The city of Eagle is one that is not only full of historical sites, beautiful scenery, and great people, but it also consists of rich flavors in each of their restaurants. Eagle is also known to be one of the more elegant cities in the Treasure Valley, a few of the restaurants on this list may be pricey. However, the quality of the food is guaranteed to bring you back for another visit. Here are some options to get you started!
Grit American Cuisine- This restaurant is located at 360 S. Eagle Road, and, as the name states, it specializes in American cuisine. Many of the items on the menu seem like your everyday food at first glance. However, each dish has a unique twist of flavor to spice things up. Some menu items include: fried chicken (made with a buttermilk spread, dill pickles, and lemon brine; it also comes as regular or Spicy Nashville flavors), classic macaroni and cheese (layered with cheddar, velveeta, smoked gouda, and butter bread crumbs), a variety of topped pizzas (one of which is the Pear Pizza with caramelized shallots, bleu cheese, creme fraiche, W&W pears, and spiced pecans), and a number of burgers (their specialty being the Grit Dip with smoked SRF Kobe Beef, pepper relish, cheddar cheese, and chipotle bacon). Much of these items are vegetarian and vegan friendly. The restaurant is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11am-9pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-10pm, and is closed Sundays and Mondays.
Bodacious Pig Barbecue- Located on 34 E. State Street, this barbecue joint (which was started by husband-and-wife duo, Joel and Tricia Anderson) brings traditional barbecue flavors with a mix of a contemporary-styled taste to each diners’ taste buds. Some of their items include: ribs, pulled pork, chicken, RR ranch signature tri-tips (all of these items come with garlic bread and a choice of either beans, coleslaw, or french fries as a side), sloppy joes (which are only served from 11am-4pm daily), and, of course, the famous Bodacious Burger (contains ground brisket and sirloin blend along with fresh produce, cheddar cheese, and mayo). End the meal with a special dessert that is made in house from any of the daily specials! The doors are open Mondays through Thursdays from 11am-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-9pm, and are closed on Sundays.
Rembrandts- Although this coffee shop takes on a small appearance from the outside (being a converted church building), it is a luxurious wonderland filled with great taste on the inside of its walls. Located at 93 S. Eagle Road, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and creates a variety of coffee flavors. Some of the menu items include: the Chorizo Scrambled (scrambled eggs with chorizo, onions, peppers, pepper jack cheese, and fingerling potatoes), classic eggs benedict, garden benedict (made with spinach, roasted tomatoes, and portobello mushrooms), french toast, Rembrandts Original Cinnamon Roll, Old Church Porridge, and any of the daily pastries. There are also a number of burgers, sandwiches, soups, and salads that you should try. If you are in need of gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan options, this restaurant is full of them! They are open for Sunday brunch from 7am-2pm, Mondays through Thursdays from 6:30am-9pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30am-10pm.
The Stuffed Olive- Located at 404 S. Eagle Road, this restaurant specializes in casual dining with Italian cuisine and features a variety of gluten-free and vegetarian options. A number of menu items include: hand crafted soups and sandwiches, chicken entrees, shrimp entrees, tri tip entrees, homemade tiramisu and cannolis, and lots of pasta (this includes delicious dishes such as arrabiata with spicy marinara and red chili flakes, alfredo, prosciutto and cream, baked Tuscan penne, lasagna, and so much more!). Reservations are recommended as this is a big hit in Eagle, and there are only ten tables in the whole restaurant. The doors are open on Mondays through Thursdays from 11:30am-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30am-9pm, and is closed on Sundays.
Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery- There are many of these in the Treasure Valley. However, the one located at 155 E. Riverside Drive in Eagle is the one that is obviously included in this list. The restaurant specializes in American cuisine, as well as handcrafted cocktails and other bar drinks such as distilled vodka, rum, and gin. Some of their food items include red curry and turmeric chicken satay, ginger-lime chicken, fusion pork tacos, Mediterranean steak pita, seared yellowfin tuna club, oven-roasted corned beef and kimchi reuben, Bardenay club sandwich, capellini pomodoro, charbroiled trout fillet, and flash-fried Pacific cod and chips. There are also gluten-free options available for those who need it. It is open most days at 11 am (except for Sundays which open at 10 am) and closes at either 9 pm, 10 pm, or 11 pm, depending on which day you choose to dine in. Happy hour is from 4pm-6pm daily.
The Schnitzel Garten- Located at 1225 E. Winding Creek Drive, this restaurant offers a different type of food besides the classic American, Italian, and Asian restaurants all over the Treasure Valley- German cuisine. The restaurant is famous not only for the food, but for its fine wines and beers from different German regions, outdoor dining, and live music every week. Some of its delicious food items include: Bavarian Pretzels, Flame Bread (otherwise known as Flammkuchen; flatbread served with bacon and onions and put into the oven topped with Swiss cheese), wiener schnitzel, Gypsy Style schnitzel, riesling salmon, beef stroganoff, bratwurst (in its many varieties), and an apfelstrudel to end the meal. The restaurant is open from noon to 8 pm on Sundays, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, open from 4:30-9: 30 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from noon to 9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
As you can see, Eagle is not only unique in its history, but it is also full of amazing surprises when it comes to delicious food. Ask the locals for more great places to eat as you walk through downtown, and be sure to try all of the places on this list. Happy eating!