Our 10 Favorite Boise Restaurants

Dated: 04/07/2016

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We know what you're thinking, "how in the world can you choose just 10 restaurants to love in Boise?!?" Don't worry. We have a deep affection for more than just 10 Boise restaurants, but we don't have all day to write about it, and you don't have all day to read about it.


So here's our 10 favorite Boise restaurants to help you figure out where to do dinner (or lunch or brunch) next time you find yourself with a specific craving.


Sad Desk Lunch Remedy: On the Fly

Tired of PB&J and a bag of chips? This charming delicatessen in downtown Boise makes it's own deli meat for their handcrafted sandwiches. On the Fly also offers salads, soups, and so many more options to make your work lunch go from drab to delectable. Every item is half off after 4pm, so swing by on your way home to pick up a little something for dinner.


Mad Men Dinner: The Modern

It's hard to believe that this gorgeous mid-century modern hotel was once a Travelodge, but we promise it's true. The Modern Bar features an intimate dining experience with a delicious seasonal menu and crafted cocktails that may result in you booking a room for the night.


Best Bang for Your Buck Happy Hour: Juniper

Juniper in downtown Boise has a delicious happy hour



While we don't like to play favorites, the happy hour at Juniper is hard to beat when you want affordable and tasty drinks and treats. With buy one, get one free cocktails, you'll be able to unwind without feeling the pinch in your wallet.


Taco Tuesdays (or any day for that matter): Campos Market

Next time you find out it's Taco Tuesday and you're lacking in the taco area, head to Campos Market for a legitimate taqueria experience. This locally owned market carries more than just tacos, you'll also find a well-stocked butcher, produce, and other items for sale.


Laid Back Brunch: Wild Root Cafe & Market

Wild Root Cafe and Market in downtown Boise focuses on sustainable, organic food.


Wild Root Cafe & Market is the newest restaurant on this list, but we're already fans. Located on the popular 8th street in downtown Boise, this bright, welcoming restaurant serves breakfast and lunch from 8am to 3pm and is closed Sundays. It's always good to have another weekday breakfast option.


Family Friendly Eatery: Flying Pie Pizzeria

With three Boise locations, and one in Meridian, it's easy to find a Flying Pie Pizzeria close to you. The kiddos will love the fun, friendly atmosphere of this locally owned pizza joint. Stop by in August to give the pizza joint's famous Triple Habanero Pie that was featured on Food Network's "Man vs. Food."


Unique Dining Experience: State & Lemp

State & Lemp Restaurant in Boise, ID. Photo by Brianna Griff


There's a reason we call State & Lemp unique, this tiny restaurant has limited seating and is only open Wednesday through Sunday with dining at 6:30pm and 9pm. State and Lemp provides an intimate dining experience with a fixed menu featuring ingredients from around the Pacific Northwest.


Appreciating the Great Outdoors: 10 Barrel Pub

10 Barrel Pub in downtown Boise may not be the first thing you imagine when you consider enjoying gorgeous weather, but the pub's giant garage doors that can be rolled up when the temperatures rise make it a great summer spot.


Parisian Pastries: Janjou Patisserie

Janjou Patisserie in Boise, ID. features French pastries. Photo by Brianna Griff


Dreaming of Parisian pastries but unsure if you can afford the airfare? Janjou Patisserie brings a taste of Europe to Boise thanks to owner Moshit Mizrachi-Gabbitas' training in French pastries. Located on State Street and 17th street, Janjou's cozy spot is the perfect place to stop for a delicious croissant and coffee.


A Taste of International: Kibrom's

Travel halfway across the world while staying in Boise with a trip to Kibrom's Ethiopian & Eritrean Food. Skip the fork & get your hands dirty! Rip pieces of the injera (flatbread) to scoop up your main dish. We'd recommend everything on the menu, but if you need somewhere to start – order a samosa, the meat or vegetarian option are equally delicious. You can try a variety of dishes with their combo plate option or try our favorite dish: Red Tibs.

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