Want Some Comfort Food? Go Here.

J.R. Heimbigner

There's nothing quite like comfort food. It's filling, it tastes good and it reminds you of meals you've had in the past or if you're eating it now, meals that you know you'll remember. So here are the three best places in Coeur d'Alene to get some comfort food.

Metz Extreme Grilled Cheese

Meltz takes comfort food very seriously, but adds in some fun twists. For example, there is even a secret menu at Meltz, but you have to sign up for their email list to get it. I'd say that's pretty incredible marketing. The American Ooze sandwich has a weird name but it's got a fantastic combination of flavors. It includes american, sharp cheddar, monterey jack, and swiss cheeses. You haven't lived until you've tried a grilled cheese like this! The award-winning Ultimate Meltz sandwich has a unique twist: it has white cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, fontina, goat, and gorgonzola cheeses. You quite simply can't go wrong with a grilled cheese here! Top it all off with a Hope's "all-butter" large 4 oz, fresh baked chocolate chunk cookie and you can already imagine how happy you'll be. You might need a nap, but you'll be patting your stomach talking about how good the food was.

We were driving from Montana to Washington and stumbled upon this very poppin' grilled cheese place tucked in a small strip of other stores. WOW! This place was amazing!!! I forgot the name, but we had a grilled cheese with huckleberry (of course, since youre in the area, you've GOTTA try all the huckleberry thangsss). Pay attention to the disclaimer on their menu- sandwiches will take 10-12 minutes to make because each sandwich is made-to-order. Vickie H.

Midtown Bluebird

Midtown Bluebird is a small, locally owned, chef-driven restaurant that specializes in fresh, creatively prepared food that showcases the quality of what goes onto the plate. When you eat here, you'll taste the quality! It's comfort food with a creative twist. For example, the pork tenderloin is an oven-roasted Snake River Farms Kurabuto "Black Hog" tenderloin, that comes with braised baby bok choy, and apricot hazelnut reduction. That's the kind of meal you won't forget! The shrimp and grits comes with shrimp, tomato-jalapeño polenta, smoked gouda shrimp bisque, pico de gallo, and cilantro. Just listing those ingredients out makes my mouth water. Each bite is like an explosion of flavor!

Food was great. Service was fast and friendly. The new Cuban was tasty.
The fried chicken sandwich was huge. I think you should call it a pterodactyl sandwich.
The homemade ketchup was way better than anything out of a bottle! I'm missed the pickle flight appetizer. Looked tasty as it passed our table. I'll be trying it next time. Lori H.

Izzy's Comfort Kitchen

Izzy's has comfort right in the name and for good reason. Just listen to what the Izzy's Chicken dinner includes! It has Sweet-tea brined bone-in chicken, dredged in buttermilk, house-seasoned flour and then it is fried crisp. Next it the chicken drizzled with Izzy's sweet heat sauce, served with house cornbread and seasonal vegetable. Yes please! Sweet-tea brined chicken? It's every bit as amazing as you think it will be. The mac and cheese is elbow pasta with house cheese sauce, smoked bacon, topped with an herb crumb, and pickled red onions (gluten-free) served with house or Caesar salad.The small creative twists Izzy's makes like the herb crumbs and pickled red onions make a great meal even more memorable and fantastic.

One of the best meal's that I've ever had. The whole experience was fantastic. We were greeted warmly and seated right away. Our server was genuinely nice and attentive the whole time we were there. I got the 4th street fries and boy were they a treat, sooooo gooooood! My Wife got the corn bread and I thought it looked good, but the expression in her face said it all and I had to try it. Hands down, this was the best corn bread I've ever tasted. It should also be on the dessert menu, it's that freakin' good. Tommy C.

There you have it! Those are the three best places to get comfort food in town. Have you ever eaten at these locations?

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