Finally you have a solid reason to buy that Around-the-World plane ticket. The fifty most mouth-watering burgers, spread from New York to New Zealand. From a burger made of cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, fried egg, pineapple, beet root, and bbq – to a burger dubbed the Goblin Cock – finally you can traverse the globe questing for the ultimate heart attack.
And here are ten that won’t force you to cross the pond (if you’re American, of course).
Kuma’s Corner (Chicago, IL)
Embrace your naughty side and order up a Goblin Cock (Hey pervert, that’s a burger with aChicago dog served on top). Or maybe try one of the other 21 heavy metal branded burgers, all served on a fresh pretzel roll.
Port of Call (New Orleans, LA)
Port of Call is the type of place you’d expect to have been one of Blackbeard’s favorite bars. Wood paneling, sailor décor, and men with beards. The burgers are as simple as a huge great tasting patty with a handful of shredded cheddar cheese on top.
Vortex Bar & Grill (Atlanta, GA)
The Double Bypass Burger from The Vortex: Half a pound of sirloin patty topped with 2 fried eggs, 6 slices of American cheese, and eight slices of bacon. Oh, I almost forgot, instead of a bun, it’s held together with 2 grilled cheese sandwiches. My Heart!
Ray’s Hell Burger(Washington, DC)
500 Yelp reviews and no one is talking about this restaurant. Everyone is talking about the burger! With Foie Gras and cognac sautéed mushrooms as some of the toppers on the menu (and prices starting around $7) this is a gourmet burger at a working man’s price.
Good Dog Bar (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
3 words: Good Dog Burger. ½ lb. sirloin patty (ground in house) stuffed with Roquefort cheese that oozes out of the center, finished off with caramelized onions and centered between a brioche bun. Not the best place for travelers to begin a new diet.
Corner Bistro (New York, NY)
Corner Bistro is a dive with speedy service and a great atmosphere. Their Bistro Burger is a classic that all other bacon cheeseburgers should be judged against. A thick patty served with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, and bacon. (Editor’s Note: Eff this place. Go across the street to Jane Street Tavern and have a real burger).
Buster’s on 28th (Minneapolis, MN)
Buster’s burgers are always said to be perfectly cooked and always tasty. Apparently it’s all about the bison burger.
Shake Shack (New York, NY)
You may have to wait over an hour, but one bite into this critically acclaimed burger will make you forget all that. Dreamy beef and melted cheese topped with fresh lettuce and tomato. Simplicity done right. And since this is a “world” article, look out for the new Shake Shack location in Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Chris Madrid’s (San Antonio, TX)
Have you ever had dreams about drowning in cheese – and completely loving it? Chris Madrid’s will make your dreams come true. The large and charred patty is swamped in fresh cheddar. This burger is even cheesier than a hot dog in France.
Chris Madrid’s. Photo: laurafries
Kincaid’s Hamburgers(Ft. Worth, TX)
An old grocery store transformed into a retro diner. The burger you’ll find here is not much different than your uncle’s famous char-grilled backyard burgers. Except better. Word is that it rivals some of the world’s best flame grilling.