Capri Restaurant | Best Biscuits and Spuds in an Idaho Dive

Review by: Maggie Rosenberg & Trevor Hagstrom

Biscuits and Gravy

Although the beacon for this diner is spinning poultry, it’s biscuits and spuds that earn our respect. Yes, it’s a diner in the parking lot of the Budget Inn. But pretty much everything we’ve eaten exceeds our expectations. They make the claim to have served the best biscuits and gravy in the West, since 1953. Loaded biscuits include Capri’s flavor trinity (bacon, chives, cheddar). They make a meal all by themselves.

Cowboy Potatoes

Before all else, come to Capri for Cowboy Potatoes. The cooks stuff a potato pancake with blended “secret ingredients” that taste like bacon, chives, cheese, and a house blend of spices, among other sorcery. Crisp on the outside, creamy on the inside, this dish does to the russet potato what Italian grandmothers do to pasta. The house recommends enjoying it with sliced avocado and two eggs. Both enhance the creamy texture of the potato pancake.

Huge Cinnamon Roll

Even if your appetite has been vanquished, order a cinnamon roll. You must at least look at it, smell it, and take a bite. It’s soft, warm, and drenched with icing and butter. And yet it remains fairly light, undaunted by its fat and sugar ballast. Being more bready than sticky, it likes plenty of whipped butter.

A Taste of Idaho

Being in Idaho, we took the opportunity to enjoy an order of finger steaks. That’s the state’s beefy answer to chicken nuggets. We don’t rate them as high as the breakfast dishes, but they are indeed satisfying. They get even better when piled upon tater tots and served with a beige, BBQ-sauce fueled variation of fry sauce.

Biscuits and spuds, cinnamon rolls, and cowboy potatoes: Capri serves three meals a day with a sense of Idaho pride. It is a bustling greasy spoon, that’s for sure. High-energy servers split their time between refilling coffees and fetching fresh bottles of beer for rowdy weekenders getting an early start.

Directions & Hours

6:30am - 2:30pm
  • Monday: 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Thursday: 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Friday: 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Saturday: 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Sunday: 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM

What To Eat

Cowboy Potatoes

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Loaded Biscuits and Gravy

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Cinnamon Roll

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Finger Steaks

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Italian Wedding Soup

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