questionswhat's your favorite burger joint?

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We usually eat them at home, we have some really good recipes. When we occasionally do go out we love Back Yard Burgers. There is always a line, and everyone on line is so pleasant, we "just shoot the breeze" while we wait.

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Red Robin is overpriced for the quality of food you get. I was not impressed.
Back Yard is my favourite chain... though they seem to have disco'd their seasoned fries, so they may not be my fave for much longer. Their waffle fries taste like greasy mess. >:O
My all time favourite burger comes from a gas station/restaurant combo in Memphis called Kwik Shop. Sounds ridiculous, tastes delicious. So. Delicious.

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Winghart's in market square in Pittsburgh, PA. My favorite burger so far.

And I eat a lot of burgers.

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@jmattoon: lol, ummmm that was a year ago.

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When I left California for Iowa, I did not realize I was trading burger shops for greasy spoons, but boy, did I ever. The best burger joint out here is Hardee's. Back home, it was Sunnymead Burgers.

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@meems212: Oh wow, my bad. I could of sworn I had just answered this, but it was the In-N-Out burger question.

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Five guys. So good. Tons of toppings, tons of food. I've never been able to even finish one of the smalls.

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Five Guys is definitely the best. My husband and I go there often on our date nights because the food is so good. Otherwise, I really like the Hardee's turkey burgers.

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@wlknlight: If only they were cheaper. For a quick casual place, I can't wrap my head around dropping $12 on a burger, fries and drink.

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A Five Guys opened here a few months ago, but I haven't had a chance to try them. I need to get over there soon!

The best burger I have ever had was the Green Chilie Cheeseburger at the Owl Cafe in Albuquerque. SOOOO good!! I look forward to getting that burger whenever we visit. Their San Antonio Beans are also delicious!

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@psumek: With you on that. I really like Five Guys (best of the lot around here) but it IS very expensive for what you end up getting. 14 bucks for not-so-fast food served in a fast food manner is alot to swallow.

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probably My Brother's Bar in Denver.

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Kuma's Corner. Chicago IL. Unlike anything ever. Not an understatement.

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Tried a newer place kinda like Five Guys called Mooyah last week. Very good. I love Five Guys, but Mooyah wins as they have blue cheese.

http://mooyah.com/

@mstislavski: I too love Whataburger. For a quick easy, almost everywhere place, that's my go-to. They need to carry the Chophouse burger all the time. The BEST!

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Super Duper Burger in San Francisco is the best. Nice selection of toppings, perfect garlic fries w/ cheese and great dipping sauces....Thanks, now I have to go there!!!

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In New Orleans we've always had Camellia Grill, Port of Call and Yo Mama's.

In the last few months TruBurger, Company Burger, Juicy Lucy and Cowbell have opened.

Good luck to the Five Guys' franchise opening here in the next year.

This question doesn't work too well since there are a lot of places that have great local burger joints and people generally avoid fast food or chain restaurants.

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In-N-Out Burger in SoCal, nothing beats it.
Burgerville is pretty good too, in the PacNW.

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I miss Culver's. They were all over the place where I used to live, but now the closest to where I live currently is some 300 miles away. I'd highly recommend it for anyone passing through the midwest.

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I do like Five Guys, but it is pricey. I also like Runza's hamburgers. It's a local chain.

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@lparsons42: They're not my absolute favorites, but I could see how you'd miss a butterburger. There's something about that crispy outside that no one else does.

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I've also gotta go with Five Guys. Yes, it's a bit more pricey, but quality comes at a price. Plus, my fiancee and I generally just save money by sharing fries and drinks, since a small order of fries is usually still pretty damn big.

But if I had to pick a true fast food chain for this, I'd say Wendy's. Even after working there for years before college, I always swear by their food. Though that could change if I get a chance to visit Hardee's before my southern vacation is over, from what I'm hearing...

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@mstislavski: Some of the best burgers I've had were in Texas. Blue Sky in Amarillo was great, and it's hard to go wrong with Buns over Texas either.

