After much ado, In-N-Out is almost open. But with so much buzz around the California chain, it’s also time to visit Boise’s classic best local burgers.
Self-admitted burger snob Emma Arnold visited with Boise State Public Radio’s Jimmy Dawson about their favorite burgers on City Cast Boise earlier this week.
Here are some of their recommendations, but be warned: They decided Boise doesn’t have an “A+” burger drive-thru (yet!).
Big Bun Drive-In
A Boise classic for a reason, Fanci Freez bought this local spot and ran it for a few years (and the quality went down, apparently it was big drama back in the day), and was bought back by some employees, to its benefit. They agree: Big Bun is a staple!
Known for their breakfast burritos as well as their burgers, Hawkins Pac-Out got a B+ from Emma, with a penalty partially because of the wait. However, they use quality ingredients
This is a newer spot, but has quickly become one of Boise’s best. Theirs is a smashburger with a few more bells and whistles than Emma and Jimmy want from a classic drive-thru style burger, but it isn’t even a drive-thru.
- Fries and shakes from Westside Drive In.
- Big Bun’s tater tots.
- Hawkins Pac-Out’s tots.