Best Places to Eat in Pocatello, ID

Local menus keep residents coming back for more

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Wendy Jo O'Barr

Pocatello and Chubbuck have an excellent mix of restaurants. Here's a sampling:

Breakfast

For a classic breakfast, visit Perkins Restaurant & Bakery or ButterBurr's Restaurant, a homegrown favorite for starting the day off right. Don't miss Oliver’s, a cafe with vegetarian dishes.

  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: (208) 233-0006, www.perkinsrestaurants.com
  • ButterBurrs: (208) 232-3296, www.butterburrsrestaurant.com
  • Oliver's: (208) 234-0672, www.oliversdining.com

Strictly Local

Favorite locally established and owned restaurants with traditional American fare include Sandpiper, The Sand Trap, Clydesdale Bar & Lounge, and Sandbaggers Bar and GrillPortneuf Valley Brewing serves brews made in-house.

  • Sandpiper: (208) 233-1000, www.idahosandpiper.com
  • The Sand Trap: (208) 232-9850, pokysandtrap.com
  • Clydesdale Bar & Lounge: (208) 233-1841, www.clydesdalepocatello.com
  • Sandbagger's Bar & Grill: (208) 232-9595
  • Portneuf Valley Brewing: (208) 232-1644, www.portneufvalleybrewing.com

Mexican

With more than 40 Mexican restaurants in town, you’ll have fun finding your favorite. For starters, try Mama Inez, Senor Iguana's or El Caporal.

  • Mama Inez: (208) 234-7674, www.mamainezid.com
  • Senor Iguana's: (208) 233-4422
  • El Caporal: (208) 244-7678, www.elcaporalpocatello.com

Greek

Grecian Key Restaurant has a smallish menu that's huge on flavor. Two words: “baklava” and “homemade.”

  • Grecian Key Restaurant: (208) 235-3922, www.greciankeyrestaurant.com

Italian

Hit up PV’s Uncorked on Main for Sangria Saturdays, or go to Buddy’s for an Italian salad. At Cafe Tuscano, fill up on pasta and pizza.

  • PV's Uncorked on Main: (208) 233-1322, www.pvspastavino.com
  • Buddy's: (208) 233-1172
  • Cafe Tuscano: (208) 233-7702, www.cafetuscano.com

Indian and Asian

Spice things up at Thai Kitchen Restaurant or for Japanese cuisine, try Sumisu Asian Fusion & Sushi.

  • Jasmine Restaurant, (208) 232-0991
  • Thai Kitchen Restaurant: (208) 234-6346
  • Sumisu Asian Fusion & Sushi: (208) 232-5610, www.sumisusushi.com

National Appeal

At Texas Roadhouse, diners can snack on free peanuts while perusing the menu. Diners here also enjoy several other popular national brands, such as Red Lobster, Applebee's and Ruby Tuesday.

  • Texas Roadhouse, Pocatello: (208) 238-7427, www.texasroadhouse.com
  • Red Lobster: (208) 238-7700, www.redlobster.com
  • Applebee's: (208) 637-0135, (208) 637-0135, www.applebees.com
  • Ruby Tuesday: (208) 478-2000, www.rubytuesday.com

Coffee and Tea

Grab a cup of caffeine at Beans & Brews or Mocha Madness, both serving espresso, tea and more.

  • Beans & Brews: (208) 238-8828
  • Mocha Madness: (208) 233-2380

Sweets

Polish any meal off with froyo at Kiwi Loco, offering a selection of flavors and toppings.

  • Kiwi Loco: (208) 237-5494, www.kiwilocoyogurt.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marc Acton is a magazine writer out of Nashville, Tenn., who’s written for Journal Communications since 2013, flown helicopters for the Army since 2005, and played central midfield... more

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