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Old 12-09-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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North America's Best Burger Road Trip 2010

I've just booked next summers vacation and I have nearly a month off in July and I want to find North America's best Burger. Starting in Cary NC at my local Five Guys the plan is to head north up the coast and then zig zag the Canada/USA border to the west coast and then down the West Coast and then zig zag back thought the south. I've got a good list going so far but want to find the ones only the locals know about so come on guys let me know where you think the best burger is!

So far I have:

Vera's
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Louis' Lunch
New Haven, Connecticut

White Castle
Wichita, Kansas

All-American Drive-In
Massapequa, New York

Bob's Big Boy
Burbank, California

World Famous Ted's Restaurant
Meridian, Connecticut

Half-Moon Restaurant
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

The Spot
Hermosa Beach, California

Pop Burger
New York, New York

Old Homestead Steakhouse
New York, New York





Just to get us all in the mode I added a couple photos from a Road Trip through the far North of Canada where we found the Klondike Burger served on a full loaf of bread! That is only half of a burger my buddy is tucking into!
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:57 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:01 PM   #4
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Try Country Bounty's Elk burger in Salida, CO.

And I always stop by Bun Hugger's in Flagstaff, AZ.

Good luck and post pics - wish I were joining you.

If your in the area of South Fork Colorado you should drop by the Rocky Mountain Adventure Rally last weekend of July (look in Event's thread).
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:03 PM   #5
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Louie M's Burger Lust, Omaha NE.

An Italian gentleman runs the place. I'm retired AF and have had burgers in all 50 states and quite a few countries. Louie's is right at the top of the list.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:05 PM   #6
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While searching the memory banks there's one more that stands above the rest.

Tom's burgers in Lompoc CA. Been about 15 years ago but that was a fine burger. I'll try and look it up again on my road trip this winter.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:08 PM   #7
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I'm not so hot for Bob's Big Boy.

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Old 12-09-2009, 06:09 PM   #8
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:17 PM   #9
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Burger stand at St Jacob's Framers Market in Waterloo, Ontario. This burger is unbelievable! Cooked on the same grill as their 'Back Bacon on a Bun' these Mennonite ladies go it down pat (or Pattie if you will). Next to the apple fritter stand (also very good, the line will be out the door), open Thursday & Saturdays plus Tuesdays in the summer
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:48 PM   #10
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Don't forget Snow Cap Burgers in Seligman, AZ (Seligman pronounced with the stress on the "i", natives like it that way)
I was there in 2008 and what can I say....the best burgers I've ever had!!!


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Old 12-09-2009, 08:27 PM   #11
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If you find yourself in Baltimore, MD I've got a spot for you and your stomach. The Hamilton Tavern with it's Crosstown Burger. I seriously recommend going with the both option; sticky bacon and fried egg.
http://www.hamiltontavern.com/
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:58 PM   #12
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Burger stand at St Jacob's Framers Market in Waterloo, Ontario. This burger is unbelievable! Cooked on the same grill as their 'Back Bacon on a Bun' these Mennonite ladies go it down pat (or Pattie if you will). Next to the apple fritter stand (also very good, the line will be out the door), open Thursday & Saturdays plus Tuesdays in the summer
I think I've already hit that one!

Odd fact my Great Grandfather times 3 or 4 was the first Reeve of St Jacobs in the 17 something or others... I don't recall much more then that about my childhood family history lesions but i am actually from Toronto and if you are ever in need (when isn't a guy in need) of a great Burger it's got to be the Burger Shack on the corner of Eglinton and Oriole Park right across from Eglinton Park and Shoeless Joe's.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:31 AM   #13
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The Rochester Cafe in Rochester, VT, and Country Pantry in Fairfax, VT, both have really good burgers. [Edit: Country Pantry had really good burgers. Closed as of Dec 10.]

I think the best burger I've ever had was at Fandangle's in North Conway, NH, but unfortunately the place caught fire just as I was finishing my lunch and burned down before my eyes.

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Old 12-10-2009, 10:35 AM   #14
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In Delaware- Jake's and Charcoal Pit. Downingtown, PA is Doghouse Burgers. Ted's in Meriden, CT. Good Dog and Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia
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