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Grandpa's Southern BBQ

545 Shoup Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-3575
+1 208-881-5123
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
545 Shoup Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-3575
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

I went to Grandpa's BBQ with a co-worker on a business trip recently. It is hidden away tucked behind other businesses in a shared space. I highly recommend going. Grandpa's is run by Lloyd and his wife. They are genuinely the nicest couple I've met...More

Thank AndyJ2201
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This about our third time stopping for a meal. When you consider we live about 200 miles away, that says something. Anyway we had the lunch specials and really enjoyed meals. I decided to try the Buttermilk pie since I'd never heard of it before...More

Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This place is the best place to eat real food in the state. The brisket and pulled pork are off the chart. The best sides that I have ever eaten are the beans and slaw. The pecan pie might be the best on the earth....More

Thank Rob2222
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

It is inside of a run down building. Tables were very "yucky". Most had plastic covers, ours only had a table cloth that was badly stained and otherwise dirty. Waitress was very friendly. We read in other reviews about how good their sweet tea and...More

Thank b0nanza
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We tried this place based on the positive reviews and a love of bbq. We should have walked out as soon as we realized that every table was sticky. There was only one person working so the service was terrible. I had to get up...More

Thank KayJayWard
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This place came with rave reviews but I was less than impressed. The food was good but not the best BBQ I have ever had. The owners and staff were fantastic and made the experience worth while but I would choose a different BBQ place...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We have been going to Grandpa's for several years now. My wife lived in Tennessee for a few years and this food brought back memories of how bbq should be done! We get the family style dinner which is a whole chicken (quartered) ribs, 3...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 23 December 2015

This is a family run restaurant, and it uses a real smoker to get the real b-b-q flavor. Ribs and pulled pork are smothered in a delicious sauce that is available to take home to use when you are cooking at home.

Thank brianph
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Grandpa's is located in downtown Idaho Falls. Took us a minute to find it but well worth the effort! A son of Kentucky moves to Idaho, via several other states, and opens a BBQ place. The brisket was delish, moist and tender, great flavor. Almost...More

1  Thank 358vikih
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

First and foremost, Lloyd is a wonderful, soulful man who truly believes in the finest customer service. The brisket had incredible flavor, ribs were tender with a delicate rub, and the bar-b-que parfait was lunch perfection. The restaurant is inside another building and has the...More

2  Thank Alison M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 Shoup Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-3575
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Idaho Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 208-881-5123
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