It says a lot about Boise that it chose Boise Fry Co. as home of the best burger in town. Idaho is, after all, the potato state, and the company has Boise's name all over it. BFC burgers have the virtuosity and quality of a dine-in burger but the price of fast food fare. Add to that a french fry menu so large it has to be presented as a chart, and you have the recipe for a true Spud State lunch. Multiple locations, boisefrycompany.com.
Second Place: Big Jud's, bigjudsboise.com
Third Place: Bittercreek Ale House, bcrfl.com