What to Do in Boise

This list was compiled from Boise Weekly's readers' and editors' top picks.

Restaurants

36th Street Bistro (American)
3823 N. Garden Center Way Boise ID
208-433-5108
EDGAR says: Great atmosphere with excellent and delightful food. More...
Berryhill/ BACON (Fine Dining)
121 N. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-387-3553
blueboise says: Forget the bad reviews here. We all have different sides to our temperament and chefs are known to be passionate, expressive people. The food is incredible, the staff attentive, kind, and knowledgeable, and the ambiance elegant, yet comfortable. I adore More...
Big City Coffee (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
1416 W Grove St. Boise ID
208-345-3145
Big Jud's-Boise (Burgers & Drive-Ins)
1289 S. Protest Road Boise ID
208-343-4439
spuddbrother says: One of the top 3 burger places in town. Start your own family tradition by bringing your kids here. They will love it! If you order the Big Jud (1 or 2 lb burger) be sure to ask for them More...
204 N. Capitol Blvd. Boise ID
208-949-7523
CasaBlanca Cuban Grill (South of the Border)
5506 W. Overland Road Boise ID
208-331-2370
Battlestar14 says: Outstanding! Authentic, run by Cuban family. As a Cuban myself, I can attest the food is terrific. Try the combo appetizer which includes plantain bananas and croquettes! Keep in mind the flavoring is very "tangy" (tropical) with terrific steamed rice More...
Chiang Mai House Thai Restaurant (Thai & Vietnamese)
4898 W. Emerald St. Boise ID
208-342-4051
Chris_Stick says: Food is so good here. Love everything I have tried and I try to eat here at least once a week! Owners are great people and the service is always happy and fast! Can't wait to visit again! More...
El Cafetal Colombian Restaurant (South of the Border)
3116 Garrity Blvd., Ste. 114 Nampa ID
208-467-1254
El Gallo Giro (South of the Border)
615 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-488-4757
Goldy's Corner (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
625 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-433-3934
1502 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-367-0020
7100 W. Fairview Ave. Boise ID
208-375-4100
Limey says: Great salad bar and pizza. Go in for the lunch special buffets. All you can eat and drink bargain. More...
Le Coq d’Or (Fine Dining)
Chateau les Fleurs, 176 S. Rosebud Lane Eagle ID
208-947-2840
Angela Martell says: This is a beautiful dining experience, with Sinatra music sung by a gentleman that made us think Sinatra himself was singing, and the Filet Mignon is the best I have ever had. Worth the time and money to drive out More...
Legends Sports Pub and Grill (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
7609 W. Overland Rd Boise ID
208-377-1819
11 N. Orchard St. Boise ID
208-577-6415
Amber says: We just moved to Boise and I feel most restaurants are not very good! We came from Boulder, CO. amazing restaurants everywhere. Tonight we looked to see what had the highest ratings that was close to where we live and More...
6630 W. State St. Boise ID
208-853-1801
Mount Everest Momo Cafe (Indian, Vegetarian)
2144 S Broadway Ave Boise ID
208-342-1268
Mr. Wok (Korean, Japanese)
650 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-336-7771
Pad Thai House (Thai & Vietnamese)
1473 S. Five Mile Road Boise ID
208-375-6014
Tap and Cask (American, Bars and Clubs)
1555 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-338-5458
Taphouse Pub and Eatery (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
760 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-336-6991
The Creperie Cafe (European)
7709 W. Overland Road Boise ID
208-375-2737
Suzanne Marie Shayne says: You simply cannot make or buy a better crepe' than at this restaurant. The wonderful smell of the Meditaranian (spelling) is out of this world. Every flavor that you can imagine plus photography on the wall that you can buy. More...
The Matador-Downtown Boise (South of the Border)
215 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-342-9988
mmbarnard1 says: We celebrated a friend's Birthday and had a wonderful time. The appetizers and margaritas were really good. And at happy hour, great deal on the appetizers. Good abmiance and pleasant staff with good service. More...
14949 Sunnyslope Road Caldwell ID
208-459-8200
Heidi says: This is a sweet place, and in the summer the outside seating is great. Perfect if you're in the mood for a little drive. More...
786 W. Broad St. Boise ID

