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Effie's Tavern

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1120 Main Street, Lewiston, ID
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Effie's is a Lewiston icon for burgers and has been there for decades. Has...
Effie's is a Lewiston icon for burgers and has been there for decades. Has to be on the list.
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  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Hole in the wall burger joint

I had heard for years about Effie Burgers, but had never gone. When my family went (my son wanted to go there for his birthday), it started out quiet, but by the time we left there was not a seat left in the house. The main draw to this place is the burgers, and the novelty is that the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
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Lewiston, Idaho
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Clarkston, Washington
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there last week after going to Waha, it was closed so I suggested we try Effie's Tavern, I had heard from several different people how good the Burgers were, we were not disappointed but one Hamburger feeds two people and then we brought part of it home, cooked just right and have a variety of choices to go with... More 

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Pomeroy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The burgers are good but very limited choices. The guys LOVE this place. They are known for their giant burgers which fill them up.

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Thank Deb F
Lewiston, Idaho
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I had heard for years about Effie Burgers, but had never gone. When my family went (my son wanted to go there for his birthday), it started out quiet, but by the time we left there was not a seat left in the house. The main draw to this place is the burgers, and the novelty is that the burgers... More 

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Thank happy_go_lucky_guy
Moscow, Idaho
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

You can feed several people off of these burgers so they are great for an outing with friends! They also had pool tables and darts but the last time I was there was long before 10/14 but it wouldn't let me go back further than that.

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Thank NWCountryGirl84
Sequim, Washington
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

While visiting the Lewiston area, our cousin told us about a place with HUGE burgers. He had eaten there about 20 years ago and raved about the food. Naturally we wanted to try it out. It's a little "hole in the wall" with a limited amount of seating. We came just before the noon rush, and were seated immediately, our... More 

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Thank mashbug
Coeur d'Alene, ID
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Biggest Burgers you'e ever NOT eaten!! Must be World FAMOUS!!! Tiny little restaurant.. nothing fancy but you'll be impressed by how good the burgers & fries are! Everyone that goes there.. comes back..

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Thank marcea1
Blanchard, Idaho
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

They have great hamburger and fries. The folks that run it are always great it is a small place but worth the wait

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Thank Becky B
Brookings, Oregon
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I have never seen a burger this big and they are tasty too. It got a restaurant up front and bar and pool tables in the back. Service was fast. The burgers are famous.

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Thank Jollywomon
Caldwell, Idaho
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Tod L
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?