Top 10 burger restaurants in the US

We've seen Gordon Ramsay flip out, but can he flip a burger? The star of Hell's Kitchen is from Scotland, but his new Las Vegas burger joint does justice to the American standard hot sandwich. Whether you like your hamburger highbrow --- think foie gras and truffle toppings --- or simply served with ketchup and a side of fries, you’ll find both approaches to the patty on our list of the top 10 burger restaurants in the United States.

1. Short Order

 (Short Order)

Farmers Market
6333 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

What makes the artisan burgers at Short Order so darn good? The ingredients are from local farmers and purveyors, and the meat is humanely raised, organic and grass-fed beef. Then add good fries, even better spuds and great crispy pickle chips that you can dip in homemade sauces.

2. Gordon Ramsay BurGR

 (Planet Hollywood)

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Gordon Ramsay (the "GR" in "BurGR") has made his Vegas gourmet burger restaurant debut just steps from the Planet Hollywood Strip entrance. The burgers are a luxe mixture of brisket, chuck and short rib, flame-broiled over apple and alder woods and basted with Devonshire butter.

3. DMK Burger Bar

 (DMK Burger Bar)

2954 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

In so many ways, this Chicago burger joint is a winning formula, from the casual, come-as-you-are communal feel to the affordable, and different-enough, takes on patties, such as the seriously good grass-fed lamb burger oozing with tzatziki.

4. Bobcat Bite

 (Bobcat Bite)

418 Old Las Vegas Hwy.
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Named for the wild bobcats that used to hang out here waiting for scraps from the kitchen, Bobcat Bite in Santa Fe has been turning out their legendary cheeseburgers for decades. Topped with spicy roasted green chile strips and cheddar cheese, these are hamburgers to remember.

5. Burger Joint

 (Burger Joint)

Le Parker Meridien New York
119 W. 56th St.
New York, NY 10019

Hidden behind a curtain in the lobby of Le Parker Meridien New York is the secret snack bar Burger Joint. The short menu offers grilled burgers with "The Works" (lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mustard, ketchup and mayo), fries, milkshakes and beer on tap.

6. BurgerMeister


759 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133

San Francisco's BurgerMeister serves up classic, high quality burgers. Hand-formed eight-ounce Niman Ranch beef patties are flame-grilled to juicy perfection and placed on soft sesame seed buns.

7. Carl's Drive In


9033 Manchester Rd.
Brentwood, MO 63144

The flat-grilled hamburgers are topnotch at Carl's Drive In. Owner-cook Frank Cunetto gets them from the grill to the customer as fast as possible, and he even makes his own root beer, too, serving it in frosty mugs.

8. Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

 (Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburgers)

4530 Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75225

Always full, sometimes with a line that snakes out the door, Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburgers in Dallas is a burger-lover's paradise. Enjoy a Texas-sized feast of a big juicy burger, excellent fried shoestring onions and a thick banana shake.

9. FLIP burger boutique

 ( FLIP burger boutique/Heidi Geldhauser)

1587 Howell Mill Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

At FLIP burger boutique in Atlanta, "Top Chef All-Stars" winner Richard Blais puts his own spin on the American classics with dishes like the Southern barbecue-inspired rBQ burger and a Krispy Kreme donut milkshake.

10. Le Tub

 (Le Tub)

1100 N. Ocean Dr.
Hollywood, FL 33019

License plates, fishing nets and ladies' underwear decorate the inside of Le Tub in South Florida, but don't let that distract you from savoring one of their meaty burgers.


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