Want To Eat THE
Best Hamburger in NYC?


To understand how the best hamburger came into being, let's discover how it was born! There are many stories about how the first hamburger came into existence. One of most popular says that Charlie Nagreen created the world's first and best at Wisconsin’s Seymour Fair (Outagamie County Fair) in 1885. Charlie decided to flatten a meatball and place it between two slices of bread to increase its portability. And so, the hamburger was born!

If you are reading this page, you, like me, crave the most delicious, perfect, mouth-watering, juicy, burger ever! And, if I’m going to have one, I want the best one that is available! Right? Well, why not?

New York City has become the mecca of burger experts seeking the best! Although there are many opinions, here are my picks for the best hamburger in NYC. You'll thank me when you chow down and enter nirvana!
Don't forget to try NYC's other best food including the juiciest hot dog, the best pizza, the best deli, and the best gourmet food trucks.

MY PICKS FOR THE ULTIMATE BEST HAMBURGER

Black Iron Burger
540 East 5th Street
212-677-6067
Really delicious flavor!


Burger Joint
118 West 57 Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues
212-245-5000


DBGB Kitchen & Bar
212-933-5300
Daniel Boulud’s casual eatery. You just can't go wrong with this famous chef at the helm.



Corner Bistro
331 West 4th Street
Corner of Jane and West 4th
212-242-9502
A real bohemian bar known for it's 8 oz. burgers (just 4 types) and beer.


City Hall
121 Duane Street
Their burgers are a mix of short ribs and brisket that create the "to die for" end product.


Donovan's Pub
5724 Roosevelt Ave.
Woodside, Queens
718-429-9339
I discovered this place year’s ago when I dated a guy from this neighborhood. EVERYONE from the ‘hood’ went there to enjoy their superb goods. Now the secret is out. I love their Irish coffee too!


Island Burgers & Shakes
766 Ninth Avenue, near 51 Street
212-307-7934
50 different toppings!


JG Melon
291 Third Avenue
At 74th Street
212-744-0585
Famous for it's thick, juicy hamburgers. I like the pub-like atmosphere.


Molly’s
287 Third Avenue
212-889-3361
I don’t know what it is, but Irish pubs seem to make the most delectable, perfect burgers, and Molly’s is no exception.


PJ. Clarke’s
915 3rd Avenue at 55th Street
212-317-1616
Enjoy fantastic burgers and the baker’s dozen mini burgers are a trip.


Paul's Place
131 Second Avenue at St. Mark's Place
212-529-3033
Enjoy 20 different types of burgers with tons of topping options.


Shake Shack
Outdoors in Madison Square Park, off 23 Street, between Broadway and Madison Avenue
212-889-6600
366 Columbus Avenue at 77th Street
646-747-8770
691 8th Avenue at 44th Street (Theater District)
646-435-0135
www.shakeshack.com
As you will see by the huge crowds, these burgers are delicious!


Stand
24 East 12th Street at University Place
212-488-5900
Top flight fare.


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