The best place to get a burger in every state

Getty ImagesYou can find a delicious burger in all fifty states.

Nothing screams, “American fare” like a really great burger.

Luckily, TripAdvisor compiled a list of the best burger spot in every state based on reviews.

Whether you’re going on a road trip or just looking for a new place in your home state, make sure you try one, some, or all of these drool-worthy spots.


Alabama’s top burger joint is Jack Brown’s Burger and Beer Joint.

Facebook/Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger JointThey have a ton of different specials.

Located in Birmingham, Alabama Jack Brown’s Burger and Beer Joint has over 100 craft beers and was even named by Business Insider as the #11 best burger joint in the whole country.


Burger Bus is the go-to burger spot in Alaska.

Dangubic / iStockThe burgers (not pictured) are sold out of a bus.

Burger Bus is literally a bus that sells burgers in Kenai, Alaska. Plan accordingly, as some reviews say there tends to be a bit of a wait. The restaurant doesn’t have a website but you can check out the menu here.


G’s Burgers is taking Arizona by storm

G’s BurgersThey also sell beer and milkshakes.

G’s Burgers is a relatively new burger joint, G’s opened in Cornville in 2015 in memory of one of the owners’ mothers.


While in Arkansas, check out Tailgater’s Burger Company.

Facebook/Tailgater’s Burger CompanyThey’re served on retro trays.

Representing Arkansas is this burger joint located in Hope. The restaurant itself doesn’t have a website, but you can view the menu here.


When in California, make sure to check out Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers.

Facebook/Austin WangSome burgers are topped with bacon.

Lots of delicious burger options landed this San Francisco joint a spot on the list.


There are lots of reasons to visit Colorado, and Back Door Grill is one of them.

Facebook/Back Door GrillThey use local ingredients.

This Steamboat Springs restaurant prides itself on fresh, local, non-GMO ingredients.


GoldBurgers in Connecticut is the best of the best.

Facebook/GoldBurgersThe DaymDrops burger is loaded with toppings.

This self-described “quick/casual” spot in Newington nabbed the honour of best burger in CT, which is a pretty big deal in the state that claims to have invented the hamburger.


Summer House is an old favourite in Delaware.

Summer HouseThe place turns into a dance club on weekend nights.

This Rehoboth Beach restaurant has been serving great burgers for over 30 years. Come for a burger and stay to see it turn into a dance club on the weekend nights.


Brooks Gourmet Burgers and Dogs is your go-to burger joint in Florida.

Facebook/Brooks BurgersThey even have a burger with a doughnuts as buns.

This Naples joint originally was Lindburgers, but was bought by the Brooks family after they cashed out their 401k and “took a chance” on the spot.


Midtown Grill stands out in Georgia.

Narclique/PexelsThe burgers (not pictured) come with an assortment of toppings.

This Clarkesville spot was opened by two friends who worked together at one of their parents’ restaurants in GA.


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Stewz Maui Burgers serves up the best in Hawaii.

Facebook/Stewz Maui BurgersThey also make double burgers.

Located in, you guessed it, Maui – Stewz was voted by Delish.com as having the most over-the-top burger in Hawaii for their Kula burger.


Come to Idaho for the potatoes, but stay for the Brakeman American Grill.

Facebook/The Brakeman American GrillSome of their burgers are pretty extreme.

At this Victor, ID spot, all burgers are made with fresh chuck that’s ground daily.


Farren’s Pub and Eatery is the place to go in Illinois.

Farren’s PubThe burgers come with a variety of toppings.

With a lengthy beer-list and great burgers, Farren’s, in Champaigne, is the best place for a burger in IL.


Burgerhaus in Indiana is a charitable and delicious spot.

BurgerhausThey have a special burger each month.

This spot was opened in Valparaiso by a local father/son duo. For every burger they sell, they provide one meal to hungry children who live in poverty.


Iowa’s best burger is at Shorts Burger & Shine.

ShortsburgerTheir Dundee burger has pickles and American cheese.

This Iowa City spot has a wide selection of burgers ranging from black bean burgers to bacon cheese burgers.


Big Bam’s Burgers is truly why in Kansas there’s no place like home.

Big BamsTheir burgers have a classic taste.

This Shawnee burger joint earned the top spot for Kansas with their list of classic burgers and pork burgers.


Kentucky’s best burger is at Mad Mike’s Burgers and Fries.

Facebook/Mad Mike’s BurgersWhen it comes to size, they don’t mess around.

