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Top 15 Favorite Burgers in East Idaho

East Idaho has a lot of burger options to choose from, so we reached out to locals to get their favorites. Check out this list and let us know your top picks!

Scotty’s Drive-In (Idaho Falls)

1. Great Scott

Scotty’s Drive-In, located in Idaho Falls, is known for their extensive burger menu and side dishes. One of the most popular burgers is the Great Scott—it helped make them famous! This burger is made with extra lean choice beef, thousand island dressing, pickle, onion, and lettuce, wrapped in a sesame seed bun. Pair this burger with a side of cheese curds and a milkshake to complete your meal.

Rimrock Bar (Pocatello)

2. Rimrock Burger

Rimrock Bar claims to have the best burgers in Pocatello, but you will have to stop by to decide for yourself. They strive to have a very open atmosphere by offering a pool table, horseshoes, and karaoke for people to enjoy. When you go, be sure to try the Rimrock Burger, it comes highly recommended by those who have visited.

Redd’s Grill (Idaho Falls, Rexburg)

3. The Viking

If you are a burger connoisseur with a large appetite, try the Famous Viking Burger from Redd’s Grill. This burger has 3 layers that include toppings such as ham, bacon, pastrami, and a variety of cheese. If you are looking for a quality burger check it out next time you are in Idaho Falls or Rexburg.

Bee’s Knees Pub & Catering (Idaho Falls)

4. Bourbon BBQ Burger

The Bee’s Knees offers a variety of burgers which all include a fire-grilled ½ pound patty along with lettuce, onion, tomato, and your choice of side. One of their most popular burgers is the Bourbon BBQ Burger, which includes mushrooms, brown sugared bacon, and cheddar cheese. Anything with bacon and cheese has to be good right? You can only get this incredible burger at the Bee’s Knees, but we can guarantee you will be buzzing about it for days after!

The Celt Pub & Grill (Idaho Falls)

5. Jameson Burger

The Celt is a small Irish Pub located in Idaho Falls that offers its patrons a relaxed atmosphere with a variety of food and drink options along with live-music nights. A popular meal choice by locals who frequent The Celt is the Jameson Burger, an 8oz Cajun seasoned burger patty with Irish whiskey BBQ sauce, pepper jack, caramelized onions on a stout bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle. If you were wondering, yes, it is just as good as it sounds.

Idaho Burger Grill (St. Anthony, Rexburg)

6. Sunny-Side Up Burger

Are you looking for a specialty burger that is a mixture of breakfast and lunch? If you are, then stop by Idaho Burger Grill and try the Sunny-Side Up Burger. This unique burger is a bacon cheeseburger paired with a fried egg and topped with the fixins’ of mayo, their spicy sauce, tomato, lettuce, and onion.

Big Jud’s (Boise, Meridian, Archer)

7. Big Jud Special

If you are looking to really challenge yourself, stop by Big Jud’s. Here they feature a burger with a pound of meat called the Big Jud Special! All their burgers also include normal toppings like ketchup, mustard, mayo, pickle, onion, lettuce, and tomato. You can also customize your burger by adding extras such as bacon or ham. If you are feeling lucky (and hungry) try completing the Big Juds Challenge of eating an entire pound burger by yourself under a half-hour to win a free shirt and have your picture added to the wall of fame.

Park Avenue Grill (Idaho Falls)

8. Mac and Cheese Burger

Are you a fan of the classic, macaroni and cheese? If so, then try out the macaroni and cheese stuffed burger from Park Avenue Grill! This combination of cheesy goodness stuffed in your patty is sure to please everyone in your group.

The Snakebite Restaurant (Idaho Falls)

9. Blue Snake River Burger

The Snakebite Restaurant is a staple of Idaho Falls and offers a variety of classic dishes. One of their staples is the Blue Snake River Burger, a variation of their Snake River Burger. The Blue Snake River Burger includes a sirloin chuck burger topped with their house blue cheese and green chili medley.

Rupe’s Burgers (Blackfoot)

10. Reno Burger

Rupe’s Burgers is a local favorite in Blackfoot. They offer both inside seating and carhop service to try and accommodate their large customer base. One of their top-rated menu items is the Reno Burger. It is a quarter pounder with Swiss and American cheese, along with your choice of ham, pastrami or roast beef. Order this along with a hot fudge sundae or float to complete your meal!

Idaho Burger Grill (St. Anthony, Rexburg)

11. South of the Border Burger

Do you like spicy food? The Idaho Burger Grill has a burger that is sure to “spice” up your taste buds. The “South of the Border” Burger is a bacon cheeseburger with grilled jalapenos, guacamole, and spicy ketchup sauce. If you can handle the heat, then this burger is for you!

AC Drive-In (Burley)

12. The Ranch Burger

Burley may be a small town but you can experience some BIG flavors with a stop at AC Drive-In. Check out their ranch burger with a side of onion rings or their fresh homemade fries. This burger is sure to quench your appetite and leave you wanting to come back again and again!

Blue Wave (Idaho Falls)

13. Big Kahuna

Now that summer is here, many of us wish we were on a sandy beach rather than our office. If you want to get a taste of the beach, try the Big Kahuna from Blue Wave. This burger includes a patty topped with grilled mushrooms and onions, cheese, ham, and pineapple. Be sure and stop by next time you are in Idaho Falls!

The Wrangler (Fairfield)

14. Western Bacon Burger

You can never go wrong with a classic bacon cheeseburger, but add on BBQ sauce and onion rings and you’ve got a burger fit for a king. To try this perfect combo, go to The Wrangler and ask for the Western Bacon Burger.

Sandbaggers Bar and Grill (Pocatello)

15. Build your own burger

This list has some amazing options but maybe you just haven’t found the perfect burger yet. At Sandbagger Bar and Grill you can create your own burger to ensure all the toppings are to your liking. To begin you’ll choose the size of your patty, and then you’ll move on to choose from over 12 different sides and toppings such as mushrooms, ham, or onion rings. With this many options to choose from, you are sure to build a burger that is perfect for you!

Paige Rowland

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Paige Rowland

Paige Rowland is originally from Arkansas and is currently completing her last semester at Brigham Young University-Idaho, where she will earn a bachelor's degree in marketing. She loves to hike, travel, and spend time with family. Paige loves to learn about local businesses and what they do to help the community in Eastern Idaho.

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