Meridian Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Meridian

April 15, 2018 Darwin Bolte

Meridian is a city located in Ada County in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Meridian was 75,092 making it the third largest city in Idaho after Boise and Nampa. A 2015 estimate placed the population at approximately 90,739. Meridian is the state's fastest-growing city, with an 81.5 percent increase in population since 2000.
Things to do in Meridian

1. Epi's A Basque Restaurant

1115 N Main St, Meridian, ID 83642-2305 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +1 208-884-0142
Excellent
89%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 298 reviews

Epi's A Basque Restaurant

Reviewed By Roundupready - Marsing, Idaho

Epi's is a delightful experience. The food and friendly atmosphere are out of this world. After you have eaten there once or twice, they make you feel like family. I highly recommend Epi's. Some of my party has sea bass and said excellent. I love the lamb stew.
There are some expensive classy restaurants in Boise, but Epi's is like home!

2. Kahootz Pub & Eatery

1603 N Main St, Meridian, ID 83642-1708 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 208-895-9861
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 193 reviews

Kahootz Pub & Eatery

Reviewed By Chance W - Caldwell, Idaho

Kahootz is home to one of the best prime rib I have ever experience. From the appetizers to the desserts the menu is top to bottom a tasty experience. The beer selection fits almost any pallet and Kahootz keeps a few nitro beers on rotation.

Go early or be prepared to wait. The restaurant is small and seating is at a premium, but it is worth the wait.
Last night was the first night this year I have been able to make it in. The stuffed pasta appetizer was divine and the new york steak was well cooked. I can't wait to get back.

3. Goodwood Barbecue Co

1140 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83642-5934 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 208-884-1021
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 272 reviews

Goodwood Barbecue Co

Reviewed By Janis I - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

This is one of my favorite restaurants when passing thru the area. I always buy there fabulous BBQ sauce to take home with me. Our server was delightful and efficient. Food was very good. Will be back when driving through again.

4. Texas Roadhouse

3801 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-5805 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 26 +1 208-887-9401
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 240 reviews

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse is a steak restaurant providing legendary food with legendary service. Texas Roadhouse specializes in hand-cut steaks, fresh-baked bread, fall-off-the-bone-ribs, and made-from-scratch sides. We also serve ice cold beer and legendary margaritas. Treat your family and friends to a night at Texas Roadhouse.

Reviewed By Tejinder S

Texas Roadhouse is popular for Steaks and Grilled food. I ordered Grilled Salmon and it was very delicious. Their cocktails are huge and tasty. Prices are very reasonable...I recommend going there with a family for steaks or grilled food. The portions are quite large.

5. Gino's Italian Restaurant

3015 W McMillan Rd, Meridian, ID 83646-6161 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 66 +1 208-887-7710
Excellent
64%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

Gino's Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By Chuck S - Idaho

Calamari appetizer good. Boar shank excellent. Pork chops tasty but tough. Lots of food. Little loud and busy in a Friday night. Friendly.

6. Lucky Fins Seafood Grill

1441 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83642-2414 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 208-888-3467
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

Lucky Fins Seafood Grill

Reviewed By SeenEnough2Know - Lima, OH

Outstanding cuisine! Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING was perfect. All dishes were cooked perfectly and the recipes put all the components together perfectly to make a truly memorable dining experience. We ordered spicy ahi tuna sushi, clam chowder, shrimp scampi, mahi-mahi tacos, Med Mahi, bourbon bread pudding, and mango cake. The chefs here are true professionals. Dont’ come here looking for a value meal but if you are looking for quality you will not be disappointed. I will not forget this experience. I rarely give five stars but this place earned it.

7. Fat Guy's Fresh Deli

1626 S Wells Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-4524 (Formerly 2 Fat Guy's Fresh Deli) Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 17 +1 208-855-0424
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 82 reviews

Fat Guy's Fresh Deli

Reviewed By StacysMom_52 - Boise, Idaho

Huge menu board! I couldn't decide so i ordered the first item, the Reuben.It was made fresh to order. Prices are good and very competitive with other sub shops yet this deli offers way more choices and much better quailty. Service efficient and friendly.

8. Ling and Louie's Asian Bar & Grill

3210 E Louise Dr, Meridian, ID 83642-9351 Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +1 208-888-5000
Excellent
39%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 207 reviews

Ling and Louie's Asian Bar & Grill

Chinese fusion/comfort food. Sounds strange, but it works. My new favorite restaurant in the Treasure Valley. Newly added sit down sushi bar next to water wall! Every item is made fresh in front of you.

Reviewed By MrBill W - Nampa, Idaho

We have eaten here many times and the other afternoon was another great eating experience. The Mongolian flatbread was outstanding way to start to a great meal. Our server Teresa is our favorite server was outstanding. She took our order and was always there when we need her ( we were never rushed). We Both had Uncle Fu's combination and it was tenders and delicious. A great place to eat, Yes we will be back!!!

9. Yard House

3693 E Longwing Ln, Suite 140, Meridian, ID 83646-4500 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 208-288-0990
Excellent
40%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 216 reviews

Yard House

Yard House is the modern American gathering place, where food and beer lovers unite. With an endless fleet of tap handles featuring the best American craft and import beers, each Yard House location offers 100+ draft brews and an array of crafted cocktails. Our globally-inspired menu features more than 100 made-from-scratch favorites, from salads, street tacos and grilled burgers to seafood, steaks and ribs. Each Yard House has a distinct vibe with custom artwork, a classic and current rock soundtrack of 10,000 songs, and glass-enclosed keg room housing up to 3,000 gallons of fresh, quality beer. Founded in Long Beach, Calif., in 1996, Yard House now has 69 restaurants across 24 states and is open daily for lunch, dinner, happy hour and late-night dining. For more information, connect with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Reviewed By aver2801 - Meridian, Idaho

Met a couple of friends here for happy hour and we all had a great time with affordable food and drinks. We aren't beer drinkers, but there where plenty of other drink options available. Our beer drinking friends enjoyed their beers. All of the food we ordered was very good and everyone left happy campers. We will definitely go back.

10. Jakers Bar & Grill

3268 E Pine Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-5922 Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night SGD 16 - SGD 64 +1 208-288-0898
Excellent
45%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 200 reviews

Jakers Bar & Grill

Reviewed By T B - Boise, Idaho

Celebrating mother’s birthday so needed a wide variety of food - found it! Good food but a bit pricey. Steaks to burgers to lighter fare.

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