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Let's Dish: What's the Best Hamburger You've Ever Had?

Let's Dish: What's the Best Hamburger You've Ever Had?

I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger on Labor Day. OK, so that doesn't have a great ring to it, but the last barbecuing holiday of the year has me craving burgers. The recently released Hamburger America got me thinking about where to get the best hamburger in the country, so I thought I'd throw the question out to you.

Steering clear of fast-food and homemade burgers, tell me: What was the best hamburger you ever had? What made it so special and delicious? It doesn't have to be expensive, but maybe it had some unique twist, or maybe it's a place you go all the time. I personally love Rosamunde Sausage Grill, where the burgers are so good they only serve 'em once a week. Tell me all about your favorite below.


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Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
There was this bison burger I had in Julian, San Diego area CA. I forgot the name of the diner, but damn that burger was delicious and filling!!! -drool- if you're ever in that area, look for the diner with the Big Boy in the window. my sister and her friend also make some killer elk burgers! the patties are freaking huge and they just melt in your mouth. Fast food: IN N OUT has fabulous burgers. yum yum. Sit down resturant: Red Robin..... Islands, a So. Cal chain. good burgers, but not absolutely the best. damn it. now i'm hungry.
quietriott quietriott 8 years
Portillo's cheeseburger in the Chicago area PJ Clarke's or BLT Burger in NYC Five Guys is also tasty.
superfoxml superfoxml 8 years
Totally agree with murdock99tx-- Snuffer's in Dallas. AMAZING burgers...and as a fun bonus, their joint is haunted too.
stef42678 stef42678 8 years
I love designing your own burger at BLT Burger in Las Vegas. They serve up the best veggie burger and thick milkshakes.
juls4 juls4 8 years
The best burger around is Tanks Taverns Buck Burger in Cloverdale MN.
cougar41 cougar41 8 years
Red Robins is my favorite place to go for a burger. They are huge.We are registered on their site to get a free burger on every birthday.
lukal lukal 8 years
Ben's Neighborhood Grill in Savannah, Georgia - I love the grilled onions on it. I get it all the way with cheese and a large Coke,which they keep refilling! THE BEST
ktacce ktacce 8 years
oh my gosh! here in DC there is a new burger place called Ray's Hell Burgers, and it's DIVINE. You can add super fancy types of cheeses and the sauces are delicious. Oh man. Plus, Michael Landrum, the owner, doesn't do fries, so you're not gorgeing yourself, you get corn on the cob and watermellon. YUM! I found some flickr pics to share: :) Aside from Ray's, there's always the fan favorite, Five Guys. Though, Spike, you know - from top chef? - opened Good Stuff Eatery, on capitol hill. I have yet to try it, but it sounds delectable!
melziata melziata 8 years
Zaitzeff, down in the Financial District of NYC, make an incredible veggie burger. The bun they use is superb--and the avocado atop the delicious burger is the icing on the cake!
Lucky-in-Love Lucky-in-Love 8 years
Twenty Five Degrees on Hollywood Blvd.(inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)- the BEST burger ever!!!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
ShopGIrl123--right on!!! In'n'Out is HANDS DOWN the best burger!! It's so fresh, savory, delicious. . . Better than any other, more expensive burger joint. Mmmm, especially 'animal style' or just grilled onions!!! Now I'm hungry :-D
Mavs2980 Mavs2980 8 years
My Dad makes a good home made one with onion, cheese, and mushrooms inside the hamburger patty. Simply Burgers in Bedford TX is good. I love their guacamole cheeseburger with sweet potato fries.
k80d k80d 8 years
yep, i'd say Rosamundes is about the best you can get.
Maggie100181 Maggie100181 8 years
Burger Lounge (La Jolla, CA) has the best burgers in the world. They make them with organic grass-fed beef grilled to a medium rare temperaturett. Absolutely the best burger....They have fabulous salads too.
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
There's a pizza place near by called Village Host that puts burgers on french rolls which I love. Alpine Inn and Dutch Goose has those too so those come a close second.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I've had no luck with Southern California Fatburgers. DRYburger, more like.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Around here (Gville FL) I like Backyard Burger, Fatburger in Tampa, and on the road Whataburger with Extra jalapenos.
juliegal juliegal 8 years
my personal fave: in NYC--> db burger-->sirloin burger with short ribs, foie gras and black truffle served on a parmesean bun and seriously yummmm fries.... daniel bouloud's db bistro in nyc otherwise...any backyard bbq w/ family and friends always makes for a good burger!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Oh my God, Rancher's Girl, you're so right! Hodaddy's ROCKS!
Isista Isista 8 years
For me, any older style greasy spoon (if you can find them) or bowling alley. They have always made the best, in my opinion, since I was a young girl. I grew up in bowling alleys and their burgers are always just slightly crunchy on the outside, greasy and seasoned just right. I figure if I'm going to eat a burger, I'm not concerned with it being good for me. And for a fast food burger, which I know wasn't supposed to be included, but Whataburger is the best. Only had it once and it was in South Padre Island, Texas. Fantastic :)
BrunetteSugar BrunetteSugar 8 years
i love a great big burger off a grill on a summer night! my dad and fiancee make some awesome burgers... but the best burger i have ever had outside of my family's kitchen would have to be burger heaven in NYC on madison avenue! nothing better in NYC then a burger heaven burger for breakfast! also capital grill makes a killer kobe beef burger... but i tend not to want a burger in such a fancy place!!
ElleTee ElleTee 8 years
Best burger ever is at Toro Bravo in Portland, OR. Yes, they're known for their spanish tapas, but their burger is incredible!!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
This is so difficult since I'm such a burger connoisseur. It's one of my absolute favorite foods.... I'd say the top 5 would have to be - StripBurger in Las Vegas. They make a bleu cheese burger with friend onion straws on it that is amazingly good. Burke's in Baltimore - The place is a complete dive, but serve up some of the greatest, cheesiest burgers ever. The Burger Joint in NYC - A secret spot at the Le Parker Meridien. Insanely good. White Castle in NJ - Being an original Jersey-girl, I had to represent! Sign of the Whale in D.C. - Great selection of burgers with tons of ingredients. Delicious. After this post, it looks like I'm taking an early lunch and going out for a burger! :drool:
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