Best Local Burger

Boise Fry Company

While the burgers take a back seat to the fries at this must-visit Idaho restaurant, they're still top quality. BFC offers either beef or bison burgers (both grass fed and sourced nearby), grilled to perfection, finished with your choice of toppings ranging from spring mix and spicy ketchup to red onion gastrique and blueberry compote and served on a potato bun. Vegans are welcome to substitute from-scratch patties made with black beans and quinoa, and every burger comes with an entree of fries.

2nd Place: Big Jud's—The burgers here are so big that Man vs. Food had to visit and test them. Put yourself through the Big Jud's Challenge gauntlet by ordering a one- or two-pounder from the "Man Size" menu and finishing it, along with fries, a drink and all the trimmings, in less than 30 minutes.

3rd Place: Bittercreek Alehouse—Like its sister restaurant Red Feather, Bittercreek prides itself on sourcing local ingredients wherever possible. This means that its burgers are made with 100 percent house-ground, grass-fed beef and lamb from the Gem State, because, as its says on the menu, "feedlots aren't cool."

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