Where to Eat in Nampa: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Franklyn Hardiman

Nampa (/ˈnæmpə/ ( listen)) is the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho. The population of Nampa was 81,557 at the 2010 census making it the second-most populous city in Idaho. Nampa is located about 20 miles (32 km) west of Boise along Interstate 84, and six miles (10 km) west of Meridian. Nampa is the second principal city of the Boise-Nampa metropolitan area. The name "Nampa" may have come from a Shoshoni word meaning either moccasin or footprint.
Things to do in Nampa

1. Brick 29

320 11th Ave S, Nampa, ID 83651-5073 Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 46 +1 208-468-0029
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 412 reviews

Brick 29

Reviewed By Ric21144

Location was interesting; staff was attentive; and the food was fabulous. My only complaint is I didn't have more time to sample the whole menu!! But what I was able to sample I would highly recommend: The Dijon Bacon Sprouts were excellent and the Hagerman Trout was perfect.

2. Thailand Express

2025 12th Ave Rd, Nampa, ID 83686-6459 Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 208-475-4447
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

Thailand Express

Reviewed By AndreaP1990 - Boise, Idaho

We are always looking for new places to try and this was our pick for our annual January family meal get together. Great atmosphere and service. The place was busy, but the meals were served fast and were super fresh. Amazing flavors, great variety. We will be back and if you love Thai food, youve gotta give them a try. Make sure to check their hours because they do close in the afternoon to prepare for dinner.

3. Messenger Pizza & Brewery

1224 1st St S, Nampa, ID 83651-3900 Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 208-461-0081
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Messenger Pizza & Brewery

I can't find a web page, but they are on Facebook. They opened in October. They have been reviewed by the Idaho Press Tribune and Treasuredvalley.com

Reviewed By Bowmanator22 - Charlotte, North Carolina

I was very pleased in finding this killer pizza joint in downtown Nampa. I got the jalapeño popper pizza, which had a wonderfully clever array of toppings. The cream cheese base was awesome, and the crust was unexpectedly perfect. I’d absolutely recommend this place to anyone!

4. The Egg Factory

820 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID 83651-1709 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 208-466-2728
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

The Egg Factory

Reviewed By Johnna H

Excellent fast and friendly service, place is always packed and well worth waiting in line for a table. It's our go to when family and friends are in from out of town.

5. Texas Roadhouse

1830 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID 83651-1505 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +1 208-466-2800
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 167 reviews

Texas Roadhouse

Reviewed By YearoftheRabbit - Nampa, Idaho

We were surprised at how nice the people were! The wait was only 15 minutes and he servers were so nice. The food and prices were very affordable- we will be back!

6. Idaho Pizza Company

104 W Iowa Ave, Nampa, ID 83686-2823 Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 5 - SGD 25 +1 208-467-1900
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Idaho Pizza Company is a family owned and locally operated franchise that provides superior customer service, pizza, salad, and other products for a casual family dining experience that's "As Good as the Great Outdoors!"

Reviewed By nogrey - Nampa, Idaho

My very favorite pizza in the city of Nampa has always been Chicago connection. They have dropped to number two because they decided to cheapen their ingredients and now it's not the same pizza. Idaho pizza has been consistently good for all the years it's been around and I've always loved their pizza. It's clear by how packed the place is every day that I'm not the only one who loves their pizza.

7. Le Baron's Honker Cafe

1210 2nd St S, Nampa, ID 83651-3914 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 208-466-1551
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 86 reviews

Le Baron's Honker Cafe

Reviewed By Soiled

First time here. We ate on a Saturday about 3:30pm.

Excellent-
Cod was amazing! Not greasy!
Large homemade rolls melt in your mouth.
Baked potato with everything on top
Fresh green beans
We wanted the homemade pie but were stuffed.
Good prices!
Good service

Ok-
They were short handed this day. One guy was covering many tables by himself but he tried to keep up.
The floor needed vacuumed and tables needed cleaned off from the large breakfast/early lunch crowd.

8. The Tower Grill

105 Municipal Way, Nampa, ID 83687-8583 Seating, Waitstaff Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 208-468-0460
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 24 reviews

The Tower Grill

The Tower Grill opened in the Fall of 2016. Located just off runway 29 and 11 at the Nampa Municipal Airport, just feet from the historic WarhawkAir Museum. Our goal is to deliver genuine, family friendly service and atmosphere while highlighting the magic that a small town airport has to offer. Owner Nate Lindskoog has grown up with a rich history of flying in his family; flying with his dad when he was young and growing up around airplanes. The Tower Grill is the result of combining his love for airplanes with over 15 years in the restaurant industry. From his first job delivering Chinese food when he was 16 until today, Nate has developed a deep love for food and more importantly, helping people gain meaningful connections through the experience of sharing a meal together in a comfortable environment. So come split a french press of coffee on the patio overlooking the runway on a Saturday morning, or stop by to take on one of our signature burgers named after WWII airplanes.

Reviewed By Idahogal73 - Boise, Idaho

The Tower Grill hosted our office Christmas dinner. Excellent food, fun atmosphere and we were treated like family. I asked if the dessert was gluten free and it wasn’t but they served me a special piece of GF pie. Wow! I can’t wait to go back and try breakfast!

9. Little Saigon Restaurant

1305 2nd St S, Nampa, ID 83651-3944 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Vietnamese Lunch, Dinner +1 208-461-4710
Excellent
55%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Little Saigon Restaurant

Reviewed By Sowellman - Boise, Idaho

My new favorite Vietnamese soup restaurant in Boise ... is in Nampa. I came here after a friend recommended it.

I like pho, but it has become the quintessential Vietnamese food that people are most familiar with. There are many other Vietnamese dishes that are worth exploring, too.

In the soup department, I much prefer bun bo Hue. It features a rich broth made from pork and beef bones and also features beef slices, shrimp paste, lemongrass and annatto. Then it's finished tableside with Thai basil leaves, bean sprouts, sliced peppers and a wedge of lime.

The staff is friendly and service is quick. I came in just before noon on a Saturday, with one couple already seated. While I was there, tables filled up quickly. The clientele included young couples, families and a couple of tables of seniors. It made me happy to see such a varied group of people enjoying a cuisine that isn't as well known locally as other Asian cuisines.

10. El Rodeo

910 3rd St S, Nampa, ID 83651-3817 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 208-463-1700
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

El Rodeo

Reviewed By Todd S

From the outside El Rodeo doesn't look like much ... and the fact that it's attached to a hotel doesn't help it.

But don't let that stop you! The food is great! I had tacos for lunch & they were fantastic.

Inside is about what you would expect, but it's comfortable and the service is fine.

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