Family-Friendly Eats

Discover 15 dining options in Idaho Falls

Published online: May 21, 2021 Articles, Discover Idaho Falls
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Whether it’s game day or a regular night out on the town, finding something all of your family and friends can appreciate is not a difficult task in Idaho Falls. There are plenty of restaurants with kid-friendly menus and extra amenities that will put a smile on your face.

Whether it’s game day or a regular night out on the town, finding something all of your family and friends can appreciate is not a difficult task in Idaho Falls. There are plenty of restaurants with kid-friendly menus and extra amenities that will put a smile on your face.

 

Black Bear Diner

Large filling meals will keep your family satisfied as you leave to tackle great adventures. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert are all available at our local location, bringing warm meals with equally enjoyable service.

1610 E 17th St // 208-523-0652

www.blackbeardiner.com


Chuck-A-Rama Buffet

All you can eat has a nice ring to it, especially when the available food has a homestyle taste. Whether it’s Family Dinner Day or International Day, there is plenty to choose from, daily themes providing a plethora of options.

999 S 25th E // 208-524-5511

www.chuck-a-rama.com


Dixie’s Diner

Who doesn’t love to relive the past for a night? This diner will have you jamming to your favorite oldies and enjoying classic dishes, such as burgers and fries, sandwiches, milkshakes and much more. 

2150 Channing Way // 208-542-1950

www.dixiesdiner.com


Great Harvest Bread Co.

Great Harvest’s bread is our addiction. Whether you choose to indulge in a slice, a sandwich or a loath, there is no way you won’t be satisfied with your selections. Our bet is you won’t be able to turn down dessert!

Downtown Location

360 A St // 208-522-7444

17th St Location

1505 E 17th St // 208-542-0812

www.greatharvest.com


Happy Chinese Restaurant

Happy Chinese Restaurant delivers delicious flavors downtown. The menu contains a wide variety of options, from the familiar sweet and sour chicken paired with fried rice to the lesser-known sichuan chicken. Both adults and children will fall in love with their selections.

504 Shoup Ave // 208-522-2091

www.happychineserestaurant.com


Leo’s Place

Bundle your family’s meal with a day of fun-filled activities for the little ones. There’s nothing more fun than running wild in a controlled environment with a bag of coins waiting for you to bring the arcade to life. Create a memory that will last a lifetime and fill your stomach.

155 S Holmes Ave // 208-529-5090

www.leosplaceidahofalls.com


Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Have you heard of the Pie Society? On Mondays you can get a free slice of pie with your entrée from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. If you’re as obsessed with desserts as we are, then you won’t want to miss out on this deal or the other sweets on the menu.

2000 Channing Way //208-529-9955

stores.perkinrestaurants.com


Pitmaster BarBQue Company

Craving some smoked chicken or shredded pork? There are only a few spots in town where you can find some deliciously prepared bbq. Local favorites like the Pig Candy and Idaho Nachos are crowd-pleasers prepared to keep your table satisfied.

Fremont Location

1305 Fremont Ave // 208-542-2727

Hitt Road Location

3090 S 25th St // 208-535-2271

www.pitmaster-bbq.com


Pop’s Ice Cream

Is a movie or show downtown on your day’s itinerary? If so, then you will want to make room in your schedule to enjoy a scoop of ice cream from this local shop next to the Paramount. 

475 Park Ave // 208-206-1261

www.popsicecreamshop.com


Reed’s Dairy

Eating ice cream is an entirely different experience when you get to witness the creatures who played a role in its creation. While getting your sweet fix, don’t forget to visit the barn animals on the side of the complex in the summer months. 

Ammon Location

2523 East Sunnyside Rd // 208-524-1077

Broadway Location

2660 W Broadway St // 208-522-0123

www.reedsdairy.com


The Sandwich Tree

It’s beautiful window art isn’t the only thing The Sandwich Tree is known for. Everyone knows where to find equally affordable and delicious sandwiches. You can even turn your sandwich into a salad if you’ve reached your fill of carbs for the day.

500 W 17th St // 208-529-5875

www.sandwichtreeidaho.com


Scotty’s Drive-In

As a parent it’s your duty to teach your child traditions of the past, right? A stop at Scotty’s Drive-In before a movie at the Motor Vu Drive-In is sure to provide them with an entertaining experience. Not to mention, how much we all love Scotty’s cheese curds.

560 Northgate Mile // 208-523-6382

Facebook: @ScottysDriveInIdahoFalls


Smitty’s Pancake and Steakhouse

Pancakes, omelets, german pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy and so much more is available at this locally-owned restaurant. Sometimes you just need breakfast food to turn your day around and Smitty’s provides meals that both comfort and fill. 

645 W Broadway // 208-523-6450

www.smittys-if.com


Soda Tsunami

A soda is sure to give you and the kids the extra kick you need to get through your day after game day or running errands. Experiment with new flavors to achieve the perfect taste or the sugar-rush of your dreams.

3460 S 25th E // 208-970-6712

www.soda-tsunami.business.site


Uncle Benny’s Pizza

Cheese-lovers will find a safe haven at Uncle Benny’s Pizza. Whether you’re looking to bring an italian meal straight to your table or take advantage of the salad bar while dining inside, we’re sure you’ll leave singing praises to these passionate local business owners.

620 W Broadway St // 208-524-7455

www.unclebennyspizza.net


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