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5 Best Burgers in the Twin Cities 2023: Unveiling Minneapolis-St. Paul's Top Burgers of 2023

The 5 best burgers in the Twin Cities Area this Year 2023

Introduction:

Minneapolis-St. Paul’s culinary landscape is a treasure trove of burger marvels. We delve into the city’s gastronomic scene, uncovering the five exceptional burger experiences that redefine taste and satisfaction. If you are looking for a satisfying bite of beefy goodness, you can’t go wrong with a burger. But not all burgers are created equal, and some stand out from the rest with their quality, flavor, and creativity. In this article, we will introduce you to the five best burger joints in the Twin Cities area for 2023, based on our personal rankings and online reviews. Whether you prefer a classic cheeseburger, a stuffed Juicy Lucy, or a plant-based patty, you will find something to love at these places. So grab a napkin and get ready to drool over these mouthwatering burgers!

1. 5-8 Club: 4.4/5 (3,347) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The 5-8 Club is a Minneapolis landmark that dates back to 1928, when it started as a speakeasy. Today, it is known as one of the two original creators of the Juicy Lucy, a cheeseburger with the cheese cooked inside the patty. The 5-8 Club offers four different cheeses for its Juicy Lucys: American, blue, pepper jack, and Swiss. The cheese melts inside the beef, creating a gooey and delicious surprise when you bite into it. Be careful, though, as the cheese can be very hot!

The 5-8 Club also serves other dishes, such as fried cheese curds, onion straws, and sandwiches. The atmosphere is cozy and casual, with a friendly staff and a loyal clientele. The 5-8 Club has three additional locations in Maplewood, Champlin, and West Saint Paul.

 

Popular Items: Juicy Lucy, Onion Straws, Cheese Curds

Price: $$ ($11-$30)

Menu: 5-8 Club Menu

Website: 5-8 Club Website

2. The Nook: 4.6/5 (4,037) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Nook is a cozy and charming burger spot in St. Paul, located next to a bowling alley. The Nook specializes in stuffed burgers, with a variety of fillings and toppings to choose from. You can find cheese, bacon, mushrooms, peppers, and even peanut butter inside the juicy patties. The Nook also offers regular burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. The portions are generous and the prices are reasonable.

The Nook has a fun and lively atmosphere, with a full bar and a selection of craft beers. The service is fast and friendly, and the burgers are cooked to order. The Nook is a popular place, so be prepared to wait for a table or a seat at the bar. You can also order online or take out.

 

Popular Items: Stuffed Burgers, Cheese Curds, Onion Rings

Price: $$ ($31-$60

Menu: The Nook Menu

Website: The Nook Website

3. Matt’s Bar and Grill: 4.6/5 (6,612) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Matt’s Bar and Grill is the other contender for the title of the inventor of the Juicy Lucy, or Jucy Lucy as they spell it. Matt’s Bar opened in 1954 as a neighborhood burger joint, and claims that the Jucy Lucy was created by accident when a customer asked for two patties with a slice of cheese in the middle. The customer exclaimed “that’s one juicy Lucy” after tasting the burger, and the name stuck.

Matt’s Bar serves its Jucy Lucys with a single type of cheese: American. The cheese is sealed inside the thin patties, forming a molten core that oozes out when you cut or bite into it. Matt’s Bar warns its customers to “fear the cheese”, as it can be very hot and burn your mouth. Matt’s Bar also serves fries, chips, and drinks, but the Jucy Lucy is the star of the show. The place is small and simple, with a retro vibe and a friendly service.

 

Popular Items: Jucy Lucy, Fries, Chips

Price: $ (Under $10)

Menu: Matt’s Bar Menu

Website: Matt’s Bar Website

4. Red Cow North Loop: 4.8/5 (476) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Red Cow North Loop is a sophisticated twist on the classic neighborhood tavern, located in the trendy North Loop area of Minneapolis. Red Cow celebrates gourmet burgers, craft beers, and fine wine, with a menu that features local and organic ingredients, creative combinations, and premium quality. You can find burgers made with Angus beef, bison, lamb, turkey, salmon, or plant-based patties, topped with cheese, bacon, avocado, egg, onion jam, and more. Red Cow also serves salads, sandwiches, soups, and sides, as well as brunch on weekends.

Red Cow North Loop has a modern and rustic decor, with a spacious dining room and a patio. The bar offers a variety of drinks, including local and imported beers, wines, cocktails, and spirits. The service is attentive and professional, and the burgers are cooked to perfection.

 

Popular Items: Burgers, Fries, Truffle Parmesan Tots

Price: $$ ($31-$60)

Menu: Red Cow Menu

Website: Red Cow Website

5. Francis Burger Joint: 4.6/5 (4,167) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Francis Burger Joint is a plant-based burger joint and bar in Northeast Minneapolis, that aims to be inclusive and delicious for everyone. Francis offers burgers, fries, and chicken that are all vegan, but taste just like the real thing. The burgers are made with Beyond Meat patties, seared on a flat top and topped with vegan cheese, sauce, lettuce, tomato, and onion. The fries are crispy and seasoned, and the chicken is juicy and tender. Francis also serves salads, wraps, and desserts, as well as a kids menu.

Francis Burger Joint has a community-focused and casual vibe, with a colorful and cozy interior and a mural of the namesake cow. The bar is fully vegan, with beers, wines, cocktails, and mocktails. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the food is satisfying and flavorful.

 

Popular Items: Burgers, Fries, Chicken

Price: $$ ($11-$30)

Menu: Francis Menu

Website: Francis Website


We hope you enjoyed this article and found some new places to try out. Whether you are a meat lover, a vegan, or somewhere in between, you can find a burger that suits your taste and budget in the Twin Cities area. Let us know what you think of these burgers, and if you have any other recommendations for the best burgers in town. Happy eating!

Conclusion:

The culinary prowess of Minneapolis-St. Paul transcends ordinary burger experiences. Each establishment crafts a unique, unforgettable burger journey, reflecting the city’s diverse gastronomy.

We hope you enjoyed this article and found some new places to try out. Whether you are a meat lover, a vegan, or somewhere in between, you can find a burger that suits your taste and budget in the Twin Cities area. Let us know what you think of these burgers, and if you have any other recommendations for the best burgers in town. Happy eating!

Conclusion:

The culinary prowess of Minneapolis-St. Paul transcends ordinary burger experiences. Each establishment crafts a unique, unforgettable burger journey, reflecting the city’s diverse gastronomy.

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A.J. Beasley

I've lived in the Twin Cities for the last three years and in that time I've been able to visit hundreds of restaurants around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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