The Oval Office Bistro & Martini is the perfect stop for a classy night out. You might expect to find only American food given the name, but its menu actually has quite a broad range of meat and seafood prepared in all sorts of international styles. The martini menu is where you’re going to find the American touches, largely in the form of funny political names for each of the drinks. Who wouldn’t like to try Palin’s Panties or Obama’s Mama?
Oval Office, 620 N Spokane St, Post Falls, ID, USA +1 208 777 2102
Big Bear Deli is a cozy, welcoming place, and its large selection of comfort food only adds to that pleasant feeling. This is the perfect lunchtime stop, it has daily specials of soups, quiches, and sandwiches, so you can make your choice easier by just picking whatever they’ve got for the day. You’ll find plenty of your old favorites, but usually with an interesting twist, a pastrami and swiss panini, for example, but with Sriracha mayo. Big Bear also has a lot of fun with regular recurring special days, like Meatloaf Mondays.
Big Bear Deli, 700 E 8th Ave, Post Falls, ID, USA +1 208 457 8465
Ricardo’s Baja Tacos is well-loved in the community, and you’ll know why as soon as you walk into the bright, colorful interior. The menu is short, sweet, and cheap, but the plates that arrive are chock full of fresh and delicious food. The style is Mexican street food,with friendly, fast service, so this is a great place to come if you’re looking for a quick, tasty bite. One thing that the locals know is that the burritos are huge, if you don’t have a huge appetite, one can be plenty for two people.
Ricardo’s Baja Tacos, 504 E Seltice Way, Post Falls, ID, USA +1 208 620 0132
If you want the full Japanese experience, Fu-Ki Japanese Steakhouse is the place to go. It has both an extensive sushi menu and separate lunch and dinner Teppan menus, so there’s really something for everyone. The Teppan menu involves the entertainment of seeing the chef cook everything in front of you. If you’re a fan of sushi, be prepared for a decision that will take a while, in addition to all the sushi and sashimi you expect to see on a good menu, the selection of special rolls is vast, and each one seems even more inviting than the one before.
There are few states in the US farther from the South than Idaho, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get great barbecue and Cajun food. Famous Willie’s BBQ has you covered in Post Falls. Come here for juicy meat, chicken, brisket, and pork spareribs are just a few of the options, all seasoned to a T with either Cajun spices or the house barbecue sauce, which is, of course, made from a secret family recipe. This is a place where you’ll definitely want to save room for dessert, the pie chef recently took home three first-place ribbons in the county fair.
Famous Willie’s BBQ, 107 E 7th Ave, Post Falls, ID, USA +1 208 773 0000
Dueling Irons is another breakfast joint of choice in Post Falls. You’ll want to come hungry, because the plates are huge and full of everything you could possibly want to start your day with. All the ingredients are sourced locally, so you can trust that the food will be very fresh. The egg scrambles always contain great flavor combinations, and you can even find biscuits here, which is not always true outside of the South. Lunch does not disappoint, Dueling Irons has great burgers in all the old classic varieties, in addition to all the sandwich choices that you know and love.
Nate’s New York Pizza has fresh salads, hearty pasta bowls, and meaty sandwiches, but you know that what you’re coming for are the delicious pizzas. Nate’s goes off the build-your-own pizza principle, so the menu is open for you to make of it what you will and leave totally satisfied. If you’d rather trust Nate’s judgement, just have a look at the house specialty pizza menu for a great list of choices, all with New York-themed names. For something with a little local flavor, try the Idaho Spud, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you’ll actually find sliced potatoes along with the bacon and other veggies on the pizza.
Nate’s New York Pizza, 920 ID-41 #1, Post Falls, ID, USA +1 208 773 6697