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Effie's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1120 Main St, Lewiston, ID 83501-1902
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been A staple restraint for Lewiston for decades. At minimum regionally known for its giant hand made burgers. We still frequent this establishment. I gave 4 instead of 5 for couple things. It is a family friendly dive. Do not expect updated furnishings and expensive artwork. You can expect great service and good prices.... that burger is still... More 

Thank Jen A
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Effie's is kind of a dive and that is being nice. I just want to remodel the decor soooo badly. That being said it is an amazing place to eat!!! Hamburgers as big as your head, perfect tator tots, curly fries, onion rings, oh my!! Now back to the decor .... I envision black tile floors, red naugahyde booths, white... More 

Thank Rebecca E
Lewiston, Idaho
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lived here for a long time and never ventured into Effie's. My friend and I split a cheeseburger, it was cooked and seasoned to perfection and oh so huge!! The fries were ok, but needed to be seasoned right out of the fryer. The owner did a wonderful job of keeping everyone satisfied. Will definitely return to Effie's!

Thank 672lovestoeat
Big Bear Lake, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I am not a burger aficionado, but this hamburger was very impressive for a number of reasons: the size (!!), the taste, and the fact that the bun does not fall apart but is at the same time not too heavy. My husband and I lived in Lewiston for a number of years and visited Effies a couple of times... More 

Thank Two2retire
Spokane, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Stoped at Effie's because parents said the hamburger were big and they are right. It fed all four of us. The onion rings are great fries were ok. Talking to the waitress we found that they film a scene from the "River Thief ". I haven't seen the movie. The prices were good. The restaurant was a little run down... More 

Thank Pam H
Lewiston, Idaho
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Another local fave, is this tiny burger joint. I usually split a cheesburer with a friend and most of the time can't finish my half. Little on the spendy side, but if for more than 1 or 2 people, price is just right.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Are you kidding me? Biggest hamburger I have ever had. A 1lb hand made hamburger patty on a custom made 8 inch freshly baked hamburger bun. I have had the usual big burgers made of multiple smaller patties on a hoagie type roll but this is by far the biggest and to my surprise, all high quality fresh ingredients. The... More 

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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I slit an Effie cheese burger and a large fries. We were both hungry going in and stuffed when we left with 1\4 of our burger left! Also had 2 of their $2 draft michelob amber bock beers. Total tab $21 you can't beat that! Good friendly service too!

Thank pityfullbird
Griffin, Georgia, United States
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you come here, best bring your appetite. They are famous for their 8" 1 pound burger. This being my first visit, that is what I had, with a side of steak fries. When the burger arrived, I was thinking "holy crap, no way I'm finishing that". I was wrong. The burger was good enough that I didn't want to... More 

Thank the955iman
Spokane, Washington
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195 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

If you are ready to gobble an 8-inch and one pound burger, Effie's Tavern is the place to go. Of course, you can always share it with somebody. the locals come here and it has a very laid-back atmosphere. It's a small place, 5 booths and a table, so it could get crowded on some days. Don't forget to bring... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 Main St, Lewiston, ID 83501-1902
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Lewiston
Effie's is a Lewiston icon for burgers and has been there for decades. Has to be on the list.

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