Sometimes nothing hits the spot like a juicy burger complimented with a side of fries and maybe a pickle. Pittsburghers will never have much difficulty when it comes to finding a burger in their neighborhood, but some burgers just stand out above the rest. The following ultimate burger bucket list in Pittsburgh is sure to make your mouth water.
1. BRGR - 5997 Penn Circle S
BRGR has a simple philosophy. A good burger is handcrafted and slowly cooked to perfection. Perhaps that philosophy is why the burger joint is so popular. Choose from one of such cleverly named burgers as the Average Joe, Grazed and Confused, and Cease and Desist. Vegetarians, fear not, for BRGR also features a delicious black bean burger.
2. Bubba's Gourmet Burghers and Beer - 3109 Washington Pike
Fresh defines Bubba's Gourmet Burghers and Beer. The burgers, in fact, are so fresh the restaurant doesn't even have a freezer. Bubba's Gourmet Burghers welcome guests to try such menu items as the Hangover Burgher, the Roasted Pepper Burgher, and the Bacon Ranch Burgher. Vegetarians might want to try the Garden Burgher.
3. Burgatory – 932 Freeport Road
Stop by Burgatory, with numerous locations throughout the Pittsburgh area, the next time you're craving a hearty burger. The popular burger joint invites guests to build their own burger, adding their favorite toppings or to opt for a Buffaloed Bison, a Standard Deluxe Burger, a Piggy Butter & Jelly Burger, or a Phat Patti's Veggie Burger.
4. Tessaro's – 4601 Liberty Avenue
Indulge in a mouthwatering burger, grilled over an open fire, at Tessaro's. Claiming to serve one of “the nation's best burgers,” Tessaro's features burgers that are all a half of a pound of ground beef and prime choice cuts. Choose from the old-fashioned burger or cheeseburger, the Deli Burger, or the Cajun Burger.
5. Fat Head's Saloon - 1805 E Carson Street
Go to Fat Head's Saloon hungry because a mouthwatering menu of burgers awaits. Each eight ounce burger is made from a blend of short rib and ground chuck. The menu features the Pulled Pork Chili Burger, the King Jong Moo, the Smoky Burger, the Kinda Blue, and the Black Bean burger, served with a side of delicious fries.
6. Stack'd - 728 Copeland Street
Only you – the guest – can make the best burger. At least that's Stack'd's philosophy that ensures customers walk away happy and with a full stomach. Simply check off the ingredients you want – type of burger (including vegetarian), bread, cheese, sauce, and toppings – to create your dream burger at Stack'd.
7. Applewood Smoke Burger Company - 5721 Bryant Street
Build your own burger from scratch at Applewood Smoke Burger Company. Choose from fresh or gourmet toppings, cheese, and traditional or premium sauces. Each burger is thick and slowly cooked to perfection to ensure your satisfaction.
8. Winghart's Burger & Whiskey Bar - 5 Market Square
Freshly ground burgers combined with an old-fashioned homely atmosphere make Winghart's Burger & Whiskey Bar a must on any burger bucket list in Pittsburgh. The expansive menu features traditional beef burgers, chicken burgers, a crab burger, and a veggie burger. The beef burgers come with such fun names as I Don't Care Whatever, the Shipwreck, and the Necessity.
Mmm…mmm…hungry yet? This burger bucket list in Pittsburgh will introduce you to some of the Burgh’s finest burgers. Prefer pizza over a burger?
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