Is there anything more American and more delicious than a juicy, perfectly grilled burger? Nobody does it better than the U.S.A. when it comes to this culinary classic, and these restaurants across the States have a burger that’s a cut above the rest. See if your favorite spot made the list. Here’s one of our favorite burger spots from each state.
Alabama – Butch Cassidy’s Café
60 N Florida St Mobile, AL
Butch Cassidy’s Café has been a local staple since 1993 and the burgers are some of the best around. In addition to the award-winning Burgers, you can also order seafood platters and delicious specialty sandwiches.
Alaska – Tommy’s Burger Stop
1106 W 29th Pl Anchorage, AK
If you’re looking to indulge in something basic but bomb, this is the place to go. It is a classic, old-school burger joint that primarily focuses on making delicious food. All their burgers are made to order, but they end up being worth the wait. Their Bacon Cheeseburger and the Aloha Burger are some notable options on their menu.
Arizona – Aioli Gourmet Burgers – 7th & Bell
430 E Bell Rd Ste 103 Phoenix, AZ 85022
Aioli is a nice, cozy restaurant that instantly makes you feel at home and relaxed. Their simple but spacious seating is perfect for family and friends to get together. Besides that, the burgers here are cooked to perfection and drenched with delicious sauces. The Fresh Prince burger combined with a selection from their popular milkshake menu is the perfect way to satisfy your burger craving.
Arkansas – Big Orange
207 N University Ave Ste 100 Little Rock, AR
Big Orange is a restaurant that values variety, so you are sure to find something you like. Folks love this place for its well-cooked burgers that come out quick. The milkshakes here are also a huge perk. Their popular Mushroom Melt burger is juicy and full of flavor.
California – Red Onion
16966 Road 26, Madera, CA
Whether you want a super burger, a super double, a chili cheeseburger, or even a veggie burger, you can find the meal to satisfy your burger fix at Red Onion. The casual eatery also serves Philly cheesesteaks, fish sandwiches, and grilled chicken sandwiches that are just as impressive as their burgers.
Colorado – Mountain Burger
2636 W. Highway 24, Florissant, CO
This Colorado burger joint has a relaxed atmosphere and some of the tastiest burgers in Florissant. The burgers are huge, so you’re sure to be full and satisfied, and the fries are just as delicious as the main course. You can also enjoy a Frito pie or a pulled pork sandwich, and the frozen desserts are the perfect finishing touch to your meal.
Connecticut – GoldBurgers
1096 Main St Newington, CT 06111
The chefs at GoldBurgers must have a secret formula because their burgers are seriously the best. Their balance between perfect flavor, crunch, and freshness is down to a science. Their Hot Nerd burger will be the best you’ll ever taste. You can also build your own burger if for some reason they don’t have a combination you want.
Delaware – Restaurant 55
2461 S State St Dover, DE 19901
The burger menu here is extensive, in case you are in the mood to try something new. You can choose between a turkey burger, tuna steak burger, vegetarian burger, salmon burger, or even crab burger. However, they specialize in making gourmet burgers using fresh ground angus beef. They also have great beer selections to pair with your burger.
Florida – Burger Station
2700 N. Florida Ave., Hernando, FL
A tasty burger with fresh veggies and melty cheese is what you can expect when you visit Burger Station. The restaurant also offers delicious fries and onion rings, and you can choose decadent ingredients like blue cheese and cherry-smoked bacon to top your burger. Burger Station also offers ice cream for a simple and indulgent dessert.
Georgia – Grindhouse Killer Burgers
1842 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA
Grindhouse is one of the best places to get a burger in Midtown Atlanta. You can order a double or junior burger with all the veggies and cheeses you prefer, or you can purchase an Impossible Burger– a plant-based burger that is delicious enough to fool even the most devoted carnivore. Grindhouse also has tasty appetizers like fried green tomatoes, fried pickles, or sweet potato kettle chips.
Hawaii – Betty’s Burgers Joint
1025 University Ave Honolulu, HI 96826
At the heart of Honolulu, this traditional, old-school burger joint remains to be the best place to get delicious, meaty burgers. The interior decor is typical American-style, with red and white checkered napkins. There is something for everyone, but their Teriyaki burger definitely stands out.
