• Trueburger

  • Port of Call

  • Short Order

  • Burger Joint

  • DMK Burger Bar

  • iStock

  • Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

  • FLIP burger boutique

  • Gordon Ramsay BurGR

  • Le Tub

Wednesday, Sept. 18, is National Cheeseburger Day. Sure, you can celebrate at a place with Golden Arches, by why not treat yourself to a great burger on this special day? May we suggest getting a cheeseburger at one of the top 10 burger restaurants in the U.S.? And don't forget the French fries. Which reminds us, we have to mark our calendars for National French Fries Day next July 13.

  • 1. Trueburger


    146 Grand Ave.
    Oakland, CA 94612

    Trueburger in Oakland boasts "fast food done right," with no preservatives, trans fats or additives, and an impressive cost-flavor ratio. Beef is ground fresh daily; burgers are cooked to order, with default toppings of garlic sauce, lettuce and tomato (pickles and onions optional).

  • 2. Port of Call

    Port of Call

    838 Esplanade Ave.
    New Orleans, LA 70116

    You're likely to find a line with people waiting for a table at Port of Call in New Orleans, but these burgers are worth the hassle.

  • 3. Short Order

    Short Order

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

    The artisan burgers at Short Order in Los Angeles are made with humanely raised, organic, pastured, grass-fed, antibiotic-hormone-GMOs-free beef. Bonus: cocktails!

  • 4. Burger Joint

    Burger Joint

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

    Even people who stay in the swank Le Parker Meridien New York like a good ol' burger once in a while, so hidden behind a curtain in a corner of the lobby is Burger Joint, a secret snack bar serving all those naughty cravings.

  • 5. DMK Burger Bar

    DMK Burger Bar

    2954 N. Sheffield Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60657

    Head to DMK Burger Bar in Chicago for the chef-driven, grass-fed beef burgers, particularly the flavor-forward chile, egg, bacon and jack take.

  • 6. Carl’s Drive Inn


    9033 Manchester Rd.
    Brentwood, MO 63144

    Longtime fans know to call ahead and get a burger to go, because by one o'clock on Saturday afternoons, Carl’s Drive Inn is crammed with folks with frosty mugs of root beer, waiting for flat-grilled, crisp-edged hamburgers.

  • 7. Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

    Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

    4530 Lovers Lane
    Dallas, TX 75225

    The main attraction at Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburgers is the big, juicy burger topped with mayo, mustard, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes and onion, served on a poppy seed bun --- get plenty of extra napkins.

  • 8. FLIP burger boutique

    FLIP burger boutique

    1587 Howell Mill Rd. NW
    Atlanta, GA 30318

    A most experimental, out-of-the-box chef, Richard Blais approaches the American two-hander at FLIP burger boutique with a classic "Blaisian" sense of humor. Our favorite may well be the rBQ, which is Blais's riff on Southern barbecue, complete with coleslaw.

  • 9. Gordon Ramsay BurGR

    Gordon Ramsay BurGR

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

    BurGR’s moniker accentuates the initials of Gordon Ramsay, who makes his Vegas gourmet burger restaurant debut just steps from the Planet Hollywood Strip entrance. Try the Hell’s Kitchen, with asadero cheese, roasted jalapeño, avocado and roasted tomato.

  • 10. Le Tub

    Le Tub

    1100 N. Ocean Dr.
    Hollywood, FL 33019

    This modern-day sailor's joint serves up meaty burgers in an eclectic atmosphere. Dust-and-brine-covered patron pictures, license plates, fishing nets and ladies' underwear decorate the inside, while old bathtubs and toilets sit at the entrance.

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