Everything gets better as it gets bigger, including top hats, babies, and cell phones circa 1994. Turn your modest appetite into an appetitanic with today's Groupon: for $7, you get the Big Jud Special at Big Juds (a $14.99 value).
A local favorite that's been featured on Man v. Food and in the Boise Weekly, Big Juds serves up tasty portions of grilled goodness in packages small and large. Dubbed the Best Burger in Idaho by the Food Network, the Big Jud Special is a 1-pound patty blanketed in a mound of fixings. Cheddar cheese, ketchup, mayo, mustard, pickle, onion, tomato, and lettuce perch atop the sizzling slab of meat, which is served with fries, a tall thirst quencher, and an optional infant for scale comparison.
An old-fashioned burger joint that sits minutes from the heart of Boise State University's campus, Big Juds provides an ideal location to celebrate summer, consumption-based achievements, and anniversaries with one Big Jud Special and two straws. If a date night seems too exclusive, bring a workout buddy or vegetarian friend, as your Big Jud Special can also be made with turkey or a garden burger for $1 more.
There are many potential explanations for the popularity of Big Jud's specialty burgers. It could be their inventive combinations of toppings such as green chili peppers, blue cheese, and onion rings. Or maybe it could be their gargantuan size. Adam Richman of the Travel Channel’s Man v. Food hit the nail on the head when he described the Double Big Jud burger as "so huge, it has its own gravitational pull." Adam’s rendition of the plate-sized, two-patty burger kept his frightened table from fleeing the scene with an anchor of bacon, mushrooms, and swiss and blue-cheese toppings. Today, the Man Versus Food burger stands in the menu as a testament to his courage to eat the entire thing himself.
Those who balk at the prospect of conquering a Big Jud burger alone can split a party-size combo with friends, or simply request one of the menu’s 12 smaller burgers. Though they owe their reputation to their beefy meals, Big Jud's chefs also cook chicken sandwiches and famously gargantuan fresh-cut fries, which Boise Weekly deemed "potato-based Lincoln Logs." For dessert, ice cream, milkshakes, and malts complete the restaurant’s old-fashioned-diner vibe.
1289 S Protest Rd.
Boise, Idaho 83706