What to order: John T. Burger
At Hog & Hominy, the menu features Italian cuisine with a southern flare; forget the pizza, and opt for the burger, only served during lunch and for brunch – pickled lettuce, melted American cheese, onion and mustard, the perfect combination that will have you crying tears of joy. Pro tip: you can find the burger on the late-night menu.
Hog & Hominy, 707 W Brookhaven Cir, Memphis, TN, US, +1 901 207 7396
What to order: Sebastian’s Steakhouse Burger
Brindle Room, located in NYC‘s East Village, has upscale American comfort food on point. The burger features prime dry-aged beef from Sebastian’s in Morristown, NJ, melted cheddar (Gruyère and blue are also available), a pickle and a heaping pile of caramelized onions on a soft bun – this one packs so much flavor that fancy sauces and condiments aren’t needed.
Brindle Room, 277 E 10th St, New York, NY, US, +1 212 529 9702
NO. 10 in NYC BEST BURGER COUNTDOWN: The Brindle Room in #Manhattan. This East Village spot serves up a juicy dry aged patty with a good crust, topped with caramelised onions & American cheese. After five visits & some serious talk with the team, we're putting Sebastian's Steakhouse Burger 10th place – an excellent achievement when you're competing against hundreds. Thanks to @feistyfoodie for the nomination & @allthingsmeaty for providing the 📸 from his visit. The countdown continues tomorrow at 12:00 EDT but you can get involved ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ #FoodieHubBurgersNYC 🇺🇸🍔🇺🇸🍔🇺🇸🍔🇺🇸🍔🇺🇸🍔🇺🇸🍔🇺🇸🍔🇺🇸
What to order: The Cheeseburger
At Holeman & Finch, the burger is a gift to those ‘in-the-know’ of this secret menu item and is available (in a limited quantity) from opening. The burger features grass-fed brisket and chuck ground in-house and is served with house-made ketchup, mustard, and pickles on a freshly house-baked bun. Pro-tip: get there early – only 24 burgers are made each day, and they usually sell out within the hour.
Holeman & Finch, 2277 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA, US, +1 404 948 1175
What to order: Green Chile Cheeseburger
The burger at Santa Fe Bite is a thing of beauty: fresh-ground chuck and sirloin cooked to perfection on a house-made bun and topped with chopped green chiles and melted cheese. Say hello to the ultimate Tex Mex burger, done right.
Santa Fe Bite, 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM, US, +1 505 982 0544
What to order: Ahi Burger
Gott’s Roadside, occupying the location of Napa’s iconic institution, Taylor’s Refresher, is a burger joint that nails their burger game. For a unique spin on the traditional, delve into the perfectly seared sushi grade Ahi tuna, piled high with an Asian slaw and cilantro on a toasted egg bun and drizzled with ginger-wasabi mayo. Pro tip: bring a friend so you can try the cheeseburger, too.
Gott’s Roadside, 933 Main St, St Helena, CA, US, +1 707 963 3486
What to order: The Company Burger
The Company Burger is a popular New Orleans establishment that is all about the classic American burger: two patties, American cheese, red onion and bread and butter pickles on a soft bun. For an elevated experience, don’t forget the bacon and a fried egg – a must for first-timers.
The Company Burger, 4600 Freret St, New Orleans, LA, US, +1 504 267 0320
We are gonna call this brunch? Available at Freret location. @Regrann from @companyburgerfreret – #talladeganights "I like to cover my burger in pimento and pork rinds, cause it says, like, I want to be formal but I want to party too. Cause I like to party, so I like my burger to party." -Cal Naughton Jr. Talladega Twister on special today: The Company Burger topped with house-made pimento cheese and pork rinds. Come wash it down with a Bud or a Coconut Cream Pie shake #shakenbake #twister #cobuspecials #rickybobby #Regrann
What to order: HUSK Cheeseburger
Set in a restored Victorian home, Husk highlights Southern cuisine and local Charleston produce and meats with a daily-changing menu – yet, diners can always count on the burger at lunch. Inspired by a family drive-in, James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock piles two Benton’s bacon-infused patties, three slices of melty American cheese, sautéed onions, bread and butter pickles and special sauce, on top of a squishy buttermilk-benne seed bun for the almost-perfect combination.
