Off-Campus Dining

Pocatello, ID
Tuition (in-state)
$17,870 ($6,070)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many off campus dining options to choose from, however if you don't have a form of transportation then only few are within walking distance from campus. There are many places that do offer student discounts.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Check out El Herradero it's great Mexican food for a really good price. Buddies is also a phenomenal Italian restaurant with the best salad you will ever have but is a bit spendy in comparison to other Pocatello restaurants. The CoHo has a good atmosphere as does the college market. Goodies has great sandwiches and good lunchtime specials. Elmer's has great food and phenomenal service.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: My favorite nearby restaurants are Goody's and El Herradero. They have great deals every day. Many restaurants around town also offer student discounts if you have your Bengal Card with you!

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You wont survive long in Pocatello if your a vegetarian or vegan.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I need more vegetarian food.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 929th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost
  • 1292nd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eryn Lowe
Communications/TV Broadcasting
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Students definitely have their favorite eating joints in Pocatello. Everybody pretty much goes to the same place, usually Goody's. And while there is a wide variety of places to eat in Pocatello, the romantic fine-dining setting is a tough one to find. While there is definitely gratitude for what's here, there could certainly be more. So unless your girlfriend enjoys a candle-lit dinner at McDonald's, which has been done before, don't count on finding too much romance in Pocatello cuisine.

Fast food is the cheap way to go in Pocatello. Choices include Wendy's, McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Subway, Arby's, Taco John's, and many others. For dining in, the city offers the popular Applebee's, Winger's, Red Lobster, Sizzler, and more. As far as student hot spots off campus, Buddy's is the place to be to hang out and get good spaghetti. The sandwiches at Goody's also make it a popular restaurant, usually crammed with people during lunch. Jimmy John's offers subs with fresh bread and their signature "free smells." In Pocatello, there is dining for any taste.

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Buddy's Italian Restaurant
  • Goody's Deli
  • Grecian Key
24-Hour Dining
  • Jack in the Box
  • Wendy's
Best Asian
Mandarin House
Best Breakfast
Best Coffee
Best Dessert
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Grecian Key
Best Healthy
  • 5th Street Bagelry
  • Subway
Best Late-Night
  • Denny's
  • Jack in the Box
Best Mexican
  • El Herradero
  • Señor Iguanas
Best Pizza
Pizza Hut
Best Wings
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Winger's Diner
Best Place to Take a Date
Chili's Grill & Bar Restaurant
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Johnny B. Goode's
Other Places to Check Out
  • Applebee's
  • Arby's
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Burger King
  • Chili's Grill & Bar Restaurant
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • IHOP
  • Jack in the Box
  • Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
  • McDonald's
  • Pizza Hut
  • Press Box Sports Bar
  • Red Lobster
  • Sizzler
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Taco John's
  • Wendy's

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

330 E. Benton
(208) 233-0455
Daily 6 a.m.–1 a.m.
Winco Foods
1000 Pocatello Creek Rd.
(208) 232-0160

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

5th Street Bagelry
Food: Deli
559 S. Fifth Ave.
(208) 235-1311
Price: $2–$5
Big Foot Pizza
Food: Pizza
168 Jefferson Ave.
(208) 233-1041
Price: $2–$5
Cool Features: Big pizza!
Buddy's Italian Restaurant
Food: Italian
626 E. Lewis St.
(208) 233-1172
Price: $2–$6
Central Park Burgers
Food: American
460 Yellowstone Ave.
(208) 234-2424
Price: $2–$6
Cool Features: Drive-thru only for a quick, easy, tasty bite
El Herradero
Food: Mexican
123 Jefferson Ave.
(208) 233-6747
Price: $8–$15
Goody's Deli
Food: Sandwiches and pizza
905 S. Fifth Ave.
(208) 233-9210
Price: $2–$5
Cool Features: Across from campus for a convenient lunch
Grecian Key
Food: Greek
314 N. Main St.
(208) 235-3922
Price: $5–$10
Johnny B. Goode's
Food: American
4564 Yellowstone Ave.
(208) 237-6113
Price: $2–$6
Cool Features: A `50s themed restaurant with a jukebox
Mandarin House
Food: Chinese
675 Yellowstone Ave.
(208) 233-6088
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Everybody gets a fortune cookie after every meal.
Papa Kelsey's
Food: Pizza and hot subs
840 E. Alameda Rd.
(208) 232-6931
Price: $2–$6
Cool Features: Started by good ol' Idaho people
Pier 49 San Francisco Sourdough Pizza
Food: Pizza
1000 Pocatello Creek Rd.
(208) 234-1414
Price: $2–$5
Cool Features: It's the only place in town that sells non-alcoholic apple beer!
Ross Park Drive-In
Food: American
2340 S. Second Ave.
(208) 233-3860
Price: $2–$5
Señor Iguanas
Food: Mexican
961 Hiline Rd.
(208) 233-4422
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: An amazing one- or three-foot burrito for $5!
Winger's Diner
Food: Chicken
696 Yellowstone Ave.
(208) 232-0420
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Every table gets free popcorn!

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 48 responses

Very poor
  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Student discounts
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

How would you rate the diversity of off-campus dining options?    Based on 48 responses

  • 4% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 38% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 46% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 12% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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