5 Best Burgers in New York City

Hamburgers are a complex, quasi-organic integrated snack that all Americans were born to eat. In fact, it has got to be one of the greatest foods known to man. Since it’s the national food of Americans everywhere, and especially New Yorkers, it is obvious that you would want to get yours from someone who knows how to flip them, like the following perhaps.

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by Krista


  1. Corner Bistro

Located in the West Village, Corner Bistro is known for serving the most delicious burgers that will simply blow your socks off. While the burgers are not oversized or over-dressed, they are good, quick and cheap. While the name does have the word “bistro”, this is far from one and is basically a hole-in-the-wall bar that just happens to sell some really good burgers.

Corner Bistro
331 West 4th St.
New York, NY 10014

  1. Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole is considered as one of the pioneers of the metal dome style burger. This popular diner located at Queens was established in the 70s and is known for its delicious and thick patties that are cooked under a metal bowl to make sure that the burger gets cooked evenly.

Jackson Hole
232 E 64th St.
New York, NY 10065

  1. Burger Joint

Burger Joint offers the juiciest burgers in town. If you plan on having lunch there, better reach before 12:00 pm or be prepared to wait behind a very long line. The main reason why Burger Joint is considered as one of the best places to have a burger in New York City is because they just hit the sweet spot between getting a bland burger or a greasy mess. When it comes to consistency, this joint gets it right every time.

Burger Joint
Le Parker Meridien New York
119 W 56th St.
New York, NY 10019

  1. Porchlight

Sure, Porchlight is a bar, but it is also a Danny Meyer establishment, and it wouldn’t be complete without having a juicy, mouthwatering burger on the menu. The double-trouble bison burger is Porchlight’s speciality and is available for both lunch and dinner, which makes this bar perfect for visiting during both, the day and the night.

271 11th Ave.
New York, NY 10001

  1. Shake Shack

Out of all the places on this list, none have the décor and the view of Shake Shack. Its Madison Square Park branch offers its visitors the premier al fresco dining experience in New York City. If you don’t find a table, grab a bench in the park or a patch of grass nearby and enjoy a delicious burger and shake.

Shake Shack
Madison Square Park, Madison Ave. & E.23rd St.
New York, NY 10010


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