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We Americans love our hamburgers, at home and on the road. From mischievous fried sliders to majestic beef pillows oozing juice over coals, burgers are a birthright coast to coast. While some legendary ones demand off-the-beaten-path road trips, this Best of the Best list focuses on city burgers at their finest.

1

Squeeze Inn

Spectacular, work-of-art cheeseburgers star at the Squeeze Inn, a unique restaurant in Sacramento, California.

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2

Apple Pan

A Los Angeles landmark, serving great burgers and fries since 1947. Apple Pan's pies are the best, baked daily and from-scratch excellent.

3

Stand

Burgers, tacos, milk shakes and French fries are all well above ordinary fast food standards at Phoenix's casual, friendly Stand.

4

Santa Fe Bite

Santa Fe Bite serves what many consider to be the best green chile cheeseburger in New Mexico. It might be the best hamburger of any kind, anywhere!

5

Lankford Grocery

Hamburgers at Lankford Grocery are some of Houston's best: gnarled, uneven circles with crunchy crust and juices that ooze. Breakfasts are excellent, too.

6

Cattlemen’s

Surrounded by the Oklahoma stockyards, Cattlemen’s is the consummate western steak house. Steak is as good as it gets; steak soup is a surprise winner.

7

Wise Acre Eatery

Farm-to-table dining at its finest in Wise Acre Eatery, a casual, modern Minneapolis restaurant located in a former gas station.

8

Solly’s Grille

Solly's Grille serves the great butter burger of Milwaukee, literally dripping with butter. Milk shakes are Dairy State-rich. We love the fresh banana malt.

9

Kingsman

The Kingsman is a Columbia restaurant with a full menu, but burgers put it on the Roadfood map, magnificent pimento cheeseburgers in particular.