Special Report

Best Burger Joint in Every State

Source: Courtesy of Kohala Burger & Taco

Hawaii: Kohala Burger & Taco
> Location: Waimea (Big Island)

Opened in 2010, Kohala uses the islands’ abundance of fresh beef and fish to serve up delicious burgers and other food. Kohala emulates the style and taste of 1950s diners while adding its own unique nuances to the classics. The owner grew up working in his family’s Mexican restaurant and incorporates tacos into the menu as well while striving to be as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible.

Source: Courtesy of Karen L. via Yelp

Idaho: Hudson’s Hamburgers
> Location: Coeur d’Alene

Hudson’s began in a tent in 1907 and is currently on its fifth generation of owners. The classic burgers, served with Hudson’s secret sauce, have kept the place a hit for over 100 years. The menu is simple enough: Besides hamburgers and cheeseburgers, they sell ham and egg sandwiches, drinks, and pie. They mastered the formula to success a long time ago and keep pumping it out.

Source: Courtesy of Fred W. via Yelp

Illinois: That’s a Burger
> Location: Chicago

Some purists may turn their noses up at the thought of a turkey burger but That’s a Burger on Chicago’s Southside would like you to put your disdain to the test, as such a burger is one of their specialties. The restaurant, in fact, offers a range of turkey, beef, veggie, and chicken burgers. They’re a no-frills place that serves burgers with mustard, ketchup, pickles, lettuce and onions.

Source: Courtesy of Michael W. via Yelp

Indiana: Triple XXX Family Restaurant
> Location: West Lafayette

West Lafayette is the home of Purdue University and this restaurant is right around the corner from campus. Triple X has existed since 1929, and used to just be a bar. Now it’s a counter that serves all sorts of food including burgers, fries, milkshakes, and beyond. It’s family-owned — surprise, surprise — and known as a popular community gathering place. Even Guy Fieri has visited with his show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”

Source: Courtesy of Iowa: Arty's Ice Cream & Grill via Facebook

Iowa: Arty’s Ice Cream & Grill
> Location: Wilton

Yes, we know the words “ice cream” come first in the name herebut that hasn’t slowed Arty’s from also having terrific burgers. Their menu varies some in that they have the traditional options as well as some wacky stuff like a deep-fried pizza burger and a burger with five pieces of cheese and five strips of bacon. (P.S. The ice cream is also amazing.)

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