In honour of National Burger Month, we decided to find the best, juiciest burgers in the country.
Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favourite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.
From New York’s classic burger joint, The Corner Bistro, to an Austin spot that serves a burger that’s topped with chilli and Fritos, here’s the best of the best in the US.
'Classic American comfort food, beers, and milkshakes are a recipe to ensure your solo dining adventure is one that will probably lull you into a lovely food coma,' The Village Voice wrote in a review on Foursquare.
The restaurant bills itself as the 'ultimate burger experience and more.' Besides an extensive build your own burger menu, the restaurant also offers a wide selection of chef's burgers, such as the Hubert Keller burger (pictured here), which comes on ciabatta with blue cheese, caramelised onions, and and baby spinach.
Burger and Barrel's bash burger (pictured here) has won numerous awards and is a customer favourite. The patty is topped with onion and bacon jam, American cheese, and pickles, then sandwiched in between a brioche bun and a fried onion ring.
If you're looking for a trendy burger, look no further than Umami Burger. Even though the chain started in LA, it's the New York joint that made this list.
From the U stamped on the top of the bun to the truffle featured prominently in their menu, Umami is a step above your average hole-in-the-wall burger joint.
No matter how weird it sounds, Yo Mama's peanut butter bacon burger gets rave reviews. Burgers are also served with a loaded baked potato instead of fries, so save room for some of both.
There are two favourites at PYT: the boozy adult milkshakes, and the doh! nut burger. A patty topped with chocolate covered bacon and sandwiched in between a glazed doughnut, the doh! nut is a caloric combination of savoury and sweet.
The Corner Bistro refers to itself as 'the last of the bohemian bars in west Greenwich Village,' and claims that its ambience remains unchanged since it first opened in the earlier part of this century. They don't accept cards, so be sure to have some cash on you.
Known for their Bloody Marys, Sobelman's was started by a couple -- with high school educations and no culinary experience -- who met in a restaurant. Just like their crazy Bloody Mary garnishes, their burgers are unusual and over-the-top.
The two favourite menu items at Holstein's are the rising sun (pictured here) and the gold standard. Complete with Kobe beef, Teriyaki glaze, crispy yam, spicy mayo, and tempura avocado, the rising sun is almost a cross between burger and sushi.
Great for dinner before heading out or a late-night snack on your way home from the bar, the signature Office Burger at Father's Office lives up to the hype. Topped with caramelised onions, arugula, gruyere, and blue cheese, it's sure to satisfy your burger craving to matter what time it is.
Burgers sit front and center at Grindhouse Killer Burgers, where diners can customise their patty from over 20 ingredients and add-ons, or choose from one of the restaurant's signature combinations. The highly-rated Apache style burger comes topped with pepper jack cheese, grilled onions, and green chilies.
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'Gordo didn't disappoint me one bit. The Hell's Kitchen and Farm burgers were innovative and tasty. Powdered sugar on sweet potato fries -- why don't more people do this?! Definitely worth revisiting,' wrote Foursquare user DJ Rydeen.
From a raw tuna tartare patty with Asian pear and wasabi mayo to a blackened shrimp patty with tempura fried lemon, creativity defines FLiP's not-so-classic burgers. Save room for one of their award-winning milkshakes as well, in flavours such as foie gras or Cap'n Crunch.
All of the ingredients used at Roam Artisan Burgers are sustainably sourced, so you can feel good about what you're eating, whether it's a free-range turkey burger topped with BBQ sauce or an organic veggie burger covered in aged white cheddar.
Tasty Burger's name doesn't lie -- their juicy burgers always hit the spot, whether you're catching a game at Fenway, picnicking in the park, or stumbling in for a late-night bite.
Great music and even better burgers go hand in hand at Burger & Beer Joint, where each of the restaurant's signature burgers are named after famous rock songs. Fan favourites include the 'Hotel California,' topped with guacamole and a fried egg, or the 'Stairway to Heaven' with foie gras and black truffle aioli.
When there's an entire section of the menu dedicated to 'bypass burgers,' you know you're in for some serious beef. The signature Coronary Bypass burger comes complete with a half-pound of meat, fried egg, three slices of cheese, and four slices of bacon.
What's your number? Whether it's a No. 1 (aged cheddar and smoked bacon), a No. 14 (fresh salmon with red Thai curry sauce), or somewhere in between, you can't go wrong with any of DMK Burger Bar's mouthwatering creations. Be sure to save room for their Parmesan truffle fries as well.
You can't visit California without trying a double-double animal style at famed In-N-Out Burger. The classic order will get you two patties and two slices of cheese topped with extra pickles, extra spread, grilled onions, and mustard fried into each patty. Messy, but worth it.
A perennial favourite of New Yorkers, Shake Shack is best known for its special ShackSauce and crinkle cut fries. Vegetarians and omnivores alike will also enjoy the 'shroom burger: a Portabella mushroom deep fried and stuffed with cheese.
With a menu ranging from a classic bacon cheeseburger to a pastrami burger known as 'The Guido' (inspired by The Food Network's Guy Fieri), this San Diego stronghold serves up the best patties in town. And for a mere $US99, help yourself to all you can eat.
There's big flavour packed into every item at this tiny Australian café, but be sure to give the Bronte burger a try. Topped with tomato, lettuce, sweet chilli, cheese, and mayo, it's a classic that will keep you coming back.
'After over a decade, it's hard to beat April Bloomfield's char-grilled burger topped with Roquefort cheese and nothing else. Save room for the shoestring fries flecked with garlic slivers and rosemary,' The New York Post wrote in a review on Foursquare.
Branded as 'happiness with a side of burgers,'AJ Bombers doesn't disappoint. Starting with the Rube Goldberg-esque contraption that delivers peanuts straight to your table, right up to the joint's signature Milwaukee burger -- a 1/4 pound patty topped with cheese, bacon, and onions -- there's fun built right in.
On New York City's Upper East Side sits JG Melon, a neighbourhood pub known for its famed burgers and crispy cottage fries. Stop by early for a casual lunch, and make sure you have a few bills on you, as it's cash-only.
With over 30 toppings to choose from, diners can customise their burgers again and again at The Cherry Cricket. Choices range from the expected (cheese and bacon) to the unusual (peanut butter and sauerkraut), ensuring that everyone can craft their ideal burger.
At $US28 a pop, Minetta Tavern's black label burger doesn't come cheap, but it's certainly worth the splurge. Topped with caramelised onions and perfectly browned, it's a specialty you can't miss.
Between the family-style atmosphere and plethora of burger choices (there's over 30!), you'll never want to leave Casper & Runyon's Nook. If it's your first time, you've gotta try the legendary juicy nookie burger -- a medium-rare patty stuffed with cheese.
Not only are Hopdoddy's unusual burgers delicious -- think lamb with feta or beef topped with chilli and Fritos -- but most of their ingredients are locally sourced from nearby farms whenever possible. The restaurant also composts and recycles 95% of its waste, making it a top choice for the environment as well.
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