The Top 10 Burger Joints in America, According to Foursquare

September 23, 2013

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The best burger spots in America: this is always going to be one of the great debates, right up there with chicken-vs.-egg, the meaning of life, and the best US cities for pizza. But local business discovery engine and ratings aggregator Foursquare has decided to create a list that ranks the most popular burger joints in the US; to measure popularity, the company is relying on the data generated by over 4.5 billion check-ins.

Just so you know: we here at Review Trackers don’t think that this is the be-all, end-all of top US burger joints lists. Because it’s not. Like, where the heck is Kuma’s Corner?!?!? So if you have similarly violent reactions to this list, leave a comment below and let Foursquare users know what they’re missing!

Without further ado, here’s Foursquare’s list of the top 10 burger joints in America, plus their ratings and review highlights:

1. Shake Shack

11 Madison Ave (at E 23rd St), New York, NY


Rating: 9.7/10

“the ‘shroom burger is the best thing here: bite into it and drown in cheese. wash it down with a lemonade.”

“The Shake Shack cheeseburger is a classic of Americana in the heart of NYC-a compact patty of juicy, medium-cooked meat plied w. lettuce, tomato, onion, & pickle, slotted neatly into a squishy bun.”

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2. YEAH! Burger

1168 Howell Mill Rd NW at 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA


Rating: 9.4/10

“This is still my personal favourite for burgers in the ATL – they have turkey, vegan, bison and of course beef. Sides & shake options make this place a gem and they have several craft beers on tap!”

“The burgers are delicious and the hand-battered onion rings dipped in the Yeah! Sauce help make this one of the best places to hit on those days you just want to be bad.”


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3. Stella’s Lounge

53 Commerce Ave SW btw Oakes & Weston, Grand Rapids, MI


Rating: 9.4/10

“The best stuffed burgers in town, hands down. Actually, no, you need both of them to get it to your mouth. Open wide!”

“Bar food that’s vegan? Yes please! Definitely try one of their loaded vegan burgers on $3 Thursday night!”


4. In-N-Out Burger

9149 S Sepulveda Blvd btw Westchester & Lincoln, Los Angeles, CA


Rating: 9.3/10

“get the cheeseburger with grilled onions! don’t forget the fries and if you really want to go for it…get the fries with grilled onions and thousand island sauce..woah.”

“The original. The pioneer. Dotting California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and, now, 9 locations in Texas. Secret menu. Bible verses. Animal style. Mmm.”


5. Super Duper Burger

721 Market St btwn 3rd St. & 4th St., San Francisco, CA


Rating: 9.4/10

“Garlic fries and the real strawberry milkshake are a must! The burgers are also perfectly sized and grilled to perfection. Super Duper is indeed super duper.”

“For a non-food-coma-inducing lunch, order a Mini burger and split the fries!”


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6. Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

300 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA


Rating: 8.8/10

“Raygun burger and fried pickles are amazing!! Great atmosphere!!”

“Take a step out of your comfort zone and try something that sounds “interesting.” You’ll come to find out that peanut butter & banana on a burger is OUTSTANDING!”


7. Holsteins at Cosmopolitan

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Rating: 9.2/10

“Try the “The Rising Sun” burger. Kobe beef, tempura avocado, chipotle mayo. It’s money!”

“From lobster to lamb (and everything in between) Holsteins knows their burgers. There’s even an Urth Burger for our vegetarian and vegan friends.”

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8. Burger Joint

119 W 56th St Le Parker Meridien Hotel, New York, NY


Rating: 9.3/10

“Okay, this place is all it’s cracked up to be. Hint: if you’re looking for seconds, sweet talk one of the tourists in line into placing an order for you.”

“It’s kind of exciting to know a place like this not only exists, but thrives within one of the fanciest hotel establishments in town. The menu is simple but sweet, offering the best of burger fare…”


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9. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

1400 S Congress Ave btwn Gibson & Elizabeth, Austin, TX


Rating: 9.5/10

“Best burgers in Austin.. ask for the gluten-free bun and the fries are also GF.”

“An exemplary burger lineup in the $5 to $9 range. The line – regularly out the door – moves fast, and we’d do murder just to get our hands on the Caramel & Sea Salt milkshake.”


10. PYT

1050 N Hancock St in the Piazza at Schmidt’s, Philadelphia, PA


Rating: 9.4/10

“The PYT Burger and Serious Grilled Cheese are must haves!”

“Whether you love or hate it, PYT just keeps on going. Owner Tommy Up has been serving a new unique/crazy Burger of The Week every week for 2 years! Don’t forget your free draft beer upon 4sq check-in.”

(Image credit: Shake Shack, YEAH! Burger Facebook, Super Duper Burger, Holsteins LV, Hopdoddy Facebook)

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