Since I'm not there anymore I'd have to say In-N-Out makes one of the best burgers around.

Edit: I forgot about Braums, that was a great burger. Town 'n Country made a fantastic burger for a gas station. Whenever I get back to Texas I make it a point to get a burger from one of them.

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yup, 5 guys.

The extra fries they throw in the bag is usually enough for me, let alone the cup of small fries.

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I would vote 5 guys if they had better buns. Maybe its just the one in my town, but you get a BIG burger with the smallest bun possible. By the time you have taken 2 bites, all of your toppings have soaked through the bun and it starts to fall apart. I want a better bun 5 guys. (But still, a darn good burger none the less).

Green Mill has a crazy good jalapeno burger. Last time I was there I ordered it not expecting much and it totally blew me away. So they get my vote for now. Next time I visit, I'll have to see if that was just a fluke...

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@sirlouie: Never been, I needs to try it! I love the 2am burger from Rock Bottom!

http://rockbottom.com/menu/steakburgers

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I live in New Jersey... long live the diner.

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@wootbretz: Yo Mama's Peanut butter burger = amazing.

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Five Guys for the burger, In-N-Out for the (animal style)fries.

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@alpayton: If you think the green-chile cheeseburger from Owl Cafe here in Albuquerque is good, you should try the original in San Antonio Texas (about 1-1/2 hour south of Albuquerque). The original Owl Bar has hosted quite a few famous celebrities who've rolled through NM. Heck, my wife and I even hosted are wedding rehearsal dinner there - it's so good! Although, I've heard the Buckhorn Cafe across the street is better, but I doubt it!

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@unoriginal26: It's quite good. My favorite is the Shipwreck burger, which has all sorts of crazy things on it. It's expensive, but tasty!

If you're ever in the neighborhood, drop me a line. And mention you know me there - at least some of the staff knows that I've sent dozens of people their way. Especially Tara and Crushin. :)

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For me it's a toss up between Hardee's and Wendy's. I don't really have a sit down place that comes to mind. Never been to a Five Guys, but after reading this thread maybe I should. I heard that they have the fancy Coke stations there.

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5 Guys is good for those days when you're feeling a sense of high intestinal fortitude and don't want to spend too much.

BGR (The Burger Joint) is for when I want something of a little higher quality and to play with the Coke Freestyle machine (touch screen w/100+ drink choices).

Fuddruckers is for adventure, or maybe celebration. With buffalo, elk, and wild boar burgers as options it makes things interesting. Costly enough not to be a weekly, or even monthly thing for us, but worth having every now and then.

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Another vote for Five Guys, but there's a local bar called Tank's that is known for their burger here in Dayton, OH. I only just got to try it a couple weeks ago and it gives Five Guys a run for the money. They are two different types of burgers, but both are fantastic and the price is just about the same on both as well.

TJ Chumps, a local chain, also cooks up one pretty good burger.

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In and Out without a doubt, it's what a hamburger is all about.

Whoa, that was a mouthful to say out loud right now.

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Tried Hardees earlier with my fiancee. Tasted a lot like Burger King, and was quite expensive for what we got. So my vote still goes with Five Guys and Wendy's (for lower level fast food).

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@brotherhalo - The mental note has been made for my next trip to NM!

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Kewpee
Local "chain"(3 locations) here in Lima, OH
they used to be a Midwest regional chain back in the 20's, now just the 3 in Lima, and 2 licensed franchise in...Racine, WI, & Lansing, MI(the trademarks & logos are owned by the guy here in town. The Name & Logos are the only links between the Ohio & other operations.)
Local beef, ground & Pattied daily, (the Whole beef, roasts, steaks, loin, ribs, everything) Locally made Buns, made to order, always busy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kewpee_Hamburgers

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"Lindy's on 4th" in Tuscon, AZ.
I know, I know it's a long way to go for some of us. Trust me, if you happen to happen.....check this place out, IT ROCKS !! Burger maddness .....
http://www.lo4th.com/