The best restaurants in Eagle, Idaho

If you’re short on restaurant ideas, not to worry. Eagle is home to some incredible and award-winning dining options.

So before planning your next night out for a great meal with family and friends, take note of some of Eagle’s best restaurants around. They’re your surest bet of a memorable customer experience that’s anchored by great food and service.

Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery

Bardenay prides itself in distilling the best flavors possible in every dish. It is also the nation’s first restaurant and distillery combo. No matter the occasion, an after-work gathering or a Sunday family outing, Bardenay has accommodated all parties with big success for more than 20 years.

Visitors can order from a diverse food offering, some of which is vegetarian or extra spicy. On the appetizer side of things, customers enjoy the chicken wings, either spicy, sweet or with ginger-plum glaze. Other great starters include the cheeseboard, crispy brussels sprouts and the clams Portuguese, made with  steamed Manila clams, spicy Basque chorizo, butter, herbs, garlic and white wine.

Some are surprised to find satays and tacos on the menu. There are several different variations to sample, including fish, steak and pork tacos and teriyaki salmon, spicy shrimp and ginger-lime chicken satays, just to name a few.

A 14-ounce ribeye, 8-ounce bacon-wrapped filet, charbroiled trout filet, sea bass gnocchi and cider-brined pork shop are some of the highlights from the entrée menu. Several burgers and sandwiches also standout from the menu and are a perfect lunch choice.

The Stuffed Olive

Sit down and relax inside The Stuffed Olive, a laid-back eatery that’s passionate about Italian cuisine.

The restaurant serves house-made dressings, such as creamy sun-dried tomato, ranch, Caesar, blue cheese, honey apple vinaigrette and more. Salad options are aplenty: apple walnut, Tuscan chicken, walnut crusted salmon, house salad and more. For soup, don’t miss out on the signature creamy fire-roasted tomato, made in-house daily with roasted tomatoes, olive oil, basil and cream.

For pasta lovers, here’s something for you: The Stuffed Olive lets you build your own pasta dish. Start with your choice of angel hair, fettuccine, penne or zucchini noodles. Pair your noodles with marinara, meat sauce, Alfredo, creamy portobello marsala and Arrabiatta, a spicy marinara with sauteed garlic, house-made chili-infused olive oil and red chili flakes. Baked Tuscan penne, cheese penne with meat sauce and lasagna are some of stars of the house specialty pasta menu.

For the main course, diners can order shrimp scampi, eggplant parmigiana, chicken piccata, chicken parmigiana, walnut crusted salmon and steak filet. All entrees can be paired with a side house or Caesar salad. A kid’s menu is also available.

Bacquet’s French Restaurant

For a unique taste of France, look no further than Bacquet’s. The chef is a longtime Boise-area professional who grew up in France and now brings his artistic flare and unexpected ideas to every dish.

Rack of lamb, veal piccata, veal marsala, pork gorgonzola dolce, wild king salmon champenoise and New Orleans shrimp etouffee with large black tiger prawns and vegetables sauteed in a deep rich sauce with a pinch of spice are some of the offerings on the menu, which is constantly changing. Also, don’t sleep on the wine menu, which overfills with possibilities.

For a starter, we recommend the French onion soup and escargot de ma grand-mere.

Rib Shack Barbecue

Prepare to get a little messy if you’re not careful. The mouth-watering options at Rib Shack Barbecue will be irresistible and invite you to jump right into your dish, even if there’s a chance of staining your clothes with some tangy sauce.

From baby back ribs, tri-tip, brisket, chicken, burnt ends, smoked turkey plus daily specials, there is no shortage of inspiration at Rib Shack. Voted as the best BBQ place in all of Idaho, customers return for the authentic Kansas City-style cooking.

Price by the pound, all the beef options are USDA Prime and are rubbed with secret spices. The pulled pork is slow smoked for about 24 hours and the burnt ends are known to run out. These tender bits of meat are smoky, spicy and go down like a small piece of candy.

The restaurant’s BBQ sauce heat level starts at mild and increases all the way to fire alarm hot for those who like it particularly flaming spicy hot.

Eagle, Idaho is packed with great places to eat, which is yet another reason why this community continues to grow. If you are interested in Eagle, Idaho real estate, contact us today!