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The Great Burger Quest!

In search of the best cheeseburger.

Updated September 9, 2013
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  1. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Woodbridge, Virginia, USA
    We decided to make a virtual visit to the tropics on a cold New Year's Weekend by having lunch at Cheeseburger in Paradise in Woodbridge. Cheeseburger in Paradise is a popular retaurant chain inspired by Jimmy Buffet's song of the same name. The deco…
  2. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in McLean, Virginia, USA
    When we were at the Tyson's Corner Center shopping mall recently, we decided to have lunch at Gordon Biersch. I'd heard about this chain of brewpub restaurants, but had never been to one. It's definitely popular, but the wait for a table for Sunday l…
  3. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Manassas, Virginia, USA
    Red Robin is a national restaurant chain specializing in burgers, salads, and grilled entrees. On Memorial Day, we stopped in their new store in Manassas after a drive to explore the Brentsville historic district. It's in the newly developing western…
  4. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    At the end of a day of driving across Iowa and then helping our daughter move in, we were ready for something easy and familiar for dinner. Ah, there was a Fuddruckers! The burger chain has been retrenching lately and the store nearest us closed last…
  5. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Los Angeles, California, USA
    Chili's Too is an airport version of the familiar Chili's restaurant chain. For lunch and dinner it offers the standard Chili's menu of burgers and Southwest-inspired entrees. (This location is also open for breakfast, unlike standard Chili's.) Price…
  6. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Chciago Burger Co. is a surprise in Old San Juan. You may not immediately think of having a burger when visiting there. But, Chicago Burger Co. deleivers a great burger with a few Caribbean twists tossed in. Classic hamburgers and cheeseburgers ar…
  7. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Philadelphia's Hard Rock Cafe follows the familiar format: video monitors playing music videos, displays of photos, costumes, guitars, and memorabilia of rock stars, and a shop with T-shirts, popular apparel, and souvenirs. It is a restaurant, of …
  8. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Elkton, Maryland, USA
    Cracker Barrel is a chain of restaurants along the Interstate Highway system catering to the travelers. Cracker Barrels can be found throughout most of the USA and I've visited them in six states. (There are no stores in the Pacific Coast states.) …
  9. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Smithfield, North Carolina, USA
    The Cracker Barrel in Smithfield, NC, is one we always visit on a road trip south along Interstate I-95. It's located at about the halfway point on Interstate Highway 95 in North Carolina. We reach it around 2:00 p.m. after leaving the Washington, DC…
  10. Cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Springfield, Virginia, USA
    Five Guys Burgers and Fries was founded in Northern Virginia by--five guys. The Springfield location is one of the original five restaurants operated by the founders, with the other four stores in Alexandria. Five Guys specializes in burgers. Thic…
  11. Cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Winchester, Virginia, USA
    Foster's Grille is a small chain of hamburger restaurants in Northern Virginia. The Winchester location is small and homey. So much so, I was surprised when I discovered it was a chain! Susan and I have been here a few times when visitng our child…
  12. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Ocean City, Maryland, USA
    We'd heard good things about The Green Turtle and selected it for dinner on Thursday night. True to its description, the Green Turtle is a sports bar and a hangout for Ocean City sports fans. Even on a Thursday night, it was packed with fans watc…
  13. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA
    While we were in Western Pennsylvania, I wanted to be sure to try an Eat'n Park. Eat'n Park is a traditional American coffee shop chain, right out of the 1950s and 1960s. It's not retro, it's what retro themed restaurants are trying to emulate. It's …
  14. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Yokosuka, Japan
    While in Japan I had to try Japan's own domestic burger chain, Mos Burger. This one, in Minato-ku, seemed typical. It's a familiar-looking fast-food counter service restaurant. Patrons order and pay at the counter. That was a challenge to a non-Japan…
  15. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in New York, New York, USA
    Mars 2112 is an outer space themed restaurant near Times Square in New York City. The interior is decorated like a Martian landscape and the servers are all in costume as space aliens. Definitely a funky place. Burgers and other hot sandwiches pre…
  16. Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Mitsitam Cafe in the National Museum of the American Indian is unique among museum cafeterias. The cafe carries the theme of the museum to a new level by providing foods based on Native American culinary traditions. Five regional serving stations (No…
  17. Cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Glendale, California, USA
    In-N-Out Burger is a famous chain of hamburger stands in California, Arizona, and Nevada. You can't get them in the East. They used to be drive-though only, but newer locations have inside seating. Wow, I was really looking forward to having an In…
  18. Cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Torrance, California, USA
    Marie Callender's is a chain of coffee shops and general restaurants in ten Western states. The chain is most famous for its homemade style pies and began as a pie shop. The Marie Callender's in Torrance is typical of the chain, but is open only f…
Robin1109 says:
If you're ever traveling to Baltimore or Ocean City, MD, check out Abbey Burger Bistro - specifically the "Building Your Own Burger" checklist!
Posted on: Sep 09, 2013
anupa_rk says:
That's a neat list! I am a very picky burger eater.. so I end up not eating burgers when we go out coz 9 times out of 10, I don't like it. But there are some places that have it down to a perfection. If you are ever in Tampa, check out a place called Burger 21.
Posted on: Jul 15, 2013
keeweeset says:
Great list! Have you tried Fatburger, The Habit or The Counter yet? =)
Posted on: Aug 11, 2011
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