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Syringa Cafe

7743 Highway 12, Kooskia, ID 83539-5018
+1 208-926-4300
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“huckleberry pie” (19 reviews)
“fresh salmon” (2 reviews)
“blt” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
7743 Highway 12, Kooskia, ID 83539-5018
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We had one excellent dinner and one that was just ok in the two nights we were there. The staff are friendly, but seemed like they wanted us to get in and out as quickly as possible.

Thank D T
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Great food and fast service :) Highly Recommended Staff are very friendly They have Huckleberry Pie and ice cream Great location and beautiful landscape Prices are very reasonable

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The Syringa Cafe is that rare combination of very casual ambiance combined with outstanding food. We had reservations and found that the cafe had been booked for a wedding. They honored our reservation so we were the only customers until the wedding party arrived! Even...More

Thank TravelFunSeattle
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

First visit... After several days on the Selway... Stopped by for lunch. Awesome burgers & (homemade) frys (?). Great brewed tea... Top notch service. BUT... The Ruben sandwich... Best in North America! House corned beef, fresh sourcraught and fantastic marbled rye... 2nd to none. So...More

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We totally agree with other reviewers that this establishment is an oasis along a sparsely populated section of Idaho wilderness. We were traveling by bike and had limited options for how to spend a hot afternoon until we could set up our tent. Staff were...More

Thank BartMilford_NH
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I gave a very detailed review of the food under River Dance Lodge. Absolutely amazing food- gourmet to say the least! Not your typical small town roadside fare. Please stop- you will be impressed! We ate every meal there for a week and really loved...More

Thank bamagirlsj
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Owned and operated by ROW Adventures, I believe, we got some really excellent food at a very reasonable price, and the Wi-Fi was awesome as there's no cell phone service! The gift shop offers some great buys: the best being "chaps" to hold your sunglasses...More

Thank Limeybeeee
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Unusually sophisticated food for a small diner in a small town. I had the coucous salad and a cup of tomato bisque. Both were delicious. I liked the fact that I could order a half salad, so none was wasted. My husband had the Syringa...More

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, well presented, and good value for money. The Chef is from Turkey and works alongside his Turkish wife who manages the Lodge, campsites, glamping tents and bungalows of River Dance Lodge.

Thank kinderjude
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Small menu made worse by being out of a quarter of the items listed. Especially as this is the nearest eatery to the lodge on site the items on the menu should be available.

Thank Natluv71
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7743 Highway 12, Kooskia, ID 83539-5018
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Kooskia
  • Phone Number: +1 208-926-4300
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The Syringa Cafe is our onsite restaurant featuring Mediterranean and Northwest Regional fare with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. Savor homemade huckleberry pies, a variety of traditional entrees including fresh fish, meats and healthy salads or enjoy one of our Mediterranean specialties. Whatever your preference, your meal can be complemented by a delicious selection of wine and microbrews. Open seasonally
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