Boise, ID

  (16 restaurants)    
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Sunshine Spice Bakery & Cafe ($$)
(92 ratings)

6911 W Fairview Ave Map It!
Boise, ID 83704
(208) 991-3920
  • Aash (Afghan Noodle Soup)
    noodle soup w/ kidney beans, chickpeas, lentil, sour cream, dry dill
  • Mantoo (Dumplings)
    Afghani version of the dumpling w/ beef, sour cream, red sauce, green onion, cilantro; looks good
5.0 out of 5
92 ratings
opened in 2019; Boise's first Afghan bakery/cafe; started by 4 sisters serving foods from their home county; some of proceeds go to supporting women in Afghanistan (who cannot have an education)
Alyonka Russian Cuisine
(187 ratings)

2870 W State St Map It!
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 344-8996
  • Lamb Plof
    well-seasoned basmati rice, bite-sized tender pieces of lamb tender chunks of lamb, onions & carrots; check restaurant for availability
  • Pelmeni
    handmade Russian style dumplings w/ seasoned ground beef filling; served w/ sour cream or in soup form (Guy had soup); "this is one of best thing I've had to eat in the last year" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
187 ratings
"small but mighty restaurant, serving up comforting classics like beef stroganoff, Russian crepes, and Pelmeni dumplings" (from its website); everything made from scratch
Bar GernikaSee Bar Gernika Video ($$)
(374 ratings)

202 S Capitol Blvd Map It!
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 344-2175
  • Beef Tongue
    beef tongue served each Saturday from 11:30 am until they run out (usually by 1:00 pm); topped w/ tomato-based sauce; popular
  • Lamb Dip
    a favorite; thin slices of tender roasted leg of lamb on a fresh French roll with a light lamb sauce for dipping; looks good
  • Solomo Sandwich
    Marinated pork loin with pimientos and served on a freshly baked french roll; traditional Basque food
4.5 out of 5
374 ratings
Basque food
Madre - Boutique Taqueria ($$)
(210 ratings)

1034 S La Pointe St Map It!
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 432-1100
4.5 out of 5
210 ratings
since 2018; serving next-level tacos in "a gathering space where authentic food is met with warm hospitality, quality ingredients, delicious food and craft beverages"; James Beard nominee
BACON ($$)
(448 ratings)

121 N 9th St Map It!
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 387-3553
  • Bacon Lasagna
    bacon, ham, mushrooms & onions baked in marinara, chevre bechamel, jack, cheddar, parmesan & ricotta
4.0 out of 5
448 ratings
offer 8 different varieties of bacon; moved from original airing location (915 W Idaho St)
Big Jud'sSee Big Jud's Video ($)
(272 ratings)

1289 S Protest Rd Map It!
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 343-4439
  • Double Big-Jud Special (burger)
    Two 1-lb platter-sized patties
4.0 out of 5
272 ratings
#43 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
EDGE Brewing Co ($$)
(489 ratings)

525 N Steelhead Way Map It!
Boise, ID 83704
(208) 995-2979
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Boise, ID"
  • "Over the Edge" Burger
    pepper bacon, fried pickles, sharp cheddar, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato & Blackwater Stout BBQ sauce
4.0 out of 5
489 ratings
est. 2014; restaurant, brewpub & brewing company w/ 20 home brews on tap; "well trained chefs take pub grub to another level" (from its website)
Flying Pie Pizzaria ($$)
(304 ratings)

6508 W Fairview Ave Map It!
Boise, ID 83704
(208) 345-0000
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Boise"
  • Triple Habanero Pie
    spicy pizza pie with habanero peppers, black olive, chicken, cheddar, mozzarella & garlic
4.0 out of 5
304 ratings
Saint Lawrence GridironSee Saint Lawrence Gridiron Video ($$)
(304 ratings)

705 W Bannock St Map It!
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 433-5598
  • Gridiron Burger
    double brisket-patty, bacon jam, grilled onions, house pickles, special sauce, cheddar cheese; looks good
  • Monte Cristo Sandwich
    savory & sweet sandwich; pulled pork, bacon, American & Swiss cheese, Berry coulis, French-toast battered bread, powdered sugar
4.0 out of 5
304 ratings
started as food truck in 2012 & then brick-and-mortar 2 yrs later; focus surrounds smoked meats w/ a Southern flair, sprinkling in twists from other regional influences
Taj Mahal Homestyle Indian & Pakistani CuisineSee Taj Mahal Homestyle Indian & Pakistani Cuisine Video ($$)
(364 ratings)

