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3 Boise Restaurants Perfect for Your Graduation Dinner


You’ve finally made it – college graduation is right around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate! While you could totally wow your graduation guests with a home-cooked meal in your Identity apartment, graduation is your special day, which means you should be off-the-hook on hosting. Let one of these great Boise restaurants take care of your graduation dinner, so that you can focus on celebrating.

Cricket’s Tavern

Just around the corner from your Identity apartment is Cricket’s Tavern, a laid-back dinner and drinks option if you’re looking to spend a fun night out with your graduation guests. The tacos are amazing, and karaoke is totally a thing.

The Wylder

One of the best restaurants for graduation in Boise is The Wylder, a craft pizza restaurant right next to campus. The Wylder isn’t your typical college pizza joint, though. It’s also got craft cocktails and a robust supper menu if pizza just isn’t your thing. And for dessert? Salted caramel ice cream pie. Yes, you read that right.

Cottonwood Grille

If you’re looking to really impress your graduation guests (or you know someone else is footing the bill for dinner), Cottonwood Grille is a sleek, upscale option with amazing food and a mature, celebratory vibe that will have you feeling like a put-together, just-graduated adult the minute you walk in the door. Cottonwood Grille is open seven days a week, and also happens to be home to one of Boise’s most popular happy hours, which happens daily from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy the farm-fresh, seasonal menu, and relax knowing you’ve got a college degree just waiting to be framed when you get home.

Identity Boise is perfectly situated for all the best food and entertainment options near campus. If you’re looking for more great dining options, check out our other blog posts for some ideas.


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