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    Here's The Best Burger Joint In Every State, According To Yelp

    Not all burgers are created equally.

    A cheeseburger is one of those foods that are often hit-or-miss: A dry patty or a bland, stale bun is enough to put a pin in your dreams of juicy meat and finger-licking special sauce.

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    So we reached out to Yelp to help determine the most popular burger spot in each state (and DC), which the site measured using an algorithm that ranks its reviews.

    Behold, here are 51 of the best burger joints across the US.

    1. The Avenue Pub, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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    "I had the bacon burger as my entrée and smeared a little of the jalapeño cheese dip on the upper bun. The burger was cooked to a perfect medium. My side of fries was perfectly seasoned. I love the ranch dressing available. It's almost a peppercorn ranch." —Yelper David C.

    2. Tommy's Burger Stop, Anchorage, Alaska

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    "First of all, the burgers are great. I had a hard time getting my mouth around that beast. But after that gloriously cheesy, melty first bite, my inner Samuel Jackson from Pulp Fiction came out." —Yelper Todd C.

    "If you're looking for the best burger, you can stop looking. Love, love, love their burgers! Best burgers in town. The aloha burger is my favorite. It comes with grilled pineapple. I've had a few others and I've never been disappointed." —Yelper Nate S.

    3. Laura's Burgers and More, Avondale, Arizona

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    "[I ordered] a chorizo burger, a small Thousand Island burger, and some fries, and man, was it good. We're talking fresh, juicy beef, a pair of fluffy buns, fresh ingredients, and McDonald's-esque fries with the addition of pepper. It was bite after bite of great flavor and no excess grease. It was amazing and definitely worth the wait." —Yelper Joyce W.

    4. Tailgater's Burger Company, Hope, Arkansas

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    "I ordered the jalapeño burger and if you see my pics, you'll see that it was indeed a jalapeño burger. They do not skimp on ingredients. Fresh ingredients too, may I add. Everything was very delicious, and the service was friendly and prompt." —Yelper Connie H.

    "The applewood smoked bacon cheeseburger with a side of fried green beans was delicious. The bacon was crispy and crunchy, which was a nice contrast with the melty cheese and tender beef patty." —Yelper Laura P.

    5. Daddy O's Rockin Cafe, Upland, California

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    "The burgers are amazing. If you want a great-tasting, homelike burger that doesn't taste fake, you have to try this place." —Yelper Astrid P.

    "Sometimes you want a burger. Sometimes you want a GOOOOD burger. This is that place! Small menu, but all is good!! The fries! Hot and crunchy!! There is some indoor seating and some outdoor seating." —Yelper Mark S.

    6. The 49th, Denver, Colorado

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    "Excellent hidden neighborhood gem! The place is an Alaskan-themed bar/restaurant and definitely has some unique foods. They have a delicious menu with all kinds of choices to choose from. The burgers are a beef/elk combo and taste great." —Yelper Zach Z.

    "My husband and I each got the Denali jr. hamburger with fries. Unreal!!!! It was that good! The beef and elk burger had carmelized onions, bacon, cheese. The fries were just as good as the burger, and we left fat and happy!" —Yelper Gayle L.

    7. Riley's Hot Dog & Burger Gourmet, New Britain, Connecticut

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    "One of the best burgers I've ever had! Everything from the flavor of the meat, the crispiness of the lettuce, to the perfect slice thickness of the red onion was sublime! Oh, and that burger sauce is a perfect blend of what I adore on my burgers — some mayo, ketchup, and mustard." —Yelper Michelle M.

    8. Two Stones Pub, Newark, Delaware

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    "They cook great hamburgers, and it's always worth asking about the burger of the day." —Yelper Vaughn F.

    "The much-touted foie gras burger, which I've had twice, is a good burger. It has a nice balance of meat to fat and a good mouthfeel." —Yelper Eva B.

    9. Adler's, Davenport, Florida

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    "This is my FAVORITE burger place anywhere near Champions Gate. The menu has eight different burgers, and tonight we tried the bourbon barbeque burger, which has grilled whiskey onions, bacon, pepper jack cheese, and bourbon barbecue sauce. Amazingly flavorful! We also ordered the Slider Flight, which is your choice of any three burgers, and we selected the bourbon barbecue, Italian burger (lettuce, tomato, onion, salami, fresh mozzarella, and pesto aioli), and the Twitty burger (caramelized pineapple, bacon, American cheese, and mayo). All very, very tasty and flavorful." —Yelper Mickey B.

