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Effie's Tavern

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1120 Main Street, Lewiston, ID
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Effie's is a Lewiston icon for burgers and has been there for decades...
Effie's is a Lewiston icon for burgers and has been there for decades. Has to be on the list.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Burgers were worth it

The burgers were huge! And very tasty. But dont miss out on the finger steaks. They were awesome. Wish they would spend a little more time improving the interior.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Tod L
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Caldwell, Idaho
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Caldwell, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The burgers were huge! And very tasty. But dont miss out on the finger steaks. They were awesome. Wish they would spend a little more time improving the interior.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A friend took us to Effie's because he knew how much we love a good burger. We were shocked at how huge the burgers were! I can happily say, too, that it's not just a gimmick--the burgers were really tasty! If you're in Lewiston, definitely stop in this old restaurant for a good lunch/dinner.

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New Orleans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

As soon as I arrive I noticed families and groups of people who appeared to frequent this place. Place was a throwback to the 50's. We went along for the ride with the "Effie Cheeseburger" and the "seasoned curly fries" which we split. Both were delicious but unfortunately we could eat the whole thing but wanted to. I found out... More 

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Emmett, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The burgers are huge, 1 pound each, and that's amazing to see on the table in front of you. The beef is good beef, yummy flavor, but nothing special. It's just a big hamburger with frozen french fries on the side. A little disappointed. The staff was super nice tho.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great burgers & pleasant saff Really nice bread & excellent fresh tasty meat / burgers. It is really is great place... would highly recommend & an absolute must for anyone visiting Idaho

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The burger is enormous in size but it is also tasty! Not a fancy place, but who cares? If you want fancy, go somewhere else. If you want a giant, great tasting hamburger, go here. The onion rings are also recommended.

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Pullman, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

After reading the reviews, and being a fan of dives... I had to go. I saw the burger size on someone else's plate. Holy smokes! Yes, they are big. The waitress was nice. Food delivery not the fastest. The burger was indeed big. Maybe 10 inches. Just no need for that. We cut it into 4ths and shared. The actual... More 

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Tacoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you weren't enthralled with the GIGANTIC, DELICIOUS burger in front of you, you might notice that Effie's is something of a dive. But you don't notice because you're too busy staring at your amazing burger. This place is awesome in every way. I love how tiny and grubby it is. I love how they serve actual cans of soda.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

My family and I live in Houston, Texas and when we want to get under each others skin, we will simply walk up and whisper EFFIE BURGER. This sounds weird but since they are so incredibly delicious we dream of them. If its said, we all instantly sigh and are left to salvate and wish we were in downtown Lewiston.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We are from the Midwest so places like this are new to us. It was fun splitting the Effie burger. Food was really good, fast service too. The building is a bit run down and could be fixed up a little, but it fits in with the rest of the town too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1120 Main Street, Lewiston, ID
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Lewiston

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Description

Effie's is a Lewiston icon for burgers and has been there for decades. Has to be on the list.

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