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Sockeye Grill & Brewery: December Restaurant of the Month

Sockeye Grill + BreweryCelebrate the holidays at our December Restaurant of the Month, Sockeye Grill & Brewery. 

Not only does Sockeye Grill & Brewery make award-winning craft brews using Idaho grown hops and grains, but the food is sourced locally too. With two locations (Cole Road and Fairview Ave) in Boise this fine establishment is perfect for your next holiday party, friendly get together or fun night out.

Fingersteaks with friesHead Chef Dan Hihath, an Idaho native, is known for his flavorful combinations of fresh, local ingredients and high-quality sourcing. He has enhanced the Sockeye menu with distinctive touches – look for the high-end pub food daily lunch and dinner specials! Their regular menu includes options like Idaho Trout Filet, an 8-oz. pan seared Idaho trout fillet topped with sage, lemon and pecan pan sauce served with sauteed seasonal vegetables and garlic smashed red potatoes. Their Hell-Diver finger steaks (pictured right) are made from ⅓ lb house hickory smoked tri-tip and hand battered in their Hell-Diver Pale Ale and served with a house made cocktail sauce and Idaho potato fries. You can also find several menu items from starters to entrees featuring the infamous Sockeye Salmon including Sockeye Salmon Spread, Sockeye Salmon Strips, Sockeye Salmon Pita, Sockeye Salmon dinner… and the list goes on. Check out their full menu here.

BeerSockeye Grill & Brewery simply oozes Idaho, from its symbolical name to its outdoorsy and rugged ambiance to the local food and fine craft brew flavors. Not to mention right now they are celebrating The 12 Beers of Christmas – check out their complete calendar of events to see the festive feature of the day from December 12-23, as well as fun workshops, live music and events throughout the end of the year.

Several of Sockeye’s special brews are named for notable landmarks along the Middle Fork including their flagship beer, Dagger Falls IPA, as well as Powerhouse Porter, Velvet Falls Cream Ale and Hell-Diver Pale Ale. So not only are the ingredients Idaho-grown the names are cleverly geographical too.

Fun Fact: Sockeye Brewing wasn’t only named after the state’s iconic wild fish, the Sockeye Salmon, they also have a strong heartline for returning this special fish back to their home at Redfish Lake near Stanley, Idaho. The Sockeye team joins numerous events and fundraising efforts of many non-profit organizations that strive to keep the Sockeye Salmon alive and return them to healthy rivers in it’s native wilderness habitat. Their efforts and hard work continue in an effort to return the infamous red fish back to Redfish Lake.

Gyro with saladSo next time you are pondering a place to sit down, kick-back, have a pint and some amazing local grub, swim over to Sockeye Grill & Brewery. Plus, 2016 is their 20th Year Anniversary, so send them out with a bang and celebrate before the calendar turns to 2017!


Cole Road
3019 N Cole Rd, Boise, ID 83704
Phone: (208) 658-1533

Fairview Ave
12542 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83713
Phone: (208) 322-5200

Visit to see each location’s hours of operation, what’s on tap, menu and event calendar.