Sure, Boise's home to some of the most popular chain restaurants in the entire country. Texas Roadhouse, LongHorn Steakhouse and Cracker Barrel all rank high on Business Insider's list of the best chain restaurants in the US. 

But, not many Boise residents would claim that any of those are their favorite. That's because we're incredibly proud of the huge number of locally owned and operated you can find scattered throughout the Treasure Valley.

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Whether you're looking for hearty breakfast, quick pub food, delicious delicacies for other nations or fine dining, there's no shortage of options! Some are instant recommendations when you have visitors in town: Barbacoa, Chandler's, Goldy's...

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The food at all of those places is delicious, but we want to recognize some of our local gems that fly a little more under radar! If you're stuck trying to figure out where you want to eat dinner or lunch out this weekend, consider one of these tasty destinations.

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