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930 S Vista Ave, Near the Intersection of S Vista Ave and W Camas St, Boise, ID 83705-2425
+1 208-906-4960
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tri tip” (8 reviews)
“cornbread” (6 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
930 S Vista Ave, Near the Intersection of S Vista Ave and W Camas St, Boise, ID 83705-2425
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Reviewed yesterday

Besides the BBQ being absolutely wonderful, this place offers about six offerings for the non-meat=eating vegans in the group. You cannot guess how difficult it is to dine out sometimes. Unfortunately, we discovered this place had these offerings after the vegan flew home, but we...More

Thank Nanafortwo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The BBQ is good, we prefer the pecan they use to smoke over mesquite, so we enjoyed the ribs. Sides were good, but not exceptional. We sat in the pub room and our server was great. She was attentive and accommodating, earning the fourth star...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I LOVE this place, he for the BBQ and me for the vegan BBQ! The squash side dish is sweet, savory and delicious! I adore the tempah bbq, the sauce, roll and sides are an amazing combination! Servings are substantial and the...More

Thank Meredith S
Reviewed May 14, 2018

So great to see a restaurant offering vegan options, food choices were fresh &creative. I would definitely go back to try some other vegan choices. Overall it was quite impressive.. but maybe a bit expensive though.

Thank Soul_Traveler808
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

The food here is terrific. They serve nice size proportions. The corn bread is off the chain. The spicy apple BBQ sauce goes great with the pulled pork. The staff there is friendly. The sweet tea is also really good.

Thank Sonny L
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We have been mostly happy with our meals from BBQ4Life. My meatball sandwich today was great and my husband liked his 1/2 BBQ plate, although the ribs were a little dry. One time I ordered the Bigfoot sandwich and I would not recommend that as...More

Thank Salamanca208
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

The beer selection was lacking, but the food was ok. We were expecting a restaurant and this was in a strip mall. But we all made the best of it and had a great time eating meat and some with vegan!

Thank YearoftheRabbit
Brad T, Owner at BBQ4Life, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Sounds like you sat at our little beer and wine bar next to our restaurant. Glad you enjoyed the food!

Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

What a great place!! We read the blurb about it and it's all true. Everything is smoked to perfection, even the salad dressing. Really fun people who waited on us. The tri tip salad was awesome with some tempe, smoked of course. Prices a little...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Very good barbecue restaurant located on Boise’s “bench” area. Good selection, well prepared, knowledgeable staff and quick service. Great family place and you can eat in or take your meal to go. Gluten free and vegan options. Parking not a problem.

Thank Annie19a
Reviewed February 10, 2018

This place was amazing!! As a vegan visiting Boise, I wasn't expecting to have many choices for my birthday lunch. I was so excited to stumble across the menu online. My husband and I (vegan) had lunch here with some of my non-vegan family. Everyone...More

Thank Becky W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 930 S Vista Ave, Near the Intersection of S Vista Ave and W Camas St, Boise, ID 83705-2425
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-906-4960
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