The Downtown Dining Experience

Supporting local restaurants through dining-in

Published online: Jul 10, 2020 Articles
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We hear it (and shout it from the rooftops) all the time -- eat local. But what options are available? Many local options are available in Historic Downtown Idaho Falls. Whether it be a scoop of ice cream or a fine dining experience you’ll never forget, downtown has it all. Hop from restaurant to restaurant to satisfy all of your dining needs or sit down for a few hours at one of many favorites.

 

Cardamon

This Indian restaurant is a newer staple to the downtown area. Recipes served have been passed down among family for generations. Local favorites include the Kofta Kebabs, Chicken Tikka Masala and Butter Chicken. Ask about wine and beer pairings to enhance the quality of your meal.

Address: 501 Park Ave

Phone: 208-346-8316

Website: www.cardamom-restaurant.com

 

The SnakeBite Restaurant

The SnakeBite Restaurant is a staple to Idaho Falls. Popular with visitors and locals alike, this establishment offers all-american food, including gourmet burgers, salads, steak and more. One local favorite is their fish tacos. 

Address: 401 Park Ave

Phone: 208-525-2522 

 

Pachangas

Did someone say Mexican food? Enchiladas, burros, tacos, flautas and more Mexican classics are on the menu for dinner tonight. Chow down on complimentary chips and salsa while you await your dish or take your meal to go and eat it along the Riverwalk. 

Address: 435 A St

Phone: 208-522-1976 

Website: www.pachangas-mexican-restaurant.business.site

 

A Street Soup Market

Soup and bread is a staple comfort food, needed during hard times and rainy days alike. A Street’s menu changes consistently, so you can always find something new to try or stick to what you already know and love. Whether you’re eating in the dining area and taking your meal to go, remember to order a loaf of bread to bring home.

Address: 445 A St

Phone: 208-419-3483 

Website: www.astreetsoupmarket.com

 

Frosty Gator

The Frost Gator is a family as well as a bar and grill. The restaurant not only offers gator tail, as indicated by its name, but also brugers, sandwiches and wraps. First-timers will have no choice to return once they’ve joined in on trivia and other fun activities with friends.

Address: 298 D St

Phone: 208-529-3334

Website: www.frostygator.net

 

The Celt

Whether it’s lunch or hitting the Irish pub for music and drinks, The Celt has something for everyone. Sit down for a traditional plate of corn beef and hash or go with a familiar sandwich or menu. Just don’t forget to order the pickle fries for everyone at your table.

Address: 398 W Broadway St

Phone: 208-881-5128

Website: Visit The Celt on Facebook @The.Celt.Idaho.Falls

 

Food Delivery Services

A variety of meal delivery options are available in town, allowing you to eat from the comforts of your home. Most will even leave your food at the door, allowing for no physical contact. Services you might wish to use include:

  1. General Food Delivery - Many restaurants are offering delivery, meaning you don’t need to go through a third party service. Always check to see if the restaurant you’re wishing to order from offers delivery themselves. This way the money you’re paying for delivery goes straight into their pockets and not elsewhere.
  2. Curbside Pick-Up - Not willing to pay a fee for delivery? Curbside pick-up is your next best option. Almost all restaurants are offering this service as an option. Call ahead to place your order.
  3. Downloadable Apps - Since not all restaurants offer delivery through their restaurant, third party apps are the next best thing. App options include: Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash and many more. Download your app of choice in your app store and scroll through the options. 

 Read more of Idaho Falls Magazine's July issue here. 

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