150 N 8th St Map It!
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 473-7200
  • Chicken Biriyani
    slow cooked choice Basmati Rice sautéed w/ cloves, cardamom, bay leaves, black pepper, ginger root & minced garlic
  • Goat Karahi
    cilantro, tomato based reduction stir-fried w/ a rioting blend of ginger, chillies, & spices
4.0 out of 5
364 ratings
"I made it a policy that I would never serve anything on my customers' table that I would not serve my children" (from its website)
Kodiak Grill [CLOSED] ($$)
(11 ratings)

12342 Hwy 21 Map It!
Boise, ID 83716
(208) 338-8859
  • Kodiak Big Bear
    1/2 pound burger topped with smoked sausage, melted Jack and Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion; looks good
  • Steak Sandwich
    looks good
3.5 out of 5
11 ratings
Superb Sushi
(76 ratings)

208 N 8th St Map It!
Boise, ID 83702
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Boise, ID"
  • Demon's Delight Challenge
    finish in 10 minutes to win a t-shirt & photo on the "Wall of Flame"; super-spicy combo of 12-piece sushi roll & soup; miso soup w/ bonito powder, wakame seaweed & tofu, wasabi, Sriracha sauce, cayenne, habanero "Death Sauce", capsaicin-chili "Demon's Blood" & habanero; plus sushi w/ sticky rice, cream cheese, tobiko, tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, jalapeños & habaneros, wrapped in nori seaweed, served w/ "Death Sauce"; Casey won
3.5 out of 5
76 ratings
original location closed; 2nd location inside a pizza parlor remains open under new management; untraditional sushi
Westside Drive-in ($)
(294 ratings)

1929 W State St Map It!
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 342-2957
  • Finger Steaks
    battered, fried beef strips w/ cocktail sauce for dipping
  • Prime Rib
    only on Friday and Saturday; looks good
  • Famous Idaho Ice Cream Potato
    9-oz scoop of vanilla ice cream dusted w/ powdered cocoa & formed as a potato, topped w/ whipped cream, chopped nuts, chocolate syrup & cookie crumbs
3.5 out of 5
294 ratings
opened in 1957; old-school 1950s-era diner & neighborhood institution by certified chef serving classic American fare; meal served w/ fortune cookie; Other Recipes: Monte Cristo Sandwich
Donnie Mac's Trailer Park Cuisine [CLOSED]See Donnie Mac's Trailer Park Cuisine Video ($$)
(42 ratings)

1515 W Grove St Map It!
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 384-9008
  • Build Your Own Burger
    cooked on mesquite grill; Guy got jalapeno, cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, bacon, red bell pepper & trailer sauce
  • Mac and Cheese
    you can top w/ whatever you want; Guy topped w/ hot dog, bacon, red onions, green pepper, jalapenos, olives, chiles, cheetos (called it "The Thunder Plate")
  • Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich
    w/ corn dressing
3.0 out of 5
42 ratings
[CLOSED]; colorful & crazy w/ junkyard decor; American food w/ a twist; Other Recipes: Corn Dressing for Southern Fried Chicken
Pizzalchik [CLOSED]See Pizzalchik Video ($$)
(145 ratings)

7330 W State St Map It!
Boise, ID 83703
(208) 853-7757
  • Garlic 'shroom Chicken
    garlic & mushroom mix inserted under the skin and cooked in stone hearth oven
  • Great Salmon Caper
    pizza w/ smoked salmon, capers, artichokes, basil & red onion; "out of bounds...MMM!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Wild Forest Mist
    a top seller; pizza w/ elk, mushrooms & "rainbows"
3.0 out of 5
145 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2004; name is the combo of pizza, salad & chicken; everything is cooked in the 6000-lb stone hearth oven; where 12-year old son makes the pizza (throwing pizza dough in the air); Other Recipes: Huckleberry Apple Crisp
Rockie's Diner [CLOSED] ($)
(109 ratings)

3900 W Overland Rd Map It!
Boise, ID 83705
(208) 577-6353
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Boise"
  • Johnny B Good Challenge
    challenge: 5-lb sandwich, side of chili fries and 16-oz shake in 30 minutes; Adam won
3.0 out of 5
109 ratings
Boise, ID   (16 restaurants)    

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