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A Guide To The Best McCall Restaurants

Find great places to eat and dine on your Idaho visit!

In the nucleolus of small town America lies McCall, Idaho. Nestled among the pines at 5000 feet and along the shores of Payette Lake, awaits some of the best eating you’re likely to find. While you might think you won’t have many options in this small town, what they might lack in quantity they definitely make up for in quality.

Immediately noted are the number of fine dining and family friendly restaurants throughout the town that offer truly sumptuous dining. Personally having eaten at every single restaurant in Valley County, this little gem has some of the best food served in the United States. 

This small town really offers a lot to do and a lot to eat. Make eating out a little more fun and a little less guiltfree by even biking from location to location.

As Covid 19 has impacted the world over, The McCall restaurateurs have all risen to the occasion and implemented procedures to allow guests to safely enjoy eating their meals in or via takeout. All restaurants are being compliant and offering multiple options, including curbside pickup to simply and drive by and grab your order.

The details and list of the restaurants will start from the South entrance of McCall, heading towards Payette Lake on 3rd St, and veering left along the shores of the lake on Highway 55 heading towards New Meadows.

Without further ado, here are the best restaurants in McCall, Idaho that you need to visit on your next trip here.

1. Hometown Pizza

Hometown Pizza has phenomenal grub. Even if it's not a dietary requirement, I suggest trying their gluten free pizza because it is exceptional. This is a relaxed and cheery spot offering various pizzas, including take-&-bake options, along with beer and wine.
A 4.6-star review from 395 reviews should leave you feeling pretty good about eating in, or ordering to go.

Website: Home Town Pizza

Phone: +1(208)634-2596

Address: 337 Deinhard Ln, McCall, ID 83638

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2. Broken Horn Brewing Company

Broken Horn Brewing Company brews a seriously good beer. All beer is crafted on the premises, and is available to go. If you'd rather hang out though and enjoy a few of the varieties they offer, enjoy the indoor bar or outdoor patio with your pup.
This brewery boasts a 4.6-star rating from 55 reviews. It might be small but it packs a mighty beer.

Website: Broken Horn Brewing Co

Phone: +1(208)315-5472

Address: 201 Mission St, McCall, ID 83638

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3. Mexican Food & Taco's In Sinclair's

The little restaurant inside the Sinclair's Gas station is the perfect example of when low cost meets high value. The small number of items on the menu to choose from let's you select just what you need. They make it easy on you with dine in, drive through, or takeout available. I have eaten here dozens of times, and it's simply good food. Don't expect anything super fancy, but it will be tasty and the service people couldn't be nicer.

Phone: +1(208)634-2340

Address: 147 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638


4. Wild River Java Coffee

Wild River Java is coffee at its finest. This drive-thru coffee location has been supersized to meet the demand of what people expect in the push button world of quick service without compromising the quality of their products. They have a great selection of coffee and pre-wrapped snacks and cake type items to go, such as Stacey Cakes goodies.

They maintain a 4.3-star rating from 110 reviews.

Website: home (wildriverjava.com)

Phone: +1(208)6345282

Address: 201 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638

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5. Evening Rise Bread Co

Evening Rise Bread Co is an often overlooked little hole-in-the-wall restaurant that has outstanding sandwiches. Trust me, they'll leave an impression on your soul! They have excellent bread bakers with a cavalcade of different breads and baguettes, delicious sandwiches, and warm people.

They have a 4.4-star rating from 53 reviews, but if it were up to me I'd give them 5-stars.


Phone: +1(208)634-5031

Address: 303 Sunset St, McCall, ID 83638

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6. Subway Sandwiches

Surprisingly enough, Subway Sandwiches is the only fast-food franchise eating establishment in McCall. Enjoy a casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with health-conscious options. Although it's a chain, this franchise is run by local people for locals and out of town visitors and guest to the area.

This Subway location has a 4.3-star rating from 131 reviews.

Website: https://order.subway.com

Phone: +1(208)634-2855

Address: 320 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638

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7. Frenchies on 3rd St

Frenchies on Third has ridiculously good food but it comes at a price. I highly recommend you order the trout on your next visit to Frenchies. It was hands down the single best prepared meal of trout I have ever had. Absolutely exceptional and highly recommended for a nicer meal in town.

You'll see most people agree with me with their 4.8-star rating from 128 reviews.

