Warning: This article may cause sporadic cravings and can lead to a serious case of “Mouth Watering”. Fear not, there is a quick cure. Simply stop by one of these 15 fantastic burger joints and get your grub on. I can almost guarantee you’ll be wanting a burger, even before you’ve finished reading this list.
1. White Mana
This Jersey City burger shop was featured in the 1939 World's Fair and hailed as the "Diner of the Future." It also introduced the concept of fast food, forever changing the face of American dining.
2. White Manna
The sister shop to White Mana, the Hackensack location has an extra "n" in its name but the menus are virtually the same. White Manna has been featured on the Food Network for its savory sliders.
3. Barnacle Bill's
Though not exclusively a burger joint, Barnacle Bill's in Rumson is still known for its burgers. What makes them so special? The Cheddar Cheese Sauce. Few condiments can beat its creamy goodness.
4. Baxter's Burgers And Fries
Located near the boardwalk in Keansburg, this local burger spot has a sizable selection and affordable prices.
5. Bergen Burger
The burgers at this Rutherford hotspot have a distinct, delicious flavor and the sauce selection is sublime. Truffle Aioli, anyone? They also offer a vegan option made with a mix of veggies and black beans.
6. Boom Burger
A top burger spot for sports fans in Jersey, there are two locations, in Rochelle Park and Mahwah. Each is packed with flat-screen televisions broadcasting premium sporting events around the clock.
7. Elysian Cafe
Located in Hoboken, this French Bistro has history. It has been in continuous operation since 1895 and has been restored to its original glory. Among the fancy French dishes, you'll find the Elysian Burger. Order it. You won't be sorry.
A Brazilian burger joint? Yes, please. With locations in Newark, Kearny and Elizabeth, you may be just moments away from the Haburgao Pichana. This unique burger is topped with corn, ham and mozzarella cheese.
This Bloomfield staple may call itself an ice cream parlor, but the burgers can't be beat. The shop can be seen on the series finale of hit show "The Sopranos".
10. Jackson Hole Burgers
Located in Englewood, the menu is massive and so are the burgers. Topping choices are practically endless and you're welcome to customize your order with any combo you'd like.
11. Kilkenny House
This Cranford pub offers a selection of unique burgers including two vegan options and the "Irish Burger" topped with Irish Cheddar and Irish Bacon.
12. Left Bank Burgers
This Jersey City burger bar offers weekly burger battles and unique toppings including chimichurri, cucumber-mint sauce and pickled jalapeno. Also worth trying? Fried Mac-N-Cheese Pops and Chilltown Fries.
13. The Shannon Rose
The Shannon Rose has three locations, in Clifton, Ramsey and Woodbridge. Visit any or all of them to try the famous "Murder Burger" with American and Pepper-Jack Cheese, Sauteed Onions, Jalapenos, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles, Ketchup and Thousand Island Dressing. The burger is also dipped in beer batter and deep fried.
14. Society of Burgers
This trendy burger shop in Washington Township has got it all - BBQ burgers, bacon burgers, mushroom burgers and veggie burgers to name a few. Speaking of veggies, this shop is located right next to its sister shop, Salad Society.
15. Tiff's Burger
This Rockaway restaurant offers a peanut butter burger and manages to pull it off. Another popular pick is the "Ultimate Burger", topped with a battered onion ring.
Craving a burger? You’re in luck! These 15 burger joints are spread throughout the state, so there is certainly one within driving distance. Your only problem now? Deciding which spot to hit up first and what scrumptious sandwich to order. Will your burger be bare or towering with toppings?