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2/20/12

Local Business Spotlight - North Hiway Cafe

If you're ever in Idaho Falls, make sure to top by the North Hiway Cafe, where their motto is "Home Cook'n When Your Not Home Cook'n!"

Seriously.

Don't believe me?  Look closely at the picture to the right...

The North Hiway Cafe touts itself as Idaho's oldest continuously running cafe and catering company, and when you walk in, you believe it.  It looks old inside.  It smells old inside (pie, bengay and dust) and their menu is practically chiseled in stone.

The food here is so so.  The atmosphere is lacking, and by my observations the Senior menu is used more than any other part of the menu. (Senior equals 62 in this town... random number??)

The one good thing about this place?

Pie.  They have a wide selection of pies, and they all look/smell awesome.

However, I know people that have cleaned the place before, and they have some HORROR stories.  Grease where there shouldn't be grease, new species of insects (think of cockroaches breeding with iguanas) and grossness all around.

So, is it scary?  Probably.  But it's an Eastern Idaho icon, so there's that.  If you want to see a slice of Idaho Falls history, this should be on your list.  However, maybe just to take pictures and jeer at the old folks.  As a place to eat, I'd pass.
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Pickleope said...

How do they go with "cook'n" but miss the obvious "you ain't"? Maybe they rather enjoyed the subtly of confusing "you're" on a sign they probably paid for in pie and home-spun witticisms.

Tony Van Helsing said...

You make it sound so tempting.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

The bugs and grease just add texture and fiber to the pies, that's all!

bschooled said...

Ha! "Pie, Bengay and Dust."

Reminds me of my first sugar daddy...

the Tsaritsa said...

Yuck. I love a good pie, but a dirty diner is such a turn-off for me. But I guess I'm spoiled, coming from the land of diners and all :P

Pee Lister said...

It's like a truck stop for old people in the middle of town. With it's own unique smell.

Lost.in.Idaho said...

Best. Description. Ever.

Nail. Head. You.

D4 said...

"Home Cook'n When Your Not Home Cook'n!"

Your.

I don't want to go in there ever now.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Those are THE best places in the world to go for people watching. Just makes you feel like Einstein!!!

G said...

There's a site in the UK where you can check the local environmental health's rating on any restaurant in the area... from 0-5 (with zero being we're just about to shut them down). I had to stop looking as all my favourites were only scoring 1's or 2's while McDonnalds were managing 3's and 4's.
Sometimes ignorance is bliss

Behind the Zion Curtain said...

Does Doc's Cafe ring a bell ?
The Mrs. worked there yeeaaarrs ago.

Behind the Zion Curtain said...

Does Doc's Cafe ring a bell?
The Mrs worked there yeeaaarrs ago!

P.J. said...

Nothing like a little incorrect grammar between signs and friends, no?

And cockroaches breeding with iguanas... do they serve that new dish with potatoes?

The Offended Blogger said...

How have I missed this gem???!!!!!

Oh, that's right, I drive past it and go to Smitty's hehehe. ;)

Don't judge me.

middle child said...

ICK!

Emily said...

97% of Idahoans don't know the difference between you're and your. Random number? Unfortunately accurate I'm afraid.

Bozo said...

Ummm no thanks! It would only be interesting to see at this point because you've highlighted it on your blog... you've given it a glow which it might not have otherwise had! lol

Hey Monkey Butt said...

I love places like this. Well, not the gross parts of it. What I meant to say is, I love going on a trip somewhere and trying the down home places. Ya know, the town cafe and diners. I love it! :) Sometimes you find the best food!

THE SARCASM GODDESS said...

Thanks for the tip. That place looks like it belongs in Psycho.

Thank, Q said...

Cockroaches breeding with iguanas? LOL! LOL! LOL! Oh, I can't wait for a situation where I can use that!

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