Skip to main content

Top Spots in Pocatello for Take-Out/Delivery

When it comes to great places to eat, try Pocatello. It seems like almost every street has a restaurant you just have to try. If you don’t have time to take a seat and enjoy a meal in a restaurant, consider ordering one to go! COVID-19 hasn’t stopped these restaurants or the citizens of Pocatello from enjoying a fantastic meal, even if it is from their own kitchen table. It doesn’t matter where you eat it, the food here is amazing. Here are a couple of places offering takeout or delivery in Pocatello.

Lickety Split

When COVID-19 first began affecting restaurant owners, this restaurant responded lickety-split. Pocatello’s Lickety Split was concerned about keeping their employees and customers as safe as possible. They contacted the local health department to ensure that they were implementing the correct procedures. The drive-through at Lickety Split made it easy for them to close their dining area while still serving customers. This allowed Lickety-Split lovers to still enjoy the breakfast and lunch menu while they maintained their social distance.

Lickety Split’s breakfast menu includes omelets, muffins, biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, steel-cut oatmeal, and breakfast sandwiches. For lunch, they serve salads, soups, and sandwiches, or, customers may order a combination. Their soup options regularly include chicken-noodle and creamy potato bacon. You can get a regular-sized soup or a large soup, each coming with your choice of a slice of bread. Though two soups remain the same all week, be sure to also check for daily specials. They also serve a chef salad, Cobb salad, spinach salad, or cilantro lime salad. They have a variety of sandwiches to choose from as well, including ham and Swiss, French dip, and a meatball sub. Perhaps the most enticing items on their menu are their treats. Their delectable treats include homemade cinnamon twists with either raspberry or blueberry, pies, cookies, as muffins. When ordering a pie, be sure to ask them about their seasonal pies like pumpkin strawberry or raspberry. Head through the drive-through to get a taste of Lickety-Split!

Villano's Italian

At the start of COVID-19, many restaurants weren’t sure how to adjust to the new changes to provide a safe experience for themselves and customers. Vilano’s Italian restaurant is just one example of how restaurants had to adapt to the changes. They began offering curbside pick up and to-go orders before also closing their dining room. After a few days, they implemented the Pocatello food express so they could also deliver food to customers.

Many people in Pocatello love Villano‘s and were very pleased with the delivery services and pick up orders. This way customers could enjoy the delicious items on their menu from the comforts and safety of their home. Villano’s Italian restaurant includes a menu of gourmet salads and soups, appetizers, sandwiches, pasta dishes, and specialty pizzas and calzones. Just thinking of their baked chicken artichoke lasagna or Margherita pizzas makes my stomach grumble. Be sure to check out Villano’s Facebook page or website for deals and support your local restaurants!

Mandarin House of Pocatello

The Mandarin House of Pocatello is a favorite among Pocatello residents for their authentic and delicious Chinese food. They are well known for their food and their world-class hospitality. In fact, they even won the “The Best of 2020 Pocatello” award for “enhancing the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the mandarin house of Pocatello has been filling numerous online orders for carryout to please their many customers. They make sure these orders are correct, kept hot, and are up to the Mandarin House of Pocatello standards--which you know is high when they sell out! Their menu is full of scrumptious dishes like sweet and sour chicken, Mandarin chicken, Cantonese chow mein, spicy pork, and so much more. They serve a lunch special which is priced between $8.25 and $9.50, and a family dinner special for two or more people. All their meals are affordable, filling, and delicious. Order today to see for yourself!

A Taste of Hawaii 208

There’s nothing like ordering some food for takeout on days where you feel like staying in but you don’t want to cook. Taste of Hawaii 208 allows you to enjoy a bit of paradise right from your living room--or wherever you want!