Website: https://frenchiesonthird.squarespace.com/

Phone: +1(208)630-6104

Address: 319 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638

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8. Mill Steakhouse & Spirits

This is considered one of the few steakhouses in McCall. Enjoy fine dining in a casual mountain atmosphere, tastefully decorated with antiques and western artifacts, while selecting from an extensive menu of taste-tempting entrees that will satisfy the most discriminating palate. Prime rib, choice steaks, barbecue, chicken and seafood dishes are all prepared to your liking with the freshest ingredients, making this restaurant a favorite stop for locals and visitors from around the world for over 40 years.

While I personally love the restaurant, they do have a lower rating at 3.1 stars from 152 reviews.

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/pages/The-Mill/147365418642642

Phone: +1(208)634-7683

Address: 324 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638

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9. Growler's Pizza Grill

Growler's Pizza Grill offers classic & creative pizzas alongside burgers & comfort food in a rustic space with warm interiors. There are a lot of people that enjoy the food and the menu is based on the traditional American fanfare.

Growler's has a 4.1-star rating from 554 reviews.


Website: http://growlerspizza.com

Phone: +1(208)634-7755

Address: 501 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638

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10. Cafe 6 Three 4

Cafe 6 Three 4 is one of the newer eating establishments in McCall. They are a small counter service cafe specializing in serving good eats and local Idaho coffee. Wrapped up in a cozy and unique atmosphere, Cafe 6 Three 4 is a great place to enjoy the moments in-between your adventures here in beautiful McCall.

You'll see others agree with my appreciation of this cafe with a 4.6-star rating from 98 reviews.

Website: http://cafe6three4mccall.com/

Phone: +1(208)634-4634

Address: 500 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638

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11. Old Town Station Cafe

Old Town Station Cafe is located inside the Shell Gas station. Go inside for a quick bite on-the-go, for breakfast and lunch. Expect simple food, great prices, and tasty meals.

It's a town favorite with a 4.5-star rating from 21 reviews.

Website: http://old-town-station-cafe.jany.io/

Phone: +12086344592

Address: 507 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638

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12. Stax Homemade Soups & Sandwiches

Stax knows how to serve up delicious sandwiches that brings good food at reasonable prices to all those who travel to and through McCall.

People love Stax, giving it a 4.8-star rating from 175 reviews.

Website: https://www.staxeats.com/mccall

Phone: +1(208)634-8193

Address: 600 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638

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13. KBs Burritos

KBs Mexican Cantina serves up some of the best Mexican plates you'll find in Valley County. Enjoy burritos, taco, chimichangas, and even some delicious salads.

KBs boats a 4.4-star rating from 235 reviews.

Website: http://kbsburrito.com/

Phone: +1(208)634-5500

Address: 616 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638

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14. McCall Brewing Company

McCall Brewing Company is a chill brewpub offering gourmet burgers and more, alongside handcrafted ales. This is a great place to watch your favorite team with TVs always tuned to sports. They offer great food and excellent beer made on the premises. It's worth the money for a fine meal.

McCall Brewing Company has a 4.2-star rating from 268 reviews.

Website: http://mccallbrew.com/

Phone: +1(208)6343309

Address: 807 N 3rd St A, McCall, ID 83638

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15. My Father's Place Burger Joint

My Father's Place is arguably the most popular eating establishment in McCall. Its a simple menu that has the locals and visitors coming back year after year. Enjoy large, juicy burgers with perfectly made French Fries, and filling milkshakes all at a price that's fair. You'll love the charbroiled burgers & ice cream sundaes turned out in chill digs with retro flair & outdoor seating.

As one of the most popular places in McCall, it has a 4.6-star rating from 1078 reviews.

Website: https://www.myfathersplacemccall.com/

Phone: +1(208)634-4401

Address: 901 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638

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16. Toll Station Pizza

Toll Station Pizza has been around for a very long time. Serving up down-to-earth pizza, burgers, sandwiches, soups, and pasta, with a great selection of beer, wine, and bottled cocktails.

They have a 4.0-star rating from 552 reviews.

Website: http://tollstationpizza.com/

Phone: +1(208)634-7818

Address: 410 Railroad Ave, McCall, ID 83638

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17. Fogglifter Cafe

Fogglifter Cafe is a counter-serve spot with a huge chalkboard menu of American breakfast & lunch fare options. They offer a variety of coffee drinks, an inside dining room and outdoor patio.

Visitors really enjoy grabbing a bite at Fogglifter Cafe, giving it 4.5 stars from 435 reviews.

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Fogglifter-Cafe-328310196898/

Phone: +1(208)634-5507

Address: 1003 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638

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18. Salmon River Brewery

Salmon River Brewery makes award winning craft beer using as many local and regional ingredients as possible. They're a family-friendly restaurant with rooftop and patio dining in the summer that features some of the best views in McCall. In the winter, they have an outdoor fire pit to warm your bones after a day at one of our local ski resorts or flying through powder on your snowmobile.

