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2018 Best Burger

Rex 1516

The Rex burger – topped with juicy bacon, onions crispy from the fryer, and creamy, creamy pimento – is a meal your doctor would probably advise you to approach with moderation. So do what we do and save it for special occasions: your half-birthday, your cat’s half-birthday, the third Tuesday in August ... View Profile »

1516 South Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-319-1366 | Website

2017 Best Burger

Royale with Cheese at Butcher Bar

2034 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

A McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with cheese is a mighty fine burger—we just wish there was a version of it made with better ingredients. Oh, wait, […] Read more »

2016 Best Burger


1801 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

The burger should be the last thing anyone orders at a Korean-inspired gastropub. But not here: The bulgogi burger, with its marinated beef, spicy ssamjang […] Read more »

2015 Best Burger

Pork Roll Burger at the Blue Duck

2859 Holme Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

Eggs on burgers have been a thing for a while now. But a whole breakfast? That’s what Kris Serviss has done with this concoction: pork […] Read more »

2014 Best Bargain Burger

Fountain Porter

1601 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Salt, pepper, a juicy beef patty for $5. It’s a fast-food price for a legit burger. Wash it down with a beer from one of […] Read more »

2014 Best Gourmet Burger

Pub & Kitchen

1946 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

When P&K first opened, its Churchill burger introduced us to custom-blended meats and burgers with titles. Six years later, the restaurant has gone back to […] Read more »

2014 Best Not-a-Burger Burger

Xi’an Sizzling Woks

902 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

The “Chinese hamburger” is subtly spiced pulled pork, tucked into crisp-edged pita bread with a still-steaming center, for $3.50: Now, that’s Chinese er, American um, […] Read more »

2013 Best Gastropub Burger

The Dandelion

124 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

We’re not sure what’s the best part-the aged beef blend, Vermont cheddar, smoked bacon, pickles from Brooklyn Brine, or mysterious Churchill Sauce with its dozen-odd […] Read more »

2013 Best Bar Burger

South Philadelphia Tap Room

1509 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

The best classic bacon cheeseburger you’re going to find anywhere-mostly because it’s made by a kitchen that cares deeply about making a great burger Read more »

2013 Best Backyard Burger

Morgan’s Pier

221 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA Website

Yeah, our choice for Best Backyard Burger requires liquid nitrogen and a thermal circulator. What of it? One taste of this thing and you’ll understand […] Read more »

2011 Best Alternative Burger


741 North 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

This is not your wussified, virtuous and sad substitute-for-a-real-burger burger. This is your plump, juicy patty-on-a-buttered-bun-so-loaded-with-curried-aioli-and-brie-and-avocado-that-you-won’t-even-miss-the-cholesterol burger. Read more »

2010 Best Burger Splurge

Barclay Prime

237 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

They come in a cheeky pair, wrapped in paper and served simply with cheddar, mustard, onions and pickles, but that’s where -Barclay’s walk on the […] Read more »

2010 Best Burger Bargain

Charlie’s Old Original Hamburgers

336 Kedron Avenue, Folsom, PA Website

Craving a burger the way burgers used to be just a slim, juicy patty tucked into a squishy white roll? The tasty one at this […] Read more »

2009 Best Gourmet Burger

Butcher and Singer

1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

We tried, with every bite, to determine exactly what it was that made this burger so superior. The mix of full-flavored meats? The careful dab […] Read more »