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1120 Main Street, Lewiston, ID
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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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  • 24
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
It's not a tavern, it's a burger joint with a gimmick.

The super big burgers are a big hit. They taste great, people share them and they are taken home. I got drug in there by friends who grew up around here and, for them, its a very nostalgic place. OK fine, but the french fries aren't that great for the money. We had beer in cans (huh?) but paid... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2012
MikeWLewiston_ID
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Lewiston, ID
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Caldwell, Idaho, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

There are at least 2 secrets to eating at Effie's. Don't go at peak times- Friday, Saturday nights. And order your burger plan. Then you will taste a great burger. It doesn't need all the pickles and sauce. Also try the fried mushrooms.

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Lewiston, ID
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79 reviews 79 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The super big burgers are a big hit. They taste great, people share them and they are taken home. I got drug in there by friends who grew up around here and, for them, its a very nostalgic place. OK fine, but the french fries aren't that great for the money. We had beer in cans (huh?) but paid the... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Think you have the moxie to eat almost 2 lbs of burger? Stop at Effie's for your own food challenge. My parents and some family friends tried to scare me with a visit to Effie's Tavern, a legend of sorts in downtown Lewiston, Idaho. We came in, had attentive service, ordered two full-sized Effie's with onion rings and steak fries,... More 

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Spokane
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167 reviews 167 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

When in Lewiston, stop at Effies, easy to find if you have Google Maps or MapQuest. Sticker shock when you see a $17 burger, but when you see the SIZE of the $17 burger, you will be amazed. I ordered the 1/2 cheesburger--still more than enough for a meal. And excellent it was. I would avoid the red beer--I'm a... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

It is it's own experience but you need to go hungry and with a friend. Burgers are HUGE and Great!!!!!

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We visited Effie Tavern on the 4th of July. Hey, they were open when not much else was... Burgers are dinner-plate sized. Other than size, ours was not exceptional. Service was acceptable, the place was packed! Spider webs on the walls. :( Most likely will not return.

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Lewiston, Idaho
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Great Price for this Super Large Burger that a family of 4 can split. It was about $20 for us to have a burger, fries and a drink. Definitely a place to visit when your in town.

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Clarkston WA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Largest burgers I have ever seen! Old Tavern but well worth going into and experiencing the Effie burger! Effie was a hoot when she was alive & owned this place. New owners are good folks too!

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Jawbone Flats, WA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Walking through the door, the restaurant smelled like rotting meat/blood and the food was bland and tasteless. Everyone I know raves about this place and I was less than impressed.

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Sixes, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

The lady was a bit too chatty for me but my wife liked the attention. Burgers were a bit spendy at $11 but it served for 2 meals and left overs for our mastiffs

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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

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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