National Cheeseburger Day: Where to Get Your Fix

September 18 marks National Cheeseburger Day, and to celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of the best places around town to grab one of these favorite American handhelds. Whether you drop by for lunch or stop in for dinner, make sure to get your cheeseburger fix satisfied at one of these restaurants.

Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs


When the word “burgers” is in its name, you can expect the restaurant to have a pretty decent selection. Local favorite Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs offers exactly what it says on the tin – a variety of gourmet burgers including the fan-favorite Donut Burger, which comes with a half-pound beef patty topped with American cheese and bacon sandwiched between two glazed donuts. Too rich for you? Peruse the menu – you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy amongst its 20+ signature burgers!

Jimmy P’s Charred

Photo by Michael Caronchi

Looking for butcher-quality meats? You can’t beat Jimmy P’s Charred, whose craft burgers all come on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, and onions. Purists will go for the ground Kobe patty, but those truly looking to indulge on this holiday should try the decadent Butcher Blend Burger with Kobe and Berkshire pork ground meat, or the over-the-top U.S. 41 Burger with ground Kobe beef, seared foie gras, triple-cream brie, shaved black truffles, and demi-glace.

The Counter

For the creative types who like their burgers done their own particular way, The Counter offers a custom-built burger bar perfect for pleasing the pickiest of palates. Located in Mercato, the restaurant offers quality meats, created sauces, toasted buns, melted cheeses, and crafted shakes. Can’t decide on what to make? Try one of their seasonal burgers before they’re gone – the Korean BBQ Steak Burger features grilled skirt steak with gochujang aioli on a Hawaiian bun while the spicy Carne Asada Burger, with its fresh jalapenos and grilled Anaheim chiles, is meant for those who like their flavors to have a little extra kick.


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