7/08/2013 04:07:00 PM

16 Must-Try Burgers in 8 U.S. Cities

Fritzl's in Brooklyn; Photo by Gabi Porter
July 4th weekend got burger season rolling on grills all over the U.S., but what are the latest and greatest patties at restaurants this summer? We've rounded up a slew of options in our eight blog cities in the slide show, i.e. our two top picks in each town for must-try burgers. Check them out below, and tell us your favorite new summer burger in the comments.

19 comments :

  1. No kosher burger review? Got Kosher in LA has a burger that will knock your sox off!

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  2. Best Burger in Town...Best Chicken Tikka Masala and The BEST Service.
    Keep it up BADMAASH

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  3. Fat Cow in Baton Rough!!! Best burger I have ever tasted. Drove in from Houston for my Nephews Graduation from LSU. Totally made the trip!

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    1. not the most convincing review here...

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  4. How do we get Denver/Boulder on the Zagat map? Lots of these types of articles but Portland, Denver, Atlanta, Miami don't make it on here much.

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    1. Without any particular location in mind, I've come to the conclusion that Zagat management has made a conscious decision to grovel and pander to its New York City base at the exclusion of better choices around the country.

      It's too bad, because Zagat has (or soon, if this keeps up, "had") readers around the country and the world who know that better choices are being excluded so that choices in New York, and perhaps SFO and LA can be included.

      I've been reading/buying Zagat for a long, long time, but such blatant skewing of reviews and articles like this (and the recent one that left out some of the best BBQ places in America) so certain cities could be included have me looking for other sources of information.

      I write that with a heavy heart. If this continues much longer (and sadly, I suspect this is a policy made at top levels)I will not patronize Zagat, and I will suggest they change the name to "Zagat's NYC and other lesser places".

      A Midwesterner living in what those on the coasts refer to (and not as a compliment) as "flyover country".

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  5. As much as I enjoyed Brian Malarkey's performance in Season 3 of Top Chef, he was not the winner. Hung was the winner and Casey was voted Fan Favorite.

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  6. So U.S. centric... what about Burger's Priest in Toronto?

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  7. It's so exciting to see burgers get the attention they've long deserved, after all their years of languishing in obscurity. I've been enjoying these ground-beef patties on bread for more than two years, but when I describe them to my friends, they never know what I'm talking about!

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  8. Do you guys ever venture outside your trendy favorite cities? With 16 choices, there must be something in flyover country worth mentioning.

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    1. Couldn't agree more. I live in the Midwest, but the best burger I've eaten in the U.S. was in an out of the way place in California, miles from any of CA's bigger cities. It got a rave review in the Zagat books that are compiled by READERS (and not editors and management), but it does not appear here.

      That makes little sense unless it is pre-determined that certain locations MUST be represented whether they deserve it or not.

      While this saddens me, I fell better knowing that others feel exactly the same (including the man or woman who pointed out how Toronto was excluded). We saw similar remarks following the recent BBQ article, where a restaurant whose NYC location had yet to open made the list of "the best". With no offense to that chef and his other locations, that's plain wrong.

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  9. Dallas (Frisco): Kenny's Burger Joint. A MUST!

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  10. You missed the best burgers. Lola's and Lola Burger at the Rotary. Lots of choices and unbelievably good. And all coming from Nantucket!

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  11. Too much butthurt from the peanut gallery for their fave not being chosen. What manner of whine goes with your burger?

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  12. Wichita Falls, TX: Gene's Tasty Burger.
    Center Point, TX: Vicky's Burger Barn.
    Fredericksburg, TX: Alamo Springs Cafe
    San Antonio, TX: Chris Madrid's
    Lawton, OK: Meers Store & Restaurant

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  13. Zin Burger in Phoenix is phenomenal!

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  14. Atlanta: triple bypass at the vortex
    Nashville : anything at Gabbys.
    Lima ohio: kewpees

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