East Idaho Eats: Grandpa’s Bar-B-Q welcomes you with family recipes and home cooked meals

IDAHO FALLS — If you are seeking for smoked meats, mouth-watering sides, fluffy cornbread and scrumptious desserts, Grandpa’s Southern Bar-B-Q is the put for you.

Hooked up to Motel West at 1540 West Broadway Street, the household-owned cafe has been in procedure because 1995 when Lloyd and Loretta Westbrook opened it in Arco.

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Lloyd and Loretta Westbrook with their family have been working Grandpa’s Southern Bar-B-Q given that 1995. | Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com

“Because of the hearth that burned 22,000 acres on the desert again in 2000, Arco went into a downward spiral,” Lloyd tells EastIdahoNews.com. “Traffic that utilized to circulation by from Montana, Wyoming and other spots heading west stopped coming as a result of for the reason that of dust storms and street closures. Arco just went down, down, down.”

The Westbrooks moved their barbecue joint to Idaho Falls in June 2002 and business has continued to increase around the decades.

The total loved ones is involved in the operation and generally has been long ahead of Lloyd was born.

“These recipes have been handed down from era to generation,” son Corey Mangum says. “Grandpa is really (Lloyd’s) grandpa … Us young children started out working this business enterprise at 10, 11, 12 several years aged. We have normally had our hands involved in it and what ever the captain says, goes.”

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Beef brisket and ribs are some of the meat possibilities provided at Grandpa’s Southern Bar-B-Q. | Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com

“Captain” Lloyd seasons all the meats with the family’s dry rub and then smokes it for hours with wood and charcoal. There’s no propane or fuel used at Grandpa’s. You can choose your preferred meat from rooster, beef brisket, ribs, sausage, pulled pork – even fish on Friday.

“We do catfish each individual Friday for lunch and dinner. You can have as several fillets as you want,” Mangum claims. “They’re golden brown and made from scratch. My mom dips the filets in the flour, cornmeal, seasons it, hand-fries it — almost everything.”

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Grandpa’s Southern Bar-B-Q gives catfish with tartar sauce each individual Friday. | Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com

All of the food items at Grandpa’s is manufactured from scratch “just like my grandparents utilized to do,” Lloyd states. Loretta has added her have twist to a whole lot of the menu objects and individually can make the pecan, sweet potato and buttermilk pies, together with the German chocolate cake and peach cobbler.

View our overall interview with Grandpa’s in the movie participant earlier mentioned and learn much more about their cafe, like the menu, in this article.

Grandpa’s Southern Bar-B-Q is open up Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Catering solutions are obtainable and you can observe the restaurant on Fb and Instagram.

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