Discover Idaho’s lakeside gem through the flavours served up at Coeur d’Alene’s beloved eateries. From dockside establishments that capture the easygoing vibes of vacation land with fresh regional fare to upscale downtown venues plating creatively curated tasting menus, this list covers the top tables to reserve. Belly up to a neighbourhood fixture for stick-to-your-ribs comfort plates passed down generations or embark on a progressive dinner date night hopping between buzzworthy bistros and craft cocktail lounges from avant-garde chefs. Whatever your craving or occasion, tantalize your tastebuds with Local Lake’s best while soaking up the small-town charm and sweeping water views that make this city a culinary haven. Use our guide to explore CDA’s dining scene, from the steadfast spots visitors have flocked to for decades to pioneering kitchens drawing acclaim. Peruse menus, reviews and book your table now at the eateries that best capture Coeur d’Alene’s lakeside lifestyle through unforgettable flavours and hospitality.
Lively, family-friendly chain featuring Italian standards such as pastas & salads.
Such great food and atmosphere! Olive garden is one of the best here in town, I highly recommend coming here! We got the endless soup and salad, plus the shrimp appetizer which was so good just in itself!!!
5 / 5
I love the Olive Garden. The staff are always so friendly and professional. This location is more Hayden than Coeur d’Alene. But still not far away from downtown Coeur d’Alene. The food is always magnificent.
5 / 5
Wonderful place. Had dinner with family yesterday. We love this restaurant. Top notch service, very friendly staff. They quickly found us a table. Order was taken and delivered pretty quickly. The food was very tasty, the dessert is generally magical. I usually don't eat desserts, but our waiter, a very wonderful lady Kaila M, advised us the most delicious and tender mousse - dessert, perhaps it was the most delicious dessert in my life. It felt like this restaurant was different from other Oliver Gardens in other states. The interior is very reminiscent of an old castle inside, the waiters know their job, they work quickly and efficiently, the food is tastier and it was also quick to expect it. Ordered food to take home too, because it was very delicious. We were very satisfied with our gastronomic tastes. Definitely visited it again. Thank you !
5 / 5
We had a very satisfying experience. Our server was helpful, attentive, and quick. The calamari was well prepared. I ordered the 6 oz steak which was cooked as requested. My husband ordered Taste of Italy, surprisingly it was more than he could finish.
5 / 5
It was worth the short wait. We only had to wait 20 minutes. I had the ravioli Carbonara and my husband had the all you can eat pasta. He tried 2 different sauces with different pastas also added the sausage and meatballs, both were very good. We hit them at dinner rush time but our server was right there to help answer questions and take our order. Everything came very quickly and was hot. Congratulations Olive Garden !! Nice job.
5 / 5
Lively chain steakhouse serving American fare with a Southwestern spin amid Texas-themed decor.
On a long road trip (7,500 miles) and this was one of the GOOD food stops. My sweetie had the chili and it was good. In the mood for a steak, I had the ribeye and it was really good. So good that I almost bought some of their rub (and found a copycat recipe online instead - and have since used it - and will use it again; TYVM TR). The music was a teeny bit loud. Maybe that's a 'thing' these days; regardless, I'm not complaining - just splitting hairs. The bread was a bit sweet. I suspect they are capitalizing on the salt/sugar thing that appeals to so many. No complaints here. I'm really glad we stopped there and glad they're servin' it up so nicely.
5 / 5
My fiance and I went for his birthday. And everything was fantastic, Are server was amazing the food was spectacular. We only go on special occasions, but it was definitely a good day. And it was a great day to go. Thank you, Texas Roadhouse..
5 / 5
Texas Roadhouse did a phenomenal job for my wife and I on our date night, we had some very tasty blended margaritas, their cinnamon butter and rolls were so good! Then our onion blossom came out, such a great, if I had to come again just for one item, it would be the onion blossom! I had shrimp with my steak and loaded mashed potatoes, my wife had the chicken strips with her steak, super good, we were full half way through our meal. Environment was loud, which is too be expected here, so it didn't bother us. I highly recommend coming, very decently priced, and get the ONION BLOSSOM! Happy eating!
5 / 5
This place is great, you can tell a good restaurant where people are lining up outside the establishment before they open waiting to be the first ones in. Customer service was completely friendly and well organized. The food was delicious steak for my friend and I actually went with the chicken strips because they just look so amazing I couldn't pass them up and yes they were the best chicken strips I've ever had. I went with the loaded potato and broccoli as a side and it was wonderful I know potatoes seem like a no-brainer but I've had bad potatoes before and they did a great potato.
