Top Burger Menus was created in 2009 with a mission: recognize and celebrate restaurants that go beyond simply having a good burger. Almost every operation has a burger, and many are really good. But that’s not enough to make this list of Top Burger Menus. These are burger joints that are committed to burgers.

The list started with menus from these five joints:

Since then the honor roll of burger menus has grown. readers have recommended many of these. Others just had to be included because their menus are that good. Chains with more than five locations are not eligible (foreign chains exempt). Chains get enough attention.

The list has the newest burger menus at the top. Don’t miss the International Division at the bottom.

Bourbon & Burger Co., Batavia, N.Y.

burger.santa cruz, Calif.

JerryBuilt Homegrown Burgers, Houston

LBOE, Memphis, Tenn.

Bucket List Burgers, Riverside, Calif.

Burgerhaus, Indianapolis

5280 Burger Bar, Denver

Crow Burger Bar, Newport Beach, Calif.

The Avenue, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Vertigo Burger & Fries, Tallahassee, Fla.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Austin, Texas and beyond

Hopdoddy Burger Bar Li'l Brat Burger
Hopdoddy Burger Bar Li’l Brat Burger

Chomp Kitchen & Drink, Warren, R.I.

Bucket List Burgers, Riverside, Calif.

Grind Modern Burger, Boise, Idaho

Burg & Barrel, Overland Park., Kan.

BUZZ Burgers, Barrels & Beers, Chicago

Hops Burger Bar, Greensboro, N.C.

The Burger Dive, Billings, Mont.

MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers, Leesburg, Va.

Tilt, Portland, Ore.

Rockit Burger Bar, Chicago

The Rail, Fairlawn, Ohio

Wolfes Burger Connoisseurs, Belfast, Northern Ireland (should be in the International group, I know, but didn’t want it overlooked.)

BLT Burger, Las Vegas

Sliderbar, Palo Alto, Calif.

The Nook, Saint Paul, Minn.

Diablo Burger, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Broadway Burger Bar & Grill, New York New York Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Rattlecan, Las Vegas

ROK:BRGR Burger Bar & Gastropub, Miami

Rueben’s Bistro Bar, Boulder, Colo.

Pub 97, Groveland, Mass. (yep, 97 different burgers)

Urban Stack Burger Lounge, Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Cowfish, Charlotte, N.C.

Boston Burger Co., Somerville, Mass.

Hilo Burger Joint, Hilo, Hawaii

Toro Burger Bar, El Paso, Texas (videos for each burger!)

Your Mom’s Burger Bar, Austin, Texas

Thunder Burger & Bar, Washington, D.C.

Burger & Beer Joint, Miami

Crave, Castle Rock, Colo.

Roam Artisan Burgers, San Francisco

Burger Bar (Hubert Keller), Las Vegas

Brgr, Pittsburgh

Stack’d, Milwaukee

Slater’s 50/50, Anaheim, Calif.

KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers, Las Vegas

Burger Bar 419, Toledo, Ohio

Wild Willy’s Burgers, York, Maine

Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern, Southfield, Mich.

Burger 21, Tampa, Fla.

Burger Bar Chicago, Chicago

American Roadside Burgers, Charlotte, N.C.

Umami Burger, Los Angeles

Blazing Onion Burger Company, Mill Creek, Wash.

Westchester Burger Co., Hudson Valley, N.Y.

Rounds Premium Burgers, Los Angeles

DMK Burger Bar, Chicago

Stout Burgers & Beer, Los Angeles

BareBurger, New York City

Grill-A-Burger, Palm Desert, Calif.

The Bad Apple, Chicago

Lucky’s Restaurant, Stamford, Conn.

The Vortex Bar & Grill, Atlanta

Plan B Burger Bar, West Hartford, Conn.

Ray’s Hell Burger, Arlington, Va.

Michael Symon’s B Spot, Woodmere, Ohio

Basically Burgers, Doylestown, Pa.

R.F. O’Sullivan & Son, Somerville, Mass.

Burger Continental, Pasadena

67 Burger, New York City (Brooklyn)

Flip Burger Boutique, Atlanta

DMK Burger Bar, Chicago

Rare Bar & Grill, New York City (2 locations)

BurgerMeister, San Francisco Bay Area

Bill Bateman’s Bistro, Baltimore

Good Stuff Eatery, Washington, D.C.

UBurger, Boston

Sub Zero Vodka Bar, St. Louis

Barney’s Gourmet Burgers, San Francisco area (multiple locations)

Paul’s Da Burger Joint, New York City

Union Burger, Ontario, Canada

Stripburger, Las Vegas

Blitzburgers, North Brunswick, N.J.

Square One Burgers, Tampa, Fla.

Crazee Burger, San Diego

brgr, New York City

BLT Burger, Las Vegas and New York City


International Division:

Ground Burger Bar, Newmarket, Ont.

Toma Burger Addiction, Toronto

New York Burger, Madrid, Spain

MeatLiquor, London

Handmade Burger Co., London

Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers & Poutinierie, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Jukebox Burgers, Montreal

The Burger’s Priest, Toronto (check out the Unseen Menu)

Vera’s Burger Shack, Vancouver, BC

Gilligan’s Fire Grill, Ontario, Canada

Stackhouse Burger Bar, Vancouver, BC

Scotty’s Steakhouse, Galway, Ireland (Take-Away Menu)

The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro, Ontario, Canada

Big Smoke Burger, Toronto

GBK (Gourmet Burger Kitchen), London