American Top-20 Best Burger That You Must Try

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May 23 2014
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The hamburger is perhaps one of the world’s most sellable foods. It’s also one of the simplest food to make. Despite its simplicity, it’s freaking difficult to make a delicious one. And when you talk about hamburger, the immediate brand that strikes your mind is none other than McDonald’s. The company has probably sold more than 100 billion hamburgers in its 53 years of business.


Do you know that the hamburger can be traced its roots back to the Mongol Empire? The Genghis Khan’s empire made their burgers from horsemeat, then passed the delicacy to Russia. It was then brought to major port of Hamburg, Germany in the early 19th  century. Ships departing from Hamburg to New York brought Germany foods with it – Hamburg steaks, seasoned and cooked patties of ground beef.


Since 1800s, restaurants in New York and later other states of United States had perfected the formula in making hamburgers. Nobody can claims to be the modern-day hamburger inventor in United States. But names such as Louis Lassen and “Hamburger Charlie” Nagreen do pop-up the moment hamburger is mentioned. The next time you travel to America, or past by some towns, do try some of their best burgers here:



{ 1 }  ROK:BRGR


Address: 208 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, United States

Phone:+1 954-525-7656

American Best Hamburger - ROK BRGR

ROK:BRGR is a 1920’s style burger bar with modern approach. They’ve 17 signature burgers and a “create your own” burger section. Angus beef, American waygu “kobe”, chicken, lamb, turkey, bacon, tuna, bleu cheese or simply veggies – take your pick. That’s cool, now your vegetarian friends won’t curse you for not being sensitive about their, well, well-being.



{ 2 }  In-N-Out Burger


Address: 5100 Stockdale Hwy Bakersfield, CA 93309

Phone: +1 800-786-1000

American Best Hamburger - In-N-Out Burger

IN-N-Out can be found all over the place, but the California is still its institution. If this is your first time here, just order “Animal Style” and you can’t go wrong – instead of normal boring raw onions, this style comes with caramelized onions plus thousand island dressing sauce. You can separately order “Animal Style Fries” too. You should try their “Flying Dutchman” – a cheeseburger where the burger patties act as the bun.



{ 3 }  Tommy’s Burger Stop


Address: 1106 W 29th Pl, Anchorage, AK 99503, United States

Phone: +1 907-561-5696

American Best Hamburger - Tommy's Burger Stop

The place is small and crowded so you’ve to fight for your table, so be nice and share your table once you got one. If you’re crazy for blue-cheese, head over to Tommy’s Burger Stop for its legendary Stella Bleu Burger (just mention blue cheese burger to the waitress will do). You can also choose bacon cheeseburger, varieties of Po-Boys, onion rings, milk shakes and whatnot. Easily the best in Anchorage.



{ 4 }  Annie’s Island Fresh Burger


Address: 79-7460 Hawaii Belt Rd #105, Kealakekua, HI 96750, United States

Phone:+1 808-324-6000

American Best Hamburger - Annie's Island Fresh Burger

If you still can’t guess, the place is owned by Annie Roesler (and Josh Levenson). And Annie’s burger was voted the best in West Hawaii in 2011, 2012 and 2013, no kidding. The secret – fresh local organic produce and grass-fed, island-raised beef. Heck, if your restaurant is in Hawaii, not only your burger is fresh and good but so are the fish burger, chicken burger, onion rings, salad, purple potato, bacon, coleslaw and whatnot.



{ 5 }  John Howie Steak


Address: 11111 NE 8th St #125, Bellevue, WA 98004, United States

Phone:+1 425-440-0880

American Best Hamburger - John Howie Steak

This place is pricey and for that it accepts AMEX (American Express). But this is not any normal burger stalls. How about this – custom Aged USDA Prime Beef, single sourced from Omaha, Nebraska; The American Wagyu from Snake River Farms, Boise, Idaho; 100% fullblood Australian Wagyu from Cabassi & Co, VIP Gold Brand, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; and The Japanese “A5” 100% Wagyu from Kagoshima and Miyazaki Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.