    10. La Sabrosita Restaurant, Lilburn, Georgia

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    "After all the mentions of the La Callejera burger, we had to give it a go. What a meat overload in the absolute best way possible. Great customer service and sauces as well." —Yelper Justin P.

    "The burger was really good and it was not like a regular burger. The beef was seasoned and full of flavor. There were potato sticks on the burger, and a sauce that was good." —Yelper Kiera G.

    11. Island Ono Loa Grill, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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    "The cheeseburger was delicious. I opted to pay the small upcharge to get the local, grass-fed beef and onion rings. Totally worth it. From a value standpoint, this was excellent, but independent of the price, this was one of my best meals on this visit. Quality ingredients throughout, and you can taste it in the beef, cheese, and bun." —Yelper Corey C.

    12. The Brakeman American Grill, Victor, Idaho

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    "By a very wide margin, this place served me the tastiest hamburger I have ever consumed in my life! The Pacific Cajun burger had fried onions on it and some special house seasonings that created a taste that was very reminiscent of a hearty German sauerbraten roast, so this was really special from the first to the last bite!" —Yelper Ervin B.

    13. Patino's Grill, Chicago, Illinois

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    "Looking for a burger on a Saturday night around the city can mean long waits at the popular locations. I happened to stumble upon this while searching. I am so glad I did because I was not disappointed one bit. I had the sunny-side-up burger and it was one of the best I've ever had. It was not dry or small. Completely inexpensive and tasty. Fries are included with the burger, which is a plus." —Yelper Mari A.

    14. Octave Grill, Chesterton, Indiana

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    "This is my favorite burger place since moving to Chesterton. I love the burger of the month and frequent Octave a lot. The burgers are packed with great flavor, and the sweet potato tots with chunky grain mustard are my favorite." —Yelper Lizzie Z.

    "These are the burgers you're looking for. This place has delicious, juicy burgers and interesting sides served. They use really fresh, locally sourced ingredients." —Yelper Stephen W.

    15. The Map Room, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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    "This place is AWESOME. They have crazy combo burgers inspired by places all over the world." —Yelper Morgan O.

    "I chose the Maui burger, which is a hamburger with spam, cheese, pineapple, and caramelized onions. Holy cow! That was arguably one of the best burgers I have had in a very, very long time. In fact, the entire dining experience was one of the best dinners I have had in quite a while." —Yelper Scot N.

    16. Do-B's, Emporia, Kansas

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    "A new favorite!!! I had a burger named ol' blue and it was great. It had fresh fixings accompanied by a perfectly done fresh meat patty. Lightly seasoned fries were served hot and fresh." —Yelper Phil R.

    "I ordered the Creole gouda burger and it was enormous and absolutely delicious. A staff member (possibly owner) came by to check on us and laughed with me about the mess factor of that huge fried egg on top, but it was so worth it!" —Yelper Ginger M.

    17. DV8 Kitchen, Lexington, Kentucky

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    "This was a wonderful surprise for us this week! We had lunch here and the burger was amazing! Cooked perfectly, topped with fresh produce, and the bun was even amazing!! It came with tots that were the perfect seasoning and crunch!" —Yelper Sarah H.

    "I got the DV burger. It came with a fried egg and was dressed with lettuce, tomato, and a sweet honey mustard sauce that blended well with the sautéed onions. This place really loves its military — everything was half price in my Army uniform." —Yelper Gary C.

    18. Fharmacy Nola, New Orleans, Louisiana

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    "I cannot think of a better burger place in the city. First and foremost, I can order my burger medium-rare and actually get it that way. The family that runs the place clearly loves what they do. Their menu has creativity written all over it. Each time I try something new and I have yet to be disappointed." —Yelper Jey R.

    19. Central Provisions, Portland, Maine

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    "The cheeseburger was VERY good. I rarely order cheeseburgers, but this one was fantastic!" —Yelper Kerrie D.

    "The burger was a surprisingly huge double-bacon cheeseburger, priced great at $10 (burgers in Portland frustratingly creep towards $15+). It's about as good a burger as you'll find, and I left nearly comatose." —Yelper Brett F.