Idaho – The Ranch Scottish Highland Burgers
6935 W Overland Rd Boise, ID 83709
The burger menu here is perfect for someone wanting to try something new because they have tons of options. If you don’t want to step out of your comfort zone, that’s okay because they have all the classics, too. This is a great spot to hang out and enjoy a tasty burger and a cold beverage.
Illinois – Lawn Restaurant
1141 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622
This Ukrainian-owned restaurant is a green oasis in Chicago. The seating is an open-air concept, making this place perfect for lunch spot with friends. The food is amazing and they have several different kinds of burgers on their menu. Try their Blue Burger Combo – a mouth-watering burger with literal neon blue sauce.
Indiana – Punch Burger
137 E Ohio St Indianapolis, IN 46204
Punch Burger is a cool, fun restaurant in the heart of Indiana. Their burgers are made to give a punch of divine flavor with every bite. Besides that, they have a short but precise menu. They use fresh ingredients, local grass-fed angus beef and give you the option to experiment with new burger creations.
Iowa – Moo’s BBQ
1220 W 18th St S Newton, IA 50208
This hip, cool joint is a testimony that small-town joints should not be overlooked. The interior decor is street food-style and simple, with few seating areas. They specialize in making their burgers unique but tantalizing.
Kansas – Jiffy Burger
815 E. Highway 36, Smith Center, KS
Jiffy Burger is the place to go for a delicious hamburger when you’re in the Smith Center area. The burgers are filled with all the ingredients that make the burger even more delicious like lettuce, tomato, melty cheese and crispy bacon. The restaurant is also known for its seasoned fries and soft-serve ice cream, which is the perfect sweet treat to complete your burger meal.
Kentucky – Six Forks Burger
1039 Ash St Louisville, KY 40217
If you’re in the mood for a veggie burger while you’re in New York, check out Superiority Burger. The eatery offers the Superiority Burger which is topped with Muenster cheese, dill pickle, lettuce, and tomato. You can make any of the veggie burgers vegan and you can select a colorful salad to go with your burger.
Louisiana – The Company Burger
4600 Freret St., New Orleans, Louisiana
This popular burger joint offers classic hamburgers and cheeseburgers, as well as pickles that are made in-house. You can also add bacon or a fried egg to your burger. Tasty sides include onion rings made from red onions or hand-cut company fries. You can also complete your meal with a cocktail to make your time at the restaurant even more enjoyable.
Maine – Mason’s Brewing Company
15 Hardy St Brewer, ME 04412
This joint has the perfect combination of exquisite craft beers and tantalizing burgers. You can’t go wrong with a single item on their menu. The view of the river coupled with their interior decor – an industrial style with high ceilings and a close-up view of their brewing tanks – offers the best burger joint in Maine.
Maryland – Clark Burger
415 S Central Ave Baltimore, MD 21202
For affordable, gourmet burgers delivered in record time, go to Clark Burger. Their restaurant prides itself on quick delivery, great customer service, and getting the most bang for your buck. Their Wake N Bacon and Turkey burgers are the best you’ll have while in Maryland.
Massachusetts – Boston Burger
1100 Boylston St Boston, MA 0221
The burger menu here is extensive, in case you are in the mood to try something new. If you can’t decide, they give you the chance to build your own burger. What’s great about this place is the portion sizes. They give you huge portions for a reasonable price. That’s probably why it is very popular among college students in the area.
Michigan – Mercury Burger Bar
2163 Michigan Ave Detroit, MI 48216
Mercury is a fun, cozy restaurant that will make you feel at home. Their milkshake selection is a great treat for kids (and adults). They offer perfectly sized patties and delicious sauces that are hard to find elsewhere. Their French Onion burger and Southwest Detroit burger are the most popular options for locals.
Minnesota – 5-8 Club
5800 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN
The Juicy Lucy is the most popular item on the menu at 5-8 Club. You can also enjoy the blue cheeseburger, the mushroom Swiss burger, or the burger supreme with barbecue sauce, pepper jack cheese, and bacon. Items like crispy fries and onion strings are popular at the eatery as well.
Mississippi – Stamps Superburger
1801 Dalton St Jackson, MS 39204
This is not your typical burger joint. The food, service team, and overall ambiance here is impressive. Be ready to taste mouth-watering, juicy burgers that will exceed your expectation in terms of flavor and a timely delivery.
