One thing Indiana seems to never get wrong is providing amazing food options for Hoosiers and visitors alike. From our famous tenderloins and sugar cream pie to new twists on classic dishes, Indiana is a mecca for great food. And when it comes to burgers, Indiana really outdoes itself. We’ve talked about some unique burger combinations before, but this ultimate bucket list will showcase some of the best low and high end burgers across the state.
*Disclaimer: Rankings are in no particular order.
1. Hinkle's Hamburgers - Bloomington
The burgers at Hinkle's will have you feeling nostalgic for the burgers you grew up eating from classic diners and drive-ins. Since 1930, Hinkle's has been serving up freshly ground thin and greasy burgers. For an authentic taste and trip down memory lane, you need to put Hinkle's on your burger bucket list. Visit them at: 206 S Adams St, Bloomington, IN 47404.
2. Tripe XXX - West Lafayette
A staple for Purdue students, Triple XXX is another diner/dive type restaurant offering up some pretty unique and freshly made burgers. This hot college spot was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives, and offers a variety of themed burgers like the Boilermaker Pete (triple decker), The Dwayne Purvis All-American (featuring peanut butter), and the Bob's BBQ. Taste them all at: 2 N Salisbury St, West Lafayette, IN 47906.
3. Between the Bun - Greenwood
Come hungry for this hidden burger gem! Between the Bun may not look like much from the outside, but as soon as you step inside, the smell of their amazing food will wash over you. They have a plethora of specialty burgers and a new featured burger every month. Be warned, you'll likely wait a while for a seat, but you will not be disappointed! Check them out at: 102 S Madison Ave, Greenwood, IN 46142.
4. Octave Grill - Chesterton
This craft burger joint in northwestern Indiana will completely change your mind about what a burger should be. Try their burger of a month or another top-rated burger combo. Burgers change daily, so stop by to find your new favorite (and be sure to complete your order with sweet potato tots!). Find them at: 137 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304.
5. 33 Brick Street - French Lick
Known for their Larry Bird memorabilia and Larry Bird burger, this spot in French Lick is an absolute must see! From their famous 33 Melt (with a special sauce recipe) to their Big Philly Burger, there's a sandwich here for every beef lover. Taste them at: 480 S Maple St, French Lick, IN 47432.
The New White Steamer (formerly just the White Steamer) in Washington is a pretty historic burger joint. Made on a flat top that is roughly 70 years old, the flavor here will keep you coming back for more. These burgers are simple and classic; it's the perfect no-frills burger joint you've been searching for. Get them at: 21 E Main St, Washington, IN 47501.
7. MacNiven's - Indianapolis
Editor's Note: MacNiven's is permanently closed.
This popular Scottish pub can be found on the bustling street of Mass Ave, in downtown Indianapolis. While their brews and appetizers like scotch eggs are often raved about, their enormous burger is one you have to try. Made thin with a combination of worcestershire sauce and spices, this burger requires you to fold it in quarters to fit it on the bun. Take this burger challenge at: 339 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
8. Miner-Dunn Hamburgers - Highland
For over 84 years, Miner-Dunn has been serving up some of the best hamburgers in the state. If you're really looking for a historic place to eat, you can't do better than Miner-Dunn. Check them out at: 8940 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland, IN 46322.
9. Major Munch - Evansville
This Evansville staple has amazing burgers for a reasonable price. This old school styled cafe is quaint and unassuming, but will surely give you an awesome food experience. Visit them at: 101 NW 1st St Ste 100, Evansville, IN 47708.
10. Bravas - Fort Wayne
Editor's Note: Bravas is temporarily closed.
Bravas is the Fort Wayne hot spot for amazing burgers, with creative craft concoctions that will completely blow your mind. Get your burger with a side of their famous Bravas patatas at: 3412 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46807.
11. T-Berry's - La Porte
Home of the famous Shmashburger, T-Berry's is a new La Porte staple that every Hoosier should experience. Many believe this place has the best flat top grill burgers in the state, so put them to the test by visiting: 501 Lincolnway, La Porte, IN 46350.
12. Hinkle's Hamburgers - Madison
Originally founded by the same owner as the Hinkle's in Bloomington, this burger place has a slightly different take on Hinkle's Burgers with their slider-style burgers. In business since 1933, this burger place sticks around for a good reason. Get a taste at: 204 W Main St, Madison, IN 47250.
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