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Some of the Best Burger Joints in North and Central NJ

Who has the best burger in New Jersey?


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Courtesy of 25 Burgers Facebook page

Who has the best burger in New Jersey? It's hard to say—everyone likes something different. While some are good with a simple meat and cheese, others are adventurous (like the minds behind The Office Tavern Grill's today-only cheeseburger ice cream, which is made with ground chuck, cheddar and applewood smoked bacon and comes free with any burger).

 

Whatever your preference, here are 10 of the best burger joints around (as mentioned by our Facebook fans in honor of National Hamburger Month!).

25 Burgers
4 Easton Ave., New Brunswick
732-640-2600

With (you guessed it) 25 choices, including chicken burgers and a "burger of the month" there is something for everyone here. 

Bobby's Burger Palace
Eatontown, Freehold Twp., Paramus, Princeton

This place is the Bobby of Bobby Flay fame, and offers a choice of 10 burgers, including a burger of the month. Other notable options are the Crunchburger, which is the amazing and decadent combination of American cheese and potato chips. 

Cheeburger Cheeburger
Holmdel, Newark

With the motto "Big is Better," it's no surprise that Cheeburger Cheeburger prides itself on the size of its burgers, including a 3/4 pounder and their "Famous Pounder," and if you finish this you get your photo added to their Hall of Fame. Nine NJ locations, including Newark Airport, East Rutherford, Flemington and Hamilton.

Five Guys
Multiple locations

With a simple menu and regular-sized burgers, what they don't have in flash they more than make up for with downright delicious burgers and hot dogs. This place is a favorite with my family. Over 15 locations in New Jersey, including Hoboken, Millburn, Madison, Jersey City, Westfield, and Bayonne.

The Kilkenny House Restaurant & Pub
112 South Ave., Cranford
908-276-3414

This family-owned pub brings "warm Irish charm to Cranford, NJ." Beef-eating guests will enjoy the signature Kilkenny Burger served on an Irish muffin; non-beef eaters, will be thrilled to find turkey burger and veggie burger options.

Next Door
556 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair
973-744-3600

You'll find just one burger on the menu here, but that's all you'll need—it's considered the best by many, recently taking first place honors in New Jersey Monthly's Great Burger Showdown

The Shannon Rose Irish Pub
Clifton, Ramsey

This favorite has two locations in NJ: Clifton and Ramsey. The Clifton location boasts "Voted 'Best Burger in Clifton' by the Clifton Journal."

Smashburger
Multiple locations

Tagline here is "Smash. Sizzle. Savor," and while I admit not understanding why I would like my burger smashed (or the smasheddog and smashedchicken also available), there's no denying these burgers are delicious. All burgers are freshly cooked, have a wide range of toppings available, as well as a choice of five artisan buns. 

Station Pub & Grub
45 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville
908-204-1227

Your family will enjoy eating hamburgers in this nostalgic pub located in Bernardsville—it's modeled after a 1920's first-class train station lounge. The Station Burger is served a la carte with toppings such as a variety of cheeses, caramelized onions, smoked bacon, and more. French fries, sweet potato fries, or Yukon gold potato wedges are also available!

White Manna
358 River St., Hackensack
201-342-0914

This old-school diner serves sliders, considered by many to be worth the trip no matter where you're coming from. Service and decor are on the light side, but your bill is too. 

Zinburger
Cherry Hill, Clifton, Edison, Jersey City, Morris Plains, Paramus

This wine and burger bar bills itself as "contemporary. upbeat. fun," and offers gourmet burgers and a carefully chosen wine list. Enjoy burgers of the week, shakes of the month, and a nice range of selected wine pairings.

What other favorite hamburger joints are there in New Jersey? Leave us a comment!

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