5 / 5
This is a good place to go for a filling meal at the end of a long day. I've been to a few Texas Roadhouses, and this one isn't quite as greasy as those you'll find down south. I've also been to ones where they put bacon in pretty much everything whether you ask for it or not (which can be frustrating if you don't eat pork). This one asks if you want the bacon, but there's still plenty to go around if you like that. There aren't peanut shells all over the floor either, which was my experience down south as well. In fact, there were no peanuts at our table at all. But there were good dinner rolls. The service was decent, if not super personal because of it being super busy. The food still came pretty quick, though, and it was all tasty. And the drink glasses are nice and large, so you're not having to constantly ask for refills. I do wish the bathrooms had more stalls. There were only two in working order when we went, and there was quite the line because of how busy it was. And the soap dispensers weren't working. All in all, still a good experience, and we might be back the next time we're in town.
5 / 5
Down-to-earth Pacific Northwest-based seafood chain serving a menu of hearty local catches.
I love all of the Anthony's locations, it's my favorite part of visiting Washington State and now, Idaho, for the first time. Amazing water views and sunsets...ample parking, smiley faces and fabulous service. Without question, get the chowder, coconut prawns, halibut fish 🐟 n chips and silver salmon entree. Bartenders, Whisper and Shane, are amazing, love them! ❤️
5 / 5
Great seafood and desserts! Beautiful view of open space with pond and park-like setting. Our server was great, but taking one star off because the table was not clean. I asked the host to please wipe the edge where my companion was eating, and he flicked the piece of spaghetti noodle off with his finger and asked me if that was good. Really? I asked him to please get a towel and wipe down the edge of the table, which he did, but I shouldn't have needed to ask. The atmosphere was actually very nice, but it was a bit noisy. So minus one star. But don't let this stop you from going here - it really is a nice restaurant. The food looked so good that I forgot to take some photos before I dug in. 😅
5 / 5
Great gathering place! I went solo and still was able to enjoy serene setting. The waiters were knowledgeable and had great timing. The food was fantastic from the bread, appetizer, to main course. Thank you!
5 / 5
This was my second time at Anthony’s. I make a 90 minute trip just to come back for the ‘Seafood Chop Chop’. This $37 dish has Dungeness crab, Oregon Bay shrimp and a glorious basil vinaigrette.
5 / 5
It was such a great experience to sit out by the lake and watching the Ospreys catch fish and the fountain. We arrived before 5:30 so we were offered a 3-course meal for $30 per person. Delicious! The only way to go. What a great deal!! Service was spot on, and the food was great.
5 / 5
Laid-back alehouse featuring microbrews on tap & a varied, creative pub-grub menu.
A perfect cozy neighborhood restaurant/pub for a bite to eat or a drink. Their Idaho Sloppy Joe is served with cheese over cornbread, and it is the ultimate comfort food on a chilly night! Their salads are also quite large and delicious, and they pair well with some of their heavier dishes. Great service and great selection of beers.
5 / 5
Good experience! Ordered the Mediterranean Lamb Burger and wasn't disappointed. The Southwestern burger I felt lacked some flare and was a bit wet. The Sides however, were tasty and the overall atmosphere was nice with tables that were clean and staff who were friendly and attentive. There is a large assortment of drinks to choose from and looked like more at the bar. Would recommend for casual dig-in!
4 / 5
Best ever - Mediterranean Lamb Burger! Must try!!! Also, smoked tomato ravioli was good! Great staff members and a nice place.
5 / 5
A staple in the CDA community. Food is top notch and everything is made from scratch. The staff is always hustling, friendly and keeping your beers and cocktails full. Be sure to try the Santa Fe chicken sandwich.
5 / 5
We love coming to this restaurant! It has a small menu but everything is so good. The swimming angel is my favorite! Great staff each time, pretty busy but worth your time, I think.
5 / 5
American cuisine & cocktails served in a relaxed space with contemporary flair & a wraparound bar.
I always enjoy my experiences at Seasons whether I’m out for lunch with friends, date night dinners, drinks at the bar or large group events. They never disappoint. The atmosphere is clean, comfortable and classy. Menu choices are great and their food is delicious. If you’re looking for a nice place to eat or have a drink downtown, I recommend Seasons!
5 / 5
Awesome dinner experience! The food was so good. Steak was very juicy and flavorful! My Nashville Chicken Sandich was great, and I loved the bread they used. In general, it is a great place to eat.
5 / 5
We had a lovely lunch. The watermelon and shrimp ceviche salad was so good. The sliders were the best sliders I've ever tasted. The hostess and our server were very friendly. The atmosphere is nice too.
5 / 5
Great place for a date night! We had ceviche and chips, the calamari and crab cakes with some french onion soup. It was delicious!
5 / 5
Meh. Ordered fried chicken and got nothing like it. Menu says fried chicken not chicken breast grossness. Food dry and overpriced for what we received. This was in our water glass. Zoom in. Made wife sick.
