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“Killer drinks and a GREAT burger!”

- Recommended by chef Joe Dobias (JoeDoe and JoeDough Sandwich Shop in New York, NY)

West Village  | American / Bar Food

44 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014



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“For the chargrilled lamb burger with feta, cumin mayo and thrice cooked chips.”

- Recommended by chef Marc Vidal (Boqueria in New York, NY)

Flatiron | British

Ace Hotel, 16 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001

T: 212.679.1939


Northeast | New York, NY

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Burger Joint

“I love the whole burger experience, so it's always a lot of fun to go the Burger Joint with someone who's never been.”

- Recommended by chef Chris Santos (The Stanton Social, Beauty and Essex in New York, NY)

Midtown West | American / Burgers

119 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019

T: 212.708.7414


Northeast | New Jersey

Mid-atlantic | Baltimore, MD

Woodbury Kitchen

“Like everything else they serve, the quality of this burger is outstanding.  It is sourced locally, grass fed, and the bread to meat proportion is perfect, one of the key things I look for in a burger.”

- Recommended by chef Benjamin Lambert (Wit & Wisdom in Baltimore, MD)

Downtown | American

2010 Clipper Park Road, No. 126, Baltimore, MD 21211

T: 410.464.8000

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JG Melon

“The Bacon Cheeseburger from J.G. Melon is one of my favorites! The crispy bacon and American cheese that smothers the eight ounce patty is just want I need when I’m looking for the ultimate indulgence.”

- Recommended by: chef Julian Medina (Toloache, Toloache 82, Yerba Buena Perry, Yerba Avenue A, Coppelia, Toloache Taqueria in New York, NY)

Yorkville | American

1291 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10021

T: 212.650.1310


Minetta Tavern

“This is where I would always take a visiting butcher or chef to show off how they respect meat.”

- Recommended by meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda (Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors in New York, NY)

- Also recommended by chefs David McMillan & Frederic Morin (Joe Beef), chef Michael White (Marea), chef Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto)

Greenwich Village | French

113 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012

T: 212.475.3850


P.J. Clarke’s

“For the Cadillac Burger, which is topped with smoked country bacon and American cheese. This classic establishment is a saloon-style restaurant and always lively. It’s one of my favorite places in the city to sit down and enjoy a burger.”

- Recommended by: chef Laurent Tourondel (BLT American Brasserie in New York, and Chicago, IL)

Midtown | American

915 Third Avenue, 55th St New York, NY 10022

T: 212.317.1616

Lincoln Square | American

44 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023

T: 212.957.9700


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White Manna

“The Cheeseburger Sliders from White Manna are my absolute favorite – be sure to order them with ‘the works’ – you won’t regret it.”

- Recommended by: chef Michael Psilakis (MP Taverna, Kefi, and Fishtag in New York, NY)

Hackensack | American / Burgers

358 River Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

T: 201.342.0914


Northeast | Portland, ME

Nosh Kitchen & Bar

““The Apocalypse Now Burger is an artery missile built from foie gras, pork belly, bacon, American cheese. These guys know how to bring the delicious.”

Recommended by: (Formerly of Evangeline)

- Recommended by chef Erik Desjarlais (formerly of Evangeline in Portland, ME)

Downtown | American

551 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

T: 207.553.2227

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Kooper’s Tavern

“Working in the restaurant industry, I'm always searching for great late night food options I can enjoy after I get off work.  I'm a huge fan of the $5 burger at Kooper’s tavern.  It is on my way home, the perfect late night snack and at a great price point.”

- Recommended by chef Benjamin Lambert (Wit & Wisdom in Baltimore, MD)

Fell’s Point | American

1702 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

T: 410.563.5423


South | Atlanta, GA

Holeman & Finch Public Finch

“The cheeseburger is outrageous.”

- Recommended by chef Sean Brock (McCrady’s and Husk in Charleston, SC)

Buckhead | American

2277 Peachtree Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30309

T: 404.948.1175



“They are renowned for the cheeseburger. It’s a double patty burger and it’s delicious”

- Recommended by chef Linton Hopkins (Holeman and Finch and Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta, GA)

West Midtown | New American

887 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318

T: 404.815.1399 (make a reservation)


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South | New Orleans, LA

Port of Call

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“Great hamburgers.”

- Recommended by chef Edgar Chase IV (Dooky Chase in New Orleans, LA)

Marigny | American

838 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116

T: 504.523.0120

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South | Miami, FL

Shake Shack

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“For lunch, the Shack Burger.”

- Recommended by chef Michael Schwartz (Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami, FL and Grand Cayman)

Miami Beach | American / Burgers

1111 Lincoln Road, Miami, Fl 33139

T: 305.434.7787


South | Sullivan’s Island, SC

Poe’s Tavern

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“It’s one of the only places in SC where you can order a hamburger rare. State law mandates that if you serve hamburgers less than well-done, you have to grind the beef to order, and most places don’t go to the trouble!”

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Sullivan’s Island | American

2210 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482

T: 843.883.0083

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Southwest | Austin, TX

Casino El Camino

“They have the most amazing burgers.”

- Recommended by chef Rene Ortiz (La Condesa in Austin, TX)

Downtown | American

517 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

T. 512.469.9330

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar

“I'm kinda hooked on their burgers.”

- Recommended by chef Paul Qui (Uchiko and East Side King in Austin, TX)

South Austin | Burgers

1400 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704

T: 512.243.7505


Southwest | Houston, TX

Bernie’s Burger Bus

“Some of the food trucks are doing some of the most interesting burgers. Bernie’s Burger Bus alone is awesome.”

- Recommended by butcher Peter Jahnke (Underbelly in Houston, TX) @Berniesburgers


Southwest | Santa Fe, NM

Bobcat Bite

“If you’re a hamburger person, you have to go to the Bobcat Bite. It’s 2o minutes out of town. Great for lunch.”

- Recommended by chef Katharine Kagel (Cafe Pasqual’s in Santa Fe, NM)

Santa Fe | American / Burgers

418 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe, NM 87505

T: 505.983.5319


Casino El Camino | Bobcat Bite | Bernie’s Burger Bus  

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Southwest | Austin, TX

West | Las Vegas, NV

Bachi Burger

“They make burgers with an Asian influence.”

- Recommended by chef Rick Moonen (RM Seafood in Las Vegas, NV)

South Las Vegas | Burgers / Asian

470 East Windmill Lane, #100, Las Vegas, NV 89123

T: 702.242.2244


Asian Inspired Burgers at Bachi Burger  

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West | Los Angeles, CA

Short Order

“Their turkey burger is the best and the only turkey burger I ever found to be good.”

- Recommended by chef Suzanne Tracht (Jar Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA)

Mid-City | American

6333 West 3rd Street, Stall #110, Los Angeles, CA 90036

T: 323.761.7970


Father's Office

“Perfect amount of age on the burger.”

- Recommended by: chef Nyesha Arrington (Wilshire, Los Angeles)

Multiple Locations | American

Santa Monica

1018 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

T: 310.736.2224

Culver City

3229 Helms Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034

T: 310.736.2224

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West | San Francisco, CA


“It’s an outdoor biker bar that serves killer hamburgers and pitchers of beer.”

- Recommended by sommelier Mark Bright (Saison in San Francisco, CA)

Mission | American / Dive Bar

199 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

T: 415.255.7505

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