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Gernika Basque Pub & Eatery

202 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702-7219
(208) 344-2175
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Ranked #37 of 669 Restaurants in Boise
Price range: $12 - $12
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
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We love the lamb grinders and croquettas here. It's a tiny place, but we always manage to find a spot for our family of four. Their service isn't the best, but the food is well worth it once you get it. Normal wait time is between 20-30 minutes, so don't be in a rush. Have a beer!

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Orofino, Idaho
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Gernika is a small pub and Basque restaurant located across from the Grove hotel on Capitol Blvd. Their daily soup is homemade and delicious! I enjoy the lamb kabobs. The meals are all very reasonably priced and come with your choice of a cup of soup, salad, fries or croquetas. They also have a beef tongue special on Saturdays.

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was crowded (Thur night) but we grabbed seats at the bar. Yes, the waiters are a bit gruff (deliberately so), but the food and beer are good and conversation among locals interesting. Two sandwich specialties--both were good (although I liked lamb better).

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were pleasanty surprised by Boise overall. My 18 year old son and I were visiting Boise for a Niece's wedding on Friday August 8 and got into town very early on August 7 and did some sightseeing before the wedding. Overall it was a great day outside in Boise. We stayed at the Grove Hotel, within a block of... More 

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Having found this Basque pub by accident, we were impressed by the quality and selection of the dishes and drinks offered at very reasonable prices. We tried the Basque Cheese Plate which include a generous selection of Spanish cheeses and fresh French bread, and the Grilled Veggie Sandwich. This pub is open late, has a homey, welcoming atmosphere, and the... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Spicy Lamb Grinder, Croquetas, and Chorizo = best pub meal anywhere. Service was superb (thanks Jody!). And dining outside made for great observations of "Boise life." I would (and will) return in a heartbeat....just wish it would franchise!

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Boise, Idaho
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My wife and I went and sat down at a nice table outside. Food was good service was meh. Servers couldn't be bothered. But the nice atmosphere and food gave it four stars in my book.

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Smithfield, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

While the food may seem eclectic to some, it has a wonderful down home taste. The food has a very European flair, with an earthiness that makes you feel warm. The beers offered are largely local brews and are fun to sample.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Being Basque myself- a visit to the Restaurant is a must. The food and atmosphere are amazing and similar to the Old Country.

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Bend, Oregon
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

The Basque food was so-so. Nice atmosphere and good service, but it was far from your typical Basque menu.

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Additional Information about Gernika Basque Pub & Eatery

Address: 202 S 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

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