Drive-in diners evoke images of a simpler time, filled with black-and-white televisions, letterman jackets, and sock hops full of Red-scaring senators. Nosh on nostalgic nibbles with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of burgers, shakes, and more at Westside Drive In.
Helmed by master meal maker Chef Lou and featured on FoodTV's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Westside Drive In deals out juicy burgers and sugary shakes that conjure up the hip-swiveling days of the 50s. This classic drive-in wields an extensive yet simple menu of traditional diner fare, from cheeseburgers and malts to chili dogs and cheese fries. Westside's über-thick milkshakes ($2.69–$2.99) slide across counter tops in flavors such as Pineapple Pickup, wild cherry, and Miss Emily's, a saccharine concoction of butterscotch, marshmallow, and Oreo. Piquant patties include the barbecue bacon burger, which coats a juicy patty and bacon strips with a savory blanket of sauce ($5.09), and the mouthwatering Maui burger, a mellow melding of mainland beefsteak and island-reminiscent toppings ($4.99). Sidle up to Westside's drive-thru window to devour a meal, or slurp up a milkshake ($2.69+) on the hood of your car while you wax poetic about rapidly approaching comets.
Westside Drive In and Chef Lou were featured on the Food Network's Diner's, Drive-Ins, and Dives. It was also featured in Boise Weekly and on UncleBoise. TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes.
- It is not often that I come away from a review with a newfound appreciation for a restaurant I'm already familiar with. I had already loved the Westside Drive-In but now I think I'm in love. – Bingo Barnes, Boise Weekly
- The BBQ bacon burger caught my eye when I looked over the menu, and the burger turned out to be as good as a burger can possibly be. I'd even call it gourmet. – Crandal Boudreaux, UncleBoise
1939 W. State St.
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