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1800 Fairview Ave., Boise, ID 83702
(208) 344-7691
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Fun Hang Out but Slow Service

It is a fun place to hang out with friends, watch a game, play some pool or just have some drinks. The service here is always really slow though. We stay at the Red Lion every year and always frequent this bar/restaurant. Each year they assure us that there will be better service in the bar area... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
skichic85
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Sweet, Idaho
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Santa Rosa, California
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211 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Staying at the Red Lion Hotel and they have two restaurants: Coffee Garden and Characters. Coffee Garden is breakfast and lunch (6:00am - 4:30pm). Characters is dinner and lounge (4:30pm - until closing). They're clearly the same restaurants & staffed by Red Lion Employees. Had breakfast here this morning and as other reviewers have noted they are clearly understaffed. Only... More 

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Sweet, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It is a fun place to hang out with friends, watch a game, play some pool or just have some drinks. The service here is always really slow though. We stay at the Red Lion every year and always frequent this bar/restaurant. Each year they assure us that there will be better service in the bar area however we have... More 

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Idaho
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This bar normally has pretty good bar food. This time the toppings on the nachos was a bit sparse for the $9 charge.

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Boise, Idaho
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

1 server on duty. Was absent from the area for the first 5 minutes I was sitting and then gave the impression I just wasn't a priority (more of an annoyance).

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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We went to Characters for dinner and drinks last night but could not get anyone to wait on us. The cocktail waitress would make eye contact, then turn her head as though we were not there. Apparently, it was not her section. We started up to the bar to order, then the bartender came out and met us. We ordered... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Jason and Becky are AMAZING bartenders, took care of a HUGE crowd and never once stopped smiling and laughing with the guests.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Really good Service! The food was great! I recommend the Mushroom Swiss Burger and the Bleu Cheese Chicken Salad. The drinks were moderately priced.

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Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Food was very good and reasonably priced. Excellent menu. Lots of tv screens to keep you entertained/informed

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

Plenty of televisions, pool tables, dart board, tables to just talk. This is a great hotel bar/sports bar!

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

I always have dinner at this restaurant in the Red Lion Hotel. They do a great job.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1800 Fairview Ave., Boise, ID 83702
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: (208) 344-7691

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

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