Missouri – BRGR kitchen + bar
11 E 14th St Kansas City, MO 64106
The ambiance here is laid-back, with modern, trendy vibes. The staff here knows how to make you feel well taken care of. The food is great, with plenty of different burgers on their menu. Their fries are delicious, and their milkshakes are the best in town.
Montana – Iron Horse Brew Pub
501 N. Higgins Ave., Missoula, Montana
This pub-style restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a burger with friends. The steakhouse burger with avocado and a fresh side salad is a favorite with diners, or you can order a steak dinner, ahi tuna, or a classic BLT with crispy fries. The restaurant also serves a few Mexican dishes as well, so there’s something for everyone.
Nebraska – Smitty’s Garage Burgers and Beer
7610 Dodge St Omaha, NE 68114
Smitty’s Garage will offer you the best meal experience in Nebraska. The burgers here are unmatchable – juicy, warm and with lots of sides. If you want a place to hang out with your pals, drink some good beer, and eat better food, this is the perfect place.
Nevada – Slater’s 50/50
467 E Silverado Ranch Blvd Ste 100 Las Vegas, NV 89183
Slater’s 50/50 has an amazing selection of burgers from traditional to the outrageous. Their iconic 24K Burger features a fresh baked Brioche Bun dusted in 24-Karat Gold with three slices of thick cut Billionaire’s Bacon dusted in 24-Karat Gold, stacked on 1/2 lb Wagyu beef, truffle cheese, arugula, jalapeno-bacon jam, and roasted garlic aioli. To top it all off, Slater’s 50/50 also has over 50 craft beers on draft and a ton of TVs.
New Hampshire – Black Mtn Burger
264 Main St The Depot Lincoln, NH 03251
Black Mtn is a restaurant that values variety, so you are sure to find something you like. Their Brie and Bacon burger and Bison burgers are the best you will sample in New Hampshire. They also have vegan options on their menu. Folks love this place for its well-cooked burgers that are delivered in good time.
New Jersey – Bobby’s Burger Palace
3710 US Highway 9, Freehold, NJ
A giant burger with a fresh pickle on the side is part of what makes Bobby’s Burger Palace unique. You can also order a burger topped with an over-easy egg and bacon or add purple cabbage to your burger. The restaurant also offers delicious fries topped with fresh herbs, bacon, cheese, and green onions, or you can order a side of guac to go with your burger or fries.
New Mexico – Rustic On The Green
3600 Cutler Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87110
Rustic On The Green is an eclectic spot located in an equally vibrant community. Their seating arrangement is perfect for family and friend meetups and the staff here is great. The burgers are cooked to perfection and drenched with delicious sauces. Their Beyond Meat burger is excellent.
New York – Breakroom
83 Baxter St., New York, NY
This Chinatown eatery has some of the most delicious burgers in New York. The beef patties are made from quality meat and marinated with savory spices. The Breakroom burger is a favorite and is topped with a runny egg, crispy pork belly, and fried onion. Enjoy your burger with chili cheese fries or opt for a classic hot dog topped with slaw.
North Carolina – Burger Bach
737 9th St., Durham, North Carolina
Burger Bach is near Duke University so it’s popular among the local students. After you visit this North Carolina eatery, you’ll see why. All the food is unprocessed and made from natural ingredients. In addition to the basic burger, you can enjoy the chicken sandwich, lamb burger, or tasty salads like the mixed greens salad or the fruit and nuts salad.
North Dakota – Pounds
612 1st Ave N Fargo, ND 58102
The food here is great and the overall ambiance is super fun. Be ready to taste mouth-watering, juicy burgers that will exceed your expectations. The Sunset Rider burger is a must-try.
Ohio – Horseshoe Burger Company
1349 Park Ave W Ontario, OH 44906
This is a classic, old-school burger joint that primarily makes unique flavor combinations. Their servings are hearty for their price. It has a country vibe to it, too. Go for their Breakfast burger and San Fran Melt burger.
Oklahoma – Boompa’s Burgers
8298 US Hwy 277 Elgin, OK 73538
This joint is Oklahoma’s best old-school burger joint. There’s something for everyone and the food is delivered pretty quick. Their Mac n Cheeseburger and Tex Mex burger will be the tastiest you’ll have in Oklahoma.
