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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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Big Bear Lake, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

1 Thank Kirk M
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

1 Thank MimieW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

So delicious! Try the new Effie burger with grilled onions, mushrooms, ham and all the veggies! Three adults shared one delicious burger! Nothing better!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Best burger in town if you can eat the whole thing.I recommend the double Effie and a large order of fries. Never had a bad meal.

Thank Leroy J
Clarkston, Washington
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Went there last week after going to Waha, it was closed so I suggested we try Effie's Tavern, I had heard from several different people how good the Burgers were, we were not disappointed but one Hamburger feeds two people and then we brought part of it home, cooked just right and have a variety of choices to go with... 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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?