Jakers Bar and Grill, Idaho Falls, ID

A few years ago on a road trip to Great Falls, Montana, we’d heard stories about Jakers from locals.

They told us that when actor Robert Redford was filming the movie “A River Runs Through It (1992)” in the wilds surrounding Great Falls, Redford had dined every day at Jakers. Well, if it’s good enough for Bob, it’s good enough for us, and that eating establishment in Great Falls is now one of our destination restaurants.

Our motorcycle touring group dined at the Jakers in Idaho Falls, Idaho, but there are outlets in Montana (Great Falls and Missoula) as well. A previous visit to the Idaho restaurant in 2008 impressed us, so we were happy to visit them once again in mid-July en route to a BMW motorcycle rally in Colorado.

Quality food and friendly, efficient service is normally my top priority when it comes to dining out. Ambiance is not something I fuss over, but Jakers’‘feel’ will make those who do care about their dining environment very happy indeed. The decor is ‘woody’, upper level pub-style, and is a nice, comfortable place to spend time eating with friends. Make no mistake; Jakers is a full-on restaurant and does not have a bar style as its name suggests.

Several in our party ordered the braised beef short rib ($16.99 USD) served with a generous amount of bbq sauce and oddly, melted cheese. It’s a recipe I’ve never encountered but this dish won hearty ‘thumbs up’ from each person who ordered it.

Topping off my excellent main course, I ordered the ‘small’ mud pie for dessert. The ‘small’ order is huge. Be aware. 🙂

And there’s a bonus if you’re staying at one of the many nearby motels as we did, Jakers advertized in our motel a 10-percent discount on main courses by showing our motel key card. Win-win. Ya gotta love it.

Jakers Bar and Grill is absolutely a destination restaurant for foodies. Highly recommended.

Jakers Bar and Grill
851 Lindsay Boulevard
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 524-5240


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