The best restaurants in Twin Falls

The best restaurants in Twin Falls

Sometimes, you just need to go out and have a terrific meal without having to do any of the work.

If you’re short on dinner ideas, or want a new place to gather with your family and friends, here are some of the best restaurants in Twin Falls you should consider putting on your favorites list — your tastebuds will thank you.

Rock Creek Restaurant

Put this one in the oldie but goodie category. Rock Creek Restaurant has been around a while and consistently delivers on excellent customer service and exciting foods.

The owners, who’ve been working hard to maintain a reputable dining place in Twin Falls since the 1970s, believe in only using quality ingredients. That’s why they have fish and other meat flown in twice a week. Desserts are also created in-house and the salad bar is as fresh as they come.

Diners can pick from various cuts of prime ribs of beef, top sirloin, shrimp and prime rib, lobster tail, rib eye and other delicious seafood and meat dishes. The prime rib is made the old-fashion way and is cooked on the bone for supreme flavor. The dinners come with your choice of baked potato, brown rice, broiled veggies and an all-you-can-eat salad bar with soup and bread.

Before making your way to the main menu, check out the starters. Creek hot wings, crab and artichoke dip, stuff mushrooms and gorgonzola fries are just some of the foods to choose from.

Elevation 486

This upscale bistro serves foods that are inspired from around the world. The location is also inspiring — the restaurant is perched on the south rim of The Canyon some 500 feet, 486 feet to be exact, above the Snake River.

The small plates at Elevation 486 feature vine-ripened tomato and burrata, baked Dungeness crab, shrimp and artichoke dip, green bean fries and other eye-catching appetizers.

On the dinner menu, customers will find two important sections: the Elevation originals and entrees. A sampling of what you’ll find: Kobe beef meatloaf, Northwest seafood linguine, the Canyon-cut ribeye, BBQ baby back ribs, Idaho red trout and quail, to name a few signature meals. The plates come with your choice of salad and one side, such as toasted coconut rice, baked Idaho potato, red bliss garlic mashed potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables and more.

When you order dessert, and you should, you will be offered a glass of wine at a special price. Some of the sweets to ponder are the homemade cheesecake, double dark chocolate ganache, Ghirardelli brownie sundae and other ice cream-based desserts.


In the mood for burritos, fajitas and other Mexican staples? Then you must give Janitzio a try.

For over 14 years, Mexican food lovers have flocked to Janitzio for plates that are made with fresh ingredients and the right amount of spices, with spice of all levels.

Specialties such as the carne asada, veggie enchiladas and fajitas keep people coming back for more.

Under the favorites portion of the menu, you’ll find the tacos al carbon, three corn tortillas dipped in red sauce and grilled before being stuff with your choice of meat. Other favorites to consider are the taquitos rancheros, plato Mexicano, flautas and several other traditional staples. You’ll also find tostadas, combo plates, chicken plates, seafood, burritos and other options that will remind you why you’re such a big fan of Mexican cuisine.

Johnny Carino’s

For a classic Italian food experience, the entire family will enjoy, look no further than Johnny Carino’s. Fans of this restaurant come back time again for the classics: lasagna, spicy shrimp, chicken plates and the family platters.

The appetizer menu is star-studded with fried ravioli, Italian nachos, mozzarella sticks and a sampler with a little bit of everything.

Johnny Carino’s whips up a number of handcrafted pizzas that are put together with house-made dough. Choose from traditional margherita, BBQ chicken, five meat, pepperoni, chicken alfredo and other combos.

Before selecting your main dish, you might want to consider a fresh salad or soup. Several options are available in half or full sizes.

The classic Italian menu is headlined by baked cheese tortellini, fettuccine alfredo and Johnny’s fresh-baked lasagna. Other choices you won’t regret are the sizzling skilletini cacciatore, Mama’s spaghetti feast, ravioli and other tasty combinations.

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