You can never have too many burger options in your life. Juicy, cooked to perfection and piled high with toppings and grilled to perfection… the only thing missing is the delivery. Or so you thought. Turns out, Idaho is home to even more restaurants than we thought that are known for serving some of burgers around. So naturally, we had to dig in and share them with you. So the next time you’re craving a delicious, mouthwatering hamburger, give one (or several) of these restaurants a try. In no particular order:
1. Hilltop Station
This local secret may have gained a reputation for deliciously epic pizza, but the delicious burgers here will make choosing between the two one of the toughest decisions of your life. Try the classic charbroiled burger or the spicy Chipotle Pepper Jack Bacon Cheeseburger -- but no matter what you choose, you're also getting genuine house-smoked cheeses on top, crafted by the owner himself
Address: 12342 E Highway 21. Boise, ID 83716
2. Lodgepole, Moscow
If having a massive half-pound, fresh-made burger doesn't sound appealing enough, throw in handmade buns, freshmade pickles, and the perfect combination of traditional ingredients and unique combinations, and you have one of the best burger selections Idaho has to offer.
Address: 106 N Main St. Moscow, ID 83843
3. Moon Time, Coeur d'Alene
For a vibrant local atmosphere, massive burger selection, and comforting, delicious Idaho-style flavors, Moon Time has been making "best" lists for years for good reason. The lamb burger is a regular favorite, but don't be shy to think outside the box with a Peach Habanero BBQ Burger, toasted and smothered in pepper jack cheese and fried onions (pictured) or the charbroiled Moo Shu Burger, which has all the Asian flair you could hope for.
Address: 1602 E Sherman Ave Ste 116. Coeur d'Alene, ID
4. Junkyard Bistro, Salmon
Junkyard Bistro does a
lot of things right... and burgers are one of them. When your Garlic Burger has gained such a reputation that enjoying one for a meal can be labeled an "experience," you know there's some outrageous eats happening here, especially when it comes to hamburgers!
Address: 405 Main St, Salmon, ID 83467
5. Juniper, Boise
One of downtown Boise's most creative restaurant menus is also home to some fantastically unique burgers, all flawlessly prepared and melt in your mouth delicious. Try the classic bacon burger topped with a fried egg, or experiment with something on the unusual side-- like a carrot apple burger served with a bell pepper tapenade on focaccia bread. Yum!
Address: 211 N 8th St. Boise, ID 83702
6. Boise Fry Co., Boise
This Boise original chain is famous for having over 900,000 fry combinations, we recently featured BFC's famously beloved bison burger on our hamburger bucket list... but there are a million other reasons to love every other sandwich on the menu. Real all beef patties (or turkey... or various other meats) and create-your-own combinations mean you can enjoy the tangy spice of a seasonal berry compote, habaneros,and spicy ketchup on your burger, or go for something a little more traditional. It's up to you. Plus, vegan options to boot!
Address: 204 N Capitol Blvd. Boise, ID 83702 (multiple locations)
7. Penny's Pit, Rathdrum
This mom and pop hidden gem truly knows how to make epic burgers from scratch the way nature intended. Try ther signature 6oz patty topped with handmade bacon relish, Gorgonzola cheese, and a garlic aioli, or dig into the tantalizing Unami Burger, served on a toasted bun with sautéed mushrooms, white cheddar cheese, and a garlic pesto aioli spread. Feeling your mouth water yet?
Address: 14319 W Hwy 53. Rathdrum, ID 83858
8. Cellar Pub, Ketchum
Juicy, tender, and perfectly cooked, whether you're digging into a tasty kobe slider or an organic buffalo burger, every handheld creation here is utter perfection.
Address: 400 Sun Valley Rd. Ketchum, ID 83340
Better get some fries with that burger, though! Where’s your favorite place to grab a hamburger when the craving strikes?