Best Burgers around Southwest Ohio

Southwest Ohio knows how to do burgers. From classic hamburgers to veggie burgers to fully loaded, bacon-and-avocado topped specialty burgers, there’s something for every taste and appetite. The next time you have a hunger that only a hamburger will satisfy, check out one of these top places to get your burger fix!

Arthur’s Cafe

Anderson location: 8221 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati
Hyde Park location: 3516 Edwards Rd., Cincinnati

Go with a classic here and get the Original Arthur’s Burger. This behemoth boasts a half pound of well-seasoned, grilled-to-order meat, topped with lettuce, tomato and sliced pickles. Have a vegetarian in the family? Try Arthur’s award-winning Black Bean Burger, a homemade vegetarian patty served with a side of house-made pink salsa.

Gas Light Cafe

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6104 Montgomery Rd., Pleasant Ridge

This small café located in downtown Pleasant Ridge serves up one fantastic, totally unpretentious burger. We especially love the signature Gas Light Burger, a half-pound, cheese-topped patty complete with the standard onion, lettuce and tomato toppings.

Red Feather

3200 Madison Rd., Oakley

Everything’s better with bacon… and Red Feather’s burger comes topped with candied bacon and red onion marmalade, taking the concept of gourmet burger to a whole other dimension.

The Root Beer Stand

11566 Reading Rd. Sharonville

You wouldn’t expect a place called “The Root Beer Stand” to serve up a notable burger. However, the Root Beer Stand’s classic Quarter Pounder is one of the best in the city – and a total steal at just $3.50! We strongly recommend ordering one of the eatery’s classic Root Beer Floats for dessert as well.

The Turf Club

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4618 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati

The hardest-to-please palates will be thrilled by all the options at The Turf Club. Patrons can choose any combination of nearly 40 different extras (like fried eggs, avocado and goat cheese to name a few) to add to a juicy burger that already comes loaded with tomato, pickles, onions, banana peppers, mayo and two slices of cheese.

Zip’s Cafe

1036 Delta Ave., Mt. Lookout

The eponymous Zips Burger is the way to go at this beloved Mt. Lookout diner. It’s been a Cincinnati favorite for nearly 90 years, consistently topping the charts as one of the city’s best burgers. This no-frills burger is well seasoned, tender and juicy – and you have to enjoy it with a side of onion rings.

Gameday Grille and Patio

7576 State Route 48, Waynesville

Yes, you saw the image correctly – that is hotdog on a hamburger! The Urban Meyer Burger  at Gameday Grille and Patio is a fresh half-pound Angus patty topped with a quarter-pound Angus beef hot dog, pepper jack cheese and a sweet and tangy house wing sauce.

Slyder’s Tavern

836 Watervliet Ave., Dayton

After your first bite it will be clear with Slyder’s has won Best Burger in Dayton repetitively. These simple burgers prove that you don’t need to go crazy to have a crazy good hamburger.

Blind Bob’s

430 E. Fifth St., Dayton

If you are looking for the opportunity to create your own burger, Blind Bob’s is the place for you. Start with a single or double juicy patty and work your magic from there.

571 Grill & Draft House

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12389 Milton Carlisle Rd, New Carlisle

If you are looking for unusual but tasty burgers, 571 Grill is the place to go. From a smoked gouda mac & cheese patty to a glazed donut bacon cheeseburger that uses donuts as buns, you will leave wanting more.


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