Hungry? Here are some of the best burgers in America (20 Photos)

  • Peril22

    #6, #9, #11

    I should have eaten before I clicked on this. I tried to eat my computer screen.

    • Randy Marsh

      Is that parsley on the french fries??? Come on, I'll pass on that upscale joint.

  • demitri


    I'm pretty sure my stomach just got trolled.

    the ghetto burger really is one of the best things I've ever eaten

    • andfukyamoms

      Anyone want to travel to the east coast. At least atl is on the list but damn, this list is definitely incomplete.

    • funsizelvis

      she is the "soup nazi" of hamburgers…and so good. try grindhouse killer burgers if you have not already

  • dustin

    I told myself if Kroll's West or the Peppercorn Port Of Call was not on this list, it would be invalid. I tip my hat

    #17, #4

    • tom

      I told myself the same with #19 Kuma's Corner

    • Billy

      Those both look disgusting. The bread is soaking up the grease. I just had to take 2 tums just for looking at this post.

      • tret20

        yup . i like a good burger and all but i would not put some of those in my stomach.

    • Codey

      #4 the funny thing is kroll's west's burgers are better than Kroll's east

    • Toby

      Go Packers!!!

  • jason_in_pc

    i am almost ashamed to admit how excited i got when i saw it was a burger post.
    god i love a good burger!

    • hMMMM

      You know all of those "fat American" comments that are so often used on this site? You, sir, are not helping our cause.

      • jason_in_pc

        "our cause" as in you are including yourself in your own fat american comment?

        i like a burger man, you must be a hot dog kinda guy or something.
        seems like you are trying a little too hard to troll, hit up paula man, shell learn you somethin.

        • Chris

          Hahaha, americans

      • ROK247

        you don't have to be fat to enjoy a good burger. but a fat guy can probably tell you where to find the best one in town…

    • Your mom

      Makes me realize we haven't had a Patty update in quite some time…


    I wasn't hungry until now…dammit.

  • leeroy

    So glad Hinano made the list, for $5 it's the best burger in LA imho

    • Noodles

      One of the best kept secrets in LA. So much so that I prefer it when Hinano's does not make a burger list. I don't want this place to become too well known.

  • yo yo ma

    Is this the place where we all claim that the best burger joint in the world happens to be the one that's by our house?

    • Tommy

      I live across the street from Bub's and its Big Ugly. Booyah. (It's actually in Carmel, Indiana).

      Maaaan do some of these burgers look tasty!

  • greasy spoon

    and you wonder why people in the US are obscenely obese.

    • Brother Maynard

      Lack of exercise, you can eat what you want when you are active.

      • greasy spoon

        you can exercise all you want…and eat shit like this and you will still get fat.

        • Dirty Dingus

          Maybe if you consider 'exercise' to be playing video games instead of watching TV.

          • panama99

            man, I got some outstanding looking thumbs!!!

            That should be the next post with all them Hot looking women and my Hot looking thumbs…..

            Call me Chive!!!


    • Guest

      Maybe…but if you make us put down our beers and get out of our recliners, we'll kick your ass.

    • Coldzilla

      Thats HILARIOUS considering your nic LOL

    • Yep

      Perhaps next we can have a post on the different types of sticks up peoples asses…

    • KeyserSoze

      processed foods, corn syrup, sugar, sodas (liquid candy) and corn (and it's derivatives) in everything. An occasional burger doesn't do shit.

    • Blake

      People in America are obscenely obese only because they are lazy as sh*t. You go and look at the majority of successful Americans and they are by far more healthy and athletic than anyone else in the world.

    • Robert Plant

      i know. bunch of fat fuck faggots.

  • Lalo Teijeiro

    oh man i havent had breakfast, drooling all over the keyboard :/

  • sarah

    Fish and Farm in San Fran, it really is the best. If you'll excuse me…


    • Pelosi Foot Soldier

      Surprised we haven't outlawed this in The Socialist State of San Fran like everything else (circumcisions, sodas, happy meals, hetero-sexual relationships, Republicans, plastic, babies, etc….)

  • newscot

    Goddam you Chive. Now all I want is a burger and I still have almost 2 hours 'til suppertime.

  • JacksonMcNasty

    #6 is so perfectly simple

    • milestosis

      its pretty spectacular.. and right down the street. If anyone comes to austin, try Huts or Chupacabra.. they have some comparable feast meat.

  • Brother Maynard

    #19 Reason number 5,236 why Chicago is the best city on the planet, when it's not winter.

    • Anon

      Kuma's is fucking bomb!

    • jakubwrobel

      Absolutely agree. This joint is amazing.

    • Gooner29

      Completely agree. The fact that they a total metal bar just adds to the greatness.

    • dirk

      completely agreed… my favorite so far: the Led Zeppelin burger… pulled pork and pickles on the burger

  • Lindy

    Thank god I only live a block away from Red Mill. Something tells me it's going to be a busy place in a half hour from the chive effect

    • innuit

      I'm here now. you're already too late. it has begun

    • Michael Ricketts

      haha. Ya i live pretty close to there too. Red Mill is AWESOME

      • Andy

        the chive bump?

    • raversclavers

      Red Mill is so overrated.

