Where to Eat in Blackfoot: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Marlin Saiz

Blackfoot is a city in Bingham County, Idaho, United States. The population was 11,899 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Bingham County. Blackfoot boasts the largest potato industry in any one area, and is known as the "Potato Capital of the World." It is the site of the Idaho Potato Museum (a museum and gift shop that displays and explains the history of Idaho's potato industry), and the home of the world's largest baked potato and potato chip. Blackfoot is also the location of the Eastern Idaho State Fair, which operates between Labor Day weekend and the following weekend.

1. Rupe's Burgers

302 NE Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221-2329 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 208-785-5710
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Rupe's Burgers

Near the Idaho Potato Museum.

Reviewed By mrswhiting - Chicago, Illinois

Get the Hawaiian sandwich and a pink Floyd to drink. My favorite meal. I have never had a meal I didn't like while visiting.

2. Paisley Cakes

1800 E Airport Rd, Blackfoot, ID 83221-4024 Seating +1 208-681-4137
Excellent
80%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Paisley Cakes

Reviewed By farmgirlIdaho - Idaho

We had Paisley Cakes do my daughter's wedding cake. 3 layers, 3 different fillings, 2 kinds of cake (could have had 3 if we wanted). They were all wonderful and delicious. The cake was beautiful and tasted great. Since then I've purchased a few other things in the shop and they were all good. You can't go wrong with any of her treats. I highly recommend Paisley Cakes.

3. Wake Up Call

790 W Bridge St, Blackfoot, ID 83221-2019 Cafe +1 208-782-1201
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By sharon o - Blackfoot, Idaho

I like the different flavors of the month. The service is always friendly and fast. I like that you can have your coffee hot or on ice

4. Homestead Family Restaurant

1355 Parkway Dr, Blackfoot, ID 83221-1656 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 208-785-0700
Excellent
40%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Homestead Family Restaurant

Reviewed By BKauff81 - Mont Clare, Pennsylvania

We stopped here for a quick lunch on our way through Idaho from Yellowstone. The location off the highway was a plus but the food was quite good. Our server was very friendly and attentive. If we find our way back to this part of Idaho again, we'll be stop in again for sure.

5. Tommy Vaughn's

850 Jensen Grove Dr, Blackfoot, ID 83221-5428 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 208-785-6400
Excellent
22%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 68 reviews

Tommy Vaughn's

Reviewed By dkbrig - Pocatello, Idaho

Tommy Vaughn's is a sports bar and grill. So the menu and options available totally fit that bill. I'm not a fan of TV's everywhere, but it is a sports bar and grill! They played 80's music the entire meal....which I actually found myself singing to! Our service was top notch, the food and menu choices was amazing. They have a very decent menu and the the sweet potato fries are a very nice touch. I truly feel this is the best restaurant in town...in this category. Blackfoot doesn't offer a fine dining experience and Tommy Vaughn's is by far the most creative with their menu and options. It's not for everyone, especially if your looking for a super fancy dinner. But given the options, they really do a nice job and you should check it out!

6. El Vaquero Restaurant

960 S Broadway St, Blackfoot, ID 83221-3131 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 208-782-1300
Excellent
57%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Reviewed By Ana O

Not only is this my favorite restaurant in Blackfoot, it's my favorite anywhere! They offer shredded beef (it's my favorite) which most other Mexican restaurants/taco trucks that I've been to don't. I've been going here regularly for 11 years and they've nearly always been consistent as far as taste. They are quick & friendly to boot. I think it's time that they expand and build a bigger restaurant!

7. El Mirador

620 W Bridge St, Blackfoot, ID 83221-2017 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 208-785-1595
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

Reviewed By Jank2012 - Broomfield, Colorado

Popular spot with locals which is always a good sign. Chicken quesadillas were tasty on the homemade tortillas. Tacos were good too. Take a jacket because it was too cold in the restaurant. Wait staff was good and welcoming.

8. Smokin' Gun BBQ

544 E Walker St, Blackfoot, ID 83221-3629 Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 208-785-0865
Excellent
88%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Smokin' Gun BBQ

Reviewed By kyotdawg - Cottonwood, California

The best Ribs ever---ever---- and Zi have traveled the south...Kansas city --Memphis ---this place rates at the top!! Clint , the owner served up a plate of ribs and brisket and it was so good, I returned the next 2 notes and ordered the same thing-Ribs and brisket!! I am in town working the state fair---I will return next year and wished I lived closer!!!

Thanks Clint---Smokin Gun Rocks!

9. Rolberto's Mexican Food

990 Market St, Blackfoot, ID 83221-1617 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch +1 208-785-2777
Excellent
47%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Reviewed By FSCBosses - Idaho

We checked this out based on the few good reviews, and were happy we tried it! Burritos were excellent, good salsa especially the one that comes with the chips. Easy to find, clean and fast friendly service. Sit down or drive thru, and cheap prices...we got 2 burritos, chips and drink for under $10.

10. Downtown Bread Co.

111 W Bridge St, Blackfoot, ID 83221-2704 Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Lunch +1 208-785-1633
Excellent
55%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Downtown Bread Co.

Reviewed By Davin B

They've done the best they could in imitating the bakery that they acquired "their" recipes from. But, having eaten food from the original bakeries in Utah, that they are imitating, since they opened and I was a child, I can tell a big difference in taste. Not to mention, the bakery seems to me like a bootlegged movie, the overall quality isn't ever as good as the original. I seem to be the only one in town that knows this though, everyone else seems to like it.

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