During the COVID-19 stay-home order, A Taste of Hawaii 208, as with other restaurants, closed its dining area to focus on the safety and welfare of its customers and employees. With the support of the community, they were open for pick-up and delivery through Pocatello Food Express. If you haven’t tried A Taste of Hawaii 208 or you are looking to branch out from your normal order, check out their menu to see what kinds of meals they serve.

A Taste of Hawaii is big on choices, which is why their menu is stocked with dozens of different options--each one equally delicious than the last. Some of the meals come with white rice and Hawaiian mac salad, along with your choice of meat, stir fry, or curry. They also sell other meals like a Kalua pork burger, a Lau Lau, a Loco Moco, and Poke. If you are in need of a little paradise, try A Taste of Hawaii 208!

El Caporal

When it comes to authentic, flavor-packed, and affordable Mexican food, El Caporal has it all. Their menu is filled with delicious options like tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, and more! If you order during their lunch hours, you can try a lunch combination which is served with rice and beans. You’ll also enjoy any of their meals from the dinner menu. Just don’t plan on skipping dessert. You won’t be able to resist the tempting flan, fried ice cream, sopapillas, or churros.

With restaurant dining still limited due to COVID-19, El Caporal is open and eager to serve guests for carry-out dining. Customers should plan to call to place their orders. Even with a take-out order, you can still expect your meal to be hot and fresh by the time you get home. Give El Caporal a call for your next take-out meal!

Jeri's Jumbo's Cafe

If you are big into food, or if you just like big food, Jeri’s Jumbo’s Cafe may just be the place for you. The serving sizes at Jeri’s Jumbo’s are notoriously huge, so come with an appetite or be prepared to have leftovers. Since they are a breakfast and lunch establishment, they are open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., so be sure to check them out earlier in the day. With their omelets, fried steak and eggs, breakfast burritos, biscuits, pancakes, and cinnamon rolls… you really can’t go wrong trying any of their breakfast items. However, their lunch is equally as scrumptious, with soups, salads, burgers, and deluxe sandwiches.

During the slower business effect of COVID-19, Jeri’s Jumbo’s Cafe responded by providing take out orders for hungry customers and preparing family dinners. They did an excellent job of keeping their guests informed via Facebook by posting the prices and descriptions of the specials they were serving each day. If you don’t follow them yet, you need to...but be warned, your stomach will grumble every time you see one of their delicious meal posts! Luckily they are still open for take-out, so call in and order now!

Gin Sen

Gin Sen sells some of the best Thai food in Pocatello. People who visit Gin Sen not only appreciated their menu, but also the great service and stylish interior. They are open for lunch and dinner, but if you want a bang for your buck, come during lunch when they serve lunch specials. The specials include a choice of meat for your meal, one fried spring roll, and steamed rice. Some of the options for their lunch menu include pad see-ew, massaman, panang, and more. Their regular menu includes pan-fried noodles but also has salads, soups, ramen, curry, and desserts. Some of their desserts include sticky rice with mango and banana cheesecake. Their banana cheesecake is a deep-fried wrap banana, served with vanilla ice cream, and topped with honey and sesame seed.

As a result of the COVID-19, Gin Sen has been doubling down on cleaning procedures to keep its customers and employees safe. Gin Sen is currently offering delivery, takeout, and curbside pick up. You can call in to place an order or you can order online. If you want to eat in the restaurant, plan ahead as they are limiting their maximum dining room capacity to 50%. If you are picking up a meal to go or dining in, Gin Sen is located on N. 4th Ave. in Pocatello. Stop in if you are hungry for some Thai food.

Have you tried each restaurant on this list? If not, consider ordering somewhere new to support other businesses in the community. Plus, you might just find your new favorite restaurant. Did we miss a take-out spot you love? Let us know in the comments!

Hannah Anderson

About the author

Hannah Anderson

Hannah Anderson, a Nevada native, moved to Idaho four years ago to study at Brigham Young University-Idaho where she earned a bachelor's degree in communication. She enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, and exploring all that Idaho has to offer.

comments powered by Disqus
Back to top