Gayot: The 10 best burger restaurants in the country, and 2 are just a short drive away!


The “discerning professionals” at Gayot have compiled their list of the best burger restaurants in the U.S. (Getty Images)

(NEXSTAR) – You don’t mess with Texas. And you certainly don’t mess with their burgers. But a spot in New York City and one in Massachusetts snagging a spot on the list as well.

The Burger Joint, a gem hidden behind a curtain near the lobby of the Parker New York hotel, took home the second spot. They were honored for their no-frills approach to grilled burgers. Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage, in Cambridge, Mass., took the ninth spot on the list.

A new ranking of the top 10 burger restaurants in the U.S. has determined that Beck’s Prime, with locations in Greater Houston and Dallas, as the best place to grab a burger. But enthusiasts outside of the Lone Star State can still try some of the country’s best burgers — albeit not the best — at runner-up restaurants across the country.

The ranking was compiled by the “discerning professionals” at Gayot, a dining and lifestyle resource that positions itself as “the guide to the good life.” But the burgers on Gayot’s list aren’t solely for swanky gourmands; the ranking includes restaurants that serve both traditional and “luxe” takes on the humble burger.

Beck’s Prime, which came in at No. 1, earned the top spot for its mesquite-grilled patties, made from house-ground Angus beef. Gayot even made note of the restaurant’s Blue Cheese Burger, calling it well worth the wait even when the drive-thru lines “back up in the evening.”

In third, was the Cherry Cricket in Denver, Colorado for its “parade” of burger options and extensive list of toppings (e.g., peanut butter, green chile strips, chicharrones, etc.).

Looking to satiate your burger craving a little closer to home? Gayot’s complete list highlights even more mouthwatering destinations across the country:

  1. Beck’s Prime, Houston, Texas
  2. Burger Joint, New York City, New York
  3. Cherry Cricket, Denver, Colorado
  4. Farm Burger, Decatur, Georgia
  5. 4505 Burgers & BBQ, San Francisco, California
  6. Holsteins Shakes and Buns, Las Vegas, Nevada
  7. Kuma’s Corner, Chicago, Illinois
  8. MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers, Leesburg, Virginia
  9. Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  10. 25 Degrees, Los Angeles, California

For more on each restaurant, visit

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