Favorite Restaurants
Recommended Dining in Boise & Meridian

Popular Boise & Meridian Breakfast Spots

The Griddle

404 E. Parkcenter Blvd, Boise 83706

Local homestyle American breakfast/lunch chain in Boise, Eagle, Meridian and Nampa.

TYPE

Breakfast, Lunch

PRICE

$-$$

FAVORITES

Pecan Crusted French Toast w/ Bacon Caramel Sauce

PHONE

(208) 297-7615

Big City Coffee & Cafe

1416 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702

Very popular, self-seating hearty café fare known in the heart of Boise’s Linen District.

TYPE

 Breakfast, Pastry, Coffee

PRICE

$-$$

FAVORITES

 Homemade Muffins & Scones

PHONE

 (208) 345-3145

Joe Mamma’s

3510 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

Well-known local family style breakfast/lunch restaurant serving classics in warm, friendly atmosphere.

TYPE

Breakfast, Lunch

PRICE

$-$$

FAVORITES

Italian Bennie & Lemon Poppyseed Shortie

PHONE

(208) 939-3917

Bacon

121 N 9th St, Boise, ID 83702

Downtown Boise Bistro serving up homemade breakfast & lunch dishes loaded with yummy bacon.

TYPE

 Breakfast, Lunch

PRICE

$-$$

FAVORITES

 Bacon Everything. Benny Hill & The MAC

PHONE

  (208) 387-3553

Goldy’s

108 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

Bustling, popular downtown breakfast/lunch bistro serving classics in cool café/diner ambiance.

TYPE

Breakfast, Lunch

PRICE

$-$$

FAVORITES

Andalusian Eggs & Potatoe & Dill Frittata

PHONE

(208) 345-4100

Local Boise Lunch or Dinner Spots

Zee’s Rooftop Café

CW Penthouse 250 S 5th St, Boise 83702

Best view of downtown Boise & the foothills from the penthouse café known for their amazing sandwiches, salads, beer/wine in a laid-back dining atmosphere. Available for events & banquets.

TYPE

 Café, Lunch, Banquets

PRICE

$-$$

FAVORITES

 Bird w/ Bacon, Adult Grilled Cheese

PHONE

  (208) 331-3516

The Basque Market

608 W Grove St., Boise 83702

Tapas, paella & bocadillos, plus wine tastings & cooking classes in a Spanish & Basque food market.

TYPE

Lunch, Dinner, Events

PRICE

$-$$$

FAVORITES

Frozen White Grape Sangria, Tapas

PHONE

(208) 433-1208

BBQ4Life

930 W Vista Ave., Boise 83705

Family owned BBQ casual restaurant known for pecan smoked meats and smoked vegan fare.

TYPE

 BBQ, Vegan

PRICE

$-$$

FAVORITES

 Broodwich, Meat Sampler, Vegan Foot

PHONE

  (208) 639-0568

Tavern at Bown Crossing

3111 S Bown Way, Boise, ID 83706

Trendy steakhouse located in East Boise, Bown’s Crossing with a full bar and lively rooftop deck.

TYPE

Steak, Sushi, Salads, Lunch

PRICE

$$-$$$

FAVORITES

Blue Cheese Chicken Salad, Tavern Dip & Filet Mignon

PHONE

(208) 345-2277

Cucina di Paolo

1504 S Vista Ave, Boise, ID 83705

Central Bench cozy bistro serving homemade Italian & American comfort food w/charming patio.

TYPE

 Mom&Pop, Italian, American

PRICE

$-$$

FAVORITES

 Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich, Classic Meat Lasagna

PHONE

  (208) 345-7150

Big Jud’s

1289 South Protest Road Boise, ID 83706

World Famous 1lb Burger Challenge- Join the Hall of Fame Today!

TYPE

Burgers & Fries Lunch or Dinner

PRICE

$-$$

FAVORITES

Jalopeno Burger & Huckleberry Milkshake

PHONE

(208) 343- 4439

Wild Root Café

276 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

Downtown, trendy health food café with a patio for seasonal fare including Saturday brunch, kombucha & wine.

TYPE

 Healthy, Eclectic Lunch or Brunch

PRICE

$-$$

FAVORITES

Nourish Bowl, Bruschetta, Bone Broth

PHONE

  (208) 856-8956

Flat Bread Pizzeria

6700 N Linder Rd Ste 192, Meridian, ID 83646

Three great locations serving woodfired neapolitan pizza with full bar and great ambiance.

TYPE

Pizzeria

PRICE

$-$$

FAVORITES

Calabria or Zucca

PHONE

(208) 501- 8567