Love those tailgate parties but don’t have time to cook before the big game? Lucky for Bronco fans, Boise has a number of great eateries with walking distance of the BSU Bronco Stadium. For those with a hankering for a great burger & fries, here are three burger & grills within walking distance of the BSU stadium. Some are franchises while others are locally owned, but all of them serve up a great hamburger.
Big Juds is a locally owned & operated favorite and serves up whopper sized hamburgers that our family agrees are the best in town. Known for their one pound burgers and hand scooped ice cream, Big Juds offers a casual diner-type experience that you don’t want to miss.
Big Juds is open from 11 am to 9 pm Mondays through Saturdays and is closed on Sunday. Big Juds is found at the SE intersection of Boise Avenue and Protest Avenue (where it turns into Beacon) behind the Maverick. From the Bronco Stadium, the restaurant is about a nine block walk headed west. Big Juds is located at 1289 Protest Road in Boise. Telephone: (208) 343-4439.
The Ram Restaurant and Brewery. “The Ram” as locals call it is one of Boise’s more popular sports bars & grills because of its atmosphere and central location to downtown and the BSU Bronco stadium. Located adjacent the Boise River with a killer view of the Greenbelt, the Ram offers up 17 different types of burger including the five pound “Behemoth.” The Ram is open daily from 11 am to “close” and is a block NE from the Bronco Stadium. To reach the Ram from the stadium, walk over the Broadway Bridge due north, swing left to pick up the Greenbelt headed east beneath Broadway Ave., stay on the path 100 yards or so to reach the Ram. The Ram is located at 709 E Park Blvd. in Boise. Telephone: (208) 345-2929.
Busters Sports Bar is Boise’s version of a Hooters bar and a popular “guy’s” bar any day of the week. Busters offers up beer and the typical mixed grill fare, along with a “To go” menu for Bronco fans. Buster’s serves up 13 different types of burgers including the Bronco burger and the one pound “Big Bubba Burger”. To reach Busters Sports Bar from the BSU stadium, head south on Broadway avenue for three blocks. Busters is located at 1326 Broadway Avenue, Boise. Telephone: (208) 344-5688.