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Hungry Onion Drive-In

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334 N Main St, Meridian, ID 83642-2706
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Definitely worth another visit!

Onion rings were our favorite so far of what we've tried!! Can't wait to try something new. Would get 5 stars but the girl who helped us seemed to hate her job and wasn't too friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Boise, ID
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I feel I said enough here in my title. You don't find drive up, face-to-face service anywhere. Plus it is, or at least seems, very local which I like giving into the local community. We were shocked. I give 5 stars not just for food which was good enough for a hungry family, but friendly smiley, quick service.

Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Onion rings were our favorite so far of what we've tried!! Can't wait to try something new. Would get 5 stars but the girl who helped us seemed to hate her job and wasn't too friendly.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We come here whenever we visit family. The burgers are juicy and delicious, the onion rings are amazing, and the prices are reasonable. We love this little gem of a place!

Boise, Idaho
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I went solo and got a Bronco Billy burger, yes for those of you that don't know, Clint Eastwood filmed Bronco Billy here in Meridian and the surrounding area and used this place for a scene. The burger was very good, bacon crisp, fresh ingredients, better than any fast food burger around here. The onion rings were awesome, greasy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Traveling through and stopped for a quick bite. ... I had to go back for another order of onion rings because my husband ate all mine.

Salem, Oregon
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114 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

There were four of us who decided we were hungry as we were passing The Hungry Onion Drive-In in Meridian. We remembered seeing it in the movie Bronco Billy with Clint Eastwood. One had a taco burger, one had a hamburger, one had a cheese burger and one had a grilled cheese. We split an order of tater tots. We... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I'm impressed that this little drive in has made it into the 21st century...well, maybe surprised is a better term. I stopped there for a late lunch last week and had a carhop show up at my window after sitting for a couple minutes. She wasn't exactly friendly, but took my order. I got a grilled cheese, fries and a... More 

Medford, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Want to travel back in time? This is your drive-in from the 50's. I should know...it's been mine since I can remember. I no longer live in the state, but a recent visit back home and a burger, fries and an old scotch & soda, brought me back to my high school days! Roll down your window, car-hop service! Fry... More 

Boise, Idaho
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Hungry Onion is a little Drive-In/Diner that harkens back to the old Car Hop days. It's small, in need of some cleaning and updating, but overall, just what you'd expect for an older burger joint. For an independent, locally owned mainstay of Meridian, it's cute and inviting. It's got personality. Just as a note: There is no indoor seating... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The Hungry Onion has been one of my favorite drive-ins around, The carhop service is great. They also have amazing mini corndogs home made!


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  • Address: 334 N Main St, Meridian, ID 83642-2706
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Meridian
  • Phone Number: 208-888-0051


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