A local burger shack in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has been named the best burger joint in the United States, for its all-natural, hormone and antibiotic-free beef and variety of topping possibilities and its rosemary fries.
Topping TripAdvisor’s list of top 10 burger restaurants in the U.S. is Al’s Burger Shack, a local institution not far from the University of North Carolina.
The list spans addresses across the country and includes options for burger purists — American cheese, chopped onion and ketchup — as well as novelty offerings like glazed donut buns and peanut butter and fried egg toppings.
Over at Al’s Burger Shake, the Bobo Chili Cheeseburger topped with chili sauce, slaw, chopped onions, yellow mustard and American cheese, is the restaurant’s signature burger, while crinkle-cut fries are also jazzed up with sea salt and rosemary.
Al’s Burger Shack has a 4.5 out of five bubble rating.
The list is based on the reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor diners, taking into account the ratio and quality of great burger reviews in comparison to overall reviews, along with quality and quantity of reviews received in past year (ending May 2018). Featured restaurants have a minimum of 4.5 out of 5 bubbles, 200 reviews and 10 locations or less as of June 2018
Here are the top 10 burger joints in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor:
1. Al’s Burger Shack – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Signature burger: “Bobo Chili Cheeseburger” topped with chili sauce, slaw, chopped onion, yellow mustard and American cheese.
2. Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs – Naples, Florida
Signature burger: “Donut Burger” topped with American cheese and bacon between two glazed donuts.
3. Honest Abe’s Burgers & Freedom – Lincoln, Nebraska
Signature burger: “Greatest Burger Ever” topped with chopped bacon, griddled onions, “awesome sauce,” American cheese, ketchup and romaine lettuce.
4. Grumps Burgers – Granbury, Texas
Signature burger: “Queso Burger” topped with queso, mustard, lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion.
5. Slabtown Café and Burgers – Traverse City, Michigan
Signature burger: “Slabtown Special” double burger with American cheese, lettuce, grilled onions, topped with “Slabtown Sauce.”
6. Burger Republic – Nashville, Tennessee
Signature burger: “The Tennessee” burger topped with Jack Daniel’s honey glaze, American cheese, smoked ketchup, maple basted Benton’s Bacon and Memphis.
7. Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers – San Francisco, California
Signature burger: “The King” 1/4 pound patty topped with a 1/2 pound hot dog, American cheese, cheddar cheese and 1000 island dressing.
8. Back Door Grill – Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Signature burger: “Dirty Harry” burger topped with peanut butter, fried egg, bacon, hash brown, cheddar on a glazed donut with powdered sugar.
9. MacPhail’s Burgers – Jackson, Wyoming
Signature burger: “All Jacked Up” 1/2 pound premium Angus beef, Colby Jack cheese, slow-simmered barbeque sauce, Applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and red onion.
10. The Burger Dive – Billings, Montana
Signature burger: “I’m Your Huckleberry” 1/3 pound Angus burger covered with Huckleberry Hatch chili barbecue sauce, bacon, goat cheese, roasted red pepper mayo, arugula and served on a Grains of Montana bun. JB