Best Burger: Food Network Makes the Conclusive, Highly Authoritative Call

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Yes, we too were challenged by a publicist to try the Benjamin Steak House burger against others (“Critics are invited to come into Benjamin Steak House for the challenge, where we can speed deliver our competitors’ cuts right to the table”), but everything’s settled now! Food Network Magazine, on newsstands May 5, has declared Burger Joint’s cheeseburger the ultimate in New York. Take that, all you fancy newcomers! Their list of the country’s other “ultimate burgers” follows.

Alabama: Creek Bank Restaurant

Alaska: Long Branch Saloon

Arizona: Carlsbad Tavern

Arkansas: Cotham’s In the City

California: In-N-Out Burger

Colorado: Jack-N-Grill

Connecticut: Ted’s Restaurant

Delaware: Nage

Florida: El Rey De Las Fritas

Georgia: Holeman & Finch Public House

Hawaii: Hukilau Café

Idaho: Big Juds

Illinois: Kuma’s Corner

Indiana: Farm Bloomington

Iowa: Hickory Park Restaurant Co

Kansas: Winstead’s

Kentucky: W.W. Cousins

Louisiana: Mason’s Grill

Maine: Owls Head General Store

Maryland: Mother’s Federal Hill Grille

Massachusetts: Christopher’s Restaurant & Bar

Michigan: Hunter House Hamburgers

Minnesota: Vincent-A Restaurant

Mississippi: White Trolley Café

Missouri: Blanc Burgers & Bottles

Montana: Ford’s Drive-In

Nebraska: Twisted Cork Bistro

Nevada: Kilroy’s

New Hampshire: Gilley’s PM Lunch

New Jersey: Stage Left

New Mexico: Clancy’s Irish Cantina

New York: Burger Joint

North Carolina: Raleigh Times Bar

North Dakota: Hi-Ho South

Ohio: Terry’s Turf Club

Oklahoma: Johnnie’s Grill

Oregon: Skyline Restaurant

Pennsylvania: Royal Tavern

Rhode Island: Haven Brothers

South Carolina: Nu-Way Lounge & Restaurant

South Dakota: Hemmer Brothers

Tennessee: Rotier’s

Texas: Perini Ranch Steakhouse

Utah: Acme Burger Company

Vermont: The Shopping Bag

Virginia: Ray’s Hell-Burger

Washington: Lunchbox Laboratory

Wisconsin: Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

West Virginia: Hillbilly Hot Dogs

Wyoming: Terry Bison Ranch

Best Burger: Food Network Makes the Conclusive, Highly Authoritative Call