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If it’s possible to judge a city’s dining scene by its burgers, then these 10 cities are America’s food capitals.
With the help of Foursquare – the city guide app that allows users to find food, drink, shops, and more around the globe – we’ve honed in on the top-ranked burger restaurants in Boston, New York, Miami, and seven other culinary hubs.
Some are dark horse candidates you’ve never heard of, others are well-known icons.
Keep scrolling to see the burger joints that Foursquare users ranked No. 1 in 10 of America’s most competitive food towns.
NEW YORK: Shake Shack
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Location: 11 Madison Ave.
Danny Meyer’s original Shake Shack location in Madison Square Park was ranked the best in the city by Foursquare users. It’s known for using a unique signature beef blend, which they smash to crispy perfection on the griddle.
ATLANTA: The General Muir
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Location: 1540 Avenue Place NE Ste B-230
The General Muir uses interesting toppings to make delicious burgers that every Atlanta visitor and local must try. You can get burgers topped with pastrami, Russian dressing, Gruyere cheese, pickles, and caramelized onion, which make the burgers “suspiciously good,” according to one Foursquare reviewer.
MIAMI: Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
Location: 130 NE 40th St.
There’s nothing fancy about the food at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink – and that includes its burger, which Foursquare reviewers voted the best in Miami. It’s just a Black Angus burger on a brioche bun (with optional house-smoked bacon and Vermont cheddar or blue cheese) that’s done to perfection.
BOSTON: Tasty Burger
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Location: 1301 Boylston St.
Boston’s Tasty Burger serves up simple burgers done right. It’s the kind of place you go to late at night or after a Sox game. Foursquare reviewers say the jalepeño burger is the main attraction.
DALLAS: The Porch
Location: 2912 N Henderson Ave.
The Porch does Texas comfort food a little different. Its signature is the Stodg burger, named after local lawyer Steve Stodghill. It’s topped with all the usual fixings – tomato, onion, melted cheddar, and a fried egg – but the bun is smeared with foie gras butter. “Delicious,” according to Foursquare reviewers.
WASHINGTON, DC: Duke’s Grocery
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Location:1513 17th St. NW
Duke Grocery’s Proper Burger lives up to its name. It’s got two beef patties topped with smoked Gouda cheese, charred red onions, sweet chili sauce, dill pickles, arugula, and garlic aioli. “[It’s] the best thing to ever grace my taste buds,” said one Foursquare reviewer.
CHICAGO: Revolution Brewing
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Location: 2323 N Milwaukee Ave.
Revolution Brewing puts its emphasis on beer – but that doesn’t mean the food suffers one bit. The Workingman Burger is topped with cheese, beer-infused onions, and bacon, while the Smokehouse Burger gets a dollop of pulled pork. “[It’s] one of the best I’ve ever had,” said one Foursquare reviewer of the pulled pork.
PHILADELPHIA: Monk’s Cafe
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Location: 264 S 16th St.
Monk’s Cafe is a unique gastropub in the City of Brotherly Love. It’s home to a huge selection of imported and Belgian-inspired beer, as well as Foursquare’s top-rated Philadelphia burger. Named after Belgian cities, the burgers come topped with everything from broccoli rabe to truffle cheese.
SAN FRANCISCO & LOS ANGELES: In-N-Out Burger
The West Coast’s loyalty to In-N-Out runs deep. Foursquare users in San Francisco and Los Angeles ranked an outpost of the Irvine-based company as the best burger in their respective cities. With high-quality ingredients, “animal-style” options, and fresh-cut fries, it’s a must-try on the bucket lists of burger enthusiasts everywhere.