Local Food in Twin Falls, ID
If you’re looking for great eats, you will find tasty choices in Southern Idaho. Here's a sampling of local favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner:
Stop in the Buffalo Cafe in Twin Falls for its house breakfast specialty, the Buffalo Chip skillet, a combination of fried potatoes, green chilies, sour cream, tomatoes, cheese, green onions and an egg on top.
Looking to curb a massive morning appetite? The landmark Depot Grill in Twin Falls is famous for serving hungry diners the Train Wreck, an enormous 4½-pound platter of pancakes, sausage and eggs.
Craving burgers and fries? Southern Idaho restaurants put their own spin on these classic American favorites. Enjoy your side order of french fries with fry sauce, a regional specialty great with fries or onion rings. Arctic Circle, a burger chain with locations in Twin Falls and Buhl, claims to have invented this sauce, but many local restaurants serve their own flavorful versions.
Head over to Stevo’s in Heyburn for burgers, steaks and fries with their own special spicy fry sauce. Shoshone Snack Bar features burgers, fries, hot dogs, and its signature mile-high ice cream cones. Al’s Frostop in Paul serves made-to-order burgers and is especially known for its killer onion rings, banana splits and other tasty frozen treats.
For those who yearn for a great deli sandwich, The Twin Falls Sandwich Co. on Main Avenue has a number of signature offerings including the Balanced Rock, with ham, pastrami, bacon and cheddar cheese piled high on a fresh hoagie roll. For a yummy afternoon treat, have a glass of CloverLeaf Creamery’s rich chocolate milk.
“We use a gourmet chocolate powder and pure cane sugar to give the best chocolate flavor to our chocolate mix,” says Eric Stoltzfus, plant manager of CloverLeaf Creamery. “That’s what makes our chocolate milk different from many others and gives it its signature taste.”
Drive out to scenic Snyder Winery in Buhl for a juicy steak cooked with its own special seasoning. Order the hand-cut, two-inch New York strip, two-inch rib eye, or three-inch filet mignon. Enjoy your steak in the dining room, or dine outdoors in the garden during summer months.
Jakers in Twin Falls has long been a go-to for consistently good food. The restaurant features northwest-grown USDA choice beef on its menu, so a good bet is to try the Cajun bacon-wrapped sirloin or the Double R ranch prime rib, with au jus and a creamy horseradish sauce.
Prime rib is also a favorite at Henry’s at the Drift Inn, located in historic downtown Rupert. Henry’s is perhaps most famous, however, for its distinctive battered and fried finger steaks made from an original recipe that dates back to 1963.
Rock Creek Restaurant in Twin Falls is popular for steak and fresh fish, including halibut, swordfish, salmon, Alaskan snapper and oysters. Rock Creek takes pride in having one of the area's best wine selections.
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