{ 6 }  Laura’s Little Burger Joint


Address: 47141 Michigan 51, Decatur, MI 49045, United States

Phone:+1 269-423-9300

American Best Hamburger - Laura's Little Burger Joint

Recognized as “Michigan’s 2013 Best Burger”, Laura’s famous burger is the Chapman Burger. The burger comes with 7-ounces of beef that’s grilled and topped with pepper-jack cheese, bacon, and grilled onions. People drove miles and willing to wait for 40-minute just to taste Laura’s burger, cooked by none other than the owner, Laura Chapman Green.



{ 7 }  The Blue Ox Lynn


Address: 191 Oxford St, Lynn, MA 01901, United States

Phone:+1 781-780-5722

American Best Hamburger - The Blue Ox Lynn

The Blue Ox is not your typical cheapo stall but rather an upscale casual restaurant, so expect the price to be on the higher side. But considering that its burger won Boston Magazine’s 2013 Battle of the Burger, it’s worth the money. The recommended burger – Sin Burger, of course.



{ 8 }  Midtown Billiards


Address: 1316 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202, United States

Phone:+1 501-372-9990

American Best Hamburger - Midtown Billiards

This “pub” is filthy and yet you need to pay a cover because it’s a, well, “a private club”. Pay an annual fee of US$8 and you’re “covered” (*grin*). If you’re not sure what is dirty, nasty, urine-and-beer smelly bathrooms, you should try this place. But hey, you’re here not for the beer but the burger. The worst thing – there’s no billiard table but merely pool. But the burger was awesome, and that’s priceless.



{ 9 }  Worthy Burger


Address: 56 Rainbow St, South Royalton, VT 05068, United States

Phone:+1 802-763-2575

American Best Hamburger - Worthy Burger

Again, this is cash-only place for your food and drink. It has limited  menu though – Worthy Burger, Xtra Burger, Turducky, Veg Out, fries, salad. But it won Vermont’s best burger by Seven Days, a local publication. Some who had tasted burger elsewhere said their beer is much better than the burger.



{ 10 }  Delux Burger


Address: 3146 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, United States

Phone: +1 602-522-2288

American Best Hamburger - Delux Burger

If you don’t mind a packed and noisy place, but appreciate a 10-ounce Nima Ranch patty instead, then Delux Burger is the right place to go. Draped with cheese, this top quality medium grind juicy meat could turn a vegetarian into a carnivores. Their grilled cheese and turkey burgers, sweet potato fries and even Chinese chicken salad are recommended.



{ 11 }  Union City Grille


Address: 805 N Union St, Wilmington, DE 19805, United States

Phone: +1 302-654-9780

American Best Hamburger - Union City Grille

People don’t go to Union City Grille just for their burgers. Roasted Blue Point Oyster, Calamari, Beef Tenderloin, Crab Bisque, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, salad, lobster and whatnot were the reason people like it here. But somehow, people loves their hamburger the most, especially when it was half-priced – 8-ounce Angus burger grilled to order and served with lettuce, tomato and red onion on a brioche roll and with choice of cheese.



{ 12 }  Workingman’s Friend


Address: 234 N Belmont Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46222, United States

Phone:+1 317-636-2067

American Best Hamburger - Workingman's Friend

Some said their double cheeseburger with fries or onion rings is the best, even better than In-N-Out. Workingman’s Friend is a typical old school bar so you may see more uncles than hippies. If you’re a fan of Steak and Shake, this one is quite similar except it’s 50% larger and lots tastier. While smoking is allowed, credit cards are not – cash only.



{ 13 }  Tolly-Ho Restaurants


Address: 606 S Broadway Rd, Lexington, KY 40508, United States

Phone:+1 859-253-2007

American Best Hamburger - Tolly-Ho

I bet you guess this is an American-Chinese restaurant belongs to a Mr or Mrs Ho-something, didn’t you? Nope, Tolly-Ho opened its doors in 1971 by Bob Tolley and Bob HO-llopeter, hence the name. It is best known for things like the Tolly-Ho family of burgers that include the Tolly-Ho quarter-pounder, the Super-Ho, the Mega-Ho and the Big Tolly.



