2/18/2013 07:00:00 PM

The Best Burgers in 25 Cities

The burger at NYC's Burger Joint 
In a recent Zagat survey, diners told us they eat burgers more than four times per month. In honor of this American classic and comfort-food staple, today we’re releasing our list of America’s Best Burgers. Hungry yet?

This year’s list includes standouts like Flip Bar in Miami, serving up “outstanding” “juicy” patties, Sketch in Philadelphia offering “the right amount of sloppy, fatty goodness” and NYC’s “worst-kept secret”, Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien Hotel. Here’s the full roundup of the best burgers in 25 cities throughout the U.S. We also got an inside look at NYC's best burger joint, take a look at that video here.

26 comments :

  1. Good ideas but you need a lesson in geography - Castle Rock is not Denver nor is Colorado Springs

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  2. No Father's Office (LA)?!?! Or Thurman's (Columbus)?!? I don't trust this list.

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  3. I love to eat burgers with chips. Cheesy burgers always make my mouth water. I like a lot of meat in my burger.

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  4. Don't listen to this list. I mean I'm sure these are good places, but everyone knows that Hodad's has the best burgers in San Diego (In N Out? Come on! That's unfair to SD!), and the one listed for Chicago is in Evanston, a (shudder) suburb. And Chicago has some damn good burgers to boot (Kuma's, Au Cheval, Owen & Engine, The Lockdown...just off the top of my head). So, this list is a nice try, guys. You got Boston right, at least.

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  5. Ray's is in North Arlington, not DC. Good luck finding Wilson Blvd in the District. Make this a destination if you are in town, it simply slaughters.

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  6. Golden State for LA... Fathers Office, Plan Check, and Umami are all much better

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  7. So many great places in Phoenix (the 6th most populous city in the entire nation) and not one mention? Lame list!

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  8. Hire's Big H? Are you kidding? I'd put the lucky 13 bar and burger up against any of the 25 you listed. It's in Salt lake city and is the best burger in the country. They just won some contest in Las Vegas for "best burger in the USA".

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  9. Big Miss is Sausalito's "hamburger"(opposite ferry dock and BofA) classic, under $10, over inch thick, holeinthewall, lineoutthedooralways, Best in SF Bay Area I say!!
    Take the ferry behind the famous 1906 quake survivor Ferry bldg. ,or Fisherman's Wharf, cheap w subsidy from GG bridge car tolls.
    Closes at 5pm so get there by 430, Boy Scout's honor, a great cheese burger !!

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  10. yes I agree this list has been shorted by budget the failure to visitthe greater USA

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  11. You totally missed Miller's in Dearborn, Michigan. The best burger. http://www.millersbar.com/

    At Miller's you don't get a paper bill you just go to the bartender and tell him what you had.

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  12. Why do your features require clicking through individual slides - very annoying. Just let us scroll through, please!

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  13. I CANNOT BELIEVE there is not 1 Connecticut burger spot on this list. Louis' Lunch invented the burger and uses original cast-iron grills dating back to 1898, you can tell that many national burger franchises have copied part or all of the Shady Glen concept, and Ted's is the only known restaurant in the US to exclusively serve (award winning I might add) steamed burgers. True US foodies, you should be ashamed of yourselves! ;)

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    1. You are so CORRECT! ZAGAT SUCKS! I will no longer subscribe to Zagat, Louis Lunch, the birthplace of the hamburger first sold to a customer for a profit, I know, I used to work there!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. They got Boston ALL WRONG. Bartley's is a craphole whose reputation is unfathomable. Basically, your 1950s style thin patty grilled a la McDonald's, on a lousy, flimsy white bread bun.

    Heck, the McDonald's Angus Burger is way better than theirs, let alone burgers at actual high(er) end burger joints.

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  15. Completely wrong. In and Out Burger made the cut but Urban Stack in Chattanooga didn't?? I can't trust this list...

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  16. You've clearly never been to Zombie Burger in Des Moines, Ia

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  17. I really "enjoyed" this "article" as most of "descriptions" of the "burgers" made me "hungry." Also the use of "quotation marks" totally didn't make me want to "punch" someone. Also, your burger selection is "terrible."

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  18. Stella's in Bellevue, NE didn't make the list. Sad. I wonder if it's all just the hoitsy-toitsy clientele the list is appealing to...

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  19. What about Trueburger in Oakland, CA? Delicious!

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  20. I love burgers. Chicken burgers with cheese is my choice.

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  21. In and Out shouldn't even be on this list. They are okay, but over hyped.

    Anyone who has a fast food as a great burger, shouldn't be considered credible.

    Tempe AZ has Chuck box that it's a little funky joint where they use coal to cook the burgers. Reminds me of a backyard bbq, but better.

    Or how about the place that created the modern hamburger Louis' Lunch?

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  22. Engine no9. www.no9burgers.com

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