Any omnivore in this world will die for a killer burger. There’s something about the sweet symphony of tender, juicy ground beef, melty cheese, and softly toasted buns that just resonate with people to the core. For many, it would be a sad world to live in without cheeseburgers in their life. If you’re part of the burger loving crowd, you absolutely must visit these ten stellar restaurants that serve the best burgers in Minneapolis.
1. The Sample Room
The holiest of all burgers in the city of Minneapolis can be found at this Northeast favorite. The Bottineau Burger comprises of a half pound of ground beef, pork belly, cheddar cheese, compressed onions, a spectacular tomato aioli, and is served on a toasted bun. It's the upscale burger of your dreams.
The Sample Room is located at 2124 Marshall St. NE., Minneapolis, MN 55418.
2. The 5-8 Club
The 5-8 Club has been open since the roaring 20s and was once a Minneapolis speakeasy. The joint is one of the two contenders for the creator of the Juicy Lucy: a burger filled with molten hot cheese. Everyone has an opinion on who made the first but there's never been a definitive declaration of victory.
The 5-8 Club is located at 5800 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417.
3. Matt's Bar
Matt's Bar is the other joint who claims to have made the first Jucy Lucy in the world. Their version drops the "i" from Jucy which gives the bar competitive edge with its ingenuity. Did they make the first molten hot lava burger? Is their's better than the 5-8? Only you can decide.
Matt's Bar is located at 3500 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407.
4. Parlour Bar
Some of the best places for burgers in Minneapolis are hidden, but worth the stop. Parlour is the lower level lounge of North Loop's Borough restaurant. The lounge specializes in high quality cocktails, but is also home to one of the best burgers in the whole city. Their combination of ribeye, ground sirloin, and brisket cooked as a smash burger is entirely tantalizing.
Parlour is located at 730 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55401.
5. Manning's Cafe
Manning's Cafe is a total hole in the wall in the Como neighborhood of Minneapolis, but has managed to keep business running since 1932. Their half pound beef patties are delightfully greasy, and are even better during Manning's weekly burger deal: Every Monday-Wednesday from 2-11 PM, burgers and fries are only $7.95. It's one of the best deals in the city.
Manning's Cafe is located at 2200 Como Ave. SE., Minneapolis, MN 55414.
6. Blue Door Pub
The Twin Cities wouldn't be what they are if other restaurants didn't have their own take on the original Juicy Lucy. Meet The Blue Door Pub's Blucy. Their angus beef patties are filled with cheese and anything else the chefs can think of. A rotating Blucy special is always available.
The Blue Door Pub is located at 1514 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.
7. Nighthawks & Birdie
Sometimes there's nothing like a good old classic cheeseburger. That's exactly what you'll find at Nighthawks and Birdie. Meat, cheese, and bun are all you need, but you can always add "healthier" toppings if you prefer.
Nighthawk and Birdie is located at 3753 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55409.
8. Grumpy's Bar
How does one make a super divey bar absolutely extraordinary? By serving delicious greasy burgers with a side of fried tater tots, that's how. Grumpy's has a variety of burgers, including their take on a Juicy Lucy. Wash that sucker down with a pint of beer and you'll be good to go.
Grumpy's Bar is located at 1111 Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55415.
This restaurant may have become popular for their take on southern fare with the most delectable fried chicken around, but that doesn't mean they don't know how to cook a fine burger. Revival's burger is a double patty with cheese and is best once bacon is added. Your tastebuds will thank you.
Revival is located at 4257 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55409.
10. The Rabbit Hole
Tucked away in the back corner of Midtown Global Market, an amazing Korean fusion restaurant is making one of the best burgers in the entire city. The Appa Goober is a burger topped with bacon, two kinds of cheese, caramelized onions, tomato jam, kimchi aioli and a fried egg. It's a mouthful you won't regret eating.
The Rabbit Hole is located at 920 E. Lake St. Suite 101, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
Is your mouth watering yet? Minneapolis has some incredible places to grab a burger and this list is a beginner’s guidebook to all of the incredible places you can get them. The Twin Cities have a ton of places that serve burgers. Tell us about your favorite burger joint in the comments below!