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Bar Gernika

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Mediterranean, Pub, Basque
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Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702-7219
(208) 344-2175
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go BASQUE in Boise!

Great Basque atmosphere, excellent Basque food, good prices. Truly a unique experience! Absolute musts to try: croquettes, red bean soup, and solomo sandwich.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Kate T
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Boise
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We had lunch after visiting the Basque Museum. It was convenient as we were waiting for the 1pm boarding house tour part of the museum visit. I had the chorizo sandwich and my husband had the chicken. They were tasty and the fries were excellent, but the food was nothing special. Mine was actually a little blah even with the... More 

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Boise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great Basque atmosphere, excellent Basque food, good prices. Truly a unique experience! Absolute musts to try: croquettes, red bean soup, and solomo sandwich.

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Carefree, Arizona
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This neighborhood Basque restaurant and bar in downtown Boise is one of those pleasant surprises that make travel worthwhile. It has a variety of beers I had never heard of, but the attraction for us was the food--sandwiches, fries, salads, etc. The emphasis is on lamb, and the spicy grilled lamb dip sandwich was exceptional, but so was the marinated... More 

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Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is an old locals place for good beer and Basque pub grub. Croquettas and a lamb grinder or Solomo sandwich is all you need to know!

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Boise, Idaho
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food is authentic Basque. The croquettas are absolutely the best in Treasure Valley (maybe the whole state) and the best part is they're a side dish option for virtually everything on the menu. The chorizos are excellent - and a Basque chorizo isn't the same as a Mexican one. And, to my mild and pleasant surprise, their grilled cheese... More 

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Homedale, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This one of my favorites for great Basque food. the croquetas are so amazing!! The staff are the most polite people I have ever come across downtown.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We toured the Basque row and a stop in this little bar had been suggested. As we sat down at the bar, a customer next to us recommended the croquetas. Many thanks to that stranger!!! They were delicious. We enjoyed our food and drinks and hope to return for more.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This sis a great place to have some Basque food. It is simple, yet tasty and inexpensive. You should try their croquets and chorizo.

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Ft Worth, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great little pub with a Basque kitchen. I've been 4 times now and each time was great food and great service. Decent section of beers. Simple menu of Basque pub grub that's prepared right. I've had the Solomo Sandwich, Chorizo Sandwhich, and Lamb Grinder...always with the Croquetas on the side with tiger sauce - they're killer. It's a pub environment... More 

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Exeter
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Guy Fieri was right on. This place rocks. The spicy lamb grinder was so good it's hard to explain. Just try it. Great beer selection on tap too.

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Additional Information about Bar Gernika

Address: Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702-7219
Phone Number: (208) 344-2175
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pub, Basque

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702-7219
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: (208) 344-2175

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 12
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pub, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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