Since May is National Hamburger Month, let us take a moment to herald the American standard hot sandwich. Millions of classically constructed burgers are sold in the U.S. annually in fast-food joints, while top toques tinker with patty ingredients and luxe toppings like truffles and foie gras at fine dining establishments. But does the hamburger really need a makeover, or just a pickle? You’ll find both high-falutin and simple approaches to the patty on our best burger list, including one immortalized by Saturday Night Live and another named for the wild animals that gathered outside for scraps. So, from Hollywood, California, to Hollywood, Florida, pass the catsup and enjoy the Top 10 Burger Restaurants in the U.S. presented in alphabetical order. Click here to read complete reviews for each Top 10 Hamburger Restaurant

25 Degrees
The Hollywood Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Satisfy a burger craving at any hour of the day at 25 Degrees, located in the upscale Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. Diners can build their own or choose from gourmet versions like the #1 topped with Gorgonzola and Crescenza cheeses, bacon, caramelized onions, arugula and Thousand Island dressing.  Read the complete restaurant review for 25 Degrees

Billy Goat Tavern & Grill
430 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Not only does Chicago's Billy Goat Tavern & Grill serve up a tasty burger, but it was also the inspiration behind John Belushi's "Cheezborger, Cheezborger!" shtick from Saturday Night Live.

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 more than fifty years. Topped with spicy roasted green chile strips and cheddar cheese, these are hamburgers to remember.

Burger Bar Las Vegas
Mandalay Place/Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Renowned chef Hubert Keller's Burger Bar Las Vegas features an array of burgers with an amazing selection of toppings, including the shaved truffles and foie gras that crown the very pricey Rossini burger. Read the complete restaurant review of Burger Bar Las Vegas

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.

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.

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.

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.

FLIP burger boutique
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.

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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