Don't blink because if you do, you'll drive through Clark Fork, Idaho, and miss a unique dining experience. Clark Fork is a town of 540, is located near the Montana border, and has a restaurant that's getting national attention. 

The town sits near the Clark Fork River on the eastern part of Lake Pend Oreille, named in honor of William Clark, who headed the expedition through the western American wilderness in 1804. 

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The Squeeze Inn is a family-owned restaurant located in Clark Fork and has been a part of the community for more than 25 years. The Squeeze Inn "offers a unique dining experience full of culture, color, and delicious food." Janet, the owner, is often called mom, and her daughter Taneesha has her artwork scattered throughout the restaurant. The menu at the Squeeze Inn consists of everything homemade, from ravioli to their Italian-inspired tacos and lamb shanks. 

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Joshua Schlegel Google

Start your meal with mussels, clams, or their famous stuffed mushrooms. They are open five days a week for lunch from 11:30 to 1:30 and again for dinner from 4 pm to 8 pm. They recently added Basque food to their menu. The meals are served in the traditional Basque family style with the soup of the day, bread, Basque beans, salad, side dish, main entree, ice cream, and a glass of house wine. 

On top of their fantastic entrees, you can also make your own pizza on the fresh sourdough crust. With a kid's menu, they have something for everyone. It's time to head to Clark Fork, Idaho, and enjoy great food. 

The Squeeze Inn

The Squeeze Inn:

  • 220 W 4th Street, Clark Fork, ID 83811
  • (208) 266-0234
  • Make sure to check their Facebook or Website for updates and seasonal hours.

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