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Y-Inn Cafe

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1200 Main St N, Challis, ID 83226
+1 208-879-4426
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

While camping one chilly morning decided to go out for breakfast and found this little gem. Nothing fancy, just good food, endless good coffee and the waitress (Michelle? long brown hair) was friendly and efficient. I had the breakfast burrito with sausage and hubby had sausage and eggs, Roy's homemade sausage is some of the best I've tasted.

Thank JulesDurf
Houston, Texas
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132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

My wife and I visited this location on 8/27/16. When you are new in town, ask the locals where they eat. We both had the chicken fried steak with real potatoes. Loved the salad because of the many vegatables included - try their home made honey mustard dressing. For dessert I had the apple dumpling while the wife had the... More 

Thank Chuck B
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We stopped for lunch. It is a small town and we were rewarded with a nice, comfort food lunch. It's an older building and interior. Despite the appearance, the staff was super and made great recommendations on dishes to select. The food, while comfort food, was well prepared and tasty. Well worth the stop.

Thank D Michael E
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We love to eat here for breakfast. Great food, especially the omlets. Jo is THE best! Always friendly & cheerful no matter how early!

Thank Susie T
Logan, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Great food and friendly service just like a small town should be...We'll be back for sure. The prices are good and the whole experience was great....try the apple dumplings...yum.

Thank merner1948
Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The times we have visited the Y Cafe we have excellent service or so-so service. The food has been consistent. They do have the best sausage patties ever!

Thank shellyakerman2016
Salmon, Idaho
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

A little dark inside, tables crowded together. Food only fair no matter what you get. My husband says no more.....

Thank Marie S
Twin Falls, United States
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Stopped in for lunch with a group of about 18 @ 1:30 pm over Labor Day. We asked them if they could handle that, and they said sure. Food was good with just the right proportions. Being unexpected; the service was great! Our waitress worked her but off. Would eat here again!

Thank Douglas M
McMinnville, Oregon, United States
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Stopped in for an adult beverage and ended up having a bite to eat. I believe the name of the dish was something like pork fingers. Finger sized pieces of pork battered then fried. I enjoyed the food and the beverage. Just the correct amount of food.

Thank Robert B
Challis, Idaho
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We eat here often, about 2 times a week, most of the time for breakfast. Lunch is also good. JoAnn is a great server, if you are traveling she is very helpful for info about area!!! Price are a little high but food is good!

Thank ajp59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Main St N, Challis, ID 83226
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Challis
  • Phone Number: +1 208-879-4426

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?