Philadelphia has cheesesteaks; Chicago has deep dish pizza; Kansas City has BBQ…but the entire state of Utah has burgers. They’re hands-down our favorite food, and we’re pretty serious about them. While it’s impossible to list EVERY amazing burger in the state, here’s a good start for your burger bucket list. One note: while some out-of-state chain restaurants make a very decent burger (hello, In-N-Out!), I’ve not included them here…these burgers are Only In Utah!
1.The Big Ben, Burger Bar in Roy
The Big Ben comes on an over-sized bun that's soft like a dinner roll. It comes with the basic fixins...plus plenty of fry sauce, too. Get it with onion rings. 5291 S. 1900 W., Roy.
2. The Big H, Hires Big H in Salt Lake City
A local bakery makes buns special for Hires, and they grind their own beef daily. The Big H is the most famous burger here. It comes with a quarter pound of beef, lettuce, tomato, American cheese and fry sauce. Get a single or a double. In Salt Lake, Midvale and West Valley.
3. Bison Burger, Hi-Mountain in Kamas
The bison burger isn't on the menu - it's an occasional special. The hand-pattied bison is tender and juicy! If you can't get a bison burger, any of Hi-Mountain's other burgers will satisfy you, too. 40 N. Main Street, Kamas
4. The Celestial Burger, Lucky 13 in Salt Lake City
Lucky 13 has a multitude of amazing burgers - each grilled to perfection. Pictured here is the Celestial Burger (bacon, grilled onions, cheddar and BBQ sauce), but they're all delicious. The rosemary-garlic fries are to die for. Lucky 13 is a bar, so burger lovers aged 21 and up can enjoy. 135 W. 1300 S., Salt Lake City
5. Western BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger, Milt's Stop & Eat In Moab
Milt's is popular with locals and visitors alike. This tiny, walk-up hole-in-the-wall serves up delicious burgers and fries. The Western BBQ Bacon is a favorite, but make it a point to try them all. Add a shake to your meal - they're tasty! 356 Millcreek Drive, Moab.
6. Crown Burger, Crown Burger In Multiple Locations
The Crown Burger combines pastrami with a burger patty for the perfect combination of meaty goodness. Crown Burger invented it! Served with American cheese, lettuce, tomato and fry sauce, it's a unique-to-Utah offering. Try Crown Burgers close cousins (Apollo Burger and Astro Burger).
7. Turtle Deluxe, Purple Turtle In Pleasant Grove
Topped with pastrami and Swiss cheese, the Turtle Deluxe is a tasty treat in Pleasant Grove. Instead of fries, try the "gems" (otherwise known as tater tots). 85 E. State Road, Pleasant Grove.
8. Bacon Burger, Ray's Tavern In Green River
Ray's Tavern serves us a delicious, hand-pressed burger with fresh fixins. Patrons 21 and older can visit them at 35 S. Broadway, Green River.
9. Big Tony Double, Tony Burgers In Four Locations
Get the Big Tony with a single patty or double. Tony Burgers uses three cuts of beef: sirloin, chuck and brisket. They grind it fresh everyday. Get it with your choice of a multitude of toppings, including four different cheeses. Locations in downtown Salt Lake City, Clinton, Centerville and Holladay.
10. Ranch Bacon Burger, JCW's The Burger Boys In Multiple Locations
Ranch dressing, American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and of course...tons of crispy bacon! This is just one of several astoundingly delicious burger options. Visit JCW's in Lehi, American Fork, Provo and South Jordan.
11. Roasted Garlic And Romano, Rich's Burgers N Grub In Salt Lake City
Visit Rich's for several unique burgers, made fresh right in front of you. This is the roasted garlic and romano - delicious! Your wife will make you sleep on the couch (that's a LOT of garlic!), but it will be worth it. 30 E Broadway, Salt Lake City.
12. Double Bacon Cheeseburger, B&D Burgers In Salt Lake City And Midvale
The fluffy, lightly toasted bun is one of the best features of this delicacy. Top it with two patties, melty cheese and crispy bacon, and you've got a winner! Two locations in Salt Lake City and Midvale.
13. Slackers Burger Joint In Torrey
Visit soon to get your tasty burger before they close for the winter! Open March through October, 165 E. Main Street, Torrey
14. Jucy Lucy, Scrud's Gourmet Grub In Ogden
The Jucy Lucy consists of a patty stuffed with a cheddar cheese blend, then topped with American cheese and fried onions. Grab six or seven napkins and try this one! 252 25th Street, Ogden.
This list is NOT a ranking…so don’t send me your death threats (I know that some of my fellow Utahns are utterly humorless when it comes to their favorite burger). They’re listed here
randomly. Get out there and try them all, and rank them yourself accordingly! Once you’ve tried all the best burgers in the Beehive State, why not move on to sandwiches? These 22 Places In Utah Make The Best Sandwiches Ever!