Published on July 1st, 2013 | by Andrew Garcia19
5 Best Burgers in the United States
We love burgers. We love them in New York, we love them in Washington D.C., we love them in Hawaii, but where or where could the best burger be?
The following is a list of the top 10 burgers in the United States. You will have a hard time convincing yourself to not get a burger for lunch after reading this, but probably none will measure up to these rock star burgers.
Flagstaff Arizona is home to some of the most liberal people in Arizona, beautiful desert scenery, a rich history of Pioneer and Native Americans, but you’ve completely blown your visit if you do not stop at the Diablo Burger. Diablo Burger pleases your enviro-friendly side with antibiotic free, open range-raised, hormone-free, grass-fed beef that is gathered from a ranch 40 miles down the road.
The Blake is their masterpiece. With flavorful and fiery oven-roasted green chile, magical hatch chile mayo and cheddar that is actually sharp. All of this goes on a homemade English muffin with DB branded on the side. Each bite drips with the white mayo and cheese for smooth texture, and the chiles give the burger excellent chewiness. The burger is cooked to a succulent medium rare that oozes juices onto your plate that you can wipe up with some fries.
Single or a Double or Get Out!
If you find yourself in Idaho, we’re sorry. You can at least console this cultural desert with one of the best burgers in the United States. Hudson’s in Coeur d’Alene is a simple walk up burger joint that order at the counter, wait, eat then get on with your life. None of this fancy table service for them, and it seems to work since they have been open since 1907.
They keep their burgers simple as well. You can get either a single or a double which is hand-formed and thrown on the grill right in front of you. You can watch them slice the pickle disk for your burger, toss on onions and don’t forget to ask for the homemade hot sauce that is a perfect mix of smoky and spicy.
Maryland Make Your Own Burger
Baltimore is known for its high crime rate, Super Bowl winners the Ravens and the Abbey Burger Bistro. Whoever says Maryland is for crabs, hasn’t tried the make-your-own burger at Abbey Burger Bistro. We may catch crabs, but after you try the burger and a boozy Baltimore’s Berger cookie milkshake your perspective may change of what Baltimore is all about.
You can have a patty made from Black Angus beef, bison, lamb, ostrich, turkey or the infamous meat of the week. Each type of meat the chef has studies to be able to prepare it to a state of perfection. You can get your burger on bread, English, muffin, toast, pita or a bun. Make sure to either try some Maryland crab dip or the spicy and tangy habenero pickles are starts on their list of over 40 toppings you can choose from.
Gourmet Burgers in Las Vegas
You may know celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay from his show hell kitchens and his hilarious one liners like “this beef is so undercooked it started to eat the salad”. You may not know is that Ramsay can actually walk the walk of being a chef, not just talk the talk on cable television. One of his crowning jewels is his burger joint at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Now just to be clear, about every burger in this place is exceptional, as it should be given the over-pricing of the burger. We understand the high prices of a meal on the Las Vegas strip, so the prices of these burgers are even high for that. It is truly a gourmet, out of this world you are paying for though. Just be ready to open your wallet, which is something that one becomes accustomed to doing when traveling in Vegas.
Price aside, we recommend the chanterelle mushrooms, arugula and figgy-onion jam burger. The burger is always perfectly cooked, but not as juicy as we like. This spectacular wood-fuel charred flavor of the burger, really makes it stand out from other burgers. The mushrooms and arugula are buttered to perfection. The figgy-onion jam gives it a slightly sweet touch to balance out this perfectly savory burger.
Dublin Comes to New Hampshire
The Barley house is located across the Concord Capital where lawyers, politicians and well-to-dos go to be seen, plot, etc. We will not hold that against the restaurant. The food is great, the prices are reasonable and the joint has a comfortable vibe with happy regular customers. More importantly than all that background noise, The Barley House serves one of the best burgers in the country.
The Dublin Burger is a burger for the burger lover. Covered with a distinctive whiskey gravy, flavorful blue cheese, smoky chipotle ketchup and artery clogging deep fried onions, you may find yourself falling in love. Order it medium-rare for maximum flavor and juiciness that matches perfect to the spicy and crispy peppercorn char. Anything above medium-rare for this burger should be considered a crime! They’ll cook it how you want it though.