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Before moving to Idaho we’d never heard of Yard House, which is remarkable because, while traveling over the past two years, we’ve noticed them everywhere! We stumbled in one day, not realizing they had a Happy Hour menu, and were pleasantly surprised.  The offerings are robust, the portions aren’t skimpy and there’s enough variety to cater to different palates. You’ll love Yard House – the best Happy Hour in Boise! 


Full disclosure — when we look for a good Happy Hour, we’re looking for food, not drinks. After all, we typically follow a keto diet, so this is our opportunity to splurge! So, if you’re checking out this post in hopes of learning about alcoholic beverages, you will be sadly disappointed. If you’re on the hunt for great, half-priced eats, you’ve come to the right place!

Yard House Happy Hour Menu

First things first, their Happy Hour food selection is fantastic! Some places halve the prices, but they also halve the servings. Not Yard House! You get the same portion you’d get if you ordered after 6pm. The menu changes slightly from time to time, but right now, it includes the following items at half their regular menu price (options may vary by location):

  • Poke Nachos
  • Ahi Sashimi
  • Pork Lumpia
  • Spinach Cheese Dip
  • Queso Dip
  • Chicken Nachos
  • Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Fried Chicken Tenders
  • Classic Sliders
  • Onion Ring Tower
  • Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds
  • Fried Calamari
  • Moo Shu Egg Rolls
  • Boneless Wings (Buffalo, Firecracker, Ancho BBQ or Korean)
  • Gardein™ Wings
  • Fried Mac + Cheese
  • Pepperoni & Mushroom Pizza
  • Cheese Pizza
  • Margherita Pizza
  • BBQ Chicken Pizza
  • The Carnivore Pizza

For those interested, they also offer $2 off all draft beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails; $3 off 9oz wine; and $4 off Half Yards (whatever that is!). Really, you’re getting a better deal if you go to Yard House for the food and not drinks, so we’re not complaining! 

What We’ve Ordered

We don’t go to Yard House as much as I’d like because Happy Hour, which runs from 4pm-6pm, isn’t the most convenient time for us. With the three little guys, we usually don’t sit down until 6pm. So, when we do go, we leave them at home with a meal prepped and sometimes I’m not able to get that done until after 5pm — then, we try to get to Yard House in time! 


Typically, we save these visits for when we’re really craving it, or my ex is in town.  What we order has fallen into somewhat of a predictable pattern (with me staking majority claim on the Moo Shu Egg Rolls):

  • Pork Lumpia
  • Fried Mac + Cheese
  • Chicken Nachos
  • Onion Ring Tower
  • Moo Shu Egg Rolls
  • Boneless Buffalo Wings
  • Pepperoni & Mushroom Pizza or
  • The Carnivore Pizza

We’ve tried the Fried Mac + Cheese and Pork Lumpias a couple times. They’re okay, but no one really fights over them. Also, the Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wings can be a hit-or-miss. We definitely prefer the ones at TGI Friday’s in nearby Nampa!

Josh doesn’t love the red and green sauce on the nachos, and I wasn’t sure about it at first, but I really like it now. The best thing about this is that, when I go with Lauren, we have them put the chicken on the side (or leave it off entirely) and, along with the Onion Ring Tower (which comes with a really tasty chipotle ranch dip), it’s a great option for dining with my vegetarian daughter!

Yard House

The pizza is surprisingly good, but my favorite is the Moo Shu Egg Rolls. In fact, I could go and just have two orders of them along with the onion rings and leave a happy girl. Stuffed with chicken, chili cream cheese, carrots, green onions, cilantro, and spinach and served with an applesauce kind of dip, they are really delicious!

Happy Hour Done Right

It’s a lot of food, guys — make no mistake. Two of us have easily finished the majority of an order like this, though. It’s that good! Best of all, we can take home whatever’s left for lunch the next day. Score! It’s like Yard House Happy Hour is the gift that keeps on giving!

What about you? Have you ever tried Yard House Happy Hour in Boise or anywhere else? Leave us a comment and let us know what you order!