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Salt Lake City's Top Ranked Burgers





Not long ago, people ate lots of ordinary burgers. These burgers were perfectly acceptable. They were inexpensive, satisfied the appetite, and tasted much better than many of the other foods that people were eating. Plenty of burger places were opened and they served billions and billions.

But there was something missing - the need for something satisfying and real, something basic and good, something fresh - a place with a burger soul. A place that burger lovers could call their own and feel pride in recommending to their friends. Here are a few such Salt Lake burger places that deserve high marks.


Lucky 13
Hamburgers Utah's Best
I finally got a chance to stop by and find out for myself what my friends have been telling me. That this bar (yes, a bar, you have to be at least 21 to get in) serves up one of the best burgers you are going to get in Salt Lake! Sure, they have a full bar menu of appetizers, some salads and sandwiches, but every time I have gone back for lunch, everyone there is downing huge burgers. Located a half a block west of Spring Mobile Ballpark, home to our Salt Lake Bees, it looks like other bars with pool tables, plasma TVs, video games, etc. But, what sets this apart from other bars is their focus on really great burgers, and under $10 to boot. And that includes fries and the tax! It has been written that no matter what the fixings, the burger should support a "visceral delight." And Lucky 13's does! These 7 ounces of never-frozen ground chuck are served on local Stoneground buns with plenty of mixed greens and more.

Some of the burgers to try are: the Celestial burger which comes with smoked bacon, grilled onions, cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce or the Big Benny which touts double the meat and double the cheese. I'll start my diet tomorrow. I have had the "Breath Enhancer" Garlic Burger twice now, It is fabulous!. Once the Bees season starts this place is going to be packed before and after the games, but I have a feeling it is going to do well on non-game nights as well. Access from downtown or south valley is easy because the 13th south Trax station which is right there. A 1,400 square foot patio opened in the spring and I am told it will come complete with BBQ offerings.
Lucky 13, 135 W. 1300 South, Salt Lake City. 801.487.4418.
The kitchen is open daily from 11am to 8pm and until 11pm on Thursdays to Saturday nights.



Five Guys Burgers & Fries
I have finally broken down and admitted that Five Guys Burgers are down-right good burgers. I tried them a few times over the years while vacationing back east, but was not impressed. Here in Salt Lake though, I kept seeing filled parking lots during the day, which over-flowed during the dinner hours, so, lets try them again. Then a second time, and a third. Five Guys Makes A Seriously Good Burger! My apologies that it took me so long to include your offerings. Careful of the side orders of fries though. Their small serving can feed three, way too much, but good as well.
Five Salt Lake Locations
  • West Valley City - 3513 South 2700 West - 801.963.8003

  • Salt Lake City - East Millcreek - 3167 East 3300 South - 801.484.2480

  • Midvale/Ft. Union - 1146 East Fort Union Blvd. - 801.565.8100

  • The Commons at SouthTowne - 10391 South State St. - 801.523.7440

  • Bountiful - 235 North 500 West - 801.292.3002



  • Fast Food Burger Joints in Salt Lake
    Some Good with the Bad! The Good, Crown Burger makes a seriously good Pastrami Burger! But please, stay away from the overpriced, undertasteful onion rings. Locals say this place serves some of the Salt Lakes best fast-food burgers because they are charbroiled. The unexpected decor is reminisce of a European hunting lodge with chandeliers, and a working stone fireplace. Don't be mistaken; while Crown Burger is something of an upscale fast foodery, you still order at the counter, wait for your number to be called, and pick up your paper-wrapped food yourself. This small chain's signature burger is a cheeseburger piled high with pastrami. Alot of it! The menu also offers a variety of other burgers and sandwiches, gyros, fishburgers, fries, etc. Stick to the pastrami burger, you will love it! Now the bad, the onion rings are flat out horrible! They are fried, thin, tasteless and overpriced! So, now that you know what to stay away from, the food is good, fast and they have drive-thrus. No alcohol is served.
    Three Salt Lake Locations
    Salt Lake City - Millcreek/Brickyard - 3190 South Highland Dr, Salt Lake City
    Downtown Salt Lake - 377 East 200 South
    Downtown Salt Lake - 118 North 300 West





    Table of Contents,


    Downtown Salt Lake Restaurants

    Sugarhouse Restaurants

    Salt Lake Valley Restaurants

    Sandy Utah Restaurants

    New & Noteworthy

    American

    Barbecue

    Brew Pubs

    Cajun

    Canyon Dining

    Chinese

    Coffee Houses

    Cosmopolitan / Eclectic

    French

    Greek

    Indian

    Italian

    Japanese / Sushi

    Mexican

    Micro Breweries

    Middle Eastern

    Park City Restaurants

    Seafood

    Steak Houses

    Sushi

    Thai

    Vegetarian Restaurants

    Vietnamese

    Alphabeticaly Listed

    Salt Lake Child Friendly Restaurants

    Salt Lakes Best Breakfast & Brunch

    Best Deli's & Sub Sandwiches in Salt Lake City

    The Best Burgers In Salt Lake City

    The Best Pizza in Salt Lake City

    The Best Philly Cheesesteaks in Salt Lake City

    Salt Lake Catering Firms

    Best of Salt Lake's Buffett's

    Salt Lake City's Annual Dine O' Round

    Park City's Annual Dine About

    Chicago Dog's in Salt Lake City

    Salt Lake's Best Restaurants Open on Sundays

    The Best of Salt Lake's Patio Dining

    Salt Lake City Visitor Information

    Salt Lake City Ski Info

    Salt Lake City Hotels

    Visit Park City



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