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Food and restaurants in Boise

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“These days, the foodie and restaurant world is abuzz with buzzwords. “Local,” “sustainable,” and “hand-crafted” get tossed around more than a good salad. Well, it is one thing to say it and another thing to live it. So when, after 23 years of starting and running restaurants, my wife Amanda and I first started playing with the idea of Fork, we knew it would take a lot of effort to make these words mean something. And that’s what we’re trying to do, by making the ideas—the big ideas—behind these words not just marketing slogans, but at the core of how we spend our day.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“Visiting during a special occasion? Visit Barbacoa, a fun, Inventive Spanish-American fare & open-fire grilled steaks served in a vibrant, stylish atmosphere. On the more expensive side of things, but the atmosphere is well worth it. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Bar
“Bittercreek is a great go to for local food, drinks, and a great atmosphere. Located in the heart of downtown, Bittercreek has been a Boise favorite for years!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“This is hands down one of the top 5 breakfast places I have ever eaten anywhere! There is a reason it gets crowded! My personal favorite is the country fried steak. My mom gets the blueberry pancakes when she visits!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Lounge
“A local favorite, this place has to be mentioned. The food and drinks are both exquisite. Fun atmosphere, its usually worth calling ahead if you're going to go during busy hours or on weekends. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Brewery
“Laid back place to get some lunch and a good beer! Good for families or groups!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious local food and killer patio!! Best people watching place in Hyde Park!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Local sports pub with great food at a good price! Family friendly with a full bar with inside and outside dining.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“Another great breakfast place. Their pastries are super delicious and very shareable. The portion sizes are large too. Coffee is fresh and bottomless. In the summer the front opens all up and feels like you are outside.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Plaza
“Nothing is sweeter than waking up with a "bowl of soul" and your fur pal on a spring morning at Java in Hyde Park! Confetti eggs is a good breakfast to share too!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Cafe
“This place honestly has THE best coffee and they have single handedly brought a combo of "coolness and genuine caring" to our small town way before we were "found." Look up Valentine for AIDS....”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Also located in Hyde Park, my buddy says this place has the fastest wifi of any of the cafes. Last time I was there, they were experimenting with some basic lunch foods. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
“This pastry shop has raked in some prestigious awards. The owners are so kind and caring. You will love it here!! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cafe
“Really great place to take the kids and family! This is an old school Soda Fountain in the Hyde Park neighborhood!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
“$ Guru is a downtown Boise staple, and one of the few places that offer vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free donuts. Nice Atmosphere, friendly staff. Tasty designer donuts. www.gurudonuts.com”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“If the Sun is out there is a good chance the patio at Sun Ray Cafe is hoppin'. Enjoy a Drink and soak up the sun. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“This pastry shop has raked in some prestigious awards. The owners are so kind and caring. You will love it here!! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
“$ Guru is a downtown Boise staple, and one of the few places that offer vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free donuts. Nice Atmosphere, friendly staff. Tasty designer donuts. www.gurudonuts.com”
  • 20 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Saturday morning Market in downtown Boise. Hundreds of local businesses and artisans on display. A fun way to explore local talent. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Supermarket
“Natural groceries, deli and an amazing beer and wine selection- within walking distance. For an expanded wine selection, check out their Wine Shop across the parking lot. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Bakery
“A great bakery offering homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, cookies, cakes and other desserts. The food here is fresh and tasty!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“If you want fresh baked scones, gooey cinnamon buns, blue berry pastries, fresh steamed eggs and fresh brewed coffee this is the place to start your day. They open early too.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Fred Meyer's carries groceries and has a good selection of organic foods. They also have a little bit of everything, and live up to their slogan of "What's on your list today? You'll find it at Fred Meyer."”
  • 3 locals recommend
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