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$5 - $12
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American, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Pizza, Barbecue
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here before and it was decent. The burgers and fries were decent but the “grilled” chicken sandwich was terrible. I think the chicken was either microwaved or freezer burnt or ???? as it was the toughest piece of chicken I ever recall...eating. Could only put down two bites and then had to abandon the idea of finishing it. My wife’s burger was halfway decent and thus 3/5 over all. Might try them again for pizza but won’t ever be ordering the chicken sandwich again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed March 14, 2021

Service was great and Katie was wonderful. Had the pulled pork sandwich (delicious) and a cup of clam chowder. I've had clam chowder all over the West and East coasts. Who would've thought I would have the best clam chowder in the middle of Idaho....It was amazing! Could barely see the soup through all the clams.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Tate M, Owner at Hilltop Station, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2021

Great to hear! Both the Pulled Pork and the Clam Chowder are old family recipes. Thanks for sharing!

Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

The perfect place to stop and grab a beer and a burger after a lazy Sunday drive. Good service too! We’ll definitely be back! Keep up the great work Hilltop!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Tater1234, Owner at Hilltop Station, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Thanks Kristina! It's always nice to hear folks enjoying the place... Come see us again soon!

Reviewed November 4, 2019

The staff is amazing! If you are lucky, you might catch a great classic movie showing, or maybe a local musician! Of course, the pizza is incredible, but the surprise is the brunch dishes! I highly recommend the "Smokejumper" sauce! You really can't go wrong...here. They serve great local beers, and fantastic bloody mary's. This is one of my favorite Boise secrets!!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Tater1234, Owner at Hilltop Station, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2019

Hey there! Thanks so much for the kind words. Now don't tell anyone the secret... We're kidding. Tell everyone. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 19, 2019

Went there for breakfast one morning with my son. On a Saturday morning. They don’t open until 11:00AM. I thought that was a bit odd. Was greeted by a very friendly group and served by a very friendly server. Had biscuits and gravy, which was...wonderful. My son also enjoyed his breakfast and we both cleaned our plates. I enjoyed the food so much I took my wife there the very next week. She had salad and a sandwich, as did I. The service was mediocre at best, and we were in no hurry. The salad bar had stale veggies and lettuce and was not good. The sandwiches were also poor. I have heard that there burgers are good and perhaps should have tried one of those instead. I don’t know. I love the location and the restaurant but am now afraid to take friends there because of the disappointment I experienced with my wife.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Tater1234, Owner at Hilltop Station, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2019

Sorry to see this. We will keep striving to be more of a hit in the future. Thanks for your patronage!

Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here on a a motorcycle ride with friends. One of us was satisfied with the meal, the other 4 were not. Poor breakfast skillets and other dishes, flavorless fries, waitress that forgot multiple items, pricey for the amount of food received. Most of our...party did not finish their meal citing quality issues.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Tater1234, Owner at Hilltop Station, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Sorry to hear this. No excuses. We will strive to do better. Thanks for your constructive criticism...

Reviewed March 20, 2019

Lived in Boise for 26 years, but on the west side of town. In the fall we moved to the Barber Valley. Today we were trying to decide what to do for dinner and didn't feel like cooking or heading into town. So on a...whim we decided to head up here (only 10 minutes away for us) and give it a shot. They didn't have their normal menu tonight so we'll have to go back for that. They were doing all you can eat pizza and salad bar for $9.99 and doing an alternative to Treefort with County Line Brewing. Was pleased with the pizza and the vibe. Service was friendly and comfortable, there was live music and County Line was giving away free glasses when you purchased their beer. We had a wonderful evening. Will definitely be back to try the regular menu.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Tater1234, Owner at Hilltop Station, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Thanks for the kind words, Rob! And yes, we do the all-you-can-eat buffet on Wednesdays, but our regular menu Thursday through Sunday. All original recipes with home made dressings and sauces, right down to the ketchup! Look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

We stopped for bite after playing in the snow! Tte server was the best and suggested the Rueben pizza! Omg! It was “to die for!” The service and food were both incredible. We’ve stopped many times and it’s one of our favorites! Highly recommend it!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

We're new to the area and stumbled across this fun spot via an on line search for sunday brunch options. Great service, good quality, fairly priced menu, etc. Very clean. We'll definitely go back to try lunch and/or dinner!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Tater1234, Owner at Hilltop Station, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2019

Welcome to the area! The Hilltop was built in 1956 and has been an Ada County icon ever since. We saved it from the bulldozer in 2012, with big plans to return it to it's former status as "King of the Hill." Thanks for taking...More

Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

This is my favorite stop. The owners are focused on quality food and drinks. They have a creative menu and a fantastic salad bar. The pizzas are wonderful. The tap rotates only the best local brews.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Tater1234, Owner at Hilltop Station, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2019

Thank you so much! Our philosophy: Life is too short to eat and drink anything but the best. And that is what we strive for. Stop and see us again soon!

Reviewed December 28, 2018

Haven't reviewed Hilltop in about 3 years so figured time for an update... Stopped in for dinner yesterday and once again had an excellent experience here. Have eaten here a few times since my last review and the service is always exceptional. Everyone is friendly,...helpful and are just good people. The pizzas are excellent, some of the best I've had in Boise. And the beer menu is DEEP! Just wish there were more IPAs on it. Stop at the top for a pie and brew!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Tater1234, Owner at Hilltop Station, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2019

There is always room for more IPAs, and we're ordering more as I write this! Thanks for the shout-out follow-up. We depend on folks like you to get us through the winter... Come see us again soon!

Reviewed September 2, 2018

Got to Hilltop Station for the Korean Street Tacos, Fully Stocked Salad Bar, Excellent Hamburgers, Tasty Fries or one of their other well produced dishes. Have a Brew, maybe start with some samples and step outside your thirst zone and if it is a beautiful...light breeze warm day like today, Sept 2nd ….enjoy it on the patio while De, the smiling eyes server lightens the day and delivers hot food and cold drinks. Save room for desert if you can....the Peach Cobbler is legendary, I hear....but we were too full to partake.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Tater1234, Owner at Hilltop Station, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2019

Thanks for the words of encouragement, Charles! With the help of kind folks like you, we're keeping the Hilltop alive... Can you believe we've been here for five years? Time flies when you're having fun! Come see us again soon. We'll keep the Peach Cobbler...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Hilltop has amazing food and a very welcoming atmosphere. Great selection of beers on tap as well as bottled. Abby makes the drive up worth it!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Tater1234, Owner at Hilltop Station, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2019

Hey, thanks for coming up the hill and enjoying our little place! And another thanks for spreading the word about us. We'll tell Abby about your awesome review... Cheers!

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Anything you order will be delicious. Great Pizza and amazing burgers! They have a great beer, wine, and cider selection. Abby is an amazing server!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Tater1234, Owner at Hilltop Station, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2019

Thanks, Taryn! So glad you enjoyed the food. And we will let Abby know she is amazing... We think so, too!

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I had an amazing dinner at Hilltop Station a couple weekends ago. We didn't know much about the place heading in, but man! We've been missing out. The pizza was ridiculous and the beer selection was great. Our server Maggie was awesome...and hilarious, and we'll definitely be back for more of that Rosarita pizza and crab dip!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Tater1234, Owner at Hilltop Station, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2019

Thanks for the kind words, Zooey! And we'll pass the word on to Maggie. We think she is pretty special, too. Come see us again soon. Boating season is coming up!

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As I recall, there is a sign on the outside of the gate to the patio that prohibits pets on the patio. However, I agree with Lon A that a quick phone call or inquiry via their Facebook page will get a quick and accurate... More
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Hilltop Station is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5