If there are two things Idahoans absolutely love, it’s the great outdoors and incredible food, served with just a touch of hometown goodness. But we know how to eat outside the box as well! Truth be told, Idaho is a huge state, but it is absolutely bursting with incredible places to eat, whether you’re looking for a romantic evening or a cozy pub to catch up with friends. From every corner of the state and in every price range, you’ll find classic cuisine made awesome – but this is the best Idaho has to offer. You gave me the challenge of narrowing Idaho’s fantastic eats down to a top 10 – and here they are: your definitive Idaho restaurant “bucket list.”
1. Fork, Boise
One of downtown Boise’s star restaurants is also one of Idaho’s best and most locally-sourced eateries. What sets Fork apart is a commitment to “loyal to local” ingredients and dishes, which they even list on their website. With an ambiance that mimics the casual fine dining of more urban areas, and with freshness being such a key component to their meals, it’s no wonder Fork and its sister Italian restaurant Alavita are rated so highly by diners. My recommendation? No matter your entree, try the fresh butter cake, served with real vanilla ice cream and berry coulis — it’s simply divine.