Who doesn’t love good old fashioned burger? While it is easy to discount a burger as “boring,” in and around McCall, you will find they are anything but. Seemingly endless combinations of meat, bun, toppings and accompanying sides make this family favorite an easy go-to meal.

At Cougar Dave’s in Donnelly, The Cowboy is our go-to burger. Topped with bacon, barbeque sauce, smoked cheddar and onion rings, this dish is both burger and side in one. But don’t let that stop you from ordering a side of garlic or truffle fries. (find Cougar Dave’s on Facebook)

For more great pub fare, try Salmon River Brewery’s Black-N-Blue Elk Burger. This third pound elk patty is topped with gorgonzola crumbles, grilled onions, bacon, lettuce, tomato and spicy aioli. Served up with a side of Salmon River’s signature rosemary fries, this burger is oh-so-satisfying. Enjoy with a hand-crafted local brew on the patio or check out the brand new taproom and rooftop deck. (salmonriverbrewery.com)

While most know My Father’s Place as having the best milkshakes around, their burgers are also a pretty big deal. While the Smokejumper and Baconeer are delicious, we have to go with the Nut Burger as our favorite. Add sautéed mushrooms and onions to this perfectly spiced vegetarian option, add a side of sweet potato fries, and we promise you won’t be disappointed. (https://www.myfathersplacemccall.com/)

Avocado Feta Burger. Need we say more? McCall Brewing Company does a burger right! It’s delicious on its own or paired with any one of the Brewery’s craft beers. (mccallbrew.com)

Smoky’s at Brundage Mountain Resort is the place to be after a day on the mountain. With cold beers on tap, a full bar to mix delicious summer cocktails and pub fare like the Brundage Burger to pair with apps or fries, you can’t go wrong. (brundage.com)

Named for the small mining town that existed in the 1880s where the restaurant now sits, Lardo Grill and Saloon is the local gathering place. Known for its relaxed atmosphere, cold beer and comfort food menu, Lardos is also a fabulous place to get your burger fix. From the Double Shot to the Sockeye Salmon Burger to the Guacamole Burger, Lardos has twelve different combinations sure to satisfy! (https://www.lardogrillandsaloon.com/)

Need a burger after a day of off-road adventuring? The Baum Shelter in Warren, Idaho is the perfect stop! Open seven days a week and in the middle of some of the best riding around, stop in for one of “Aunt Margaret’s Famous Burgers.” Stick to a traditional option like the Old-Fashioned or spice things up with the Jalapeño Burger. (baumsheltertoo.com)

For those over the age of 21 looking for a quick bite with a great view, the Yacht Club is an easy choice. Their Cheeseburger is a classic; delicious, filling and reasonably priced at just $6. (yacht-clubmccall.com)