    20. Burger Bros, Towson, Maryland

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    "The toppings are bright and fresh. The bacon is a nice, quality thick-cut. They aren't stingy at all with the bacon. I had enough to snack on and still have a nice bacon cheeseburger." —Yelper Quionah B.

    "This place has the best burgers. I'm really funny about what I eat, meaning I don't eat every burger, and if it's not big enough, I have to order a double. Well, that wasn't the case here, and the meat was fresh!" —Yelper April M.

    21. The Knack, Orleans, Massachusetts

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    "I had the Ring burger. It's a burger with bacon and onion rings. The onion rings are of the shoestring variety and paired well with a zesty sauce. The other burger options all had simple toppings and would be worth trying." —Yelper Nicholas G.

    "The cheeseburger was delicious and NOT a frozen patty. It was freshly made.

    The burger was thin, just the way I like it. I could have had a double if I wanted it thicker." —Yelper Lorie C.

    22. Avenue American Bistro, Wayne, Michigan

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    "I was in the mood for a burger and ended up getting their sliders with a side of garlic parmesan fries. The sliders were the best I've ever had! Cooked perfectly and with delicious grilled onions, cheese, and pickles! The buns were delicious!" —Yelper Margaret V.

    "Literally the best burger I've ever had. Service here is top-notch too. When our food came, we were blown away by how big the portion was. When I asked my friend, 'How do I eat this?!' the waitress chimed in and suggested a plan of attack because, believe me, it was definitely a battle to eat the burger." —Yelper Mhykro M.

    23. George & The Dragon, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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    "The George burger is so yummy with aged cheddar, leeks, and mustard cream sauce. Definitely worth trying." —Yelper Betty P.

    "I ordered the Uncle Bryan burger, which was incredibly delicious. It contained bacon, avocado, and blue cheese. I ordered a side of battered green beans, which were cooked to perfection and were perfectly crispy. I was left very satisfied and full." —Yelper Domingo C.

    24. Stamps Superburger, Jackson, Mississippi

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    "I wanted a homemade cheeseburger that was crispy around the edges and juicy all over with all of the fixings! Boy oh boy did I come to the right place. I ordered the Super Stamp burger with a side of sweet potato fries that were fried to a golden brown, crispy on the outside and full of truffle butter flavor on the inside!" —Yelper Cynthia L.

    25. Q39 – Midtown, Kansas City, Missouri

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    "I ordered their Q burger, which is made with ground grilled brisket and topped with sharp cheddar, BBQ sauce, and onion straws. My mouth is watering a little just thinking of it. It was just that good." —Yelper Ophelia M.

    26. Nap's Grill, Hamilton, Montana

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    "There was no way I could eat this whole burger! I ate as most as I could and enjoyed every bite. The seasoning on the burger patty was just awesome! I've never had such a flavorful burger in my life. The bacon was delicious as well, nicely cooked and juicy." —Yelper Salma A.

    27. Block 16, Omaha, Nebraska

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    "We ordered the block deluxe stuffed with shaved prime rib, the Duck, Duck Goose fries, and Nash fries. You may be wondering what's a Duck, Duck Goose — it consists of duck confit, crispy skin, cheese, duck-fat mayo, and gooseberry gastrique all over a basket of fries! As you can see, the food combinations that they have crafted here may be a little risky, but it's a lot of fun, very fresh, and extremely delicious!" —Yelper Ken C.

    28. Meráki Greek Grill, Las Vegas, Nevada

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    "I chose to go with the lamb burger, which was cooked perfectly. It was juicy and tender, and sandwiched between a soft bun, feta, arugula, tomato, and red onion." —Yelper Meghan W.

    29. Lexie's Joint, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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    "I hate to say it, but I think this was the best burger I've ever had. I got the special (there was arugula, brie, and onion jam involved. Maybe bacon). Outstanding." —Yelper Jill C. J.

    "My Urban Cowboy bean burger was the most delicious beanie I have ever had. Period. All seriousness, folks. THE best. The flavor profile (bean burger, cheddar, bacon, avocado, crispy onions, BBQ sauce, and chimichurri) was complex and utterly scrumptious. Intoxicating. I cannot recall any time in my 49 years where I have eaten a better burger creation, ever." —Yelper Corrine B.

    30. Steve's Burgers, Garfield, New Jersey

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    "You cannot go wrong with a Steve's burger, fries, and a shake. This is such a hidden gem. There may be limited seating at Steve's, but you can place an order to go or choose to wait. The burgers here are grilled to perfection and the side items are always delicious. Highly recommend the Steve's burger, and ask for special sauce on the side to dip your fries." —Yelper Stephanie T.

