Enjoy Two Onsite Restaurants

Coffee Garden & Characters Sports Bar

Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowners boasts two of the most delicious and fun hotel restaurants in Boise, Idaho -Coffee Garden and Characters Sports Bar. Coffee Garden serves some of tastiest casual food in Boise, including our signature breakfast. 

For a more fun dining experience, visit Characters Sports Bar. In addition to offering some of the finest selections of beers, wines, and spirits, Character Sports Bar features fun sports bar games such as pool and darts as well as an 8-foot big screen and seven flat-screen televisions, complete with satellite programming.

If you're looking for 24-hour food in Boise, try Café2Go, located within our hotel. Open 24/7, Café2Go is stocked with a variety of foods, snacks, sandwiches, beverages and other healthy selections.

For off-site dining, check out this list of our favorite Boise restaurants:


Barbacoa offers a culinary tribute to cowboy culture with fire-grilled steaks, chops, and seafood with tempting sides.

Bar Gernika

Located in the heart of Boise on Basque Block, Bar Gernika serves some of the tastiest fries in town. Dig into their famous Spicy Lamb Grinder as you people-watch from their comfortable sidewalk tables.

Cottonwood Grille

Visit Cottonwood Grille to enjoy some of the finest game and fish specialties to leave a kitchen. With breathtaking views of the Boise River Greenbelt, Cottonwood Grille features one of most relaxing patios in town.

Red Feather Lounge

Red Feather Lounge is a modern American lounge, paying homage to the cocktail. Red Feather Lounge boasts some of the top food in Boise.