The Best Burger in Buffalo

The Best Burger in Buffalo
The Best Burger in Buffalo
Buffalo is the second largest city in New York and also home to some of America's best burger eateries. According to local legend, the world's first hamburger was invented in 1885 in Hamburg, New York, just 10 minutes from downtown Buffalo. The city commemorates the occasion yearly in its week-long Burgerfest. Don't wait until the next celebration to honor the humble hamburger. Discover the best restaurants in Buffalo that serve the largest, juiciest burgers and pay your respects to the food that has since become ubiquitous throughout North America.
Sterling Place Tavern

This small tavern is hidden away in the North Park neighborhood of Buffalo, a few blocks north of Delaware Park Golf Course. The mom-and-pop style restaurant is a favorite among local Buffalo residents. They swear it serves up some of the area's best burgers--large, satisfying and unpretentious. Order from the chalkboard or ask for a menu. Every burger weighs in at over half a pound and is delivered on a toasted sesame bun. Make sure you pair your burger with one of the beers brewed nearby, such as the Black Bird Oatmeal Stout by Flying Bison Brewery.

Sterling Place Tavern
1487 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14216
(716) 838-2448‎

Ruzzine's Rock Bottom Eatery

Escape the busy districts of downtown Buffalo to the suburb of East Amherst just 30 minutes away. Don't let the term "rock bottom" scare you away from this restaurant, which has won numerous gastronomical awards from local Buffalo media. In 2009, the eatery was given the "Best Burger on the Planet" designation by Buffalo Spree magazine. Decide for yourself whether this award is merited. All 7-ounce and 12-ounce burgers are made fresh from premium ground beef, then thrown onto the grill until perfectly charred. Skip traditional burger buns and get your burger on a fresh-baked Costanzo roll with crisp lettuce, spicy onions, tomatoes and pickles. Six specialty cheeses are available as toppings, and you can order each burger seasoned with Cajun or barbecue sauce, or simply grilled.

Ruzzine's Rock Bottom Eatery
6261 Transit Road
East Amherst, New York 14051
(716) 204-4004
rockbottomeatery.com

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Gourmet burger aficionados may scoff at patronizing a franchise like Red Robin. However, with 14 different types of gourmet burgers, this restaurant is Buffalo's best option if you want as many burger choices as possible at reasonable prices. If you're hungry, go for the Monster Burger made with two massive beef patties. Or try the famous Whiskey River Barbecue Burger, smothered in onion rings, melted cheddar cheese and trademark Whiskey River sauce. As an additional perk, all burgers come with all-you-can-eat fresh fries.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
4080 Maple Road
Buffalo, New York 14226-1025
(716) 834-4100
redrobin.com

Grover's Bar & Grill

The burgers at this eatery are so popular that customers will stand in line for an hour just to get inside and order. Known for almost-too-over-sized burgers that are a feat to eat, you will want to hold off on ordering fries or any side dishes until you finish your burger. Prices are budget friendly, and burgers come in a variety of different styles with varying seasonings and toppings. The bacon burger, smothered in slabs of fried bacon and fresh vegetables, is a popular choice.

Grover's Bar & Grill
9160 Transit Road
East Amherst, New York 14051
(716) 636-1803

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