Husk, 76 Queen St, Charleston, SC, US, +1 843 577 2500
What to order: The Big Okie
Hank’s Hamburgers: a small, old-school joint serving up hamburgers, fries and milkshakes since 1949. Don’t head to Hank’s expecting gourmet sauces and toppings – here, you’ll only find oozing cheese between layers of meat patties. The Big Okie features one pound of meat layered with two slices of cheese, mustard, pickles, grilled onions, raw onions, lettuce and tomato. Don’t forget to add extra cheese for an even cheesier experience.
Hank’s Hamburgers, 8933 E Admiral Pl, Tulsa, OK, US, +1 918 832 1509
What to order: Cheeseburger
Mission is a popular Rhode Island eatery for burgers and hot dogs, which are all ground in-house. Go for the cheeseburger with lettuce, onion and mission sauce – aioli made from ketchup, cornichons, capers, fine herbs and brandy. Best paired with a craft beer, hand-cut fries and a house-made popsicle for dessert.
Mission, 29 Marlborough St, Newport, RI, US, +1 401 619 5560
What to order: Black Label Burger
Minetta Tavern, started in Greenwich Village in 1937, is an upscale NYC tavern with a bit of a Parisian flare. The Black Label Burger is ground in-house using four types of beef – short rib, skirt steak, brisket and dry-aged ribeye – and is topped with caramelized onions and melted cheddar cheese. At a whopping $24, diners may be reluctant to spend this on a burger, but trust us when we say it’s worth every penny; this one will change your life.
Minetta Tavern, 113 MacDougal St, New York, NY, US, +1 212 475 3850
And let's add another burger to our feed, shall we? This one is from #MinettaTavern. More than three years have passed since Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr — the opening chefs at #Balthazar, who also oversaw Minetta Tavern — parted ways with owner #KeithMcNally. (But hey, their working relationship lasted 16 years, so give them a break.) Finally, though, it sounds like their next project is imminent: an all-day (8 a.m. to 2 a.m.) restaurant at 241 West Broadway, in the old Cercle Rouge space, with Sean Cunningham, who owns Brass Monkey. More details will emerge on July 13, but for now one thing’s (almost) certain: You can expect a great burger. 📷: #BobbyDoherty 🍔🍔🍔
What to order: The Cheesy Mother Tucker
Tucker’s Onion Burgers is a casual chain serving up the famous onion burger, which was created in the 1920s in Oklahoma – patties piled high with sautéed onions can be seen on the menus of local diners and fast-food spots, though Tucker’s does it best. The Cheesy Mother Tucker: three patties, lettuce, tomato, pickles, grilled jalapeños, ketchup, mayo, mustard, and a heaping pile of caramelized onions. Find yourself in OKC? Be sure to add this stop to the list.
Tucker’s Onion Burgers, 324 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK, US, +1 405 609 2333
What to order: The Mack, ‘big devil’ style
Ray’s Hell Burger is a famous casual burger joint in Arlington known for its boozy shakes and whopping patties. The Mack, a fan favorite, is made from aged, premium steak ground in-house daily, topped with American cheese, lettuce, pickle, red onion and Ray’s ‘heck sauce.’ Keep it OG, and ask for the ‘big devil’ patty: 10oz of meat-lovers heaven. Psst: this is Obama’s favorite burger, and we agree that it’s ‘presidential-worthy.’
Ray’s Hell Burger, 1650 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA, US, +1 703 841 0001
What to order: The Emmy Burger
Emily may be known for dishing out solid Neapolitan pizzas, pasta and Italian small plates; however, locals alike come here for the Emmy Burger: Fleisher’s pasture-raised dry-aged beef, caramelized onions, Grafton cheddar, ‘Emmy’ sauce, and cornichon on a pretzel bun. Pro tip: skip the pizza, and opt for this beast of a burger.
Emily, 919 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY, US, +1 347 844 9588
Unlimited burgers during Sunday lunch! 🍔🙌🏻🍔🙌🏻🍔 📷: @cy_eats #emmyburger #Emily #burger @fleishers @burger #hamburger #cheeseburger #bestburger #emmysauce #brooklyn #cornichon #pretzel #pretzelbun #burgeratti #pastureraised #grassfedbeef #dryagedbeef @theemmyburger @graftoncheese #cheddar #pizzalovesemily #🍕❤️E #🍔 #🍔🍟 #🌱🐄 #🐄