So Many Burgers, So Little Time

Food Paradise: Burgers

Dig into our Food Paradise: Burgers slideshow. See mouthwatering photos of wild game burgers, salmon, turkey and of course the all-American favorite bacon cheeseburger.

Since 1963, the All-American Drive-In in Massapequa, NY, has offered a simple, gimmicks-free burger. 960 1280

  

For you egg lovers, how about a fried egg burger with spinach, onions, and tomatoes on a focaccia bun with a side of onion rings. 960 1280

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Half Moon in Kennett Square, PA, takes their burgers to a whole new level. Visitors can choose from buffalo, wild boar, kangaroo, antelope and other wild game meats. 960 1280

  

Shake things up a bit. Try a lamb burger with yogurt mint feta sauce on pita bread. 960 1280

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Louis Lunch in New Haven, CT, has served juicy burgers stuck between 2 pieces of toasted bread since 1895. But don't ask for ketchup with these patties. Ketchup is not allowed! 960 1280

  

A classic crispy bacon cheeseburger with a side of french fries. 960 1280

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Simple, no fuss, barbecue cheeseburgers. A great selection to add to any backyard BBQ with a side of lemonade and hot dogs. 960 1280

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Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, CA, serves up their popular "Double Deck" burger with their special house salsa. 960 1280

  

A hamburger with blue cheese, fried onions, sweet potato french fries and a pickle on the side. 960 1280

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How about something new? A mini burger with crispy onions and grainy mustard. 960 1280

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For a quick satisfaction, pop a few of these delicious bacon cheeseburgers. 960 1280

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Old Homestead Steakhouse in Chelsea, NY, established in 1868, serves up a high-class Kobe beef burger for a whopping $41 for a 20-oz. burger. But this isn't your average cattle. Kobe cattle is bred in Japan and the meat is then shipped to the states. 960 1280

  

World Famous Ted's Restaurant in Meriden, CT, offers a unique burger experience to its patrons -- steamed burgers! Ted's burgers are steamed in a steel burger sauna alongside a special cheese that's steamed and poured over the burgers. Yum. 960 1280

  

For a healthy meal, how about a salmon burger with spinach and mayo on ciabatta bread. 960 1280

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Another healthy selection ... a ground turkey burger with spinach, salsa and a side salad. 960 1280

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Kuma's Corner Burger

Kuma's Corner Burger

Welcome to Kuma’s Corner in Chicago! Die-hard metal head Mike Cain realized his rock-and-roll fantasy in 2005, opening a burger joint where the wait staff is covered in tats, top shelf whiskey is on tap and the kitchen crew cranks out burgers more hardcore than Axl Rose. 960 1280

  

Shooting Star's Star Burger

Shooting Star's Star Burger

The menu at Shooting Star, in Huntsville, UT, serves up tasty burgers. We suggest you try the Star Burger, which comes in a basket with potato chips. The double-patty burger is loaded with knackwurst and loaded on the top. 960 1280

  

Johnny Burger at My Brother's Bar

Johnny Burger at My Brother's Bar

Head to My Brother’s Bar in Denver to try the Johnny Burger, loaded with Swiss cheese, cream cheese, American cheese and grilled onions. 960 1280

  

Quadruple Bypass Procedure at Heart Attack Grill

Quadruple Bypass Procedure at Heart Attack Grill

The Guinness Book of World Records proclaimed the Quadruple Bypass Procedure the world’s most caloric burger. Where else would you pick up the oversized burger than at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. 960 1280

  

Hickory Burger at The Apple Pan

Hickory Burger at The Apple Pan

The Hickory Burger has been around for over 65 years and is still a favorite at The Apple Pan, located in LA. 960 1280

  

Cheese and Jalapeno Burger at My Brother's Bar

Cheese and Jalapeno Burger at My Brother's Bar

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Order Up!

Great Burger Joints in the Middle of Nowhere

Hamburger expert and photographer George Motz gives us 5 great choices for a day trip into the middle of nowhere for a great burger.

"The Moonshine Store is way out there. It sits, by itself, at a truly rural crossroads in East Central Illinois surrounded by cornfields. The nearest city is hours away so enjoy the endless 2-lane roads through the heart of farm country." - George Motz 960 1280

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"The Moonburger is the only thing on the menu at the Moonshine Store. A condiment table provides limitless options, but I prefer mine plain. For me, the Moonburger's own juices are condiment enough."
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"Brookings is a pretty big town, but the closest major city (Minneapolis) is over 4 hours away. The classic burger counter has been in the same spot since 1929 and barely a thing has changed." - George Motz 960 1280

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"The burgers at Nick's are small but pack a tasty punch. That's because they are cooked the old-fashioned way, in a tank of rendered beef fat. The only condiment available is a housemade mustardy pickle relish that has been at Nick's since the beginning." - George Motz 960 1280

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"I was very lost trying to find the 105 for the first time; not surprisingly, my cell phone had no reception here. What was once only a gas station/grocery store has now become a destination for great burgers to travelers willing to venture off (way off) the interstate between Houston and Austin." - George Motz 960 1280

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"The tasty burgers at 105 Grocery are available as a double, but beware -- the patties weigh in at around 1/2 pound each, making a double a full pound of beef. Grab a beer from the cooler and strike up a conversation with a stranger, some of the friendliest in America." - George Motz 960 1280

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"There's not much in Gunder, IA. At one point this tiny town surrounded by rolling cornfields was almost wiped off the map (literally). But almost 30 years ago, an enterprising chef at The Irish Shanti created a burger so ridiculous that Gunder remained on the official map of Iowa." - George Motz 960 1280

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"The Gunderburger is ridiculous but so tasty. It'll be your only meal of the day so skip breakfast. Chef Hans purposely uses a standard-sized white squishy bun to enhance the protruding 1-lb. patty and its cartoonish pile of ingredients. You'll need a nap after this one." - George Motz 960 1280

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"This tiny burger shack is truly a destination. Hours from Oklahoma City in Mangum, Slick's is not on the way to anything. It's about as simple as it gets -- fresh ground beef burgers served at a walkup window (there is a community table in the kitchen for those in the know.)" - George Motz 960 1280

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"Cooked on a flattop griddle and served on a toasted white squishy bun, the Giant Double Cheeseburger is hamburger perfection and comes standard with lettuce, tomato, chopped onion, pickles and mustard. I want one now." - George Motz 960 1280

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About the Show

Roger Mooking scours the country in search of America's 15 best hamburgers. During his mouthwatering journey, Roger takes an in-depth look at the cuts of meat, toppings, cooking methods and history of each burger.

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