There are so many ways to summer in Twin Fall where outdoor opportunities abound. But fun in the sun soon turns to finding great places to eat in Twin Falls and enjoy beautiful evenings outside. Thankfully, Idaho’s original food hall, 2nd South Market, offers numerous opportunities to enjoy both dining and entertainment as part of outdoor playing.
Food in Twin Falls is plentiful but only one location offers seven different options under one roof: BBQ, pizza, sushi, Asian fusion, poke bowls, ice cream, coffee, salads and a full bar. And several of these vendors have been voted “best of” in their categories, like best BBQ, best pizza, best ice cream and best overall for family restaurant.
Not only is 2nd South Market the first food hall established in Idaho, it’s housed in a totally refurbished 1926 historic building. What once housed blacksmiths, boilermakers, machining, welding and later hardware, this truly unique place to eat in Twin Falls offers what no other place can.
FAMILY FOOD & FUN
Awarded the #1 family restaurant in Twin Falls, 2nd South Market’s many food options allow families with different food tastes to enjoy whatever they like in an open, casual setting. Kids can grab a slice of pizza and ice cream while parents enjoy a beer or glass of wine from the TapHouse with their BBQ, sushi, Asian fusion or poke bowl meal. Adults and kids alike can enjoy games of cornhole in The Yard as part of their dining out experience. Stay as long as you like and move tables/chairs around to accommodate your group, whatever the size.
Take time on our way in or out of 2nd South Market to take in the building’s interesting history and historical artifacts displayed along the entry wall. Walk through time from 1907-today and see how it all started and changed over the decades. Given new live in 2021, many elements from the original structure have been repurposed including windows, doors as well as nearly all of the accent wood throughout vendor spaces. Whenever possible, everything has been left in its natural state. See if you can spot old phone lines in the ceiling or old hooks and brackets used almost 100 years ago, frozen in time.
BEST IN TWIN FALLS
Looking for great BBQ “near me” after a long hike or bike ride? You’ll find it at 2nd South. Voted #1 for best BBQ in Twin Falls and best in southern Idaho, the Smokey Bone offers Texas-style barbeque of brisket, ribs, pork, turkey and chicken cooked in an apple wood smoker for many hours. Daily specials could include hamburgers, shrimp sandwiches and even some Mexican food items. They are known for delicious smoked meats and amazing corn bread, deep-fried pickles, French fries, mac n cheese, sweet potato fries, potato salad, and coleslaw.
Pizza always sounds like a great option, especially on a relaxing summer day or night. But not many pizzerias offer pizza by the slice, pizza take out, pizza for dining in, AND pizza delivery – all in one place. Lucy’s New York Style Pizzeria has been voted #1 in Twin Falls for best pizza. Hand-thrown crust for pizzas and calzones are a favorite for lunch or dinner. Watch your custom pizza being made and cooked in a 600-degree oven while you’re waiting. Salads, other Italian food items and kid-size pizzas are popular. Gluten free pizza dough is available upon request. Several dessert pizzas options can help wrap up a day of fun in the sun on a sweet note.
DRINKS & ICE CREAM
Summer activities always drive up the need for liquids. Coffee, tea and energy drink fans can be enjoyed at the #1 ranked best coffee shop, Full Steam Espresso, also inside 2nd South. This is a favorite spot to stop off before a morning hike or after a bike ride around Downtown Twin Falls. Drinks, iced or hot, will satisfy your thirst. Grab a muffin or other daily breakfast treat while you’re there too.
Nothing beats ice cream after a hike around beautiful Shoshone Falls. CloverLeaf creamery is a hugely popular family-owned local business with a serious customer following, especially at 2nd South Market. So much so, they were voted #1 for ice cream in Twin Falls. CloverLeaf has been selling their super creamy ice cream out of their original location in a nearby Buhl since 2007. They offer 24 ice cream flavors on a cone or in a cup.
How about a cool adult beverage after BASE Jump or a Snake River kayaking adventure? The TapHouse offers a full bar and fun seasonal drinks. Enjoy a pink margarita or hard lemonade made with strawberry vodka for something different or a great cold crafted beer. If you’re enjoying cornhole, listening to live music, or just hanging out in The Yard, TapHouse has a roll-up window so you can quickly get a refill without having to go back inside.
SUSHI, POKE BOWLS & ASIAN FUSION DISHES
2nd South Market is the first location for Poke & Sushi Hut. Fresh seafood in the basis for their popular sushi rolls and poke bowl, made to order. Sushi rolls are also available ready to grab and go. Not sure what to order? The staff will help tailor an order just to your liking.
Across the way, great Asian-fusion dishes are available at Fuji Express. Start with some spring rolls or pot stickers then move on to their popular meat and veggies bows or stir frys. Looking for something a bit spicy? General Taos dish will have you covered.
A large 14,700 square feet of outdoor space in The Yard, is a great place to enjoy live music on the weekends, outdoor dining, corn hole, firepits, and additional seating in a dog-friendly environment. Water bowls and treats are always available for canine friends at 2nd South. Ask for a Pup Cup from the folks at Full Steam Espresso to enjoy outside with you.
So, when looking for a “restaurant near me”, you’ll get six restaurants and a bar in single place at 2nd South Market. Open seven days a week, vendor hours vary so customers are encouraged to check 2ndSouthMarket.com for specific hours.