10 Best Diners in Idaho

Eating at diners is one of America’s greatest traditions. Few places evoke the nostalgia and comfort of sitting in a big booth with friends or family chowing down on a heaping helping of eggs with all the fixings or a fresh slice of apple pie. When you’re in the mood to experience Americana at its finest, stop in to one of the following 10 best diners in Idaho. 

Mr. V’s Family Restaurant, Caldwell, ID

Mr. V’s Family Restaurant in Caldwell, Idaho, offers one of the most authentic diner experiences in the state. They pride themselves on serving “freshly prepared food perhaps like your mother or grandmother used to make,” according to their website. The menu consists of anytime breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Varsity Diner, Moscow, ID

Varsity Diner in Moscow, Idaho, serves fresh baked pies, old-fashioned sodas, and all-American burgers every day of the week. If you’re in the mood for a down-home, feel-good diner experience, there are few better places than Varsity.

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Jimmy’s Down the Street, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Jimmy’s Down the Street embodies the neighborhood diner vibe with its friendly atmosphere and tasty food. If the name sounds familiar, you might have seen it on “Diners, Drive-In’s, and Dives,” in which host Guy Fieri ordered the pecan rolls and chicken fried steak skillet. Names as Idaho’s Best Diner by MSN, come down to see what all the fuss is about.

Norm’s Café, Twin Falls, ID

Norm’s Café in Twin Falls, Idaho, serves large portions of scrumptious comfort food. One recent reviewer said, “love this place and the family that runs it!” She isn’t the only one to share the sentiment, as evidenced by countless positive reviews.

Le Baron’s Honker Café, Nampa, ID

Le Baron’s Honker Café in Nampa, Idaho, is a low-key spot with seriously wonderful food. This locally-owned and operated spot serves breakfast all day in addition to tasty lunch and dinner options.

Ed’s 50’s Café, Meridian, ID

Ed’s 50’s Café is a throw-back to the diners of the fifties. Having originally opened over 40 years ago, the café elicits a nostalgic and authentic atmosphere with its classic dishes at an affordable price. Come in for breakfast or lunch.

Dixie’s Diner, Idaho Falls, ID

Dixie’s Diner looks like a diner out of a movie, and we mean that in the best way possible. Reviewers rave about the quick and friendly service. Consider their catering options, too.

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Butterburrs, Pocatello, ID

Butterburr’s serves “Idaho’s homestyle food,” as they describe it on their website. They offer homemade bread, soups, breakfast, biscuits, and more. Contact them to inquire about catering your next event or birthday party.  

Waffles n’ More, Lewiston, ID

Waffle’s n’ More doesn’t need anything else on the menu besides their incredible waffles to find a place on our list, but the other breakfast and lunch options certainly don’t hurt. They’ve got all of your diner favorites including omelets, griddle dishes, and burgers. 

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Dueling Irons Restaurant, Post Falls, ID

This old-school diner works hard to maintain its traditional retro feel, with its bar counter service, big booths, and generous portions. Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast or lunch, everything on the menu is delicious. Just watch your waistline—you’ll be coming back for more.

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