A burger is unfussy and versatile. You might prefer your burger with a beef pattie (or two or three), or a black bean patty (keep it veg), cheese (or not), avocado (or hold the green please), but whatever is nestled between two buns turns out to be a satisfying sandwich. You can make them at home, sure, but there’s something comforting about pulling up to your favorite burger place.
Burgers are classic American fare, and they’re on menus at your local pizza place and the most delicious steakhouses in America. But there are standouts — burgers that are too good to be ignored no matter where they appear. Here are the 101 best burgers in America.