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The Lunch Box Deli & BBQ

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602 20th St N, Lewiston, ID 83501-1670
+1 208-743-5616
08:00 - 15:00
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Clarkston, Washington
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My buddy & I go to the Lunch Box quite often for breakfast. We've never had a bad meal and their selection is extensive. Their bacon is the best. One day we were later than usual so we opted for the lunch menu. The pastrami melt was great as were the hand cut fries. Service is quick and friendly and... More 

Thank Stevenc1947
Lewiston, Idaho
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small resturant with fabulous ribs & other items, especially bbq. If this is your first visit, desert is on the house which is peach cobbler.

Thank 625maryannm
Seattle, Washington
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210 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passing through on business. Small hole-in-the-wall place (old gas station) with great reviews. Super friendly and efficient hostess (owner?). Ordered the sandwich with half sliced brisket and 1/2 chopped/pulled pork + 2 ribs. Order came up fairly quick for lunchtime rush. They served up 3 ribs instead of two. I asked about that. She said the ribs may have been... More 

1 Thank darkswede218
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to grab a bite to go after passing by so many times before. Was I missing out. A Texas style bbq done with a dry rub and done right. The wings are something special being smoked before being fried is a awesome twist on something we've all had. All I can say is just stop once you won't... More 

1 Thank Darrell C
Richland, Washington
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went in with my wife and kids today. Everybody ordered something different and we all shared a bit. Everything I tried was amazing. I got the Hogzilla sandwich and loved it. A sausage with pulled pork bacon and ham on top with a homemade BBQ sauce. Waitresses and the lady working the grill were great. Everyone stopped by the table... More 

1 Thank DJSparks45
Marie H, Owner at The Lunch Box Deli & BBQ, responded to this review

We thank you very much!!!! Our staff tries very hard to treat every customer like they are a guest in their own home and our BBQ, food...well that is just a labor of love..thank you for noticing....we look forward to seeing you on your next visit...:) More 

Liberty Lake, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My husband had their meatloaf and i had their barbecue sandwich and their homemade clam chowder. Every thing was really good. The owner is there every day. She was nice to visit with. It was really clean.

Thank sf1325
Marie H, Owner at The Lunch Box Deli & BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate your comments and patronage....we hope to see you on your next visit...Have a great rest of your day:) More 

Santa Rosa, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We have been to a lot of BBQ places in our lifetime. This place stands up to one of the best of them. Really good brisket and baked beans. Will stop in every time in Lewiston. Even the bathrooms were spotless. That tells you a lot about the dedication the owners put into this place.

Thank Steve F
Marie H, Owner at The Lunch Box Deli & BBQ, responded to this review

We thank you Steve! We keep you happy....you keep us in business! Hope to see you again on your next visit! :) More 

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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch while in town for business. We chose here because it was rated #1 on trip advisor. The food was good, cooked fresh and very large servings. It is very small and does not offer much seating. The atmosphere was strange and a bit uncomfortable on our visit. Our waitress was very disinterested and at... More 

Thank Amber M
Marie H, Owner at The Lunch Box Deli & BBQ, responded to this review

Unfortunatley, yes we were haveing a difficult day....I apologize for the atmosphere and the frustration from the kitchen...sometimes it is hard to put on that happy face... we hope you will try us again on your next business trip to Lewiston! More 

Spokane, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Best food I have had since visiting the South!!!!! The portion sizes are large and the people are great.

Thank Mona J
Marie H, Owner at The Lunch Box Deli & BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Hope to see you on your next visit thru Lewiston....:) More 

Lewiston, Idaho
1 review
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Dining at the lunch box is a pleasure each and every time! We are always greeted with a genuine warm smile. The food is fantastic and the service is over the top! Highly recommend whether you are in the mood for a simple bowl of chili or mouth watering BBQ!

Thank meals2017
Marie H, Owner at The Lunch Box Deli & BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you very much...we appreciate your kind words...without you, our happy customers, we would not be here....you keep us motivated! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 20th St N, Lewiston, ID 83501-1670
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Lewiston
  • Phone Number: +1 208-743-5616
We are a small breakfast, lunch & BBQ restaurant serving made from scratch hotcakes, fresh baked goods, homemade soups, salads and 3 BBQ sauces. We started out as a deli, one year later we added BBQ, 3 years later we added breakfast. As we say, other BBQ restaurants have come and gone since 2003 all claiming to have the best BBQ in the Lewiston, Clarkston Valley. Here at the Lunch Box BBQ we like to let our customers be the judge of that. Our motto is we keep our customers happy, they keep us in business. We have been saying that for over 13 years.

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