Nothing screams, “American fare” like a really great burger.
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.
Burger Bus is the go-to burger spot in Alaska.
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 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.
When in California, make sure to check out Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers.
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.
This Steamboat Springs restaurant prides itself on fresh, local, non-GMO ingredients.
GoldBurgers in Connecticut is the best of the best.
Summer House is an old favourite in Delaware.
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.
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.
This Clarkesville spot was opened by two friends who worked together at one of their parents’ restaurants in GA.
Stewz Maui Burgers serves up the best in Hawaii.
Come to Idaho for the potatoes, but stay for the Brakeman American Grill.
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.
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.
Iowa’s best burger is at Shorts Burger & Shine.
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.
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.
Burgersmith is the place to go in Louisiana.
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.
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.
KKatie’s Burger Bar in Massachusetts is the spot for burger lovers.
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.
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.
Ed’s Burger Joint serves Mississippi with great burgers and no frills.
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.
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.
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.
This Lincoln-themed restaurant can be found, appropriately, in Lincoln, NE.
Holstein’s Shakes and Buns in Nevada serves more than burgers.
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.
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.
This Rochester, NH restaurant gets rave reviews on TripAdvisor not just for the burgers but also for its yummy shakes.
Hall of Flame Burgers does it best in New Mexico.
Black Iron Burger serves the best burgers in the state of New York.
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.
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.
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.
The best Ohio burger is at Flip Side.
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.
Burgatory is a Pennsylvania burger place that’s vegetarian friendly, too.
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.
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.
This family-owned spot in Custer prides itself on simple, good food with fresh ingredients that’s affordable for families.
River City Cafe serves South Carolina’s best burger.
When in Tennessee, make sure to eat at Burger Republic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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