8/07/2012 09:58:00 AM

Destination Burgers: 10 Patties Worth a Trip

Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger in Ann Arbor, MI; Image via Flickr/JSmith Photo
While everyone has their favorite local burger joint or homemade backyard burger, there are also superlative out-of-town patties that might actually be worth a road trip. We asked you last week for input, and we were bombarded with suggestions ranging from obvious classics to more under-the-radar finds. Check out the slideshow for 10 burger joints across the U.S. that are worth some travel time. Which joints would you spend your precious gas money on? Let us know in the comments.

33 comments :

  1. No Kuma's in Chicago? Big miss.

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  3. have you been to Toups Meatery in New Orleans?????.the BEST burger I have eva had...in my 62 years

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  4. What about Gourmet Burger Grill in San Antonio, great Zagat ratings and amazing customer reviews!

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  5. Chris Madrid's, always tops!

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  6. Check out Burger Bar 57 600 5th ave Pelham NY 10oz 100% certified angus beef!! Great selection for whatever you desire....

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  7. Everyone please check out Martiniburger, in Tokyo. http://martini-burger.com/en

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  8. Please.

    Hamburger Heaven in Palm Beach, FL.

    Then, now and always.

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  9. How in the world could you not have pick Twoheys
    in Alhambra Ca. 70 years of the best Burgers ... Ever
    Home of the little stinko

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    1. We like Twoheys too!!! We agree with In-N-Out, especially the one on Sepulveda by LAX Airport. However, not on this list is Teddy's Bigger Burger in Lahaina, Hawaii!!!

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    2. Oh, and how could they forget to put Bob's Big Boy in Toluca Lake, CA?

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  10. You gotta try Plan b burger bar in Connecticut.

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  11. Can't forget Taylor's Refresher in Napa, CA

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  12. Chris Madrid's- "I ate the Macho"
    Been there, done that, and they actually have t-shirts!
    IMHO, best burger in the land!

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  13. Louie's lunch in New Haven? THE original. Yeah you remember New Haven?

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  14. Thurman Cafe- Columbus, OH. Home of the Thurman Burger or if you are a little crazy, The Terminator!

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    1. The Thurminator - Yum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ7zmUij7s4

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  15. come on....what about...Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien and Shake Shack

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  16. No Le Tub in Hollywood, FL. Can't be a serious poll!

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  17. Love All American in Massapequa Long Island. It's been around forever...check it out
    http://allamericanhamburger.us/menu.php

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  18. Don't know anything about Nashville Browns, Rotiers, and Fat Mo's are all better. Did you have to buy into this list?

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  19. I cannot believe that the "In and Out" burger is number 2 on the list. It is WAY over rated. Then again maybe #2 is accurate to describe this burger. Whataburger and Steak n Shake are much better fast food burgers than In and Out.

    I agree with the Chris Madrid choice and I also wonder why Louies Lunch burger, 5 Guys, Smashburger, and The Thurminator were left out.

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  20. Ambrosia Burger, Nepenthe, Big Sur, CA
    Great Burger, even better view!

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  21. No Kumas in Chicago? What about beer and burger joint in Miami beach? In and out made the list over these two? You've got to be kidding me...

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  22. Apple Pan in West Los Angeles

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  23. In-n-out is so overrated it's ridiculous. Their meat is salty and ground from canner/cutter shoulder clods. Do a blind taste test and even in -n-out livers don't rate their burger very high. It's all marketing hype.

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  24. nadine amsterdam, Philadelphia, PASunday, August 12, 2012 at 7:07:00 AM EDT

    What about Gott's Roadside in Napa Valley, CA?? One of the best I've ever had the pleasure of eating!

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  25. There's a simply astonishing giant bacon cheeseburger to be had in Silver Spring, MD, at an invisible basement dive called the Quarryhouse. You could easily cross-list it with your guide to "stealth" restaurants; it's one of those beer places with a mile-long menu of imported brews, and there is nothing better to go with those grand old Belgians than a gorgeous great big bacon cheeseburger with ranch dressing dripping out of it and a pile of tater tots.

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  26. Blake's Lottaburger with several locations in New Mexico is worthy of a special trip and should be included. In-n-out is great--Lottaburger is better!

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