Oregon – Tastee Treet
493 NE 3rd St Prineville, OR 97754
Tastee Treet is a restaurant that values quality meals, so you are sure to enjoy your burger. Folks love this place for its well-cooked burgers that are delivered in good time. Also, their homemade milkshakes are made just right.
Pennsylvania – Oh Brother Philly
206 Market St Philadelphia, PA 19106
Here, the burgers are cooked to perfection and drenched with their delicious Oh Brother sauce. Their classic cheeseburger is the perfect way to satisfy your burger craving. Their Fried Chicken Sandwich is a favorite of the locals. It’s also located next to the Franklin Fountain, a cool ice cream spot.
Rhode Island – Harry’s Bar & Burger
121 N Main St Providence, RI 02903
The chefs at Harry’s must have a special formula because their burgers are the best in the state. The kitchen is adjacent and open to the dining area, so you get to watch your food being prepared. Their Pastrami Burger is the best thing you will taste in Rhode Island.
South Carolina – Steve’s Classic Burgers
612 St Andrews Rd Ste 7 Columbia, SC 29210
This joint has classic, tasty burgers cooked perfectly and delivered in good time. You can also choose your own toppings for a more personalized burger. This is a spot where you’ll be satisfied by the food and the price.
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South Dakota – Taphouse 41
2101 W 41st St Sioux Falls, SD 57105
The ambiance here is laid-back, with southern diner vibes. They have plenty of seating with a lower and upstairs area. They offer very hearty portions, and their fries are delicious. They also have tons of great beer and bourbon to try alongside a nice burger.
Tennessee – Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint
113 N Maple St Murfreesboro, TN 37130
For a relaxed joint to meet with your pals, this place is the best. The delicious burgers are definitely worth the wait and the beer selection is the best in Tennessee. Their Shocker and Greg Brady burgers are so good and each bite will leave you wanting more.
Texas – The Burger Joint
2703 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006
This spot is so popular that people come in from other states to try their wholesome burgers. The burgers here can’t be compared to any other place in Texas. Their hand crafted 100% angus beef burgers always hit the spot.
Utah – Chedda Burger
190 S 400th W Ste 59 Salt Lake City, UT 84101
This is another burger joint that will exceed your expectations. Their burgers are served hot and quick, and their customer service is great too. This family-owned business has consistently delivered the best burgers in Utah.
Vermont – Worthy Burger
56 Rainbow St South Royalton, VT 05068
The food is definitely worth the wait, with plenty of different burgers on their menu to choose from. They offer very hearty portions and their fries are rockin.
Virginia – The River Burger Bar
137 N Wayne Ave Waynesboro, VA 22980
The burger menu here is the best for any self-proclaimed burger enthusiast. You should try their Western Burger and Pimento Burger. They also have plenty of drinks to wash down your tasty meal. The overall service here is excellent.
Washington – Mountain High Hamburgers
2941 W Sparks Rd Easton, WA 98925
If you’re looking to indulge in something classic and tasty, this is the place to go. Their burgers are named after famous mountains and the Mt.Adams is the most popular one. Their fries are to die for and the burgers are the best in Washington. You can also treat yourself to their delightful ice cream desserts.
West Virginia – Gonzoburger
207 W Washington St Charleston, WV 25302
The ambiance here is perfect for a fun afternoon out with friends and they have plenty of seating for your crew. The food is fantastic, with plenty of different burgers on their menu. Their El Jefe Burger and Mountain Blue burgers are enough to make your mouth melt.
Wisconsin – Oscar’s Pub & Grill
1712 W Pierce St Milwaukee, WI 53204
At the heart of Milwaukee, this traditional, family-owned pub remains the best place to get delicious, meaty burgers and refreshing drinks. The tiny, hidden restaurant is the local’s favorite for good reason. Their Big O burger is one of the best burgers in Wisconsin.
Wyoming – C85 Branding Iron
129 W 2nd St, Casper, WY 82601
Downtown Casper’s Branding Iron is a gourmet burger joint that’s serving up lots of creative burger concepts. The Kona burger is topped with pineapple, teriyaki sauce and jalapeno coleslaw on a jalapeno bun. The Casper burger is topped with creamy pork belly mac and cheese.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on March 21, 2021 and last updated on May 18, 2022. Please refer to restaurant websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information.