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Contest: It’s National Cheeseburger Day – Tell Us Your Favorite Burger, Win a Nexus 7 8GB (Update: Winner Picked)

In case you didn’t know, today is National Cheeseburger Day. To someone like me, a self-proclaimed cheeseburger guru, this is one of the greatest “holidays” of the year, because it means that I’m on my way to gorging myself on the finest burgers that Portland has to offer. But being that I’m in the tech industry and travel quite often to cities across this beautiful country, I’m always on the hunt for the best burger in the next city that I visit. So in the most selfish of ways, I’m using the DL community to find out where your favorite burger spots are, so that if I end up visiting a town near you, I’ll have a list of spots to check out.

But to make it worth your while, I figured we’d give away a Nexus 7 8GB to one of the lucky readers that leaves a comment. Sound good?  

Contest

Winner: We have our winner! His name is Mike Kilar and he showed us that you don’t have to go anywhere besides your very own kitchen to have a great cheeseburger. He has included a picture as well! Congrats, Mike! Thanks to the over 3000+ comments/entries we received. We’ll go to as many of these spots as possible!

Prize:  1 (one) Nexus 7 8GB tablet

How to enter:

1.  Tell me what your favorite burger is, from what town and restaurant, and why it was the best ever.
2.  Feel free to follow us on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook if you aren’t already.

Winner:

We will choose a winner randomly tomorrow at 12:00PM PT. Good luck!

  • Ryan

    By far, hands down, the best burger place you will go to is Port of Call in New Orleans. Make sure you try their Monsoon too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jbobbyvogel Bobby Vogel

    Montana Mikes in Edinburgh, Indiana. It was Mike’s Big Beefy Burger. A monster 1lb. burger and the best I have ever had the pleasure of devouring! The price was also the best, under $9!! You can’t beat that!

  • YogurtBites

    The best burger is the Firebird burger from Cluff’s Drive Inn located in Fillmore, Utah. A crispy chicken sandwich with a hearty helping of mayo, Tabasco, and other sauces.

  • kitsuneudon

    Slater’s 50/50: The 50/50 – 50% bacon/50% beef patty, pepper jack cheese, a sunny side up egg, avocado and chipotle mayo. Yum!

  • Quintin Williams

    cook out cheeseburger, cheddar style, no onions, add lettuce and tim-o-tato! banging..

  • http://twitter.com/BriCo84 Brian Cohen

    Butter Burger from Solly’s near Milwaukee, WI. Most amazing, greasiest burger you will ever have. Anytime I fly to the midwest, if I am within 2.5 hours of Solly’s, I always make a detour…it’s THAT good.

  • Chris

    If you are in dallas,tx, try Angry Dog’s “The Burger”.

  • bone2755

    Matt’s Bar with Lucy Jucy in Minneapolis!!! Its juicy… hands down

  • http://www.facebook.com/shanemspencer Shane Spencer

    I’m gonna have to say a belly buster. A little family shop sells it up in Pottersville NY, Two beef patties, onion rings, Cheese and a delicious sauce. Fries and a drink, 7 bucks. Woah mamma.

  • tehserver

    The Red Coat burger from Red Coat Tavern in Royal Oak, MI. The best part is the options available to you when creating you burger. Multiple types of buns, cheeses, sauces, and a ton of toppings. My favorite is a burger with swiss, lettuce, burnt onions, and zip sauce cooked medium rare. It’s so juicy and the zip sauce that they make there is amazing. I haven’t been able to replicate it at home. Thanks for making me write this. I’m now starving.

    Edit: Runner up would have to be the brisket burger from Lockhart’s in Royal Oak, MI. Ground Texas style bbq brisket, with onions, and their house made bbq sauce. It’s so good.

  • PhatPhreddy

    ShakeShack, Madison Square Park, NYC.

    Forget uptown/downtown/loserfield(citifield) locations.

    Nexus of the burger world…….

  • john huie

    don’t know if i’m too late, but here goes.

    I had this burger from Ocean, in Easton, PA, and it was great. It’s not a burger place, but more of a fancy trendy place. In any case, good food. The burger was GREAT. Meat perfect, topped with bacon, egg, and i think them thin crispy onion rings. DELICIOUS.

