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This burger joint is best known for its craft burgers and handspun milkshakes, but there are some great weekly deals that happen at this historic location too. Go for trivia on Tuesdays, $2 off on build-your-own burgers on Wednesday or get a gourmet burger, duck fat fries and a crafted soda, like Meyer lemon, for $10 on Mondays.
There are also great options for vegan and gluten-free diners as well.
Maybe it’s the burgers or maybe it’s the all-day breakfast, but this outer space-themed diner is always buzzing. This quirky restaurant is open until at least midnight most days of the week which makes it a great, perennial late-night food option. Try the Nuclear Waste Burger to preemptively cure a hangover with a side of mac ‘n’ cheese.
This retro burger outfit serves much more than greasy classics. They have gourmet burgers, American finger foods and sandwiches, alcoholic milkshakes, cocktails and craft beer to boot. Order the Fatty D which is an Asian-inspired burger featuring wasabi aioli, nori and pickled ginger.
There are quite a few options for vegans and vegetarians, too. Whatever you do, save room for a Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel shake made with toasted caramel whiskey.
This shabby-chic bar and burger house serve up gourmet burgers late into the night. There’s also happy hour bar bites, salads and other sandwiches like grilled cheese. All of the ingredients are locally-sourced, and the beef is grass-fed.
Try a specialty burger such as The Hotness, topped with jalapeño jack, sriracha mayo and fresh jalapeños for extra spice.
Located in an 1899 fire station, this burger restaurant focused on offering gourmet burgers among other American fare, boozy milkshakes and craft beer. There are tons of starter, salad and burger options for vegetarians and vegans like vegetable fritters or a Greek black bean–or edamame–burger. Meat eaters can stick with beef or substitute in a turkey burger.
Try the Grilled Cheese … Burger, which replaces the bun with grilled cheese sandwiches.
This laid-back counter-service burger house offers a wide range of both meat and vegan-friendly burgers–including a Beyond Burger option. This place is great for those who like a ton of topping choices or unusual taste sensations. Try the Flying Squirrel, which is bacon, peanut butter and cheddar on Texas toast.
Other options include a Jerk Chicken sandwich. No matter what you select, get the pimento cheese fries on the side.
A New Zealand-inspired gastropub, Burger Bach wholly focuses on grass-fed beef, lamb and free-range chicken to make the best burgers. The menu covers a lot of ground, but whatever you choose, get a large fry too. The homemade dipping sauces are delicious, so try at least two.