Arco, Idaho: Home of the Atomic Burger

A sign outside a radioactive green diner declared it as home of the "Atomic Burger." A chair photo-op supported patrons who perhaps ate one too many.
Address:
440 S. Front St., Arco, ID
Directions:
South side of town (which is not large) on the south side of US Hwy 20/26.
Phone:
208-527-9944
Admission:
Free
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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?

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Devil Boat - Submarine In The DesertDevil Boat - Submarine In The Desert, Arco, ID - < 1 mi.
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Craters of the MoonCraters of the Moon, Arco, ID - 18 mi.
In the region:
King Spud - Potato Capital Sign, Blackfoot, ID - 56 mi.

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