Top 5 Places to Eat in Downtown Idaho Falls

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The second-largest metropolitan area in the state, Idaho Falls ID is a vibrant city of right around 60,000 people. It serves as a cultural mecca not only for Idahoans but also for southern Montanans and western Wyomingites. Home to the College of Eastern ID, the Colonial Theatre, its own minor league baseball club, the Willard Arts Center and the Museum of ID, the city on the Snake River is also known for its exuberant Independence Day celebrations.

places to eat in downtown idaho falls

Are you looking for a great place to eat in downtown Idaho Falls?

These five restaurants are renowned among visitors and locals alike for their delicious food and charming atmosphere. If you’re visiting Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park or Grand Teton National Park and find yourself passing through downtown Idaho Falls, you’re sure to be pleased with a stop at any of these eateries.

Lucy’s Pizza
(208) 524-2800
560 West Broadway St.

Offering “Authentic New York Style Pizza,” Lucy’s bakes its pizzas the (very) old-fashioned way, in a high-temperature Italian oven. Choose your own toppings from a list that includes all your favorites plus sauerkraut, salami and other delicacies or try a specialty pie like the Zestpian or the CCB (creamy white sauce, chicken, bacon). The Broadway Street location is near the Japanese Friendship Garden.

The Celt Pub & Grill
(208) 881-5128
398 West Broadway St.

This Irish- and Scottish-themed pub offers the city’s largest whiskey selection and 24 beers on tap. A venue for live music, the Celt’s menu offers pub appetizers as well as a combination of traditional Scotch-Irish favorites and American crowd-pleasers like sandwiches and burgers.

The Smokin’ Fins Idaho Falls
(208) 888-3467 Ext. 3
370 Memorial Drive

As the name Smokin’ Fins implies, the house specialties are both slow-cooked meats and also seafood dishes. Choose from seafood tacos, Nashville chicken, sushi or the lobster tater tots, among many other surf and turf tastes. The signature drink is the Smokin’ Gun, garnished with smoldering rosemary. Special menus are available for happy hour and brunch and dessert is the chef’s choice.

The Snake Bite Restaurant
(208) 525-2522
401 Park Ave.

Serving Idahoans since 1994, the Snake Bite prides itself on using local beef and other fresh ingredients. This favorite lunch spot offers outdoor dining in season, an espresso bar, a full wine menu and 20 beers on tap. Osso buco is a house specialty. Bring cash, check or an ATM card since the Snake Bite doesn’t take credit cards.

Krung Thep Thai Cuisine
(208) 881-5150
366 Shoup Ave.

Just across Yellowstone Avenue from the Museum of ID, Krung Thep serves sushi and Thai specialties like pad thai and green curry. Diners enjoy this quiet location and its affordable prices. Lunch specials and many vegan options can be found here. Try the banana cheesecake if you’re in the mood for something sweet.

From the Civic Auditorium to the Art Museum of Eastern ID, Downtown Idaho Falls is a lively, scenic city on the Snake River. It’s well worth a visit to the downtown area if you plan to sample any of these restaurants. You’ll find an option to please any palette.

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