North America's Best Burger Road Trip 2010

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Crazy Canadian, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    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

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    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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  2. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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  3. jtwind

    jtwind Wisconsin Airhead

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    Blue cheese burger at the Harmony Bar in Madison WI
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  4. Lovin' it Strom

    Lovin' it Strom High functioning sociopath

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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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  5. Red Roadster

    Red Roadster Roaming Redneck

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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.
    Steve
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  6. Red Roadster

    Red Roadster Roaming Redneck

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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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  7. Nox

    Nox Adventurer Wannabe

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    Sloopy's, Manhattan Beach, CA

    I'm not so hot for Bob's Big Boy.

    And while its a chain, I love In-n-Out
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  8. ManitouMike

    ManitouMike Been here awhile

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    The Keg, Manitou Springs, Colorado.
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  9. 2kool2be4gotten

    2kool2be4gotten Adventurer

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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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  10. MarcMuller

    MarcMuller Been here awhile

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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!!!


    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/101

    MarcMuller
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  11. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flying Monkey

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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/ :dg
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  12. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    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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  13. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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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.

    --mark
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  14. Exurban

    Exurban Been here awhile

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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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  15. JDLuke

    JDLuke Ravening for delight

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    White Manna, Hackensack, NJ - Yes, this is the whole place

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  16. Kjharn

    Kjharn Hrmph?

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    Stella's

    Bellevue Nebraska
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  17. BUZZARD II

    BUZZARD II Old Geezer

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    Burger's, smurgers, it's hot dogs that are the great American road food. And a lost art too. For the best try Rutt's Hutt in Clifton, NJ. On River Road just north of Rt. 3 the first exit off of Rt 21 northbound from 3. Good chili too.
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    Twistn'roads Been here awhile

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  19. TomTom63

    TomTom63 Motorradfahrer

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    Let's not forget the Vortex, Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA ... :dg

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  20. FILLETI

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    Sobleman Burger, Soblemans, Milwaukee WI
    flat out awesome.

    If you're into something different, Kuma's, Chicago, IL
    They have some very good and unconventional Burgers.
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