Where to Eat in Island Park: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Natalie Tallman

Island Park is a city in Fremont County, Idaho, United States. The city's population was 286 at the 2010 census, up from 215 in 2000. The city was incorporated by owners of the many lodges and resorts along U.S. Route 20 in 1947, primarily to circumvent Idaho's liquor laws that prohibited the sale of liquor outside of city limits. It is only 500 feet (150 m) wide in most locations and, at 33 miles (53 km), claims to have the longest "Main Street" in the world.
Things to do in Island Park

1. Boondocks Restaurant

3587 Yale Kilgore Rd, Island Park, ID 83429-5119 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 33 +1 208-716-3720
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

Boondocks Restaurant

Closed for the off-season in Island Park! Be back in May! Thanks for the great winter season 2018 and we look forward to seeing everybody for the wildflowers!

Reviewed By Nanrip2013 - Oroville, California

This restaurant seems to be very popular, small area inside and nice porch out. Lovely garden and flowers. The service was excellent and the food very good. We had a party of 6 and they accommodated us very quickly. Reasonable prices and great cocktails. Try the Huckleberry Cheesecake !!

2. TroutHunter

3327 N Highway 20, Island Park, ID 83429-5134 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 208-558-9900
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

TroutHunter

Reviewed By nativelasvegan - Las Vegas, Nevada

We had lunch outside by the river which is very nice. The menu included sandwiches and salads plus appetizers. Alcohol is also available. The items are fairly priced. The servers were helpful and courteous. We had eaten there the previous summer. So we knew it was reliable. We would recommend it.

3. Connies Restaurant

4130 Quakie Ln, Island Park, ID 83429-5501 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Cafe, American, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 208-558-6987
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 105 reviews

Connies Restaurant

If you're looking for the best place to be for Island Park Idaho Restaurant and Catering Services, you couldn't have come to a better place! Connie's Restaurant & Saloon is a restaurant and saloon that's known for its outstanding array of mouthwatering dishes and prompt friendly service. Travelers and locals alike come to us for the great food, awesome service, and the warm friendly atmosphere that instantly makes you feel welcomed, appreciated and at home. Jim and Connie Funkhouser have owned and operated the historic Island Park Lodge for 25 years. We are now excited to share with you our new restaurant, "Connie's." We take great pride in the quality of each menu item as well as the service provided. For a truly enjoyable variety of delicious entrees we offer Prime Rib cooked to perfection, tender fall off the bone BBQ Baby Back Ribs, specialty pasta dishes, home of the original Sawtell Burger and everything in between. Do not forget to order dessert. Our pies are baked on the premises and a choice of ice cream will compliment any meal. We offer a full-service saloon to start off your meal or you can just come in to visit with travelers and locals. Enjoy great conversations with family and friends over great food and service here at Connie's Restaurant & Saloon.

Reviewed By Duane / Linda W - Astoria, Oregon

Connie's restaurant is mediocre in decor however the waitress was very kind and my husband and I were both very pleased with the fillet that we ordered. The big potatoes were done well and weren't hard like so many restaurants and the fillet was excellent, cooked exactly like both of us asked.

4. Ponds Lodge

Ponds, Island Park, ID 83429 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 208-558-7221
Excellent
53%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 96 reviews

Ponds Lodge

Reviewed By magicmomentfamily - Wyoming

We've been coming to Ponds lodge since childhood. We've visited this place for everything from just using the restrooms to lodging. They have remodeled over the years and changed their general store area quite a bit. As a kid, this was the place to get penny candies after a bike ride from Buffalo camp ground. Today, things are a little different, but you can still get some treats and any other camping necessity. We really enjoyed their restaurant on our last visit. I was especially impressed with the food. The service was good and the wait time was minimal. Overall, we look forward to many more visits in the future.

5. Cafe Sabor

4298 US Highway 20, Island Park, ID 84333 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 33 +1 208-558-9300
Excellent
43%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 92 reviews

Cafe Sabor

Reviewed By Spurgeon B - Houston, Texas

PRO'S: Very pleasantly surprised to find an authentic Mexican restaurant in Island Park Idaho. Freddy, our server was very helpful. I had Arroz con Pollo (rice & chicken) and all folks at the table had good dishes.

CON'S: The Margaritas were strong but lacked some key ingredients we usually see in Texas Margaritas.

SUMMARY: We will be back to get our Mexican food fix in an area not noted for quality Mexican food.

6. Island Park Lodge China Grove

4149 N Big Springs Loop Rd, Island Park, ID 83429-5052 Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments American, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly +1 208-558-5555
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 85 reviews

Island Park Lodge <a href=China Grove">

Chinese restaurant serving classic & contemporary dishes

Reviewed By David T - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Must mention the Wifi as we had been starved for 2days and ALL got connected before we ordered the food. The food was good, full of flavour and the beers, soft drinks and red and white wines were restricted in selection but totally satisfactory. Great find in this area.

7. Robin's Roost

4150 N Big Springs Loop Rd, Island Park, Between Grandview Road And Bush Avenue, Island Park, ID 83429-5052 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch
Excellent
34%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 29 reviews

Reviewed By Douglas H - Michigan

The little ole lady made some great breakfast- but a local told us not to be in a hurry, it's wasn't that bad for time, but could see where it could back up easy. The breakfast was great though

8. Lakeside Lodge & Resort

3857 Lakeside Lodge Lane, Island Park, ID 83429 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 208-558-9770
Excellent
61%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
9%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Lakeside Lodge & Resort

With a full commercial kitchen, led by our experienced Chefs, we offer fine dining as well as the best burgers and bar menu in town. After eating, join us in the Lakeside Bar, where all your flavors of beer, wine and spirits are offered in a rustic friendly atmosphere. Listen to one of our many live music performances and cut it up on the dance floor. Or sit by the fire on our peninsula and take in the views of Jefferson and Sawtell peaks, both higher than 10,000 feet above sea level, as the sun sets behind them. Finally, retire to one of our 6 cabins tucked privately away in the pines, or in one of the eight economical hotel rooms next to the main lodge. Our Luxury Cabin can accommodate large groups in a very beautiful and private setting on the lake front. We offer numerous room variations, from king size beds and Jacuzzis perfect for a couples getaway, to rooms with multiple full size, queen sized beds and lofts for the family. All rooms are equipped with a fireplace, satellite TV, and wireless internet for your comfort and convenience. Secluded RV spaces and Camping sites are also available here at Lakeside.

Reviewed By Gwynethfly - Columbus, Ohio

We are out quite a bit at the various towns around yellowstone. Our last night we stopped at this tucked away place close to our cabin. It was by far the best meal we had on our trip. The fettuccine alfredo was delicious. The sauces and dressing were made from scratch and it showed. The sunset view from the deck made it even better.

9. The Pines at Island Park

3907 Phillips Loop Rd, Island Park, ID Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations American, Bar, Pub Dinner, Lunch
Excellent
40%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

The Pines at Island Park

This historic lodge used to be called Phillips Lodge. They offer lodging and a very nice restaurant.

Reviewed By USAExpat555 - Nanjing, China

We have been here several times and always has great food. This place is busy, so go between lunch rush hour and dinner rush. The decor is nice and the service is good.

10. Mack's Inn Theater

4111 S Big Springs Rd, Island Park, ID 83433-5000 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff American Dinner +1 208-558-7871
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Reviewed By rebeccabeach - utah

Loved our night at Mack's. we saw the Robin Hood play, and laughed the whole time. The prime rib or chicken dinner was HUGE, plenty of food.

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