Local restaurant that brings a fun, welcome, relaxing environment to locals and travelers alike

Cliff and Summer, after retiring from Law Enforcement, took the opportunity to start a new life in a place more aligned with their beliefs and values.  They settled in a tiny town of 700 in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho.  Set out to start a new life by working hard and raising our youngest son in the best environment they could provide. 

They moved here with no family or friends in the area.  While Cliff became a manager at a local hardware store, Summer started off cooking soups for a small company that was quickly expanding.  With in a short time, Summer worked her way up to become a general manager and then the district manager over the 4 restaurants here in Idaho. During this time, they also worked on establishing a cattle ranch consisting of a few Scottish Highland cows and a couple of Yaks. 

They began harvesting hay, breeding cattle, and butchering them to provide a healthy source of food that had no antibiotics, hormones, and were grass fed.  They dreamed of starting a food truck or restaurant where their local beef could provide people the option of a wonderful, lean, healthy, local option.  They found the opportunity to buy a restaurant right in the town of Horseshoe Bend.

Cliff and Summer started their new journey in May of 2019.  Upon the first year they doubled the number of sales and quickly learned their little ranch of 25 head of cattle would come nowhere near what was needed to produce for the volume of the restaurant.  However, they did find some ways to share their passion by doing specials and a daily protein that includes their ranch or local ranches as an option.

Our Mission

To bring a fun, welcome, relaxing environment to locals and travelers alike. Everyone needs a little R&R!

Our Vision

To serve local and fresh ingredients and create a fun and peaceful environment for everyone to enjoy!

Providing a Casual Family Environment

Locking Horns Riverside Restaurant has always strived to provide a fun family environment for both locals and visitors.

We are dog friendly with a back patio that boasts an awesome view of the Payette River, cornhole and much more...


The best restaurant in town with a view of the river from our outside seating area that can't be beat! Come on in and let us show you real hospitality!.

All are welcome including:
River Rafters

Locking Horns Riverside Restaurant

101 Payette River Ave
Horseshoe Bend, ID 83629
(208) 793 2651

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Monday: 10am - 8pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10am - 8pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 10am - 8pm


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