Who Serves the Best Burger in Pittsburgh?

Top Pittsburgh BurgersFinding a great burger is one way you can start to feel at home in Pittsburgh. If you’re new to the city, you need to know where to go. Even if you’ve lived in Pittsburgh all your life, it might be time to venture out and find a new favorite burger.

When you just need that perfect burger, you need to know where to go. Here are some of the top places for burgers in Pittsburgh.

Tessaro’s in Bloomfield

A thick, delicious burger perfect for those seeking the best burger in Pittsburgh, Tessaro’s offers a half-pound choice. It has been one of the favorites for locals for many years. You can top your burger however you prefer and the half-pound of meat is a mixture of choice cuts.

The burgers here are cooked to order and may come with bacon, onions, bleu cheese, grilled mushrooms or a number of other toppings. The restaurant was even featured on a Zagat video about “America’s Hottest Food City,” which is Pittsburgh

Gaucho Parrilla Argentina in the Strip District

A steak burger many crave regularly, Gaucho Parrilla Argentina provides one of the top burgers in Pittsburgh. It’s worth the wait as it’s cooked to the temperature you prefer on a wood-fired grill. The burger is very juicy and may be topped with many options, such as Portobello mushrooms and caramelized onions.

Burgatory in Robinson

Another great choice for a burger in Pittsburgh is called Burgatory. They do burgers and they do them right. You can choose from an endless number of creative options. All burgers come with homemade chips, as well.

Some of the burgers here are a bit unique, such as the Elk Gone Wild burger. This specific burger is made with grass-fed elk meat, dusted with a diablo rub and topped with Gouda cheese, bacon jam, tomato vinaigrette, sweet onions and arugula.

Winghart’s Burger & Whiskey Bar

Flame-grilled burgersMaybe the best burger in all of Pittsburgh, you will certainly need both hands for this one. It’s known as an empty burger because you built it from a quarter-pound patty with bun into whatever you want. They do have some burger choices ready to go, such as the Market Square Burger.

All burgers come with Winghart’s fries, which are incredible, as well. If you get a side of beer cheese for the fries, you might just fall in love with both the burgers and the fries here.

The Urban Tap in South Side

The Tap Burger is found at The Urban Tap, which is one of the best choices you will find in Pittsburgh. It’s a burger made from locally sourced beef with a garlic aioli and red onion. The burger is flame-grilled and provides one of the most delicious choices you will find. It can even be topped with a fried egg.

Station in Bloomfield

The Station Burger from Station in Bloomfield provides something you should try if you love burgers. It’s made from a mixture of short rib, brisket and chuck meat to create a six-ounce patty. The burger is then topped with a buttermilk onion ring, red onion jam and a creamy asiago fondue.

Of course, you can pair this burger with one of the great cocktails found at the Station and one of the many great sides. It’s an impressive spot to enjoy a burger and you certainly won’t be disappointed.

Primanti Brothers in Pleasant Hills

The Primanti Brother’s menu provides plenty of sandwiches, but none is better than the half-pound classic burger. This burger is piled with toppings and comes with the fresh cut fries the restaurant is well-known for. It’s a bit of a classic burger, but certainly belongs on the list of top burgers in Pittsburgh.

Stinky’s in Lawrenceville

Stinky’s Bar & Grill in Lawrenceville may be a dive bar, but the burger it excellent. It has actually been rated as one of the “10 best burgers in America” by Thrillist.

They actually provide 19 burgers on the menu with some very unique options. The Kevin’s Favorite is one of the choices, which provides a special sauce, onion, lettuce, pickle and American Cheese. They also have a Philly Cheeseburger served with provolone cheese, green peppers, mushrooms and onion.

Industry Public House in Lawrenceville

Gourmet Burgers PittsburghIf you head to the Industry Public House, you want to try the Blast Furnace Burger. This burger will make you feel like a king. It includes a ghost pepper cheese and Sriracha aioli with sweet bacon, candied jalapenos and tomato. This spicy burger is a top choice for those looking to enjoy a kick.

If you don’t prefer the spicy burger, you can try the Worker Burgher, which is topped with herb aioli, mushrooms, arugula, goat cheese and caramelized onion. Pair either burger with one of the Industry Copper Ailes and you’ll be very pleased.

Over The Bar Bicycle Cafe in South Side

A bit of a twist on the classic cheeseburger, The Dirt Rag Delight here includes pickles, peanut butter, ground beef and bacon. It’s a bit of an odd choice, but it will certainly please many pallets. The restaurant also has ten other specialty burgers with themed names including a turkey burger.

Stack’d Burgers And Beer in Shadyside

The create your own burger menu at Stack’d Burgers And Beer provides a great choice. You can start by choosing from one-quarter, one-half or three-quarter pound burgers and you get to choose your bun. Next, you will choose the cheese and the toppings.

You can top your burger with a number of unique options here including fried mac & cheese, fried bananas, avocado, tater tots, pierogis and so much more. All burgers can be served with seasoned fries and a milk shake to make it a real meal.

There are several great places to go for burgers in Pittsburgh. Whether you just want a classic option or you prefer something super unique, you can find it throughout the city.

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Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:28 pm by Brian Teyssier

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