  • Gabriel Blanco

    Honestly.. no matter what Burger I’ve tried, I will always go back to non commercial burger joints. The charbroiled burgers can honestly NOT be beat.!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.aragon.129 Michael Aragon

    Double double animal style. I’ve never tasted a fresher and all around best tasting burger from any place like I have from In N Out. All the locations I’ve been to have the same uniformity when it comes to its taste but sense you asked for a town lets say Ontario, CA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SkyJammer Philip Zeman

    My usual favorite is Fuddrucker’s (pick any location) because of the build-your-own toppings aspect. However, the best burger I had was in this out-of-the-way bar near Indianapolis, IN and I wish I could remember the name of it (it’s been 7 years).

  • SchwannyT

    Best Burger place is the Pastrami Swiss burger from Burgers Express in Logan, Utah. I totally love their home cut fries and FRY SAUCE!!!

  • Rafy186

    Have Never had a burger better than I make. Maybe is cause I don’t go looking for spots to eat cheeseburgers. I love to make my Lava burgers with sauteed onions made from scratch with numerous spices. During labor weekend got a lot of praise on the taste.

  • Nick

    6 Dollar Burgers from Carls Jr!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.rose.186 Jordan Rose

    Best burger I ever had was from Buffalo wild wings it was called the “Nacho Burger” it had two patties that I ordered medium rare, with nacho chips, salsa, nacho cheese and jalapenos on it was so gooooooooodddddddddd!!!!!

  • Jay

    Baltimore Burger Bar. Easily the best I’ve ever had!
    grass-fed beef, classic MD tomato confit, butter stewed eggplant+herbs , white vin caramelized onions + shallots, spicy fall squash + pepper slaw, applewood smoked bacon, & roasted garlic mayo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.hammond.505 Ryan Hammond

    Cheeseburger at Canyon Grill, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

  • http://twitter.com/theburningficus Brian Berry

    The garbage burger at the Thurman cafe in my hometown of Columbus : http://www.thethurmancafe.com/ hands down.

  • willisj318

    The lola burger from the B Spot in Cleveland. 1, or two beef patties if youd like. Sunny side up egg, pickled onions. Bacon. The yolk spreads all over when you bite into it. Delicious.

  • http://twitter.com/202Eric -E

    Tried out The Habit in San Diego to celebrate.

  • http://twitter.com/NNix911 OhWhatAYear

    The best burger I ate was the Kitchen Sink from Ted’s Montana in Crystal City VA. I choose my burger to be made with bison. It included egg, cheese, ham, bacon the bun was warm and thick fries were awesome too!

  • Joshua and Bristol Kantor

    five guys with everything…now just need to find one closer than 5 hours away…

  • OmarRamirez

    The Belly Bomb from Hibachi Hut in Manhattan, KS. Beef charbroiled with my personal favorite cheddar cheese, jalapeños, bbq sauce, and sautéed onions and peppers!

  • 100n3y

    The best cheeseburger I’ve ever had is the “Cheesehead” from Graffiti Junction in Orlando, Fl! Two pieces of cheese stuffed in the middle w/ two more on top!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707166291 John Lee

    Truffle burger from umami burger in los angeles. Cmon man…truffle burger! Truffle butter is awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Hoffman/1529652018 Michael Hoffman

    Best burger I ever had is the Rogue Burger and Rembrandt’s in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. Sadly they no longer serve this glorious hunk of dry aged beef and pork belly.
    http://burgerdelphia.com/sites/default/files/article_images/Rembrandts1.jpg

  • http://twitter.com/twatevertweeter Mark Johnson

    Nationally it has to be 5 guys. Best burger locally is in Fargo ND at Sickies Garage. The Sickie burger is amazing. Bacon, fried egg, pulled pork, bbq sauce, cheese, onion tanglers and hot sauce. Its phenawsome

  • Jordan Dewey

    Personally my favorite burger is a Ragin Cajun Five Alarm Burger from any Red Robins (not on the menu ;) )

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Five Guys bacon double cheeseburger with jalpenos, mushrooms, tomato, onions, extra bacon and ketchup mixed with tabasco, side of cajun fries and a sweet tea. Its an absolute mess to eat, and you really don’t want put it down once you pick it up since it just falls apart, but man is it good.