1 / 5
Laid-back neighborhood spot with familiar American comfort foods for breakfast & lunch.
Never disappoints, friendly staff, clean environment, never had a bad experience. I rate this place very high.. we always have something different today we tried to big trout fillet breakfast it was outstanding, plus we had The bolt omelet both were delicious 🤘
5 / 5
A true staple of CdA — been around since the mid 90s and has been busy the whole time for a reason. Predictably delicious food that now feels nostalgic. Biscuits and sausage gravy and delectable, the eggs Benedict and fantastic and come with thin grilled ribbons of ham (not a giant steak), the bacon is scrumptious and the hot chocolate is somehow so special. Oh and the Tiger sauce — put it on everything.
5 / 5
Jordan G.L. Hardin
YUMMY! Food was great, I ordered the Custard Style French Toast and my husband got the Hog Scrambler. Prices were also reasonable. Only docked one star for the Service. She was nice but not very attentive or conversational. Both of us asked for orange juice and only gave us one glass (fine with us bc we just shared it but..) When we were ready to leave it was hard to spot her even walking around. Probably just that person bc everyone else we came into contact with was great!
4 / 5
Awesome history and great service! The artwork was incredible. The Benedict was one of the best I've had and you can tell the biscuits and waffles were made from scratch.
5 / 5
This is a picture of the perfect, classic breakfast joint. Delicious, hearty meals - great food without the fuss. Tried the hash, zucchini bread, biscuits and gravy, and the chicken fried steak. All delicious!
4 / 5
Little Ms. Ketchikan
Unassuming cozy trattoria earns buzz for its traditional Italian dishes & wine amid old-world decor.
My husband and I have been such picky eaters between the quality of food, where it’s sourced, and the manner it’s being cooked- we finally decided to give Angelo’s a try. Wow, we had such a wonderful dining experience between being greeted by the chef himself and him interacting with our toddler. The staff was amazing and so friendly. We didn’t know there was a need for reservations but they were able to get us a table right away. The gal that served us was so warm and friendly. We haven’t had such a wonderful waitress in so long that’s attentive and actually takes time to talk to guests. Food was so good. Portions were perfect in our minds because it’s such good quality food you don’t need to over indulge yourself in quantity. It’s true quality. We also loved the decor and inside. We had the special seafood crepe and some other amazing pasta seafood dish. Also desserts are amazing especially the chocolate flourless cake! We will definitely be back and make it our date night spot. It’s one of our top favorite restaurants in town now. Highly recommend and we will be bringing out of town guests for sure! Thanks again for such a wonderful dinner and dining experience.
5 / 5
Angelo catered our happy hour for our wedding; his catering staff traveled out to Wallace, ID with the dishes that we ordered. Arranging for EXACTLY what we wanted on a menu full of incredible options was made to be so easy from the beginning! I didn’t spend one minute stressing, and the food and servers were absolutely amazing (our guests raved about every single option!). I would highly recommend ordering from Angelo’s for your event. The quality of the food was nothing short of impressive and he took amazing care of us. We can’t wait to visit his restaurant for a date night soon. Thank you, Angelo and crew! 5+++ stars!!
5 / 5
First time here. Food and service was superb. Great atmosphere for a romantic dinner out. Crab cakes were excellent. The bread you get before dinner is tastey! Need a reservation. Highly recommended. We will be back!
5 / 5
Angelo's was a pleasant surprise. Their service is amazing and the food is outstanding! Easily some of the best meatballs and Italian sausage I've ever had and the texture of the pasta was perfect! Edit 9/23/2023: wanted to have a late lunch/early dinner and came in around 4:30, parking lot was mostly vacant, multiple empty tables, and when asking for a table for one I was informed earliest would be 6:00, 5:30 if I wanted to eat outside. Even though the place is empty it seems you can not get in without reservation. As such this drops my rating down a bit. Great place but very inconvenient if you are looking to pop in spontaneously. Togo is instant however, within 5 minutes I was out the door with my meal.
4 / 5
My wife and I came for a 10 year anniversary, and I was disappointed in the Fettuccine Al Pescatore. The sauce was not what I would expect for a $36 plate. It was very watery and there wasn't much flavor left while eating the noodles. The scallops were hands down the best part of the meal however would have been better if they had a little sear to them. If you get this meal SWAP it for the Alfredo sauce. My wife went with the Fettuccine Alfredo and it was incredible. The alfredo sauce was made from scratch and you can tell difference it made in the meal. The portions were small but filling. We both got ceaser salads and they were good. Would be nice if the meal came woth a little side salad. The atmosphere was great. We didn't make a reservation WHICH YOU NEED but the staff was awesome and made room for us and was so awesome to talk to us about the food and we got to watch the chefs do what they do. We will likely come back but it will be on another special occasion.
4 / 5