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412 West Spruce Street, Mackay, ID 83251
208.588.2483
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Wow! It's homemade and excellent

Margaret only provides on selection and when it's gone dinner is over so plan to dine early. Mackey is a small country town but I think half the town plus all the guests of the Inn showed up for the lasagna, salad, rolls and craft beer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Margaret only provides on selection and when it's gone dinner is over so plan to dine early. Mackey is a small country town but I think half the town plus all the guests of the Inn showed up for the lasagna, salad, rolls and craft beer.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While working in Mackay Idaho we needed a room for the night and was referred to the Bear Bottom Inn. We found the owners so friendly and helpful, the room so inviting and so clean! We had not planned to stay overnight and had no amenities. What they did not have for us they helped us find and recommended a... More 

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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

They offer only one option of food (different one each night) but they know how to cook and it was delicious. They have a good selection of draft beers. Since we were not familiar with the beers they offered us to taste and decide which one we wanted. Also, the meal of the day included grilled shrimps which my wife... More 

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Mackay, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Bear Bottom Inn has been a great place to go to drink a variety of beers on tap. Now that Margie is serving food, it is also the best place in Mackay and surrounding area to eat. The atmosphere is very friendly and the staff (Barb, Margie, Todd & Tekkla ) make you feel at home. We residents of... More 

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Mackay, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We are locals and Bear Bottom Inn is one of our top choices for beer and now food! You cannot find a better meal. They serve a limited dinner Tuesday-Saturday where everything is homemade! They have 12 taps with some of Idaho's most popular micro brews. They also have a great wine list. You will not find better service anywhere!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We were recommended by a friend to stop here on our way to Sturgis and will definitely be back! Comfy bed with fridge/microwave/coffee maker. Well worth the trip!!

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Olympia, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed at the Bear Bottom Inn on July 19, 2012, before a climb of Mt. Borah. The restaurant was closed, but the motel and bar were excellent. Motel is clean, quiet, air conditioned, with beautiful handmade furniture and beds. Two people, two beds, $69; clearly the best option in Mackay, but would be a good place to stay in... More 

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pocatello
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240 reviews 240 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

i remember as a youth we would eat there as a family when we did fishing trips and i love their hamburgers.

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Denver, Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

This place was a Inn with a restaurant. I used the inn part of it as the restaurant was not open during my stay. I was in Mackay,ID to summate Borah Pk, the highest point in ID. I needed a room for the night as I wanted to simply arise in the morning and start climbing. Margie was very nice... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Margie, the proprietor, catered our wedding and hosted the reception at the restaurant which is attached to the Inn. Many of our family members stayed in the 5 rooms available. I changed in one of the rooms... they are super cute with 2 comfortable log framed beds, AC, a TV, mini Fridge, bathrooms/showers, table and chairs, and coffee maker. The... More 

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  • Address: 412 West Spruce Street, Mackay, ID 83251
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Mackay
  • Phone Number: 208.588.2483

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