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Hungry Onion Drive-In

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334 N Main St, Meridian, ID 83642-2706
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place has the best burgers in Idaho. Don't let looks fool you. It's a dive and the tables will put splinters in your rear...but get the house special and order on of their custom drinks like the Scotch and Soda ...it's OK...it's a fountain drink custom. It's not uncommon to see a kid ride up on a horse or... More 

Thank Rob A
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

A local institution, the Hungry Onion serves classic drive in fare in a classic drive in place. The food is not outstanding but it is good. The drive in experience beats Sonic for authenticity but the lot is small and the awning is low, no jacked up vehicles here. It is a great place to stop in and get some... More 

Thank KanakaHaole
Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

If you are looking for a REAL drive-in, Hungry Onion is the place to go eat. I am not sure when it originally opened, but I have been eating yummy food there since the 1960's! They still have car hops - great personal service - and they make all the fun drinks we remember from 'back in the say' .... More 

Thank TLynn737
Kuna, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

I eat here once a month or so. The Big Hungry Burger is always good and plenty big. Onion rings are excellent, tater tots always good too.

Thank K P
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I make it a point to hit drive ins when I am on the road. Authentic Drive Ins. This is one. Big burgers with onion rings, brought out to your car, replete with tray. Beautiful day in Meridian and the Burger was , well, a burger. They drop a hunk of ham in there, just in case. A classic experience.... More 

Thank Fabfurryfreakbrother
Boise, Idaho
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We've been back a few times now and every time we go, we try something different. This place doesn't disappoint, but only if you're not worried about your cholesterol or fatty food intake! Their burgers are awesome! No, they're not fat-free, these things are made to have flavor! The Andy burger is fantastic! That slice of ham in there just... More 

1 Thank Flyinhawaiian968
Boise, ID
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank paulyw170
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank BrendyLove
Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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!

Thank valswords
Boise, Idaho
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 N Main St, Meridian, ID 83642-2706
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Meridian
  • Phone Number: 208-888-0051

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?