Featured "Best of McCall"

Shore Lodge Dining

Shore Lodge, bar and grill, lakeside and patio on the water dining in summer, numerous options, and always being improved. Taking the boat, one can dock, have dinner and take a leisurely cruise back home, rounding out a perfect summer day.

AREA INFORMATION Lodging & Restaurants

Of the many choices of places to stay and places to enjoy a meal in the McCall area, there are some which we believe really stand out. And rather than create a complete list of places, what you'll find here is our very own "Best of McCall" list.

Best Lodging in McCall

The Shore Lodge, Hotel McCall are two of the best places to stay in McCall. Shore Lodge is an elegant historic place on the lake, and Hotel McCall is both historic and literally is the heart of downtown McCall. If you have a group, another option is to rent a home on the lake, golf course or in town with Accommodation Services.

Best Restaurant in the Area

The Jug Mountain Ranch Clubhouse and Rupert's at the Hotel McCall will easily win this award now with Gary Kucy as head chef. He has cooked for 4 presidents and was formerly at Jackson Hole's Snake River Grill and Santa Fe's Coyote Cafe. Both restaurants have atmosphere, a great staff, and spectacular views. Chef Gary Kucy is on par with any of the great chefs in the US. Shore Lodge's Cutwater restaurant on the lake has an elegant lakefront setting, and is a winner yearround.

Best Pizza

Crusty's Pizza is an inviting, family friendly little place with great pizza, a welcoming and friendly staff, and every Wednesday and Sunday there's great, free live music. 2 blocks off 3rd Street on Lenora is where you'll find this local favorite.

Best "Old McCall" Restaurant

The tie goes to The Mill and Lardo's, both vintage old establishments with a lot of character and history dating back to the sawmill days of McCall. The Mill is on 3rd Street on the way to downtown and Lardos is across the street from the Shore Lodge on Lake Street.

Best Wine Bar

The Bistro 45 wins many awards, not only for the wine selection, but for the vibrant atmosphere. Even if you've never been to McCall before, you'll feel like a local after visiting the Bistro 45, and you'll likely have made new friends as well. Find this off the beaten track gem in the courtyard of the Hotel McCall.

Best Beer

Salmon River BrewerySalmon River Brewery was opened by locals, and is one of those places not on the main road (only half a block off hwy 55) that is well worth visiting if you like high quality brews and going to a friendly place where the local forest service workers, smokejumpers, ski bums, fisheries biologists, and other locals gather for a pint of high quality locally crafted brew. SRB also has great traditional style fish tacos and other menu items - great place to head after being out in the mountains for the day.