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The Brakeman American Grill

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27 N Main Street, Victor, ID
208 787 2020
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Description: The Brakeman American Grill is Victor's family friendly spot for the BEST...
The Brakeman American Grill is Victor's family friendly spot for the BEST Burgers, Sandwiches and delicious Salads. It's all about FRESH at The Brakeman. We grind our beef daily right on site and add our own special seasonings, fresh vegetables and a delicious sourdough bun to create the BEST Burger. Our fresh cut Idaho Fries are a terrific treat and accompany all Burgers and Sandwiches. The Brakeman serves freshly brewed Sun Tea, Fair Trade Organic coffee,sodas and a variety of local and regional beers and wines. The Brakeman is open for lunch and dinner.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The burger reinvented

I couldn't believe all the fuss about their burgers but it' all true. Very small but what they do, they do it very well They grind their meat on site every day. They propose different combinations of cheeses (cheddar, Colby, blue etc) bacon (the absolute best), caramelized onions and buns. You wait... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Mireille R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I couldn't believe all the fuss about their burgers but it' all true. Very small but what they do, they do it very well They grind their meat on site every day. They propose different combinations of cheeses (cheddar, Colby, blue etc) bacon (the absolute best), caramelized onions and buns. You wait to be served since it's all prepared fresh... More 

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North London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stopped off in the tiny town of Victor en route to the Grand Tetons and chose this place on the strength of Trip Advisor reviews, and were very pleased we did - I had a Cajun chicken burger which was delicious and my wife had a fresh and tasty blue cheese salad. Friendly service and relaxed atmosphere in this family-owned... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

After a long day in the Tetons, we returned to Victor for gourmet burgers and beer. Great wait staff, large burgers and a cool interior make for a great place to get a burger. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I had the Cajun, wife had elk. Good service, very good flavors, great fries. They'd do well to have sides other than fries though, maybe a good vinegary slaw...

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spudsister, Owner at The Brakeman American Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Chuck! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Hood River, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Our "Jackson" kids strongly suggested that we drive to Victor for dinner for the best burgers ever....and they were right!! The four of us each had a different burger and no one was disappointed!! I did opt to go with a single patty on the Brakeman....but it was still a colossal feast on a bun. Every burger is made to... More 

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spudsister, Owner at The Brakeman American Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for driving over the pass just to come have dinner, Judy. We really appreciate you! More 

Ottawa, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Awesome place for burgers! Great fries(just need some cheese to dip in) . Didn't have but salads looked good. Small so go early to get seated. We will return.

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spudsister, Owner at The Brakeman American Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Come see us again! More 

Naples, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Large size and fresh hamburgers at reasonable prices! Bison and elk hamburgers for a healthy change. Small storefront staff very attentive to all details of the meal.

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Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Alexandria, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The burgers at The Brakeman are terrific, period. Of the burgers I have had in hundreds of places across the U.S. in my life, about half of my top ten have been served in "The Old West." The burgers at The Brakeman, in Victor, Idaho are in my top five. They aren't exotic or prepared in any unusual way. They... More 

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spudsister, Owner at The Brakeman American Grill, responded to this review

It was so great to visit with your folks while you were here. Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip out west! More 

Tryon, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Delicious burgers and the best fries from Idaho potatoes! Victor is a quaint western town on the west side of Yellowstone.

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spudsister, Owner at The Brakeman American Grill, responded to this review

Thank you, Faith! Please visit us again soon. More 

Amarillo
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

If you want gourmet awesome burgers stacked high you are in the right spot!! These were some dang good burgers!! Only thing is, don't get in a hurry...takes time for it!

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spudsister, Owner at The Brakeman American Grill, responded to this review

Yes, Chris, it is common to experience a wait, especially during weekends and holidays. We serve good food, not fast food!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 N Main Street, Victor, ID
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Victor
  • Phone Number: 208 787 2020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Brakeman American Grill is Victor's family friendly spot for the BEST Burgers, Sandwiches and delicious Salads. It's all about FRESH at The Brakeman. We grind our beef daily right on site and add our own special seasonings, fresh vegetables and a delicious sourdough bun to create the BEST Burger. Our fresh cut Idaho Fries are a terrific treat and accompany all Burgers and Sandwiches. The Brakeman serves freshly brewed Sun Tea, Fair Trade Organic coffee,sodas and a variety of local and regional beers and wines. The Brakeman is open for lunch and dinner.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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