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In the age of the Food Network, burgers have been prepared, eaten, discussed, and ranked plenty of times. But because burgers have become so enmeshed with American food culture, there never seems to be an end to the demand for a truly great burger.
There are hundreds of restaurants and eateries that serve burgers in the area, so narrowing it down to only four required some tough decisions. Here are some places to get the Best Burgers in Boise and the surrounding area.
The Ranch Scottish Highland Burgers serves locally raised, grass-fed beef. The Scottish highland cattle are raised on a ranch out past Emmett, which is open to visitors to come and see that their cattle are not raised with hormones or steroids, or fed chemically-treated feed. Families can have their pick of the lot to purchase some of Idaho’s finest beef.
The Ranch started a food truck some time ago, and its popularity was almost instant. As of right now, The Ranch is a small drive-thru smokehouse fittingly decorated as an old ranch cabin. Maybe one day they will expand their operations to a full bar and grill. Go! check out The Ranch Scottish Highland Burgers in Boise on Overland near Cole.
This is an old Boise favorite. Big Jud’s has been in Idaho for decades, and is probably most famous for their Big Jud’s Challenge (check out the rules). Complete the 1 lb or 2 lb challenge, and get your picture hung up on the Wall of Fame!
Don’t feel like eating a pie tin-sized burger? Not into competitive eating? No problem, they have regular sized burgers that are mouth-wateringly good, too. And you can take as long as you want to eat it. So, whether you are out to make a name for yourself, or you just want a straight-up delicious burger, Go! eat at Big Jud’s.
Yes, their focus is mostly on fries, making several different types of fries, using many different species of potato, and tons of awesome sauces for dipping. But, they also make some really killer burgers. Their ingredients, including all the meats, are raised, produced, and purchased in the Treasure Valley.
Boise Fry Company makes regular beef burgers, buffalo burgers, and they have vegan burger options. You can get yours regular or spicy, and maybe grab a beer from the drafts they have on tap that day. Go! get a burger and fries from the Boise Fry Company.
It is not only about the food for the Burger Theorists. It’s also about the experience.
The folks at Burger Theory have a goal to pair each customer up with what they see as the perfect burger. They offers customers more than 4,200 unique options when they use the build-your-own burger menu, with more than thirty local brews on tap to pair with your meal. With this kind of selection, there is no way that you can walk into this place and not have the best burger of your life.
They also serve breakfast and have a great kids menu, making Burger Theory a great place to get some grub for the whole family, no matter the time of day. So Go! “Eat & Drink Local,” and get yourself a custom burger from Burger Theory.
There are lots of places to get a burger out there. The next time you are craving a nice, juicy burger, Go! try these one-of-a-kind burger makers and tell us what you ordered!
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