The 10 Best Burgers in Idaho!

We are always searching for that perfect burger: Juicy, piled with melty cheese, and all your favorite add-ons with that dreamy, fire-grilled taste. Whether you’re in love with the cherished classic or a bold new take on ground beef, there’s just no end to the extraordinary taste and options to be found right here in Idaho. You’ll meet your match at one of these most famous burger dives in the state. 

1. Hudson’s Hamburgers, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Founded in 1907, Hudson’s is one of the most classic and well-established little diners in Idaho. Flipping some of the juiciest and most sought after burgers around, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a seat, as there is usually a line out the door. Their secret is in their simplicity. Each burger is just that: A delicious burger with the option of cheese, pickles or onions. No fries, no frills. Their burgers are the only thing you’ll have eyes for. Oh, and a piece of pie!

2. Elmira Store & Café, Sandpoint, ID

A dive way out on Highway 95, you’ll almost miss it if you don’t pay attention. If you’re heading up to Bonners Ferry, you must make a pit stop and try one of their classic burgers, preferably paired with the best huckleberry shake you’ve ever had. Everything about this spot is quaint and cute, as you’ll see as you wait for your food to be cooked right in front of you. You’ll fall more in love with every bite and sip you take!

3. Dueling Irons, Post Falls, ID

We challenge you to finish your meal here, as their portions are legendary. For a great burger, the mushroom Swiss is mouthwatering, but if you’re feeling brave, try to tackle the big iron: Two, half pound patties, a fried egg and bacon. All their burger meat is made with ground chuck and brisket and it’s all prepared and seasoned in-house. That sounds like some serious business if you ask us. Definitely worth a stop on your way through Post Falls!

4. Penny’s Pit, Rathdrum, ID

A true gem, Penny’s is one of the best joints in the Panhandle for a classic fire-grilled burger. The James Dean is a popular choice here, but no matter what you order, be sure to grab one of their craft beers on tap while you wait. Don’t forget Ryan’s fries either! They’re fried to perfection and topped with cheese and bacon. What could be better? Rathdrum has sure been holding out on us with this secret!

5. Boise Fry Company, Boise, ID

A small, Idaho based chain, this company is one of the most dedicated food businesses in Idaho. All their items are crafted from locally sourced ingredients, and their meat consists of free-range, grass fed beef. Their fries are hand cut daily. Everything here is as fresh and eco-friendly as possible! Why is all this important? Because it shows in their food. Come in for one of their several choices of fries and stay for a delicious burger and a house made soda!

6. Effie’s Tavern, Lewiston, ID

Have you ever eaten a burger wider than your head? Well, you can find one here, and it comes highly recommended. The famous Effie burger will be quite the feat if you can achieve it. Their tater tots pair nicely, but that’s only if you’ll have room for them! The best burger around, you must try this spot if you’re in Lewiston. 

7. Blazen Burgers, Nampa, ID

Is it wrong to get burgers at the same place twice in one day? The customers at Blazen Burgers don’t think so! Everything here is great. Simply choose your favorite toppings for your burger and don’t forget a side! To be honest though, you may not make it past their shakes, as they’re quite delicious and addicting! Finger steaks here are fabulous as well. There’s just no end to the goodness on their menu. 

8. Guppies Hot Rod Grille, Twin Falls, ID

A 1950s-style establishment, Guppies is about as classic as you can get, from their atmosphere to their grub. You’ll be hard pressed to make a selection from their menu, as it all sounds mouthwatering, yet you must try every one of their burgers. Whatever you order, make sure it’s smothered in hot rod sauce. 

9. The Brakeman American Grill, Victor, ID

The perfect place to sit down and enjoy some good company, Brakeman’s houses an incredible menu with the best burgers in this part of Idaho. If you’re feeling courageous, experience the Crazy Brakeman burger. Think you can finish it? If not, the regular Brakeman will be more than satisfying. Your taste buds will sing from first bite to last!

10. The Snakebite Restaurant, Idaho Falls, ID

Incredible flavor awaits at this cute and friendly bar. The cuisine is second to none, and the burgers will have you craving each next bite because they’re that juicy. Housing some of the best grub in town, this is one the locals would say you can’t miss. 

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