    31. Sparky's Burgers, BBQ & Espresso, Hatch, New Mexico

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    "It's such a simple cheeseburger. It's a quality-over-quantity kind of cheeseburger. It doesn't need some crazy honey mustard ketchup BBQ mayo sauce with onion rings or anything. It's a simple chili cheeseburger that knocks out your tastebuds and they revive simply wanting more. It's that kind of burger where your stomach hates you because you're full, but your tongue takes over and wants another bite and another bite, and another." —Yelper Victoria P.

    32. The Alcove, Sunnyside, New York

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    "The Alcove burger was the best damn burger I've had. I know the perfect anything is near impossible to achieve, but it's as if they read my mind. I didn't even know that brioche toasted with pineapple jam, juicy, rare burger meat with crispy melted cheese, Thousand Island sauce, and sunny-side-up fried quail eggs topped with potato crisps would be exactly my version of perfection." —Yelper Elisa H.

    33. Bros Sandwich Shack, Avon, North Carolina

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    "I love a good burger and Bros Sandwich Shack delivers. This was our first visit and we came hungry, but left full!!! There are awards all over the walls as you walk in so you know you are in for a good burger. The meat was cooked well and the burgers were juicy and messy. The fries perfectly cooked with just a hint of salt." —Yelper Valerie S.

    34. Mediterranean Grill, Fargo, North Dakota

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    "The lamb burger is the best burger I've ever had in my life. The food is so fresh and full of amazing flavors. A true gem in Fargo." —Yelper Meredith C.

    "Wow! The lamb burger was a knockout and the best I have ever eaten. It had freshly baked bread, homemade sauce, and the lamb kabob." —Yelper Joseph R.

    35. Flavor 91 Bistro, Whitehall, Ohio

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    "For lunch, I had an open-faced bean burger with avocado mash as well as homemade fries. My husband had the ace burger, also with homemade fries. He really liked the flavors of the burger, which were unique. He said the bun was very good and toasted. My bean burger was obviously homemade and was quite flavorful and tender. I loved the avocado mash, which included lime that played off the red onion on the burger." —Yelper Tiffany B.

    "I am not normally a 'burger snob,' and don't usually pay for 'gourmet' burgers, but these are some of the best burgers I've had in a very long time. Cooked just right, still full of flavor, and not too greasy." —Yelper Raymond S.

    36. Lip Smackers, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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    "My husband ordered the fried jalapeño burger, which he is still talking about (from three weeks ago). It was HUGE! He said the meat quality was fantastic. I snatched a jalapeño and it was fried to perfection." —Yelper Julianne M.

    "The burgers are ridiculously huge, especially for what we're paying. You're definitely getting your money's worth. Walk in with $10 and you're going home full for the rest of the day. The mushroom Swiss is a highly recommended burger, but I went with the onion dip burger, which was amazing!" —Yelper Aby P.

    37. Immortal Spirits & Distilling Company, Medford, Oregon

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    "Their Thai Fighter burger is unreal. The peanut sauce with the crisp veggies and the perfectly seasoned and cooked burger... Oh, and I don't know how they do it, but their bun stays dry! It's not a mushy swamp burger when you pick it up to eat it!" —Yelper Kelton F.

    38. Stockyard Sandwich, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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    "This is maybe my favorite burger place. I ordered the stock burger, which contains lettuce, cheese, their housemade sauce, and a perfectly cooked patty. I will definitely come back for another burger." —Yelper Mal S.

    "The stock burger is huge, supported by a sturdy potato bun, and topped with a zesty home-crafted sauce with fried onions. And for $8? C'mon." —Yelper Christopher H.

    39. Feast Sandwich Company, East Greenwich, Rhode Island

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    "Amazing!!!! The best burger I have ever tasted. It was covered with pulled pork, fried onions, and lots of goodness." —Yelper Jan R.

    "I have so many menu favorites: the Papa Joe burger that includes mac 'n' cheese, the Mahalo burger, which has teriyaki and pineapple on top, and the Broken Yolk poutine, but you will enjoy pretty much any item you order here." —Yelper Robert G.

