Best Restaurant In Each Idaho County: 2018

This is the 2nd annual guide (updated 10/15/2018) to the great local restaurants across the state of Idaho.  Hundreds of people voted.  If you see “(NEW)” beside a name that means they are a new addition compared to the 2017 list. It doesn’t mean that the restaurant itself is new although some of them are.  Each of the places below displayed excellence in food quality and atmosphere.  Pair a visit to one of these restaurants with your day trips around the state exploring amazing outdoor activities like hiking, biking, rock climbing, rafting, skiing, or just enjoying a dip in a hot springs.  Please click here to vote for your favorites across the state for consideration in the 2019 version of the list.  *No business has paid for inclusion on this list.  The businesses we selected on their own merit.

Ada County:

(Ada is home to Boise and is the #1 most populated city)

State & Lemp: Boise, ID

James Beard Award nominated!  New owners and chef in mid-2018 but it hasn’t missed a beat.

Petite 4: Boise, ID (new)

A new French inspired bistro across the river from downtown. Unique in Idaho and delicious.

The WYlder: Boise, ID (New)

Nightly suppers, slow batch pizza, craft cocktails!

Modern Hotel: Boise, ID

James Beard Award nominated!

BARBACOA: BOISE, ID

Latin flavors, vibrant atmosphere, and the most liquor sales in the state of Idaho.

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Adams County:

Shy Simon’s Pizza: Council, ID

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Bannock County: 

Portneuf Valley Brewing: Pocatello, ID

The local brews push them into first.

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Bear Lake County:

Timbers Steakhouse: Montpelier, ID

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Benewah County:

Casa de Oro: Saint Maries, ID

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Bingham County:

Homestead Family Restaurant: Blackfoot, ID

Strawberry Rhubarb is one of they many homemade pies that are a great end to the meal.

 

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Blaine County:

ENoteca: Ketchum/Sun Valley, ID (NEW)

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Boise County:

Trudy’s Kitchen: Idaho City, ID

Huckleberry cheesecake….enough said

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Bonner County:  

Baxters On Cedar: Sandpoint, ID

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Bonneville County:

D’Railed: Idaho Falls, ID (NEW)

Don’t let the exterior of the building fool you.

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Boundary County:

Soulshine: Bonners Ferry, ID

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Butte County:

Pickle’s Place: Arco, ID

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Camas County:

Soldier Creek Brewing: Fairfield, ID (NEW)

 

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Canyon County: 

(#2 most populated county in Idaho)

Brick 29 Bistro: Nampa, ID

Enrique’s Mexican Restaurant: Kuna, ID (NEW)

Uh oh, Kuna just got a major gem! The relocated and updated Enrique’s is beautiful and delicious….seriously.

The Orchard House: Caldwell, ID (NEW)

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Caribou County:

Geyser View Restaurant: Soda Springs, ID (NEW)

Located in a historic Enders building with a few from the city controlled geyser that goes about 100 feet high every hour. Quite a stop!

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Cassia County:

Outpost Steakhouse: Almo, ID (NEW)

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Clark County: (population 982!)

Spencer Grill and rv park: Spencer, ID

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Clearwater County:

The Vug: Pierce, ID

The Vug recently closed down and Clearwater County’s best will change in the next list for 2019. Please help by voting for your Clearwater favorite.

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Custer County:

Redd Square Restaurant: Stanley, ID (NEW)

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Elmore County:

Shiok!: MOuntain Home, ID

Amazing Singapore style food and bubble tea!

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Franklin County:

New York Strip Steakhouse and Deli: Preston, ID

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Fremont County:

Sweet Peeps Kitchen: Island Park, ID

Don’t underestimate the goodness that comes out of this small kitchen.

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Gem County:

Cowboys chophouse: Emmett, Id (NEW)

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Gooding County:

Oxbow DIner: Bliss, ID

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Idaho County:

Trestle Brewing Company: Ferdinand, ID (NEW)

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Jefferson County:

Lil’ Mike’s BBQ: Rigby, ID

This is maybe the best BBQ in Idaho.

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Jerome County:

Garibaldi’s: Jerome, ID (NEW)

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Kootenai County:

(#3 most populated county in Idaho)

Fleur de Sel: Post Falls, ID (NEW)

SATAY BISTRO: COEUR D’ALENE, ID

Beverly’s: Coeur d’alene, ID

Located in The Couer d’Alene Resort.

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Latah County:

Lodgepole: Moscow, ID (NEW)

Nectar Restaurant and Wine: Moscow, ID

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Lemhi County:

JunkYard Bistro: Salmon, ID

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Lewis County:

Hearthstone restaurant and Bakery: Kamiah, ID

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Lincoln County:

….um bring a snickers. Seriously.

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Madison County:

The Hickory: Rexburg, ID

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Minidoka County:

Sofie’s Chatterbox: Rupert, ID

High quality and great desserts here at Sofie’s.

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Nez Perce County:

Mystic Cafe: Lewiston, ID (NEW)

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Oneida County:

The Pines: MALAD cITY, id

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Owyhee County:

The BOwling ALley: Homedale, ID (NEW)

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Payette County:

Salsa Grill: Payette, ID

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Power County:

Tres HermAnos: American Falls, ID (NEW)

The people of Power County have spoken.  In 2017 I gave the award to Subway. The people of Power County voted and voted and it was clear to me that while Tres Hermanos might not be a fancy white table cloth kinda place…… but it had heart and care and warm comfort.  This is truly the people’s choice and I’m happy to crown them! Congrats.

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Shoshone County: 

The Fainting Goat: Wallace, ID

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Teton County:

Forage Bistro and Lounge: Driggs, ID

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Twin Falls County:

Elevation 486: Twin Falls, ID

These fantastic views near Shoshone Falls go great with your delicious meal.

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Valley County:

Rupert’s: Mccall, ID

A James Beard Award nominated chef here in this McCall hot spot.

Remington’s at the Chief: Cascade, ID (NEW)

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Washington County:

Weiser Classic Candy: Weiser, ID

There are lots of great treat to go with your sandwiches here.

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Thanks for reading and don’t forget to click here to vote for your favorites places across this great state for consideration in our 2019 list.

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