Earlier this week, we celebrated “National Eat a Hoagie Day,” and following that same theme, September 18th has been designated National Cheeseburger Day. The Treasure Valley is home to many restaurants that feature burgers. We’ve compiled a list of area eateries that we know have cheeseburgers. While care was taken to include as many restaurants as possible, there’s a high likelihood we’ve overlooked a place or two. Feel free to connect with us on social media if we’ve missed your favorite!
On to the list of burger places listed by location. And, we assume most everyone is familiar with Freddy’s or McDonald’s, so you won’t see them on the list below.
Serving up handcrafted burgers and fries since 1986, Five Guys is a national franchise with several locations in the Treasure Valley. They have delicious made-to-order burgers that you can customize however you like. A word of warning call ahead to order or you may wind up waiting a while for your meal since everything is prepared fresh.
Big Jud’s has been featured on Travel Channel’s “Man Vs. Food” for its “Big Jud’s Challenge.” They offer a variety of great burgers to suit just about any taste. Two locations in the Treasure Valley to serve you in Boise and Meridian. Here’s an insider tip: Order the “Big Jud Special” with an extra drink. There’s enough food for two people to share.
Boise Fry Co.
Here’s a restaurant that considers fries the main course and burgers are the side dish. However, their burgers are certainly good enough to be the star. Known for their sauces, Boise Fry is a local franchise, with multiple locations around the valley, that features a variety of French fries and then burgers made of your choice of protein. Choose from beef, bison, turkey, a vegan patty or a “funguy” patty that includes a mix of beef and mushroom.
Good Burger is a locally founded chain that is starting to expand outside the region. They feature about ten burgers on their menu and have a daily special which is creation of their chef. If you like spice, their Jalapeño burger is really good.
The Habit Burger Grill
A franchise out of California, the Habit is probably as close to In-N-Out as one is going to find locally. They offer a variety of burgers, sandwiches, and salads that are sure to satisfy any burger-craving desire. And they call their burgers “charburgers” since they’re chargrilled over open flame.
A fantastic burger joint from California, they pride themselves on serving up delicious burgers with fresh ingredients. In fact, they require their locations to be in close proximity to their distribution centers. So, while people here in the valley are clamoring for In-N-Out, they don’t currently have a location in Idaho. Rumors abound that they’re going to be here at some point, especially as more people move here. We can hope. Until then, if you happen to visit them in another state, get a “Double-Double Animal Style” with “Animal Style” fries. Don’t forget to get a shake.
Smashburger is a national franchise with a few locations here in the valley. Featuring fresh, flame-grilled burgers with a variety of toppings. Their BBQ, Bacon and Cheddar is worthy of a try.
A national chain that is known for its burgers and brews. Not to be confused with Boise’s own Burger N’ Brew. Red Robin has a lot of different burgers that are served with their bottomless steak fries. Pair the fries with campfire sauce.
Bad Boy Burgers
815 S. Vista Ave. Boise, ID 83705
Bad Boy Burgers features lots of traditional burgers surely to delight any burger aficionado. They also offer a selection of sandwiches and even serve up breakfast to hungry diners.
Big Bun Drive-In
5816 W. Overland Road. Boise, ID 83709
Big Bun is lots of fun. Providing a classic drive-in experience since 1954, the family-run business serves up quality food with a smile. Their beef comes from RR Ranch, a Northwest beef supplier.
1079 Broadway Ave. Boise, ID 83706
Burger Belly is a Boise tradition, featuring a handful of burger, fish, and chicken options.
Burger N’ Brew
4295 W. State St. Boise, ID 83703
Burger N’ Brew has been a staple on State Street for years, known for not only its variety of burgers and brews, but also the many TVs with sports programming it features. The Russian Burger is a local favorite, especially if you like a little horseradish spice.
Gem In and Out
322 Cleveland Blvd. Caldwell, ID
Burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, and some other dining options.
423 S. 10th Ave. Caldwell, ID 83605
1124 Cleveland Blvd.
Burgers, sandwiches and salads. They also serve specialty fountain drinks.
3494 E. Tecate Ln. Meridian, ID 83646
Culver’s is a national franchise with one local Treasure Valley location in Meridian, across from Lowe’s. They serve up butterburgers and frozen custard and being from Wisconsin, they have cheese curds as a side option. While burgers and custard are their hallmark, they do offer a variety of chicken and seafood options as well.
Main Street Burger
1615 N. Main Street, Meridian, ID 83642
Touting itself as more than fast food, it’s great food! Serving up natural 1/3rd pound burgers.
1104 Garrity Blvd. Nampa, ID 83687
A mom and pop burger shop in Nampa that serves up a delicious fry sauce.
216 1st Avenue South, Nampa, ID, 83651
Blazen Burgers has been serving up delicious sandwiches, hot dogs, and burgers to the Nampa area since 2004. They also have a selection of shakes and floats.
16245 N Merchant Way, Nampa, ID 83687
Burger Theory is a burger joint in Nampa that says there are over 4300 ways to build a burger. They encourage people to eat great and drink local, which is fantastic advice, especially if you’re looking for a good burger. You can choose from one of their pre-designed burger options or create your own.
215 Caldwell Blvd. Nampa, ID
Satisfying burger cravings since 1953, Wheeler’s has a classic hand-pattied Long Burger that has become its claim to fame.