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The Local Boise Drive-Thru’s You Need to Know

July 24th, also referred to as National Drive-Thru Day! You can’t expect us not to celebrate the convenience of staying in the comfort of our car, right? Which is why we’ve got this list of the local Boise-owned drive-thrus around town. Take a look and then decide which place you’re going to stop at to celebrate the establishments who allow us to take multitasking to a whole new level.

Hawkins Pac-Out

An old fashioned, family-owned and operated drive-thru located off Bogus Basin Rd is Hawkins Pac-Out. Known for serving up some of the best breakfast burritos and specialty Burgers of the Week, you won’t be disappointed when you stop at this original Boise drive-thru.

Photo Credit: Hawkins Pac-Out

Bad Boy Burgers

Locally family owned and operated, Bad Boy Burgers has two locations in Boise and it’s no surprise why. With tasty breakfast burritos, specialty sides and signature sandwiches, Bad Boy Burgers is a Boise staple.

Big Bun Drive In

Since 1954, Big Bun has been serving up the classic drive-in experience with the Boise community. Big Bun takes pride in their fresh burgers that come from RR Ranch, the best beef supplier in the Northwest. Living by the motto “where classic flare meets old-school values” your in good hands at Big Bun.

Photo Credit: Big Bun Drive In

California Mexican Food

New to the Boise drive-thru scene, California Mexican Food opened it’s doors to the City of Boise in January 2020. All-natural ingredients and secret recipe hot sauces, really make this drive-thru stand out as one of the best Authentic Mexican restaurants in the area.

Westside Drive-In

Featured in the hit Food Network show, “Diner’s, Drive-In’s, and Dives” and the recipient of many awards over the last 22 years, is Boise’s own Westside Drive-In. Chef Lou, nominated Best Chef of Boise this year and many years before, believe Happy Cooks make Happy People!

Photo Credit: Westside Drive In

Los Betos

Idaho Los Betos, we’re sure your familiar with as they arguably have some of the best burritos in town! With 7 locations across the Treasure Valley, they’ve got authentic Mexican food including chimichangas, tacos, tostadas, and so much more.

Viking Drive In

This State St burger joint has become a Boise staple, with great burgers and some of the best fries! Viking Drive In has epic burger options, including the Baby Henderson and the Jalapeno Swiss Bacon Burger. If you plan on stopping by we suggest getting their signature Scotch N’ Soda drink!

Fanci Freeze

Located in both Boise and Meridian, Fanci Freeze has been serving Boise for over 50 years! Most commonly recognized for their amazing frozen treats, especially their abundance of milkshake flavors, Boise residents continue to cherish this drive-thru.

Photo Credit: Fanci Freeze

Golden Wheel Drive In

An iconic burger joint, a part of the Boise community since 1950. Golden Wheel, located off Fairview, serves up traditional cheeseburgers, fries, and milkshakes. Seasonally they serve a signature Huckleberry shake, that’s worth every penny!

Taqueria La Flama

A go-to Mexican restaurant in Boise, Taqueria La Flama has been described as “super authentic Mexican food” in the valley. With homemade tortillas, specialty spiced meats, and flame grilled cooking you’ll be happy pulling through this drive-thru!

Fiesta Chicken

Arguably some of the best chicken in the valley, Fiesta Chicken sure holds true to their name! With tasty combos, nachos, and loaded salads, Fiesta Chicken is sure to bring a full and happy belly to each visitor. With 2 locations to choose from, you can’t miss making Fiesta Chicken a frequent spot.

Wheeler’s Handout

Home of the Long Burger in Nampa, Wheeler’s Handout has been serving the community since 1953. Known for their signature burgers, funky sandwiches, and specialty sides Wheeler’s Handout hold on to their old school title.

National Drive-Thru Day was created in 2002 and founded by the first drive-thru chain, Jack in the Box. So today we want to shoutout all of the Boise drive-thrus that are making our lives easier and continuing to serve up some of the most tasty meals in the valley! Be sure to celebrate this National holiday by going to your favorite drive-thru.

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