2020 Best Burgers in the U.S.A.

Farm Burger, one of GAYOT's Best Burgers in America

Top Burger Restaurants in the U.S.

The once-humble hamburger has enjoyed a makeover thanks to chefs cooking up ways to improve upon this American classic. Do you prefer luxe toppings such as lobster and truffle aïoli? Or, are you a fan of a traditional burger with ketchup and mustard? Both approaches to the beef patty can be found on GAYOT's list of the Best Burgers in the U.S. , so get ready to find a burger worth savoring.

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Becks Prime
QB

Becks Prime, launched in 1985, attracts burger enthusiasts and families for its fresh, fast food. (The concept has since expanded to 11 Houston area locations and two in Dallas.) Certified Angus Beef is ground on site daily and grilled over mesquite coals to a pink juiciness. See More

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Burger Joint
QB

Burger Joint in Parker New York offers grilled burgers with "The Works" (lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mustard, ketchup and mayo), fries, milkshakes and beer on tap. You can also order a pickle or a brownie with vanilla ice cream, but it's mostly all about the burger, a beef patty made with Black Angus Nebraska beef shoulder and served on an Arnold hamburger bun. See More

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Cherry Cricket
13/20

America's favorite food obsession — the burger — gets top billing at this longstanding institution in Denver. The char-grilled patties are matched with a seemingly endless list of toppings. Along with beef, Cherry Cricket also parades bison burgers, turkey burgers and black bean burgers, not to mention a burger of the month — a quirky union of ingredients that buck tradition. See More

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Farm Burger
QB

Farm Burger's menu is seasonal, and raw materials are drawn from local farms. While we think the best burger is the simplest one, with only a few add-ons, diners may choose to embellish the grass-fed beef with a wide variety of options, from goat cheese to roasted bone marrow and house-made pancetta. The mini-chain started out in Decatur, Georgia, and has branched out to North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Northern California. See More

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4505 Burgers & BBQ
QB

Between the plump, juicy burgers and succulent barbecue, 4505 Burgers & BBQ in San Francisco is a carnivore's paradise. Grass-fed beef patties are topped with lettuce, onion, Gruyère cheese and secret sauce, and served on a griddled sesame and scallion bun. Add a fried egg for the full effect. See More

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Holsteins Shakes and Buns
14/20

Becks Prime, launched in 1985, attracts burger enthusiasts and families for its fresh, fast food. (The concept has since expanded to 11 Houston area locations and two in Dallas.) Certified Angus Beef is ground on site daily and grilled over mesquite coals to a pink juiciness. See More

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Kuma's Corner
14/20

Meat and heavy metal are the driving forces behind Kuma's Corner in Chicago, a casual, comfort food-centric watering hole with just the right amount of 'tude. The menu features more than a dozen burgers named after bands, including the namesake burger, "The Famous Kuma," topped with bacon, sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomato, red onion and a fried egg. See More

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MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers
QB

As the name implies, MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers offers an array of over-the-top burgers finished with a melt of cheese. This small and straightforward Virginia spot becomes jammed even before mealtimes. It's no wonder, as who would not want to indulge in a well-stacked bacon-blue cheese burger piled up with glazed onions, bacon, lettuce and Gorgonzola? The kitchen also creates lamb, turkey, crab, tuna, vegetable or bison burgers to keep customers happy See More

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Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage
12/20

Across from hallowed Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this famed burgermeister has been grilling burgers and whipping up thick frappes for decades (since 1960). Freshly ground, hand-formed and cooked as ordered, the burgers are named after celebrities, professional athletes and politicians. See More

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25 Degrees
13/20

25 Degrees serves up burgers around the clock in The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. (The name comes from the difference in temperature between a medium-rare and a well-done burger.) Order one of the four signature creations or build your own from a variety of upscale condiments (prosciutto, portobello mushroom), cheeses (habanero jack, burrata) and sauces. See More

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