  • junior

    the best burger in Americia came off my grill about 4:30 pm July 4th 2011…that is all

  • Andrew Guenther

    as soon as i get paid. i'm going to kuma's. best burgers is the city.

    • b-ry

      tough times huh?

      • Burger Boy

        Cobra Lounge is still tops for me in Chicago. Fresh prepared to liking without all those ingredients clouding the real taste of the meat.

  • Major Rocker

    I'm kinda surprised 5 Guys didn't make the list.

    • Major Rocker

      Wow…2 thumbs down so far. If anyone knows of a better burger than 5 Guys in central PA, I'm all ears. 5 Guys may not compare to the burgers shown above but I deal with the cards I've been dealt.

    • MDog

      As I scrolled, I was hoping to goodness that 5 Guys was NOT on there!! and Chive you did not disappoint.

      5 Guys is the Panera Bread of Burger Joints.. People just go there because someone said it was good and we all follow the crowd! Enjoy what's local!

      • Wing Zero

        Five Guys was local, about 20 years ago.

    • crazydog

      They didn't put five guys on the list because by comparison the burgers they chose are shit.

    • Major Rocker

      It saddens me that living in a shitty location and not having a decent burger joint is getting me thumbs down.

      • hMMMM

        You're good, bro. I live in NYC and all the foodie snobs can hate on 5 Guys, but I'd put money that no one describes it as "shit" in a blind taste test. The shit is good, no denying it.

        • red

          I'm with you two. Mom and Pop joints are by far the best but a Five Guys Burger is a damn good burger.

          And sorry, in Denver, The Cherry Cricket wins over H Burger.

        • V4Vendetta14

          Some people like Dunkin Donuts drip coffee too but it just doesn't compare with french press or espresso. 5 Guys is probably the best of the chain restaurants…its just hard to compare them to a restaurant that makes a good burger.

  • EdWood

    Not even the best burger on that street.
    The Nighthawk is. IMO
    Now fried chicken.
    Probably so.

    • Muffin

      Yea, Top Notch makes a good burger but not the best.

    • Christina

      Phil's Icehouse is much better and right down the street 🙂

  • bentwrenches

    Damn ,It's almost lunchtime.I was hoping for something in San Diego,as a lunch selection.Well In & Out it is

    • bentwrenches

      Update; Went to The Malt Shop on Midway Dr. Double cheeseburger w/fries=Awesome!

    • TitoRigatoni

      The best burger in San Diego is Rocky's Crown Pub in PB. It's a bar so you gotta be 21 to get in:

    • Charlie

      Hodads in Ocean Beach.

  • Pinky

    I’m surprised Primati Bro’s in Pittsburgh didn’t make the cut… fries and coleslaw on a burger… so yummy!

    • Rad Russian

      I go to Primanti's all the time, those are no burgers, those are sandwiches. And yes, they are damn delicious.

      • bisketz

        Your both wrong, Peppi's is where its at!

        • Rad Russian

          I forgot about Peppi's, I love that place! Their student special is the bomb!

          • bisketz

            I worked there for 3yrs. Ate it all through college and still love it.

      • Pinky

        Touché… leave it to a girl to get a burger and a sandwich mixed up. 😉

  • steve

    No In-n-out? Bobs Big Boy? FatBurger? For Shame!

    • Borracho

      You missed the point of the post.
      I have some local favorites that beat all three of those any day.

  • Coldzilla

    And now Im hungry

    I was in Laguna Beach years ago and ordered a burger – the waitress asked me how I wanted that done (they dont ask that in Canada)

    I take my streak rare so I ordered my burger the same.


    Do they do this everywhere in the States or was I just lucky that day?

    • b-ry

      some places will ask you in Canada too…you just gotta find the right place as most don't want to be liable for anything that COULD happen. i've found a many.

      agree though…a MR burger tastes the best.

      • Coldzilla

        Really? Had no idea. Maybe this is an Eastern thing cause Ive never run across it.

        But MR it will be next time

        Thanks for the info! 🙂

        • b-ry

          MR = medium rare…not a burger joint. 😀

          • Coldzilla

            Yup I got that part LOL

            Thanks again

        • jason_in_pc

          only allowed if the meat is made fresh at the burger place. if processed meat has passed thru more than 3 places of business it has to be served cooked all the way thru. thats the rule here as i know it anyway. (butcher1 / distributor2 / restaurant3)

          • Coldzilla

            Ya learn something new every day!


            PS – are you a health inspector by chance cause if so being a health inspector by the beach doesnt sound like such a bad gig 🙂

            • jason_in_pc

              nah, just worked in them most of my life. want to open my own down here one day. for now it sales, here is a tip for you, usually your nice indipendant steak houses will have the best hamburger meat. they use the cuttings from the steaks and make their hamburger. i buy mine from a large indipendant steak house and cook it myself at home every now and then.

              • Coldzilla

                Kule Ill have to give that a try!

                Thanks for the tips and good luck with opening your own place!


  • KeyserSoze

    You had me at burger….

  • b-ry

    nothing special about #7
    looks like a standard JBC from Wendy's

    • parker

      you obviously don't live in Louisville. it's the best

      • b-ry

        i don't no…i don't doubt it tastes amazing, however in this case a picture doesn't say a 1000 words.

  • AsciiAdam

    SW side of Indianapolis. Very good and they are good people.

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