Eats Around the River

Published online: Sep 14, 2020 Articles, Dining, East Idaho Business Steve Smede
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From the north end of Lindsay Blvd. to the western edge of Historic Downtown, there are at least a dozen or so great restaurants that surround the Idaho Falls Riverwalk. Let’s take a closer look!

The Bee’s Knees Pub & Catering Co.

850 Lindsay Blvd

208-524-1669 //

Specialties: Made from scratch salads, sandwiches burgers, drinks and more.

Staff Favorite: The Jalapeño & Cream Cheese Stuffed Burger, Papa’s Favorite Baked Brie and the Bee’s Knees Gilled Ham & Cheese and The Bee’s Knees Martini


Copper Rill Restaurant

415 River Pkwy

208-529-5800 //

Specialties: Salads, pastas, seafood, steaks and other dishes to complete your fine dinging experience.

Staff Favorite: Chicken Wellington stuffed with Mushroom Duxelle wrapped in Puff Pastry and served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato, as well as The Madagascar Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee


Jakers Bar and Grill

851 Lindsay Blvd

208-524-5420 //

Specialties: Prime rib, pasta, seafood, a loaded salad bar and one of the best bar-and-grill options in town.

Staff Favorite: Jakers Cap Steak (limited supply)


Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant

325 River Pkwy

208-612-0102 //

Specialties: Deluxe burritos, enchiladas, overflowing tacos and excellent nachos.

Staff Favorite: The Macho Burrito, packed with chicken, shredded beef and much more.


Lucy’s New York Style Pizzeria

2770 S 25th E

208-523-7777 //

Specialties: New York-style pizzas made in high temperature ovens for crisp, airy, slightly chewy crusts.

Staff Favorite: The Margarita, made with fresh tomatoes and basil.


Smitty’s Pancake & Steak House

645 West Broadway


Specialties: Breakfast favorites from pancakes to a variety of omelettes, French toast and combos. Often overlooked for its great family dinner menu.

Staff Favorite: German Pancakes, especially with strawberries!


Smokin’ Fins

370 Memorial Dr

208-888-3467 //

Specialties: A curious blend of seafood, sushi, smoked prime rib and slow-smoked pulled pork.

Staff Favorite: Spicy Tuna made with green onion, spicy aioli, Sriracha and sesame seeds.


Uncle Benny’s Pizza

620 W Broadway St


Specialties: Combinations, traditional pizza pies and a few festive local favorites.

Staff Favorite: The Idahoan, made with white sauce, hash-browns, garlic, onion, green pepper and bacon.



National Chains


635 N Utah Ave

208-528-8985 //



620 N Utah Ave

208-552-2577 //



950 Lindsay Blvd

208-528-9210 //


Outback Steakhouse

970 Lindsay Blvd

208-523-9301 //


Don’t Forget Downtown!

We’ll lay out all the great dining options in our city’s historic heart in an upcoming issue. Meanwhile, here are some more great venues just a stone’s-throw further from the river:


A Street Soup Market: 445 A St 

Cardamom Indian Restaurant: 501 Park Ave

Carstens’ Bakery: 243 Cliff St 

The Celt Irish Restaurant Pub & Grill: 398 Broadway

City Bagels & Bakery: 369 Shoup Ave

Diablas Kitchen: 368 A St 

The Frosty Gator: 298 D St

Great Harvest Bread Co. Bakery Cafe: 360 A St

Happy’s Chinese Restaurant: 504 Shoup Ave

Hot Spring Pho: 376 Shoup Ave 

Krung Thep: 366 Shoup Ave
La Vanilla Bean Patisserie: 489 Park Ave

Manwaring Cheese: 310 N Eastern Ave

Pachangas Mexican Restaurant: 439 A St  

Pickle Deli: 515 Park Ave 

Pop’s Ice Cream: 475 Park Ave

Plum Loco: 235 Cliff St

The SnakeBite Restaurant: 401 Park Ave

The Villa Coffeehouse: 344 Park Ave 

Yummy House: 354 Broadway

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


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