11/06/2012 01:43:00 PM

The Best Burgers in 6 U.S. Cities

From New York to San Francisco, the U.S. is stacked with top-notch burger options, from grass-fed and grilled to griddled and greasy. In honor of Burger Week, check out the slide show below for the top two burger spots in six major cities, courtesy of our 2013 restaurant guide. Be sure to go vote for your favorite burgers on Google+ Local, and share them in the comments or on social media using hashtag #Burgerweek.

24 comments :

  1. So sorry Zagat only considers the southwest (Calif) and the Northeast in their reports. Living in the south, I could care less about this shite.

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    1. Absolutely pathetic. But as we learned yesterday at the polls, the west coast and east coast are all that matters. The middle is just flyover. In the south, we're not even that. Pathetic.

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    2. Yeah, I was hoping to see Hut's Hamburgers in Austin or something. Stupid Zagat. Additionally, only 5 out of 12 of those burgers looked appetizing to me.

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    3. The metro areas of the 6 representative cities have a combined population of 51 million; so that's a lot of coverage. However, you have to go through 29 million in Dallas, Houston, Philly, Miami and Atlanta until you get to the relatively tiny Boston and San Francisco at number 10 and 11 in metro size.

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    4. "Grass-fed" meat. BFD, I ate grass fed meat for the first 20-yrs of my life. It was terrible when you would get that tough meat and the cow had been eating weeds for the last six weeks. And the first time I saw "free range" chicken on the menu in NYC at twice the price, gag me with a corn stalk. I have watched my family catch chickens from the yard, ring their neck and clean them before cooking. If you have ever smelled pin feathers being singed, you would not ever want a "free range chicken." I could go on about "blue john" milk which was the color blue from cows which had to be milked too long because there was no other choice. Unpasturized milk gave one of my favorite professors a virus leaving him crippled for life. Eat on.

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    5. Zagat, I see more comments on the locations you picked to sample, than on the burgers you showed! The only one that even looked good was the In-n-Out Double-Double - and your price was way too high! The combo is around $5-$6 and it is a great burger! Why not go to some other cities and sample/list, and consult the locals as to which is the BEST-TASTING burger, not the most exotic sandwich! Miami, Dallas, Seattle, Indianapolis, Cleveland - and yes, Honolulu - all have great restaurants with great burgers! Bob's, Aina-Loa, even Kona Coffee Company all serve great burgers for less than $10 - and that's in Paradise even!

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    6. Back to the Zagat coverage issue.....it is inconceivable that an organization as large/iconic/respected as Zagat cannot devote resources to covering at least the top 3 largest cities in each state (or at least the 15 to 25 most populous states for their survey's and/or ratings. I may be naive and/or may be completely confused about Zagat's mission. I've only recently started following their web site so I may be preaching to the choir based on other comments I've seen.

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  2. Have you guys not tried Five Guys Burgers and Fries? Yall are retarded for not making them nunber one!!!

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    1. AGREED!

      ~Uncle Leon
      Jersey City, NJ

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  3. Come on, Zagat folks -- let's pull some favorites from cities in the South, like Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, etc., instead of the same big 5 or 6. Thanks!

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  4. The best food is at Jamaican Cafe in Martinsburg, WV.

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  5. Lots of people get all bent out of shape over one list. There should be a list of the best places people could get themselves a chill pill.

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  6. Hueyburger, Memphis, TN, under $5.00---it'll stack up against any of 'em!

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  7. Zagat sold out. Now, just suits. Telling us about burgers. Lol, shitheads.

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  8. A Double-Double at In-N-Out does not cost $5.00 let alone the $10.00 as captioned in this article. Their burgers are not only terrific, they are a fantastic bargain.

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    1. I will give an Amen to that, and In-N-Out is coming to Texas. Waiting for on in San Antonio. The drive to Dallas is killing me!

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  9. The 6 most populous cities in the U.S. are:

    1. New York, New York
    2. Los Angeles, California
    3. Chicago, Illinois
    4. Houston, Texas
    5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    6. Phoenix, Arizona

    No burgers for us in 3-6?

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    1. Seeing as how Edzo's is located in Evanston and thus 20 minutes from donwtown Chicago, I would recommend reading that list a second time.

      Edzo's definitely has one of the best burgers in the Chicago area, I can't say enough good things about it!

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  10. Come to Houston if you truly want a great burger! The Burger Guys, Bernie's Burger Bus, Lankford Grocery, Branch Water Tavern, Max's Wine Dive, just to name a few......

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  11. I recommend Burger Tap and Shake in DC.

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  12. Zagat features the same 6 cities in every single article.

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  13. Boring. No Juicy Lucy (regardless of who invented it)?

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