Indiana may be famous for the Hoosier tenderloin, but we also know how to cook up some pretty mean burgers (as mentioned
here). Rural and urban areas in Indiana have some of the best recipes for unique burgers. Whether you’re looking for sweet and spicy, extra cheesy, or something a bit unexpected, these 10 unique burgers will surely surpass your wildest expectations.
1. Bravas - Fort Wayne
What began as a humble food truck turned into one of the best, unique burger joints in the Fort Wayne area. Burger creations are always coming and going, so there's always something new to try, like this stunning Game of Thrones House Baratheon burger creation. Bravas isn't afraid to experiment, using pickled watermelon rind, chocolate, fried chicken, and other unique toppings on their burgers.
2. Bru Burger - Indianapolis & Carmel
Bru Burger is home to some pretty amazing and unique burgers, like the above Melt Your Face burger (complete with hot sauce, habanero havarti, habanero mustard, and jalapenos). From sweet to savory to gourmet and unusual creations, Bru Burger will inspire your taste buds to dream of better burgers.
3. Burgerhaus - Valparaiso, Schererville, Indianapolis
This 3 location Indiana chain is committed to providing the best craft burgers around. The above Chesapeake was a former burger of the month creation with crab meat, asparagus, arugula, and bearnaise sauce. The treats you'll find here (including various french fry creations) will have you coming back for more.
4. Big Four Burgers - Jeffersonville and New Albany
Big Four Burgers has two locations in southern Indiana. Their amazing creations like the breakfast burger (bacon, fried egg, grilled onions, maple syrup, and garlic aoli) and amazing homemade milkshakes will take your burger experience up to the next level.
5. Smoke & Rye - Elizabeth
Located inside of the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino, Smoke & Rye offers tempting burgers to its guests. From amazing BBQ sauces to black bean burgers smothered in corn relish and cholula aiola, Smoke & Rye has a burger for everyone.
6. Flamme Burger - Fishers
Flamme Burger offers tons of varieties of burgers to central Indiana customers. With BBQ burgers with fried onions and jalapenos, to lamb burgers, Flamme will change the way you think about burgers.
7. Two Johnny's - Muncie
Two Johnny's is an amazing sandwich restaurant in Muncie, Indiana with a pretty famous burger; the Olive Burger. Never heard of it? This is one burger every Hoosier absolutely has to try!
8. Octave Grill - Chesterton
With rotating burgers of the month, Octave Grill is always inventing new and unique burgers for Chesterton residents. With unique cheeses and ingredients like pulled pork, cumin-mint yogurt, and lox to top off their burgers, you'll find a taste altering burger to surprise your mouth.
9. Bub's Burgers - Bloomington, Zionsville, and Carmel
Bub's Burgers and Ice Cream are a tiny local chain serving up some of the best burgers in Indiana. With intriguing concoctions such as the Elk Burger, diners will find new and unique burgers to raise the bar on this American classic.
10. Hensell's Oaken Bucket - South Bend
This famous South Bend burger joint has some of the best burgers in Northern Indiana, including the King Burger, which takes up an entire plate. Come hungry for this burger!
Wow, which of these unique burgers do you want to try first? Looking for burgers that are a little less…uh…risky? Try
these classic burger joints.