This Newport, KY spot advertises enormous, drool-worthy burgers on their Facebook page, so it’s no wonder it’s such a popular spot.


Burgersmith is the place to go in Louisiana.

Smith BurgerThey have a special ‘Smith Sauce.’

With a lengthy local beers list and high quality, fresh ingredients, Burgersmith nabs the top spot for a burger in Louisiana.


Wild Willy’s Burgers is the best Maine has to offer.

Facebook/Wild Willy’s Burgers York METhey offer a few different types of meat.

Every burger at this York restaurant can be ordered with certified Angus beef, Pineland Farms natural beef, or bison.


Visit Kooper’s Tavern next time you’re in Maryland.

Koopers TavernThey have a few locations.

Though TripAdvisor lists the Baltimore location as the best burger joint in Maryland, Kooper’s has four locations throughout the state and sponsors a lacrosse club.


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KKatie’s Burger Bar in Massachusetts is the spot for burger lovers.

Facebook/KKatie’s Burger Bar PlymouthThey even have curly fries.

This Plymouth burger bar is known for their Plymouth Rock Burger. The sandwich features four quarter-pound patties, each topped with cherry wood smoked bacon and American cheese, then topped with onion rings and special sauce, it isn’t for the faint of heart or stomach.


Let Slabtown Cafe and Burgers in Michigan satisfy your burger craving.

Jerry Huddleston/FlickrThey offer plenty of burgers (not pictured).

This burger place offers “stuffed burgers” which have the toppings inside the patty instead of on top. You can find the unique spot in Traverse City.


King’s Bar and Grill outshines all of the other Minnesota spots.

King’s Bar and GrillThey have a ton of unique choices.

According to Wikipedia, this restaurant has 62 unique burgers and has become quite the spot for tourists and people passing through.


Ed’s Burger Joint serves Mississippi with great burgers and no frills.

Ed’s burger jointThey even have milkshakes.

Ed’s Burger Joint boasts a no-muss-no-fuss experience with quality food. You can find it in Hattiesburg.


Visit Stacked STL in Missouri for a burger experience.

Facebook/Stacked STLSome of their special burgers are served on baguettes.

Stacked STL in St. Louis has a huge menu for both food and drinks. You can upgrade any burger to grass-fed beef for an extra $US2.


The Burger Dive has taken Montana by storm.

The Burger DiveThey have appeared on the Travel channel, too.

This Billings restaurant uses locally made buns and prides itself on using local as much as possible.


Check out Honest Abe’s Burgers and Freedom in Nebraska.

Facebook/Honest Abe’sThe menu offers plenty of choices.

This Lincoln-themed restaurant can be found, appropriately, in Lincoln, NE.


Holstein’s Shakes and Buns in Nevada serves more than burgers.

Facebook/Holsteins Shakes and BunsTheir Backyard Burger is topped with a hot dog and pulled pork.

You can find Holstein’sLas Vegas Boulevard in the Cosmopolitan Hotel. In addition to beers and burgers the restaurant boasts “Instagram-worthy” shakes.


Gallagher’s Burger Bar is New Jersey’s ultimate burger joint.

Gallagher’s Burger BarTheir burgers can even be topped with a fried egg.

With its dry-aged sirloin and wood-fired burgers, this burger spot is a must-try on a trip to Atlantic City. You can find it in the New Resorts Hotel & Casino.


You can find Wild Willy’s Burgers in New Hampshire.

Facebook/Wild Willy’s Burgers RochesterYou can get all of the fixings.

This Rochester, NH restaurant gets rave reviews on TripAdvisor not just for the burgers but also for its yummy shakes.


Read more: The only cheeses you should top your burger with


Hall of Flame Burgers does it best in New Mexico.

Burger Austin/Wikimedia CommonsThe tastiness of the burgers (not pictured) have helped created a loyal fanbase.

Of all the places on the list, Hall of Flame Burgers in Ruidoso has some of the most passionate reviews from customers who claim that these are the best burgers ever.


Black Iron Burger serves the best burgers in the state of New York.

Instagram/Black Iron BurgerThey also have plenty of tasty sides.

This NYC burger spot was voted #1 by the Zagat survey three years running from 2015 through 2017.


Al’s Burger Shack serves burgers and southern hospitality to North Carolina.

Facebook/Al’s Burger ShackThey pride themselves on their local ingredients.

Located in Chapel Hill, this restaurant’s mission is to “provide local, fresh, sustainable food and drink with a hefty dose of southern hospitality.”


Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews in North Dakota has it all.

Facebook/Sickies GarageThey’re served on metal trays.

This Fargo spot boasts 50 brews, 50 burgers, as well as malts, milkshakes, salads, wraps, and chicken wings.


Nic’s Grill is home to Oklahoma’s best burger.

Facebook/Nic’s GrillThese burgers are worth the wait.

Plan well, because thisOklahoma City spot usually has a bit of a wait due to its smaller size, according to the reviews. Once you’re in, however, it doesn’t disappoint.


The best Ohio burger is at Flip Side.

Facebook/Flip SideSome of their burgers are topped with slice pork loin.

Located in Columbus, this noteworthy burger spot has a lengthy beer list, cocktails, and cooks all of its fried goods in lard.


The best Oregon burger is at a hole in the wall called Yeong’s Place.

Flickr/robnguyen01The burgers (not pictured) have rave reviews.

The review consensus is generally that this North Bend diner is easy to miss, but a must-visit.


Burgatory is a Pennsylvania burger place that’s vegetarian friendly, too.

BurgatoryThe name is just as cool as the burgers.

This Pittsburgh-based burger spot has a unique burger list, which includes a crab burger, an elk burger, a mushroom veggie burger, a Wagyu burger, and an “impossible burger” which is made entirely from plants.


You can find Rhode Island’s best burger at Mission.

Facebook/Mission NPTThe Chilli Cheese Burger is packed with flavour.

Make sure to visit this delicious burger spot part of your next trip to Newport.


Black Hills Burger and Bun Company stands out in South Dakota.

Black Hills Burger and BunIt’s family-owned.

This family-owned spot in Custer prides itself on simple, good food with fresh ingredients that’s affordable for families.


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River City Cafe serves South Carolina’s best burger.

Facebook/River City CafeTheir burgers are truly outrageous.

You can find this burger place in Myrtle Beach. Make sure to try their OMG Burger, which was named one of the Most Outrageous Burgers in America by the Food Network.


When in Tennessee, make sure to eat at Burger Republic.

Facebook/Burger RepublicThey have rave reviews.

Burger Republic is a must-visit if you’re travelling to Nashville. With a promise to only use certified Black Angus Beef, and spiked milkshakes for those over 21, it does not disappoint.


Don’t mess with Grumps Burgers in Texas.

Facebook/Grumps BurgersThey also serve sweet potato fries.

Don’t let the name fool you, Grumps Burgers in Granbury is all about friendly customer service and relaxed atmosphere, not to mention the best burger in Texas.


Taggarts is home to Utah’s best burger.

Facebook/Taggart’s GrillThe menu has something for everyone.

This family-owned spot in Morgan has something for everybody. Whether you want burgers, sandwiches, enchiladas, seafood, or dessert, you can be sure to find it here.


Archie’s Grill does it best in Vermont.

Archies Grill TurkeyThey even offer turkey burgers.

This Shelburne restaurant only has seven burgers on their menu, but they make an impression nonetheless.


Market Burger Fries & Shakes serves fresh food to Virginia.

Facebook/Market BurgerThey even have a pizza burger.

This Purcellville spot locally sourced ingredients every chance it has, making it the perfect place for something fresh.


Make Cliff Droppers part of your next Washington trip.

Facebook/Cliff DroppersIt may be tough to find the location, but it’s well worth it.

This burger place is pretty off the grid, seeing as how Packwood, where it’s located, has a population of under 1,500 people. Nonetheless, this is the destination for the best burger in the state.


Tailpipes is West Virginia’s best burger joint.

Facebook/TailpipesThe ‘Pastrami Mami’ is even topped with pastrami.

With a menu that includes a burger topped with peanut butter and a fried banana,this place isn’t afraid to take a burger-risk. You can find it in Morgantown.


Enjoy a burger and brew at Brew Brothers Pub in Wisconsin.

Facebook/Brews Brothers PubThey offer a ton of beers.

This small restaurant in Weston has not only the best burger in Wisconsin, but also a rotating list of 35 craft beers on tap.


Find the best burger in Wyoming at MacPhail’s Burgers.

Facebook/MacPhail’s BurgersThey’re known for their specialty buns.

This burger spot in Jackson is named for the owner’s grandmother: Agnes MacPhail. All burgers are served on the “Optimum Burger Bun” which is custom baked to hold their juicy burgers, and utilises grass-fed, no-hormone-or-antibiotic beef.

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