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Stockman’s Restaurant

July 5, 2015

  • 1175 Pier View Drive
  • Idaho Fall, ID 83402
  • (208) 552-6500
  • Website
  • Menu

It had to come to an end sometime.  We woke up on the last day of our vacation in Idaho Falls and needed to make the three hour drive back to Salt Lake City to catch a flight to Chicago.  We did that intentionally.  J wanted to see how Idaho Falls has changed in 10 years and we had a late flight out of SLC, so we didn’t want to get back to town to early.

Our hotel check-out was at noon and we waited right up to the last minute to do that.  We didn’t want to get on the road hungry, so J suggested eating in Idaho Falls before we left.  She didn’t have any place in particular that she wanted to go, so I started searching the interwebs for something that would please both of us.

J wanted a good salad.  That was the only direction I was given.  I looked at several websites before I found something that she thought sounded good.

The restaurant we chose was Stockman’s Restaurant on the west side of the Snake River south of downtown Idaho Falls in what’s known as the Snake River Landing Area.  The whole area looked pretty new and J said it was not there when she lived there a decade ago.

The restaurant has a cowboy theme to it, but it’s not one of those cheesy cowboy type places.  It pushes towards the upscale dining while maintaining the comfort of a ranch style steak house.

The lunch rush hadn’t started quite yet when we walked in.  There was only one other table of diners in the main dining room area, but that changed rather quickly after we sat down.  We were shown to a booth along the back wall of the space and handed menus while our server took care of the other table.

I passed on beer for this meal because it was lunch and I drank quite a bit over the course of this trip.  I stuck to Pepsi and J ordered an Iced tea.  

J was really getting hungry as we skipped breakfast and kept hoping for the waitress to bring us some dinner rolls.  She did not long after we ordered and she actually ended up bringing two plates.  We each grabbed one off the first plate. They were warm, soft, buttery rolls and we wanted more.  J asked the waitress for another one and she happily obliged.

I stuck with yet another burger for lunch, but I went super simple on this one.  I ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger and even though it was simple, it was still very, very tasty.  The sandwich is 1/2 lb of fresh, hand-pattied steak trimmed beef.  The sandwich I ordered comes topped with hickory smoked bacon and cheddar.  It’s served alongside delicious skin-on fries.  I was sort of leaning towards ordering one of their Lunch Sirloin steaks, but I was really happy with this selection.

There weren’t a lot of salads to choose from, and most of them had some sort of meat on them, but J found one that she thought sounded good.  She ordered the Balsamic Hearts of Romaine.  As the name implies, the lettuce is romaine lettuce and it’s topped with chopped apples, tomatoes, candied pecans, bleu cheese, and bacon.  The dressing is a balsamic reduction glaze.  J was looking for a good, hearty salad for lunch and that’s what she got.  She didn’t have any complaints about the salad and left stuffed and ready for a long drive to the airport.

Our bill, with tip, came out to about $37.  We kind were doing the flying blind thing heading in to lunch in Idaho Falls which isn’t something we usually do.  Stockman’s is an interesting place.  It’s a cowboy steakhouse at heart, but that doesn’t mean they skimp on anything else.  Neither of us ordered a steak and both of us were very happy with our meals.

Dinner Rolls w/Whipped Butter

Bacon Cheeseburger w/French Fries

Balsamic Hearts of Romaine

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