Is there anything more satisfying than a big hearty burger with a side of French fries? Here in Ohio, we really don't think so. That's why so many of our restaurateurs have dedicated their livelihoods to developing the perfect burger. And if you've ever had one, you might just agree that they've succeeded. Here are the 8 best burger places in Ohio!
The Thurman Cafe has been a landmark in the Columbus area ever since it opened in 1942. It recently gained national attention when it was featured on “Man vs. Food” for its massive “Thurmanator” burger. With two, 12-ounce burgers, bacon, ham, pickle, banana peppers, mushrooms, onions, and two kinds of cheese, it's the biggest burger you'll ever struggle to finish.
Tank's Bar and Grill has been in business since 1987 serving up burgers, fries, and American fare to everyone willing to make the trip. With authentic arcade games, a jukebox, and a “Mars Attacks” pinball game, Tank's knows that a good burger depends upon the whole burger joint experience. Their signature “Tankburger” is guaranteed to be one of the best things you've ever tasted.
Gahanna Grill has been serving people all over Columbus since 1939, and everyone who enters knows that they're famous for great food, good times, and friendly service. Their customer favorite menu item is the famous “Beanie Burger,” designed by one of their longest serving cooks. Bacon lettuce, coleslaw, tomato, grilled onions and a huge hamburger patty. Delicious!
Smoke the Burger Joint is a locally famous burger joint that has made a name for itself smoking up burgers and dogs for people in their trusted hickory wood-burning smoker. Smoke was started by two award-winning barbecue competitors who wanted to create the “best burger ever,” and when they started Smoke, they succeeded.
The Rail is a unique burger place, because the meat for their burgers comes straight from the butcher's “rail” to your plate. They use only locally-sourced cows from Ohio's farm country, so you get the freshest possible burger every single time. With happy hour from 3-6 p.m. every day, there's no reason not to make a stop in to the Rail.
Flip Side burgers are made exclusively from Ohio-raised, grass-fed beef, so not only are they some of the most delicious burgers around, but they're also some of the healthiest, most environmentally friendly, and community-boosting burgers around. Wash it down with something from their huge craft been selection or one of their gourmet shakes and your meal is complete!
Brown Bag Burgers may seem like a simple place, but there's so much more to it than meets the eye. With incredible unique burgers like “The Bandito,” served up with delicious sides like the sweet potato fries, there's something to satisfy the taste buds of even the pickiest eaters at Brown Bag Burgers.
Sammy's Craft Burgers and Beers has been a food connoisseur since early childhood, and after great success with his own Mexican restaurant, he decided he wanted to honor the American dream by creating a restaurant specializing in the American favorite: The Burger. With local craft beers on tap, delicious appetizers, and unique burgers like the “bacon-jelly burger” and the “Sammy's Burger,” if you're passing through Ohio, you HAVE to stop by Sammy's!