This brewery has a 4.0-star rating from 333 reviews.


Website: http://www.salmonriverbrewery.com/

Phone: +1(208)634-4772

Address: 411 Railroad Ave, McCall, ID 83638

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19. Bistro 45

Bistro 45 is one of the only wine bars in McCall. With a rotating wine list, paired with gourmet light bites, they offer great vibes in a relaxed space with indoor and outdoor seating.

They have a 4.5-star rating from 105 reviews.

Menu: http://places.singleplatform.com/bistro-45/menu?ref=google

Phone: +1(208)634-4515

Address: 1101 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638

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20. Rupert's at Hotel McCall

Rupert's offers gourmet fare inspired by Southwest, Asian & Mediterranean cuisines, all served in a boutique lodging, located inside the Hotel McCall. They boast genuinely exceptional cuisine that offers those with a discerning palate to savior food that is not all that common. Indoor dining room and outdoor seating are available.

Rupert's has a 4.6-star rating from 144 reviews.

Website: http://rupertsathotelmccall.com/

Phone: +1(208)634-7683

Address: 1101 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638

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21. Lago Chapala Mexican Restaurant

Lago Chapala Mexican Restaurant is a great venue with outdoor seating overlooking Payette Lake. They offer fine Mexican food at a reasonable price.

This restaurant has a 4.0-star rating from 361 reviews.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lagochapalamccall//

Phone: +1(208)634-3905

Address: 317 E Lake Street, McCall, ID 83638

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22. Lakefront Oriental Cuisine

Lakefront Oriental Cuisine is the best place in town to enjoy Chinese food with beautiful views of the lake. Guests often comment on their big serving sizes, so come with an appetite or ready to share.

Lakefront Oriental Cuisine has a 3.8-star rating from 88 reviews.

Menu: http://places.singleplatform.com/lakefront-oriental-cuisine/menu?ref=google

Phone: +1(208)634-2266

Address: 317 E Lake Street #B, McCall, ID 83638

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23. Payette Dreams

Payette Dream Coffee House serves the best coffee in McCall along with breakfast burritos, omelets, waffles, soups, and stew. They now open at 6am for all the early birds looking to start their day off on the right foot.

This quaint coffee shop has a 4.1-star rating from 176 reviews.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Payette-Dream-Coffee-House-372670993156764/

Phone: +1(208)634-2746

Address: 312 E Lake St, McCall, ID 83638

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24. Mountain Java

Another popular coffee shop in McCall is Mountain Java. Mountain Java Coffee serves some of the best coffee in McCall and light snacks to fill the void.

They have a 4.6-star rating from 137 reviews.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MountainJavaMammas

Phone: +1(208)634-2027

Address: 501 Pine St, McCall, ID 83638

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25. Banyans on the Green

Banyans on the Green is located in the clubhouse at the McCall Golf Course. It has an easy atmosphere, indoor dining, and outdoor patio seating on a large deck overlooking the greens. They have excellent grub! I personally recommend you try Michael's Clam Chowder and you'll soon agree that they have great food and a fair price.

Banyans is going to render succulent grilled steaks, fresh seafood, homemade soups, fun appetizers, addictive pasta dishes alongside a fun bar atmosphere. The hope is that Banyans will soon become the place where locals will gather to catch up and enjoy a bite to eat while building memories and golfers from all around will gather for the love of the game and the passion of eating and drinking

Banyans on the Green has a 4.1-star rating from 52 reviews.

Website: http://www.banyansonthegreen.com/

Phone: +1(208)630-6575

Address: 925 Fairway Dr, McCall, ID 83638

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26. Mile High Marina Grill

Mile High Marina Grill resting on the shores of Payette Lake has some of the best views around. It's sure to quench your thirst and appetite on American grilled food, appetizers, burgers, salads, tacos, fish and chips, and sandwiches.

They have a 4.4-star rating from 228 reviews.

Website: https://milehighmarina.com/

Phone: +1(208)634-8605

Address: 1300 E Lake Street, McCall, ID 83638

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27. Steamers Steak & Seafood

Steamers Steak & Seafood is one of the steakhouses that deserves your attention while you are spending quality time in McCall. Wow, this is good food made well! At Steamers, you'll enjoy steak, seafood & wine in a rustic, charming space with an Old West vibe & funky décor.

