Special Report

Best Burger Joint in Every State

Source: Courtesy of Market Burger Fries & Shakes

Virginia: Market Burger Fries & Shakes
> Location: Purcellville

Market Burger serves locally sourced beef for great burgers. They offer more traditional options as well as a newer variety of things. Their specialty “Market Burger” has cheddar, egg, herb mayo, lettuce, and tomato. They also have turkey burgers and a Southwest black bean burger.

Washington: Fat Smitty’s
> Location: Port Townsend

Fat Smitty’s, on Discovery Bay, specializes in burgers and BBQ pork sandwiches. They pile the burgers high and occasionally throw in some extra patties and buns for good measure. The place is cash-only and decorated with dollar bills covering the walls and ceiling. Besides burgers, they also have a variety of seafood, hot dogs, and sandwiches.

Source: Courtesy of Gonzoburger

West Virginia: Gonzoburger
> Location: Charleston

Gonzoburger, in the Elk City district of Charleston, is the second restaurant by owners Frank and Julia Gonzales. Their first is a Mexican restaurant called Mi Cocina de Amor, but with this one they decided to focus on custom burgers and craft beer. They use 100% certified Angus beef in their massive burgers and offer everything from a classic burger with special house sauce to the spicy El Fuego.

Source: Courtesy of Solly's Grille

Wisconsin: Solly’s Grille
> Location: Milwaukee

Solly’s has been family owned and operated since 1936 and has picked up several awards for its burgers along the way. Solly’s is another diner that offers exactly the foods you’d expect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. However, they’re most known for their “butterburgers” served all day. During the pandemic they’ve also started offering “Make-at-Home Burger Kits” to keep business going.

Source: Courtesy of Grub's Drive-In

Wyoming: Grub’s Drive-In
> Location: Rock Springs

Grub’s was opened in 1946 and has remained a popular local hangout over the decades. Nick Grub opened the restaurant after returning home from World War II. He didn’t want to go to work in the local mines so he decided to serve up burgers and fries instead. Their specialty burger is called a Shamrock and features two patties, cheese, fries, and traditional toppings. Grub’s also has breakfast, sandwiches, and homemade soup.

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