Arco, Idaho: Home of the Atomic Burger

A sign outside a radioactive green diner declares it to be "Home of the Atomic Burger." An outdoor chair photo-op supports patrons who perhaps ate one too many.

Pickle's Place

440 S. Front St., Arco, ID
South side of town (which is not large) on the south side of US Hwy 20/26.
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Home of the Atomic Burger.

Home of the Atomic Burger

Family run and friendly. Jalapeno burger was delicious. Malts are yummy too.

[Michelle, 08/08/2017]

Arco built the world's first nuclear power plant; who knows what chain reaction might occur when mixing a fissile malt with a nuclear jalapeno....

Pickle's Place.

Home of the Atomic Burger

The menu at Pickle's Place proudly boasts: "Arco, Idaho, became the first city in the world to be lighted by atomic energy on July 17th, 1955." It makes sense, then, that their signature meal is a large "Atomic Burger" garnished with grilled onions and mushrooms. Order the fried pickle appetizer and ponder the connection between atomic energy, grilled meat, the diner's boot-wearing pickle namesake, and the six-foot-high-chair out in front.

[swtrekker, 07/24/2012]

Do patrons get a satisfied glow after eating an Atomic Burger?

Nearby Offbeat Places

Devil Boat - Submarine In The DesertDevil Boat - Submarine In The Desert, Arco, ID - < 1 mi.
World's First Nuclear Power Plant: TourWorld's First Nuclear Power Plant: Tour, Arco, ID - 17 mi.
Craters of the MoonCraters of the Moon, Arco, ID - 18 mi.
In the region:
Atomic City, Atomic City, ID - 28 mi.

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