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A J's Restaurant & Lounge

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1130 Hwy 20, Mountain Home, ID 83647-3959
(208) 587-2264
Today
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 17
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
24 Hours and Good Service

The staff here is always well trained and easy to deal with and when we are traveling late it is pretty much the only place open. There is also a framed photograph of a herd of sheep at dusk that makes the visit worthwhile. But, I'm not really a fan of the food. The water is terrible, so you need... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Lucinda S
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Payette, Idaho, United States
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Payette, Idaho, United States
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The staff here is always well trained and easy to deal with and when we are traveling late it is pretty much the only place open. There is also a framed photograph of a herd of sheep at dusk that makes the visit worthwhile. But, I'm not really a fan of the food. The water is terrible, so you need... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The food although basic and simple was good home cooked at a great price. Because I was on a diet could not yet much but my partner had the pulled pork sandwich with tater tots and loved it. The bill was very reasonable so it is a great value!

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Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I had the hand-cut sirloin with mashed potatoes (at my request, they added a bit of garlic to the potatoes) with gravy and a garden salad. The steak was good, but John's Steak and Seasoning Spice really awakened the flavor for me. I also used the Heinz 57 steak sauce provided. But, perhaps the best part of the meal was... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stopped here for a quick bite and was pleasantly surprised. food well prepared and reasonable, super service(even gave a to go cup of coffee at no extra charge and she suggested it we didn't even have to ask Wow.

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Mountain Home, Idaho
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

The staff was really friendly but the food was just average. The onion rings weren't crispy and neither were the croutons in my salad. Decent diner food I guess. Might try them for breakfast but wasn't impressed with dinner or excited to go back there again.

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Thanks for the great food and great smiles/service from the very cute waitresses and bartender..keep smiling, see ya next time.. truck 856

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Mountain Home
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I have eaten there since they opened, and we normally sit in the bar to avoid children. During our last visit, the bar person had a terrible cold and coughed all over everything. Needless to say, both my wife and I caught colds from this experience. Otherwise, the food is good with reasonable prices and fast service.... More 

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Olathe
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Will return for Sunday buffet. Good service. No problems at all compared to ALL the other restaurants we go to. Being drivers we can vouch for this place. Very refreshing and well priced. Thanks.

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Ephraim, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

What a disappointment! The GOOD - fast seating with only 5 tables occupied; waitress was very friendly and offered to provide a substitute for meal; easy access from freeway; adequate parking; restroom OK. The BAD - ordered the Fish & Chips meal that was VERY under-cooked. Other guests with us had minor complaints. Bottom line is "never stop there again...".

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Sequim
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stopped here on the way North last Spring and was impressed enough to make sure we visited again on the trip South this Fall. Once again, fast service, great food and reasonable prices. We had breakfast the first time thru and lunch the second. Both exceeded expectations for a "truck stop" area restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1130 Hwy 20, Mountain Home, ID 83647-3959
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Mountain Home
  • Phone Number: (208) 587-2264
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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