big city coffee

1416 W. Grove St., Boise

208 345 3145

What to expect:As local as it gets. Located in the Linen District on the west side of downtown. Great farm to table options. Healthy & yummy. PS-If you are looking for scrambled eggs & bacon this isn’t your spot, but maybe visit for coffee & a sweet treat. Casual… if you’re staying downtown don’t fear walking in your sneaks



121 N. 9th, Boise

208 387 3553

The name says it all. Known for their BACON and Bloody Mary’s (voted Boise’s Best several years in a row) enjoy everything from your traditional breakfast with a candied bacon side to a bacon lasagna. Vegans not apply.  Great patio when the weather permits. Casual attire.




108 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise

208 345 4100

What to expect: A long line. You can leave your number and they will call you when your table is ready. It’s as downtown as it gets so you can explore downtown Boise while you wait. This is a Boise staple & a traditional breakfast eatery.


the griddle

404 E. Parkcenter, Boise

208 297 7615

What to expect: A traditional breakfast eatery. You can typically get in within 30 minutes. Delicious food and priced better than Goldy’s. (Also Located in Meridian & Eagle)



form & function

511 W. Broad St., Boise

208 922 7824

Try their pour over coffee, avocado toast and amazing Cashew milk!







Lemon tree

224 N. 10th St., Boise

208 345 1055

Lemon Tree Co. is an artisan sandwich shop in the heart of downtown Boise, offering specialty lemonades and sandwiches.


river room

201 S. Broadway Ave., Boise

208 287 4600

Tapas selection or you can buy food from the taco/pizza/smoothie/salad bar downstairs and then take it upstairs. Great local beverage selection of both wine and beer. Casual atmosphere with views of the foothills.
(Upstairs in Whole Foods)



wild root cafe

276 N. 8th St., Boise

208 856 8956

Fresh, local, amazing bread. Breakfast and lunch available! Coffee is incredible.
(Closed Sundays)



north end pizza

1513 N. 13th St., Boise

208 345 5669

Delicious Pizza, great beer selection & a fun and friendly atmosphere.


luciano’s cafe

3588 N. Prospect Way, Garden City

208 577 6010 

Caffe Luciano's is Boise's only Riverside Italian Caffe. Inspired by their love of authentic Italian cuisine.








Shige:  100 N. 8th Street, Suite 215, Boise

208 338 8423

 Located in the center of downtown Boise, Idaho. Shige Cuisine serves up Boise's finest Japanese cuisine with exciting dishes and unique ambiance. At Shige's, every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. Casual.


totally boise

Bittercreek:  246 N. 8th St., Boise

208 429 6340

Craft beer, potato pizza, farm to table finds, popcorn with bacon and rosemary! Great local vibe and relaxed atmosphere. It is a hopping place most nights and has awesome outdoor seating as well as a huge selection of craft beer. Sit on the patio and take in 8th Street while you eat. Causal




Luciano's:  11 N. Orchard St., Boise

208 577 6415

What to expect: A WAIT! Call ahead and get your name on the list. This is a Mom & Pop sit down hole-in-the-wall with the best Italian food in Idaho. Casual attire.


totally boise

Fork:  199 N. 8th St., Boise

208 287 1700

Farm to table is king here. A delicious mix of the unexpected here…like the childhood favorite grilled cheese turned into an adult app & paired with a delicious organic soup or their Tuesday night Chicken and Waffles special. You won’t be disappointed with anything you choose. On Sunday they feature a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Casual.




Mi Casa Mexican:  3223 E. Louise Dr., Meridian

208 577 6534

What to expect: Not much for atmosphere as this restaurant is in a strip mall, however, don’t let that fool you! The food is amazing, the portions are plentiful and the wait staff is wonderful. Very casual.


boise meets la meets vegas

Barbacoa:  276 Bobwhite Ct., Boise

208 338 5000

You just have to see this place. Some of the best food and foothill views in the city. They have a killer Happy Hour with 2 for 1 drinks between 4-6pm. Try the BBQ duck quesadilla and Rock Steak. This is one of Boise’s more dressy restaurants, but you will still be fine in jeans.




Basque Block:  Grove St. between Capitol & 6th, Boise

Bar Gernika
Leku Ona

The Basque Market - This is probably the “go to” for locals, yet very friendly & welcoming!

Boise has the highest concentration of people with Basque heritage anywhere outside of Basque country! 


Kid friendly

Flatbread:  800 W. Main, Suite 230, Boise

208 287 4757

Positioned on the “hard corner” of 8th and Main within the most exciting high rise construction project in the last 20 years, Flatbread is at the center of downtown activity. One block from the Egyptian Theater and directly across the street from The Grove, which holds events such as Alive After Five each Wednesday, the Capitol City Market, and the annual Twilight Criterium. Full bar and Happy Hour daily. Casual.



leave the kids at home

Chandlers:  981 West Grove Street

208 383 4300

Located in downtown Boise Idaho at the new Hotel 43, Chandlers is an upscale dinner house specializing in prime corn fed steaks and Kobe-Style Beef. An incredible fresh seafood menu featuring delicacies from around the world and a three course prix fixe dinner menu featuring Idaho-sourced ingredients round out a menu that has already won praise from guests that have dined at Chandlers, not to mention the Best Steakhouse Award from the Idaho Statesman’s Best of the Treasure Valley.


crowd pleaser

Eureka:  800 West Idaho Street, Boise

208 286 4410

Eureka! is defined as expressing delight on finding, discovering or solving something. Those that truly appreciate great food, craft beer and small-batch spirits are discovering a better restaurant experience and Eureka! has elevated it to an art form. In our rustic industrial environment, we create craveable dining experiences in an approachable atmosphere while leaving enduring memories one burger at a time.




624 W. Idaho Street, Boise

208 392 2834

Modern counter-serve spot featuring creative sushi & Thai dishes including vegan options.


The wylder

501 W. Broad St., Boise

208 209 3837

Tasty craft cocktails, charcuterie plates, a twist on pizza and salads.



St. lawrence gridiron

705 W. Bannock, Boise

(208) 433-5598

Bustling new American eatery serving elevated chow with a southern flare & craft cocktails in a rustic-chic space.