    40. Fire and Smoke Gastropub, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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    "We split the truffle burger and upgraded the fries to the truffle garlic aioli version. It was delicious, juicy, and had massive truffle flavor on a great bun. We saw a ton of these burgers being served and now we understand why." —Yelper Sean M.

    41. Black Hills Burger and Bun Co, Custer, South Dakota

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    "I went with the Black Hills Blue with buffalo meat. The burger was one of the best I've ever had. The blue cheese and garlic sauce blended nicely. My hubby had the Fun Guy burger (topped with sautéed mushrooms) with buffalo meat and said it was very good." —Yelper Amy G.

    42. Tasty and Delicious, Nashville, Tennessee

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    "Great local burger joint. I'm sure the other stuff on the menu is great, too. I had the half-pound, tasty and stuffed. The bun was toasted and sweet. The toppings, like crisp lettuce, were fresh. The meat was grilled with a crunchy exterior and juicy center with cheese oozing from the inside. The fries were great, too. Crispy on the outside and flaky inside. Seasoned perfectly." —Yelper Suril P.

    43. Gino's Deli Stop N Buy, San Antonio, Texas

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    "Perfectly made burgers filled with flavor. Amazing buns and patties. Their original burgers and subs are the best!" —Yelper Josue S.

    "I had the hamburger with jalapeños. The meat comes from the local butcher every morning and is seasoned perfectly. The bread highlighted this meal as well! It was soft and proportionate to the meat and toppings. The spice of the jalapeños came through, but did not overpower the sandwich." —Yelper Jason C.

    44. Comb Ridge Eat and Drink, Bluff, Utah

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    "The Bourbon burger was absolutely mouthwatering. I was hoping to have some left over for our campout that night, but couldn't resist eating every last piece." —Yelper Adam R.

    "Burgers are AMAZING!! We tried the Bad Breath burger and the Whiskey burger. Both were awesome, but the Bad Breath burger was the better of the two." —Yelper Paul M.

    45. Burger Barn, Jeffersonville, Vermont

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    "How do you pick a burger? They have 30 to choose from. I chose the Burger Meister Meister burger and my wife selected the Ethan Allen. The burgers were great and the fries were good. If you like big, juicy burgers, this is your place." —Yelper Eric L.

    46. Repeal Bourbons and Burgers, Virginia Beach, Virginia

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    "The food here was mainly burgers but with a ton of flavor. They come in different styles with fresh ingredients and great sides. I had the Californication with mac 'n' cheese." —Yelper Angel V.

    "The classic burger had a great taste and was cooked perfectly. The bun was nice and soft, and the lettuce was fresh. I really liked the tang of the pickles." —Yelper Rick F.

    47. Burger Seoul, Tacoma, Washington

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    "These burgers are gourmet-level dishes. I've been here a half=dozen times and they are consistently incredible. The buttery garlic fries will hit the spot for those savory cravings that have you roaming the chip aisle at Safeway. The burgers are obviously lightly hand packed so they are big and juicy instead of dry and dense." —Yelper Chrystal S.

    48. Le Diplomate, Washington DC

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    "We weren't super hungry so we asked to split a burger, which they brought out on two plates with half a burger and half a serving of fries on each. We scarfed the burger down before I had a chance to take a picture!" —Yelper Heba R.

    "Yes, the American burger at a French place is tasty! Don't miss out on the snails or steak fries, either. No regrets!" —Yelper Marlon T.

    49. Avenue Eats, Wheeling, West Virginia

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    "All I can say is WOW! The burger was wonderful, we had the steakhouse burger. The bun was perfect, the burger was cooked medium well, but was still juicy." —Yelper Nikki P.

    50. Grill Junkies, Delafield, Wisconsin

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    "The burgers here are reminiscent of Shake Shack — 7 ounces of thick, ground steak burger patty. They have an unlimited, help-yourself topping bar, which had over five sauces (excluding ketchup)! They also had a hot topping bar with large slices of sautéed mushrooms and onions." —Yelper Chy R.

    51. Liberty Burger, Jackson, Wyoming

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    "This burger joint extricated me from the bond of many years of bad burgers. It delivered my soul from burger prison. Does it sound like I am over the top about Liberty Burger? If it does, it's only because the Napa burger haunts my dreams.

    Homemade bun? Check! Bison? Check! Gorgonzola, wild arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, green olives? Check! The burger was juicy and spiced nicely, and the flavors built on each other so perfectly." —Yelper Bryn M.

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