Yes, another BBQ restaurant in Boise. This one is locally owned and operated with two locations in Boise and one in Eagle. (See the graphic) I had a short, but very interesting, visit while I was there and I was impressed by the operation. This new Boise location is located where the Macaroni Grille was, at 980 Milwaukee by Staples. You can see their website at MickeyRay’s BBQ. There is also a link in the sidebar. Be sure to check these links for complete menus and the like. Let them know you saw the information here on the Boise Foodie Blog.
It was interesting to hear that they use only local maple for their smoking process in a Texas made smoker, one of only two of this type located in Idaho. There is a photo below. They try very hard to use only locally produced products, the smoker being one exception. The menu is extensive and complete, with specials on Thursday – MickeyRay’s Big Ol’ Beef Rib ($16), Friday – 3/4 lb. Catfish Fillet and Hush Puppies ($15) and Saturday – Complete Prime Rib Dinner ($18, $23 and $29) and I believe an everyday special, it takes that long to eat it, The Trough – 1 lb. Chopped Pork, 1 lb. Beef Brisket, 1 Full Rack of Ribs, 1 quart Beans and 1 lb Fries. And all for $60! That’s over 4 pounds of vittles! They have kid’s menus, sandwiches, rib plates and much, much more. (I’m getting hungry!)
Let’s have a party some evening and meet at MickeyRay’s BBQ and try their fare out. Dutch, of course. Let us know. And if you get there before we do, let them know that we suggested it to you and let us know how you like it. Cheers!
We ate there last night. Thought the BBQ was excellent. Had the brisket and chopped pork and both were perfectly cooked and very flavorful. Sauces were good and not full of high fructose corn syrup. Side dishes were another matter. Slaw did not work for us. Fried okra was boring. Mashed potatoes were bad and we had a vigorous debate as to whether or not they were instant or not. Mac and cheese was OK. BBQ that good needs to be paired with excellent side dishes. Service was friendly and good.
Bob and Robin said:
Thank you for these comments. And I agree, Idaho is no place for “cardboard” potatoes.
Bob and Robin said:
Thanks for your comment, Carole. We have not eaten there, but will do so soon! Cheers!
We took Dylan (carnivorous grandson) to the Eagle location for a celebration and we were so impressed. We had a sampler platter and it served 3 of us with leftovers…and the carnivore was sated. It was delicious and fun. So it’s 2 thumbs up for me