Welcome To River Rock Cafe Online!

If you’re in Riggins, Idaho, be sure to stop for a bite to eat at River Rock Cafe where stylish dining and gracious service is what we’re all about!  Like to plan ahead? Take a peek at OUR MENU as a downloadable pdf document for easy reference to breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

River Rock Cafe is open 7 days a week and still serving the GREAT food you love plus an Italian fare!  Offsite catering for events along the Salmon River corridor is also available!

Breakfast ~ Lunch ~ Dinner

Pizza ~ Calzone ~ Italian Entrees ~ Beer and Wine

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Did you know?

Riggins, located in the heart of Idaho and named after Postmaster Dick Riggins in the early 1900’s, is a small town )pop. 443) nestled at 1800 feet elevation in the Salmon River Canyon next to the Salmon River.  It is situated along Highway 95, the only north-south highway in Idaho, running from Canada to Mexico.  The Salmon River is one of a few free-flowing rivers remaining in North America.

Originally named “Gouge-Eye” because a gambler got his eye put out in a poker game, Riggins has seen many colorful changes. Riggins began as a ranching, mining and logging town, but when the town’s lumber mill burned down in 1982, the ever-growing tourist and recreational industry became Riggins’ primary source of revenue.

Visitors can enjoy such sights as the Seven Devils Mountains, Hell’s Canyon and the Salmon River as well as an array of many beautiful wildlife, flora and geological varieties.

Many popular activities include whitewater rafting, jet-boating, hunting for deer elk, cougar, bear, chukar, wild turkey, moose, grouse and bighorn sheep; fishing, most notably for Bass, Steelhead and Chinook Salmon.

Riggins is well-known for a few lively events including the annual jet boat races occurring the third weekend in April, and the Riggins Rodeo during the first full weekend of May. June features the Whitewater blowout, inviting whitewater enthusiasts to experience the Slamon River on a guided rafting trip. Our Fourth of July celebration is a real blast!  Hot Summer Nights heats up the last week of July, including a  tantalizing talent show.

Celebrate September … attend the september Fest at the City Park which benefits our local Salmon River Dive Team. Look for rockin’ entertainment all year long featuring The River Rock Band – at your favorite local watering hole or right here at the River Rock Cafe!

Janeen and Kim and all our staff welcome you to Riggins Idaho and the River Rock Cafe.


{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan Hollenbeak December 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I love River Rock!

Lorene September 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

My husband, kids and I come to Riggins every summer for white water rafting. We enjoy all our meals at The River Rock Cafe while there. Thanks for the fabulous food, enthusiastic environment and splendid service! Kim, it was a great time visiting with you and your husband and we appreciate the “tips” you offered for places to visit while there! Keep up the fantabulous job Kim and Janeen! Thank you!

Martin March 24, 2011 at 4:04 am

Hallo Kim…Låter och ser ut som att jag måste bara få komma och äta hos dig…Ser underbart ut….

Kim Olson November 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

Thanks Candace for the great Butternut Squash Soup recipe! We tweeked it a bit, but it was still delish! Our customers enjoyed it, once again. Love that peach salsa. Would love to try the new ones. Christmas IS coming and so is our party. You should come and get some of that family atmosphere you miss, as well as the choolate fountain, good food and good friends! I’ll let you know the date… Thanx again! Kim

Candace Carson November 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Hi Kim and Janeen! Squash soup- you will want to simmer the cubed squash and a couple cups of carrots in salted water, takes less time. While that is cooking sautee some onion and a little garlic until it is very soft. Drain the cooked squash and puree with the onion and garlic, a little at a time with hot milk until very smooth. Pour through a sieve to get out any lumps. Put this mixture on the stove, add some more milk and a pint or so of cream. Add 2 teaspoons or so of curry powder(optional), a tablespoon of ginger and cinnamon and about 1/2 tablespoon of allspice. I believe I added a little white pepper but not much. You will have to check the seasoning since as you know I just cooked and didn’t measure very often. If you have any questions feel free to call. I miss you both and the family atmosphere at the River Rock. Kim, I have some new awesome jams and jellies this year- like Peach Habanero jam and smoked tomato salsa. If you would like some I will bring you a list, saved a jar of hot peach salsa for you. Christmas is coming!! Take care both of you, Candace

pamela October 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Loved our visit to Riggins and Kim, Janeen and everyone who works at the Cafe were terrific. I recommend this place to everyone to try. Best food and prices in town.

wildwebwest September 21, 2010 at 10:24 am


Dave KDZY Radio August 2, 2010 at 9:09 am

GREAT, GREAT PIZZA AND HAMBURGERS!!!!!!!!!! Save your appetite until you get to RIGGINS, well worth the wait for RIVER ROCK……

Janeen November 19, 2009 at 12:55 am

Thanks Yvonne for the picture. Keep checking the site, we will be adding many pictures and much more info about us and things to come. Stay tune and we hope to see everyone at River Rock. Come hungry and be ready for a few stories and alot of laughs……..

Henk and Eve October 29, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Very nice web site. The acting was wonderful.

Henk and Eve October 29, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Very nice web site, and the acting was wonderful.

Anonymous October 28, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Hi Bryan, thank you for your comments. I very much appreciate that! This
site was designed by WildWebWest.com and I’m the designer. The restaurant
owners are a little overwhelmed right now so I’m still on the end of the
emails until I get them some training on how to maintain their site
properly. Anyway, the comment form IS ULTRA intriging to me as well. Its
new – called Echo – by JS-Kit.com Check it out! They call the basis of
their concept “identity integration” in the way it allows the use of and
proliferation of messages to social network accounts. Cool. Let me know if
you have any other questions. I’m on vacation in the sunshine state for a
week so not as speedy as usually in responding to emails so bear with me.
Thanks again for your visit to
Mary Mangold

Bryan October 28, 2009 at 6:20 am

I just saw your new site at the thesisGallery.com and was intrigued by this comment form. Did you folks design this site yourself? Looking good