As Summer begins, the craving for a great burger goes beyond your back yard barbecue. When you are craving a burger, here are our top picks for the best burgers in the Delaware Valley.
Zinburger, 923 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill. An exceptional burger and wine experience where you will find burgers made with 100% Angus and Kobe Beef. Menu highlights include The Zinburger with Manchego Cheese & Zinfandel Braised Onions; The Samburger with Nueske’s Maple Bacon, American Cheese & Thousand Island Dressing; and the Kobe Burger with Vermont Cheddar & Wild Mushrooms. www.zinburgereast.com
Chophouse, 4 Lakeview Drive South, Gibbsboro, NJ. Using highly coveted sirloin from Pat LaFrieda, the famed purveyors that are behind some of the country’s best burgers. The burgers are placed on a brioche bun with a tangy Vermont cheddar. An oven-roasted tomato and bacon jam.
Prime, The Whitney Center, 322 Rowan Blvd, Glassboro, NJ. Free range, grass-fed burgers made fresh to order. www.primerowan.com
Redstone Grille, The Promenade, Rt. 73, Marlton, NJ. The food at Redstone is unique and sumptuous, known for their Rotisserie chicken, they also create a killer burger known as the Portabella Mushroom Burger made with certified Black Angus, grilled portabella cap mushroom Marsala sauce and spinach. www.redstonegrill.com
Bobby’s Burger Palace, Princeton, Freehold, Cherry Hill, NJ and The University of Pennsylvania. Combine the gourmet cuisine of Iron Chef Bobby Flay and add 100% Angus beef and you get gourmet varieties of burgers that are gastronomical. www.bobbysburgerpalace.com
Lucky Bones, Rt. 109, Cape May, NJ. They offer a no trans fat burger using 1/2 lb of fresh beef, bacon, mushrooms and onions. The restaurant is voted Best lunch at the shore.
Red Robin, numerous locations in NJ, PA, DE and MD. A fantastic array of gourmet burgers and topping including the Whiskey River BBQ made with a smoky, tangy tribute using signature bourbon-infused Whiskey River® BBQ Sauce, crispy onion straws, Cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo; The Black and Blue Burger with Sautéed, blackened portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, house-made Bleu cheese sauce and Bleu cheese crumbles on a toasted ciabatta bun with Dijon sauce. There are so many great varieties you have to keep coming back for more. Did I mention the bottomless fries and drinks? www.redrobin.com
Pour House, Westmont, NJ and Exton, PA Every burger in this joint is so unique and tasty including the pickleback burger, great western burger, pretzel burger, kickin crunch burger and the Pour House Deluxe made with a blend of brisket, short rib and chuck, bacon marmalade and American cheese served with truffled parmesan fries and a pickle. www.pjspourhouse.com
Red Hot and Blue, Holiday Inn Cherry Hill, NJ. If you are looking for spice, look no further than Red Hot and Blue Barbeque located inside the Cherry Hill Holiday Inn. Try their signature All-In Burger, a juicy burger, piled high with pulled pork, onion ring straws, cheddar cheese and Mojo Mild Barbeque Sauce. Served with Seasoned Fries or the Hoochie Coochi Cajun Burger, A juicy burger seasoned and grilled with Cajun spices, topped with mayo with a hint of our Hoochie Coochie Hot Sauce, cheddar cheese, and onion ring straws. Served with our seasoned fries. www.redhotandblue.com
Butcher and Singer, 1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Stephen Starr offers an upscale space reminiscent of old Hollywood. You won’t find this fabulous burger on the dinner menu, but stop by for lunch for the Butcher Burger with English cheddar and fried onions. People are talking about this burger all over the city. www.butcherandsinger.com
Sketch, 413 E. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. You will find choice of 100% beef, kobe beef, turkey burgers and vegan burgers that you can build with special sauces and toppings with a favorite being the smashed onion burger made with carmelized onions, pepper jack cheese and garlic aioli. www.skectch-burger.com
Royal Tavern, 937 East Passayunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. Rave reviews are coming in on the Angus Burger made with bacon, carmelized onions, smoked gouda, pickled long hots and chile mayonnaise. www.royaltavern.com
Village Whiskey, 118 S. 20th Street. Philadelphia, PA. This chic whiskey bar offers gourmet burgers of the month, March’s burger is the Kimchi King made with marinated pork cheek, galbi bbq glaze, black garlic aioli an scallion kimchi. Try the Whiskey King with Maple Bourbon Glazed Cipollini, Rogue Bleu Cheese, Applewood Bacon, Foie Gras. www.philadelphia.villagewhiskey.com
Shake Shack, Center City, University City and King of Prussia, PA. Using 100% all natural, no hormones, no antibiotics. An old fashioned burgers, hot dog and shake shop. www.shakeshack.com
The Industry Bar, 1401 E. Moyamensing Avenue. Philadelphia, PA. American bistro style fare with signature dishes including one of the best burgers around, The Industry Burger consists of 1/4lb ground Pat LaFrieda brisket, red onion, Cabot cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickle mayo, potato roll. www.theindustrybar.com
Smokin Betty’s, 116 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Two unique burgers makes this worth the trip, the Betty Burger consists of Angus Sirloin Burger, confit pork belly, avocado, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, roasted garlic aioli, and runny sunny side up egg. Burger two is even more unique, the Tur-duck-en burger made with homemade stuffing, Southern style gravy, homemade cranberry sauce and sweet potato ribbons. www.smokinbettys.coms