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Hungry Onion Drive-In

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334 N Main St, Meridian, ID 83642-2706
208-888-0051
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Decent food, but expensive!!!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
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Meridian, Idaho
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Meridian, Idaho
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129 reviews 129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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 

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Medford, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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Boise, Idaho
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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Boise, Idaho, United States
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64 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The food is your typical fast food. Good portions for the price. Sometimes the service is not too hot. Have waited for five minutes and finally had to knock on the window and they were not even busy.

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Meridian
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Pretty decent food. A little slow though. Good flavored drinks. A Meridian landmark for a long time.

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Meridian, Idaho, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The local people are just doing it right. Girls are always smiling and nice when they take your order. It comes out fairly quick, you know it is not pre-warmed garbage. Always cooked just right and plenty of fries. Love this old place.

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Kuna
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Hungry Onion is a drive up, eat in your car or on a picnic table. In years past they had great food, but they've slipped to just average now.

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Meridian, Idaho
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Juicy, sloppy, greasy and amazingly flavorful just the way a burger should be! No health food here.

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Prague
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

The Hungry Onion is a late 50s-early 60s drive-up burger joint. Before drive-thru restaurants existed, these places had waitresses who brought food to your car on trays that mounted on the driver's side window. The place is on one of the main streets of old Meridian and is a great place to get a burger, fries (or tater tots!). Recommended... More 

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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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