They have a 4.1-star rating from 291 reviews

Website: http://www.steamersrestaurant.com/

Phone: +1(208)634-1411

Address: 308 E Lake Street, McCall, ID 83638

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28. Big Country's Sports Bar

Big Country's Sports Bar is a hole-in-the-wall that's often considered the best pub. It's connected to the Manchester Ice Skating Rink. Have fun on the ice, come in to wet the whistle with frosty beer, warm wine, burgers, sandwiches, pretzels, pizza and plenty more.

Big Country's Sports Bar has a 4.7-star rating from 21 reviews.

Website: https://bigcountrysportsbarmccall.com/

Phone: +1(208)630-6639

Address: 200 E Lake Street, McCall, ID 83638

Photo Credit: Big Country's Sports Pub via Facebook


29. Crusty's Pizza

Crusty's Pizza culture revolves around family, friends, and food. They use fresh ingredients and hand prepare all of their menu items. They aim to create an atmosphere where their employees and patrons feel like family. Live music is a big part of their success and a lot of fun. If you're looking to eat great pizza and listen to some good live music all in an inviting environment, don't leave McCall without trying Crusty's Pizza.

Crusty's has a 4.4-star rating from 215 reviews.

Website: http://crustysmccall.com/

Phone: +1(208)634-5005

Address: 214 Lenora St, McCall, ID 83638

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30. Ragazza Di Lago

Ragazza Di Lago is one of the great eating establishments created by Chef Topple. Enjoy Mediterranean style food on their sunny deck for outdoor brunch or the indoor seating if preferred. They offer plenty of drinks to enjoy from a well stocked bar. You'll love their excellent food to share with great company.

They have a 4.2-star rating from 57 reviews.

Website: http://cheftopple.com/lago

Phone: +1(208)634-4665

Address: 203 E Lake Street, McCall, ID 83638

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31. Stacey Cakes

Stacey Cakes bakes what all bakeries do, but mind you, this is some of the best you'll ever have. The apple pie, crumb cake, ginger snaps, lemon tarts, wedding cakes, and cinnamon rolls are all sweets you'll love. They also offer winter vegetable wild rice chowder, potatoes leek savory tarts, and a whole lot more. Make sure and stop in to try Central Idaho's best pastries around!

People really do love Stacey Cakes by giving it a 4.7-star rating from 106 reviews.

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Stacey-Cakes-57584519451/

Phone: +1(208)634-2537

Address: 136 E Lake Street, McCall, ID 83638

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32. Starbucks Coffee in Albertson's

You might have heard about Starbucks, people seemed to love it! Our location is upstairs in the Albertson's supermarket. This Seattle-based coffeehouse chain is known for its signature roasts, light bites, and WiFi availability.

They have a 4.1-star rating from 132 reviews.

Website: https://www.starbucks.com/store-locator/store/1018980

Phone: +1(208)634-8166

Address: 132 E Lake St, McCall, ID 83638

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33. The Cutwater on Payette Lake

The Cutwater on Payette Lake is located in Shore Lodge. This is fine food brought to a whole new level of excellence. A Beautiful setting and warm atmosphere along the shores of Payette Lake, it's a great place to stop in and share good cuisine and drinks.

They have a 4.1-star rating from 87 reviews.

Website: http://thecutwatermccall.com/

Phone: +1(208)630-0202

Address: 501 W Lake St, McCall, ID 83638

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34. Lardos Grill & Saloon

Lardos Grill & Salon is a casual American joint featuring steaks, burgers & sandwiches in unfussy digs with a Western theme.

Lardos gets a 4.2-star rating from 878 reviews.

Website: http://www.lardogrillandsaloon.com/

Phone: +1(208)634-8191

Address: 600 W Lake Street, McCall, ID 83638

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35. Blue Moose Restaurant & Drive-Thru

Blue Moose is a sit down and drive-thru burger joint. Chef Topple created a simple menu of excellent, mouth watering burgers, eggs for breakfast, salads, hotdogs, and sandwiches. Man oh man, the burgers are to die for. Everything is priced just right so this is worth the stop.

Blue Moose has a 4.1-star rating from 85 reviews.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Blue-Moose-Drive-Thru-101612694707238/?ref=py_c

Phone: +1(208)630-6418

Address: 907 W Lake St, McCall, ID 83638

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36. Pueblo Lindo Mexican Cantina

Pueblo Linda Mexican Restaurant is hands down one the best Mexican cantinas on the planet. If you truly enjoy good food, great atmosphere and a truly reasonable price, you have to try the food fare here.

4.1 Stars from 85 reviews

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pueblo-Lindo-316472955161748/

Phone: +1(208)630-6418

Address: 907 W Lake St, McCall, ID 83638

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Enjoy McCall and happy eating!


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