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Characters

€€ - €€€, , American
1800 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83702-5123
+1 208-344-7691
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
8 Mar 2018
“Fantastic Ambiance at Characters! ”
14 Feb 2018
“Well situated, relaxed atmosphere, and especially the setting was pleasant.”
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Bar, Pub, American
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1800 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83702-5123
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The night that I stayed at Red Lion Downtown, I also visited Characters Restaurant. I had never eaten there and decided it was time to check it out. It was a very nice ambiance with good seating and comfy atmosphere really. Some big TV'S and...More

Thank Annie_H_ID
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Well situated, relaxed atmosphere, and especially the setting was pleasant. Not too casual which was nice.

Thank yellowbus111
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Ryan, Tess and Simsta. See my review on the hotel for the full rundown, but these three make you feel at home, and Simsta is magic in the kitchen. Fav place to eat...

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The atmosphere here is great. The staff is amazing and they make you feel like family. Amber is a wonderful- she works incredibly hard to make sure guests/customers feel welcome and taken care of. Ashley does a great job, too! The front desk staff are...More

Thank Kbishin
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We were all settled in the Red Lion after a long drive from SLC. We just wanted a couple of nightcaps and unwind before going to bed. There is a free shuttle from the Red Lion to anywhere downtown but we saw Characters and decided...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Great options for beer. I had the rib eye steak, medium rare. The steak was thinner than I'm used to for that cut, but it was flavorful. Many choices for great beer. Patrick, the Bartender, was AWESOME! Great personality, attentive & FUN!

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Whether you're staying at the Boise Red Lion hotel or just coming in for a drink and something to eat, this place is great. It has several local brews on tap as well as many of your favorite beers. The food menu here is outstanding...More

Thank thomas j
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Hotel bar/restaurant features burgers, etc. and beer. Good service, friendly staff, reasonably prices.

Thank austintomtraveler
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Came in to the hotel late and had a light dinner and drinks while we watched the hockey game. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here but while staying at the hotel it was convenient, had a good selection of dishes and...More

Thank Degan W
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Staying at the Red Lion Hotel and they have two restaurants: Coffee Garden and Characters. Coffee Garden is breakfast and lunch (6:00am - 4:30pm). Characters is dinner and lounge (4:30pm - until closing). They're clearly the same restaurants & staffed by Red Lion Employees. Had...More

Thank Bolero49
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83702-5123
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-344-7691
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