{ 14 }  Cherry Cricket


Address: 2641 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206, United States

Phone: +1 303-322-7666

American Best Hamburger - Cherry Cricket

From turkey avacado, charbroiled chicken, little cricket to a staggering half-pound cricket burger. Cherry Cricket is one of Denver’s iconix restaurants. It’s a must for anyone visiting and all the more necessary for any natives. Now, why does this place ring a bell? Remember Travel Channel’s “Man vs Food”? Well, if even Aaron Sanchez said it was the best burger he’s had, you can’t be wrong.



{ 15 }  The Abbey Burger Bistro


Address: 1041 Marshall St, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States

Phone:+1 443-453-9698

American Best Hamburger - The Abbey Burger Bistro

Named Maryland’s “Great Burger Joint” by USA Today, Abbey Burger is exactly the place you wanna go if you fancy exotic meats and sports (there’re TVs for your viewing pleasure). Venison, duck, kangaroo, wild boar, elk, bison, Illama, ostrich, emu or even alligator. And if that was not enough to raise your eyebrows, you can custom-make your burger – toppings of guinness cheddar, gran queso, red hawk (brie), avocado, white truffle oil, crab. They’ve veggie burger too.



{ 16 }  Chez FonFon


Address: 2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205, United States

Phone: +1 205-939-3221

American Best Hamburger - Chez FonFon

A gem for French cuisine in Birmingham, FonFon is an excellent authentic, reasonably-priced French restaurant. Its Escargots, Moules Frites, Croque Madame,  wine, cocktails and of course the “FonFon Hamburger and Fries” were simply delicious. The “FonFon Hamburger” comes with comté cheese and pommes frites.



{ 17 }  The Burger Dive


Address: 114 N 27th St, Billings, Mt 59101, United States

Phone: +1 406-281-8291

American Best Hamburger - The Burger Dive

Winner of 2014 Best of Bash, the Burger Dive offers dozen varieties of burgers, including veggie burger. Their top range burgers are “The Juicy Lucy Burger” and “The Spicy Tuna Burger”. The tuna burger comes with 4-ounce Ahi tuna, Asian slaw, Sriracha sauce, wasabi mayonnaise. The “Santa Fe”, “Outlaw”, “Magnum” are some of the burgers that you should try before you leave this place.



{ 18 }  Illegal Burger


Address: 29017 Hotel Way, Evergreen, CO 80439, United States

Phone:+1 303-526-1300

American Best Hamburger - Illegal Burger

No, this is not an underground burger stall selling rats’ meat or stuffs like that. But the name is eye-catching, isn’t it? Their illegal menu has all sorts of illegal foods and drinks – Undercover Cheeseburger, Illegal Cream Chese, Slinger, Undercover Spicy Chicken, Going Legit, Illegal Fries and even Little Illegal Burger for kids.



{ 19 }  Tipsy Cow


Address: 102 King St, Madison, WI 53703, United States

Phone:+1 608-287-1455

American Best Hamburger - Tipsy Cow

The US$8 Tipsy Burger was the favouraite among its fans – two 1/4 pound Knoche’s Market patties, 3-yr cheddar, onion, Widmer’s brick, Nueske’s bacon, tipsy sauce & Mike’s pickles. Other specialties include cheeseburger, asparagus and egg and Alligator Bites. It’s signature dish is surprisingly its yummy  tipsy sauce.



{ 20 }  Louis’ Lunch


Address: 263 Crown St, New Haven, CT 06511, United States

Phone: +1 203-562-5507

American Best Hamburger - Louis' Lunch

If you must have buns to call it hamburger, then Louis’ Lunch is not your type of place for burgers. Louis’ Lunch chose to put burger patty between two slices of “toasted bread” instead. Yeah, just like those traditional Chinese toast bread with butter and kaya for breakfast. Besides the patty, there’re only tomato, onion and cheese. Nothing else. Not even ketchup so remember to bring your own.


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