Nightlife Venues

10th Street Station (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
104 10th St. Boise ID
208-344-2677
bestofboise says: Best Bar in Boise!!! Friendly People, Nice Guests and Great Beer!!!! More...
Bardenay (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
610 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-426-0538
Friskyplatypus says: So much love for this place! Oh my gosh. The bartenders are the best in Boise, the booze is mixed perfectly and fairly priced and don't get me started on the food. They've hired a new chef, the pork chops More...
Bodovino (Bars and Clubs)
404 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-8466
Boise Brewing (Bars and Clubs)
521 W. Broad St. Boise ID
208-342-7655
Thomas Williams says: Great beer, great people, great location, and the community-owned aspect tops it off! More...
China Blue (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
100 S. Sixth St. Boise ID
208-345-9515
Paul Valentine says: Awesome Experience I had the best time great service, fair prices, Really fantastic staff, I'm Very impressed with the music and their DJ Zuz One of the Best DJ,s In Idaho, I would recommend to all of my friends and More...
Cloud 9 Brewery (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
1750 W. State St. Boise ID
208-336-0681
gypsycat1353 says: awesome food artfully prepared & nanobrewery offerings are terrific & unique, the root beer brewed on site is to die for! More...
Cottonwood Grille (Fine Dining, Coldest Beer in Boise)
913 W. River St. Boise ID
208-333-9800
healthyroger says: Very nice atmosphere with outstanding food and service---good for any occassion and offers a very comfortable, beautiful lunch or dinner setting More...
Goodwood Barbecue Company (BBQ, Coldest Beer in Boise)
7849 W. Spectrum St. Boise ID
208-658-7173
Chad says: I cannot vouch for any Goodwood but the one in Boise but they are amazing and are the most customer friendly restaurant I have ever been to! We live 10 hours from this restaurant but whenever we head east it More...
Highlands Hollow Brewhouse (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2455 N. Harrison Hollow Lane Boise ID
208-343-6820
Calamity Cathy says: Definitely my favorite brew pub/restaurant in the valley. Amazing micro brews (favorites being: Doolies, Hippie Shake and Full Moon Stout), great food and fantastic, cozy atmosphere. You are missing out if you haven't been here! More...
Jakers Bar and Grill (Steak & Seafood, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3268 E. Pine Ave. Meridian ID
208-288-0898
stjohn650 says: Just moved to the area and Jaker's is at the top of our list for eating out. We have been there three times since July 4th and every visit was outstanding......excellent food and excellent service. More...
Jumpin' Janet's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Pubs & Breweries)
572 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-342-7620
Knitting Factory Concert House (Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-367-1212
Legends Sports Pub and Grill (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
7609 W. Overland Rd Boise ID
208-377-1819
Lucky 13 Pizza/The Garage (Pizza, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3662 S. Eckert Road Boise ID
208-344-6967
DeucesWild says: Great building and interior, you'll love the roll up, garage doors on warm spring days. Pizza's a fine pie, sandwiches need some help. Staff, while spartan are always working hard to satisfy. Nice place to bring kids for a pizza. More...
Lucky Dog Tavern (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2223 Fairview Ave. Boise ID
208-333-0074
Meriwether Cider House (Bars and Clubs)
224 N. Ninth St Boise ID
733 S. Pioneer St. Boise ID
208-344-0011
Pengilly's Saloon (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
513 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-6344
owyheegal says: We love Pengillys but I do have to agree that there is at least one bartender that also upped my bill from the amount he said. One of the waitresses is poor, the one with the dark hair that dresses More...
Prost! Boise (Bars and Clubs, European)
274 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-9395
Red Feather Lounge (Fine Dining, Coldest Beer in Boise)
246 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-429-6340
Mark Csencsits says: Red Feather is like eating at the restaurant your friend owns. They think of the city as their family and treat everyone like that.. The food is consistently good and the servers and bartenders are nice. No hate for Red More...
Spacebar Arcade (Bars and Clubs)
200 N. Capitol Blvd. Boise ID
208-918-0597
Suds Tavern (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
1024 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-345-9656
Tap and Cask (American, Bars and Clubs)
1555 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-338-5458
Taphouse Pub and Eatery (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
760 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-336-6991
The HandleBar Boise (Bars and Clubs)
1519 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-344-0068

Public Places

Big Al's (Cultural Attractions, American)
1900 N. Eagle Road Meridian Idaho
208-780-6118
Knitting Factory Concert House (Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-367-1212
Wild Plum Events and Eats (Event Centers)
1621 N. Orchard St. Boise ID
208-994-7437

Shops

Amaru Confections (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Stores)
217 S. Roosevelt St. Boise ID
208-991-2253
Big City Coffee (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
1416 W Grove St. Boise ID
208-345-3145
Boise Co-op North End (Delis, Stores)
888 W. Fort St. Boise ID
208-472-4500
Go Listen Boise says: Thank you for supporting local music!
Boise Co-op The Village (Stores, Delis)
2350 N. Eagle Road Meridian ID
208-809-2200
Cucina di Paolo (Delis, Stores)
1504 Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-345-7150
Beekeeper says: A Very Great and Unique place love every meal I have had there and My wife and I have had several. More...
Das Alpenhaus Delikatessen (European, Stores)
1340 S. Vista Ave Boise ID
208-426-0773
Flying M Coffeegarage (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses, Music Venues)
1314 Second St. S. Nampa ID
208-467-5533
Flying M Coffeehouse (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
500 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-345-4320
Papa Foodie says: I gotta say that this place is pretty cool. Very eclectic place full of unusual stuff for sale. Hell, I get a kick out of reading the magnets and cards while waiting in line. And did I mention the home More...
Flying M Coffeeshop (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
724 Arthur St. Caldwell ID
208-718-2720
Hyde Perk Coffee House (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
1507 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-345-2046
Porterhouse (Stores, Delis)
600 S. Rivershore Lane Eagle ID
208-938-1441
Rembrandt's Coffee House (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
93 S. Eagle Road Eagle ID
208-938-1564
The Basque Market (Basque, Stores)
608 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-433-1208
ajax says: One tasty way to experience a 'taste' of the Basque cuisine is to take in a night of tapas, or to be more pedantic, 'pintxos' at 'The Basque Market.' Not only is it the food, but the wine tasting, as More...
The Sturiale Place (Italian, Markets)
1501 W. Jefferson St. Boise ID
208-908-7041

Services

Modern Hotel and Bar (Hotels, Bars and Clubs, Fine Dining)
1314 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-424-8244 or 1-866-780-6012

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