Prepare to get really hungry for these hometown burgers! This ultimate burger bucket list features 10 of the best places to get an outstanding burger in St. Louis. Each place creates their burgers from the highest quality meat, carefully cooked to perfection, and designed to wow you. And each place creates a burger that is uniquely amazing – meaning you’ll have to try each one before you can pick a favorite. Read below to plan your St. Louis burger bucket list dining adventure.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Five Star Burgers
The burgers here start with pasture raised Creekstone Farms Angus Beef; for outstanding texture and marbling. But if you want to kick up your burger experience you can try either the lamb or bison burger, each served with their own perfectly paired toppings. There are two Five Star Burger locations in the St. Louis area:
11621 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141 and 8125 Maryland Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105
2. Stacked Burger Bar
At the Stacked Burger Bar you'll find burgers topped to new heights with innovative burger accompaniments. The BLT Burger is a favorite here, topped with garlic roasted tomatoes, bourbon bacon maple jam, a fresh greens spring mix, and sandwiched between two huge pieces of Texas Toast. These burgers are huge!
Stacked Burger Bar is located at: 7637 Ivory Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111.
3. Bailey's Range
For Bailey's Range, homemade is the secret to their outstanding food. They use 100% grass fed beef for all of their burgers, bake their own buns, and even make their own ice cream. This bright and fun place is where to go when you want a quality burger, a great local beer on tap, and a shake or sundae to finish your one of a kind meal.
Bailey's Range is located at: 920 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63101.
4. Seamus McDaniel's
Since 1985 Seamus McDaniel's has been serving quality American and Irish fare in St. Louis. Always rated among the best places to eat in St. Louis, they are known for the quality they put into each dish. The burgers here are no exception! You'll find one of the best burgers in St. Louis here, created with 100% Angus beef and topped with a toasted bun.
Seamus McDaniel's is located at: 1208 Tamm Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139.
5. Concord Grill
Concord Grill takes choices to the next level with 50 different kinds of burgers on the menu! A few favorites are the Whisky Jack Burger, the Pepperoni Pizza Burger, and the Concord Cardiac Burger (which features double bacon, double cheese, and an extra buttered bun). But if 50 isn't enough, you can choose your own combos for your own signature favorite burger.
Concord Grill is located at: 11427 Concord Village Ave., St. Louis, MO 63123.
6. The Dam
The burgers here all have a Belgian flare, a shout out to the next door Amsterdam Tavern on Morganford Road. They create their signature burgers from Black Angus Beef and offer 11 handcrafted sauces to spice up any burger. Favorites here are the Cheese Ale Sauce and the Joppiesaus (a mix of onions and curry powder). Quality and care is put into all of the food created here and is part of their motto "Slow Food - Fast".
The Dam is located at: 3173 Morganford Rd., St. Louis, MO 63116
Chuck-A-Burger is a drive-in burger joint that serves time tested recipes. You will love the retro feel of this 1950's diner! Favorites here are the Hollywood Chuck Burger and the Vintage Melt. Chuck-A-Burger offers meals that are not just good but affordable, so feel free to come back again and again.
Chuck-A-Burger is located at: 9025 St Charles Rock Rd., St. Louis, MO 63114.
8. Cheeburger Cheeburger
Cheeburger Cheeburger offers four different patty weights for your perfect burger. Choices range from a full one pound patty to a 1/4 a pound burger patty. Here you can create your own signature style burger with a huge list of available toppings, including 9 different types of cheese and 11 house sauces.
Cheeburger Cheeburger is located at: 13311 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO 63131.
9. Hi Pointe Drive In
Brought to us by the same amazing people who created Sugarfire Smokehouse, the Hi Pointe Drive In offers stellar burgers in a retro setting. The burgers here are thick and stacked high, all created with Creekstone 100% beef. A favorite here is the Taco Burger - a seared patty topped with Cool Ranch Doritos, Chili Cheese Fritos, American cheese, avocado ranch, and finished with Mission Taco Joint Sauce. Yes, it is huge and delicious!
Hi Pointe Drive In is located at: 1033 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63117.
Layla's creates gourmet burgers and creates meats in the Shawarma tradition. Shawarma is a way of cutting and slow cooking meats over a spit, then shaving the tender meats for serving. You'll find 11 signature burgers featuring beef, bison, chicken, lamb, and two top rated vegetarian burgers. The "Jane Says" is a lentil created vegetarian burger and the "Mean Green" is a falafel burger.
Layla's is located at: 4317 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.
Have you tried these burgers? Know another great local burger joint? Share with us in the comments below.