  • oakenstein

    The best burger
    is the Awful Awful in the little nugget in downtown Reno. Reasons why it is the best… FRESH, HUGE, AND AMAZING.

  • Aeran Doron

    282 Burger at 282 Atlantic Avenue in Brookyn, NY

  • Dave Sampley

    My favorite burger is from Five Guys here in Utah. I get a double cheeseburger with mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mayo and A1 steak sauce. The fries are amazing, the burger is juicy and uses all fresh ingredients. By far my favorite.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Schiwal/1150703993 Jeremy Schiwal

    Bochness Monster Burger, The Lodge

  • http://twitter.com/DutchRudderPod Lester Smith

    The correct answer for the best burger would be the one you make for yourself

  • villian1998

    Ginny’s pub in Louisville KY, was the best burger I’ve ever had. It’s been years since I’ve had it but I still remember how juicy it was.

  • Mr ilheis

    I’m from Denver and the best burger in town is from H Burger Co. The original H Burger is delicious on so many levels.
    Hand-formed, freshly ground 100% Angus beef, Hatch chile, smoked Cheddar, sweet ‘n’ spicy bacon, Bibb lettuce, tomato, and onion, served with a red pepper-tomato jam. BOMB!!

  • David Simmons

    The waffle burger at scotty’s brew house in Lafayette, IN. Who wouldn’t want a burger with waffle fries on it smothered in cheese sauce?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mithmal Michael Thomas Maliszewski Jr.

    Double bacon cheeseburger from Masons in Livonia, Michigan! Its the best burger cause they give you your choose of toppings and its 100% beef!

  • tjubb

    Foster’s Grille in VA is the best burger, hands down!

  • Burger Guy

    You can get a fabulous burger at Fleming’s in Tucson AZ. They use good quality meat; you can get it with bacon and cheese, and it is only $6 during happy hour. It also comes with a couple of great onion rings. The Tucson Fleming’s also serves free homemade chips in the bar during happy hour. I am heading there this afternoon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.jones.cjs.hobby.shop Chris Jones

    My favorite would have to The jack burger from jacks in florence, sc. the burger is simple but taste great and it is also just a great place to get something to eat!

  • Saki

    One of the best burgers I have had would be at Louis’ Lunch in CT, which is known for being the beginning of the hamburger. Just don’t ask for ketchup!

  • hitsuji6

    The Bacon Deluxe from Red Mill Burgers in Seattle.

  • SteveG12543

    The best burger IMO would be a double cheese burger with A1 and mushrooms from “Five Guys Burgers and Fries” located on either Rotunda Drive or Peninsula Drive, both in Erie, PA (They do obviously have chains all over as well, but these two are the ones I went to). I know it sounds kinda basic/generic, but it was the single best burger of my life. It was so juicy and cooked to perfection. The A1 and mushrooms really complimented the burger making it so much better. Even the bun was amazing. Nice and soft (but not too soft) and tasted great. I somewhat consider myself to be a simplistic burger fan, where I prefer a burger with a few toppings instead of one with lettuce, tomato, coleslaw, a PS3 and the kitchen sink thrown onto it. Just give me my burger with a bit of cheese, some mushrooms and a dash of A1 and I’m set.

  • NexusMan

    When in New York City, you have to check out “brgr.” It’s a really cool burger spot with a great atmosphere and amazing burgers. All the burgers are made from 100% grass fed beef and are of the highest quality. They have a menu of interesting burgers, and you can also create your own. My favorite burger on the menu is called The Rainforest Burger, which is a beef patty with gruyere cheese, avocado, herb mayonaise, lettuce and tomato. The combination of the juicy beef, mixed with the gruyere and avocado and the herb mayo is the bomb! Also, while I’m personally not a fan of their fries or sweet potato fries, they do have an “onion hay” that is delicious and goes so well with this and the other burgers on their menu. They also have a good variety of beverages to wash this burger down with: sodas, beers, wine, and milkshakes…whatever floats your boat.

  • Kevin F

    Dark Horse in Findlay, OH. Their cheeseburger is the best when cooked just right. They also have a “monster burger” if you are tempted