthusiasts or self-proclaimed “foodies”, there are some things about dining at an old-fashioned restaurant that never gets old. The restaurant featured below is hiding out in the mountains of central Idaho and there’s nothing fancy about it. However, you might just find yourself going out of your way to eat here. Boasting classic dishes that never disappoint and a simple, nostalgic atmosphere, this restaurant is reminiscent of simpler times and it’s oh-so-charming.
When hunger strikes, finding something "gourmet" is usually not necessary. You want something good to eat, plain and simple. When that craving comes, you'll want to plan a stop at Cougar Mountain Lodge—a delightfully old-fashioned restaurant in the Idaho mountains.
Nestled along the scenic Payette River near the central Idaho town of Cascade, Cougar Mountain Lodge is the perfect location for a relaxing dinner in the beautiful, mountainous backcountry.
If you're needing a bed for the night, you'll find that the lodge is home to cozy and clean rooms that are both affordable and the perfect base camp for your mountain adventure. There is also a convenience store stocked with supplies and snacks.
However, it's the lodge's restaurant that has won over both locals and travelers alike. Boasting a rustic vibe that is so perfectly "Idaho", you can't help but feel right at home as you sit down at a table.
On the menu, you'll find a variety of wholesome and delicious items to choose from. A big slice of prime rib with mashed potatoes and vegetables is bound to satisfy your hunger after a long day on the road.
They are also known for their delicious country-fried steak and perfectly moist burgers, made with fresh ground tri-tip meat. The menu is limited because of their remote location but the things they do offer are hands-down amazing.
It's hard to believe that hundreds of cars pass by this lovely lodge on Highway 55 every single day without giving it a second glance. This place is the definition of a hidden gem dining destination, and you really couldn't ask for better "road food".
Cougar Mountain Lodge can be found at 9738 ID-55, Cascade, ID 83611. Be sure to stop by the next time you find yourself near Cascade. Trust us, you'll be glad you did!
Have you dined at this old-fashioned restaurant before? Let us know how you liked it in the comments below! For more old-timey dining destinations, check out our list of
The 10 Best Vintage Diners And Retro Restaurants In Idaho.
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9738 ID-55, Cascade, ID 83611