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The Brakeman American Grill

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27 S Main St, Victor, ID 83455-5547
+1 208-787-2020
11:30 - 21:00
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here twice in a week , once for lunch and once for dinner. The food is outstanding and the service is great. We really enjoyed the cheeseburgers ! Definitely recommend !

Thank John C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Great burgers and fries. Elk burger was tasty and the Idaho French fries were wonderful. The kid's grilled cheese was great. Iced tea was delicious & when I asked about the tea they used to make it, they gave me a tea bag to take with me so I could order it on Amazon. Service was cheerful and prompt, but... More 

Thank JShteren
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

We were drawn to this small burger place by their "made fresh daily" sign, and it definitely did not disappoint! The burgers were great and so was the service. They have a lot of burger options and you can customize your own burger too. A must stop before you leave Victor!

Thank kyndall54
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We ate here after skiing all day and the burgers are AMAZING! You get plenty of food and the fries are outstanding. Be sure and ask for some of their special sauce to have with your fries. The staff is friendly and the restaurant is clean. Be sure and get to this restaurant!

Thank Jodee P
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

After a day of skiing at Grand Targhee, we headed over to Brakeman to stuff our faces with the most amazing burgers. They are huge, they are juicy, and perfect. My husband got the ginormous Crazy Brakeman burger and proclaimed it the best burger he has eaten. And he ate the whole thing without busting his buttons. I ordered the... More 

Thank CLNR
Andover, New Jersey
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We stopped into The Brakeman while traveling through Idaho based on the great reviews we had read. This is a small Mom & Pop restaurant in a small town between Jackson Hole and Idaho Falls. The burgers we had were just fantastic, and with great fries. Not just tasty food, but lots of it too. Fair prices and very friendly... More 

Thank K2V2
spudsister, Owner at The Brakeman American Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! Come see us again soon. More 

Jackson, Wyoming
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Asked the staff at my new dentist in Victor where I should go for a good sandwich. Two said, "The Brakeman." They were correct. Casual place (all of Victor is casual), good ambiance, friendly service, inexpensive prices, and great burgers. BUT THE FRIES WERE FANTASTIC. Home made, thin cut, crispy, skins on, and just enough salt and spice to make... More 

Thank daveinmonument
spudsister, Owner at The Brakeman American Grill, responded to this review

Sounds like you have a great dentist! Come see us on your next trip over the hill. More 

Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

So we stopped for lunch, and first glance at the menu I thought $12 was a lot for hamburger in this neck of the woods. Wow was I wrong- this was one of the most delicious burgers I have ever eaten and so worth the price!!! Generous portions, friendly staff, great food! Will definitely eat there again- bring your appetite!

Thank WanderFamily4
spudsister, Owner at The Brakeman American Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your business so very much! More 

Nyborg, Denmark
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70 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

I think they added a chicken sandwich and a salad to the menu but these guys are about a burger. Unique toppings, great quality meat, excellent thin cut fries. The only caveat is that it's a small operation and everything is cooked to order so some patience is called for.

Thank globetrotter33221
spudsister, Owner at The Brakeman American Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review, all the way from Denmark!! More 

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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

We were road weary and needed some good food- we lucked out at The Brakeman American Grill! Clever railroad motif, clean, and yummy hamburgers! It was a great evening enjoying this small, yet efficient spot!

Thank Travelfeet2
spudsister, Owner at The Brakeman American Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for trying our restaurant. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 S Main St, Victor, ID 83455-5547
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Victor
  • Phone Number: +1 208-787-2020
The Brakeman American Grill is Victor's family friendly spot for the BEST Burgers, Sandwiches and delicious Salads. It's all about FRESH at The Brakeman. We grind our beef daily right on site and add our own special seasonings, fresh vegetables and a delicious sourdough bun to create the BEST Burger. Our fresh cut Idaho Fries are a terrific treat and accompany all Burgers and Sandwiches. The Brakeman serves freshly brewed Sun Tea, Fair Trade Organic coffee,sodas and a variety of local and regional beers and wines. The Brakeman is open for lunch and dinner.

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