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Underrated Restaurants in the Treasure Valley That You Have to Try

Last updated March 04, 2024 by Mariah Hebbeln

There’s nothing quite like your favorite tucked away restaurant. We can all agree that we’ve got that one restaurant or cafe that feels like a hidden gem or your best kept secret. And if you’re like me, you think your favorite spot is criminally underrated. So we asked Boise for their favorite eateries that they felt should be talked about. Across the Treasure Valley, these establishments are serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner, dishes from different parts of the world, and plates you crave. 

After pouring through reviews, recommendations, and our personal picks, we’ve compiled this list of the Treasure Valley’s best restaurants that more people should be trying out for themselves. 

Search our list below of the best underrated restaurants in your city!


The Chef’s Hut -
164 S. Cole Rd, Boise, ID 83709

Eggman and Earl -
650 E. Boise Ave, Boise, ID 83706

Thai Basil -
590 E. Boise Ave, Boise, ID 83706
3161 E. Fairview Ave #110, Meridian, ID 83642

Chiang Mai House Thai Restaurant -
4898 Emerald St, Boise, ID 83706

Merrit’s Family Restaurant -
6630 W. State St, Boise, ID 83714

Bangkok Thai Restaurant -
477 N. Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704

Madhuban Indian Cuisine -
6930 W. State St, Boise, ID 83714

Tony’s Pizzeria Teatro -
105 N. Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

Bar Gernika -
202 S. Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

High Note -
225 N. 5th St, Boise, ID 83702

Food Land Market -
710 N. Orchard St, Boise, ID 83706

Mount Everest Momo Cafe -
2144 Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83706

Baguette Deli -
5204 Franklin Rd, Boise, ID 83705

Namaste Markets & Restaurant -
7100 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704

Red Bench Pizza -
1204 S Vista Ave, Boise, ID 83705

Pho Le -
2146 Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83706

Underrated Restaurants | Pho Le | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag

Totally Boise Member, Mariah at Pho Le

Stardust -
1002 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702


Riverside Grill -
2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID 83714

Underrated Restaurants |Riverside Grill | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag

Riverside Grill

R & R BBQ -
150 N 8th St, Ste. 220, Boise, ID 83702
3680 E Fairview Ave Ste. 110, Meridian, ID 83642

Underrated Restaurants | R & R BBQ | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag

Totally Boise Member, Mariah at R & R BBQ

Dong Khanh Vietnamese -
2137 Broadway Ave, Boise

Thai Cuisine -
6777 W Overland Rd, Boise

Louisiana Soul Bayou -
7609 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83709

Nelly’s Tamales -
7609 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83709

Hans Chimaek -
1716 Broadway Ave, Boise

Garden City

Roots Zero Waste Market Deli -
3308 W. Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID 83714


Kahootz Steak & Alehouse - Meridian  -
1603 N. Main St, Meridian, ID 83642

Epi’s A Basque Restaurant -
115 N Main St. Meridian 83642

Deja Brew Laugh A Latte -
112 E Idaho Ave. Meridian, ID 83642

Red Pavilion Mandarin Cuisine -
1760 S Meridian Rd #102

Pueblo Lindo Meridian-
3327 N Eagle Rd Suite 170

Main Street Burger
1615 N Main St



Bacquet’s Restaurant -
1117 E Winding Creek Dr #150, Eagle, ID 83616

The Stuffed Olive -
404 S Eagle Rd, Eagle, ID 83616


Star Country Cafe -
10883 W State St, Star, ID 83669

El Mariachi Loco Restaurante -
9966 W State St, Star, ID 83669


The Tower Grill  -
105 Municipal Dr, Nampa, ID 83687

Italianesque -
1338 N Galleria Dr, Nampa, ID 83687

Holy Cow Idaho -
1226 1st St S, Nampa, ID 83651


The Orchard House  -
14949 Sunny Slope Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607

Amano -
702 Main St, Caldwell, ID 83605


Payette Dream Coffee House -
314 E Lake St, McCall, ID 83638

Pueblo Lindo Family Mexican Restaurant -
1007 W Lake St, McCall, ID 83638

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Pueblo Lindo

Think we missed a business that needs to be on this list of underrated Treasure Valley restaurants? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at to have it added to the list. No place in the Treasure Valley area is too small or too far away to be added. 

Looking for more International restaurants? Check out our complete list of local restaurants, hailing their dishes and recipes from nations all over the world.

International Restaurants In The Treasure Valley

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