Food & Drink

The 9 best burgers in Atlantic City

Published On 08/07/2014 Published On 08/07/2014
Thrillist

We've already told you about the best restaurants in Atlantic City, but what happens if you can't get a table at Chef Vola's? (FYI... you can't.) Well, you go out and get one of the nine best burgers in Atlantic City instead, obviously.

Bill's Bar & Burger

Fat Cat

Bill’s Bar & Burger (address and info)
While any burger at Bill’s is good, the Fat Cat (which may or may not have been featured on CNN’s best burger list in 2013) is definitely the way to go: the two Pat LaFrieda patties are topped with caramelized onions, LTP, and butter before being stuck between an English muffin.

Tun Tavern Restaurant & Brewery

One Tun Burger

Tun Tavern (address and info)
16oz of Certified Angus Beef + bacon + cheddar = one happy customer. Don’t forget to finish the side of fries and pickles either. Not up to the challenge? You can always downgrade to half the beef with the Pub Burger, a smaller version that tastes the same, but should keep you from weighing what this thing is named after for a little while longer.

The Old HomeStead SteakHouse

Kobe Beef Burger

Old Homestead Steakhouse (address and info)
Another monster of a burger, the 20oz Kobe Beef Burger costs a measly $43 and comes with mustard, chipotle ketchup, tater tots, and a bun that's wayyy too small for it.

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Wagyu Kobe Foie Gras Burger

Gallagher’s Burger Bar (address and info)
If you’re looking to class up your burger experience, then look no further: this delicious Kobe meat disc is topped with porcini mushrooms and foie gras from Hudson Valley.

Ri Ra Irish Pub Atlantic City

The 609

Rí Rá Irish Pub (address and info)
The Guinness BBQ is by far their most popular burger, but we think the beef patty, Taylor pork roll, caramelized onions, fried egg, and melted cheddar cheese that are combined to create The 609 are also the definition of a perfect AC burger.

The Palm Restaurant

Bozzi Burger

The Palm (address and info)
Named after the family who owns the Palm, this burger is doing the name proud. It’s given an ice bath to congeal the fat before being topped with aged Gouda, BBQ sauce, fried onions, and dusted with porcini and kosher salt. And the tastiness doesn’t stop there because it’s all put on a toasted brioche bun.

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Teplitzky’s Burger

Teplitzky’s (address and info)
Looking for a great burger but don’t want to get too crazy? Then the Teplitzky’s Burger is for you. The thick, juicy 8oz patty is topped with tomato, cheddar, and lettuce. The best part? It’ll only run you 12 bucks.

Mussel Bar & Grille Revel

Kobe Beef Burger

Mussel Bar (address and info)
Many think this is THE burger to get in AC. That might have something to do with the fact it’s got smoked mozzarella, BBQ tomato jam, and arugula tossed with balsamic vinaigrette before being served to you on a griddled house-made brioche bun. Or it might be because... wait, nevermind. That's totally why.

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Kobe Sliders

Knife and Fork Inn (address and info)
These aren’t your everyday sliders from Applebee’s, or White Castle (hmmmm... White Castle). No, these small beef patties are made with Kobe beef and cooked to perfection. Then the chef adds loosely cracked peppercorns and caramelized onions before covering it all with the Mother of all French sauces: a blue cheese béchamel.

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1. Bill's Bar & Burger 777 Harrahs Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (Brigantine)

Bill's does delicious burgers, shakes (boozy and not), and gooey cheese fries at a lower price point than most casino food. Plus, the resto offers a full bar and pitchers of specialty cocktails, while the attached Harrah's poker room does not.

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2. Tun Tavern Restaurant & Brewery 2 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (Boardwalk)

This brewery was one of the first in the country and the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps. More importantly, you can take home a growler of any hand-crafted seasonal brew for $20, refills $12. Make those Marines proud: refill six times and the seventh one is on the house.

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3. Old Homestead Steakhouse 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (The Marina)

This steakhouse institution boasts a 20oz burger and a 48oz porterhouse for two. Oh, and you can wrap pretty much anything you want in thick-cut bacon. Their list of 50 excellent wines under $50 will give the illusion you know what you're talking about.

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4. Gallagher's Burger Bar 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

If you’re looking to class up your burger dining experience look no further. The delicious Kobe patty is topped with porcini mushrooms and foie gras from Hudson Valley.

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5. Ri Ra Irish Pub 2801 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

The Guinness Burger is by far their most popular burger, but we think the beef patty, Taylor pork roll, caramelized onions, fried egg, and melted cheddar cheese that make-up The 609 is the definition of a perfect AC burger.

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6. The Palm 2801 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Named after the family who owns The Palm, this burger is doing the name proud. It’s given an ice bath to congeal the fat before being topped with aged Gouda, BBQ sauce, fried onions, and dusted with porcini and kosher salt. And the tastiness doesn’t stop there because it’s all put on a toasted brioche bun.

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7. Teplitzky's Coffee Shop 111 S Chelsea Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Located inside The Chelsea, this coffee shop has awesome breakfast easts like The Teplitzky Breakfast, which comes with two pancakes, french toast, eggs, a bagel, pork roll, turkey sausage, OJ and bottomless coffee for just $20.

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8. Mussel Bar 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (Boardwalk)

From chef Robert Wiedmaier comes Mussel Bar in Revel, where you can feast on bivalves bathed in white wine, spicy Thai green curry, or melted Gruyere cheese. Mussel's got brunch, lunch, and dinner menus available, as well as a Belgian-centric brew list and cocktails.

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9. Knife & Fork Inn 3600 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

The Knife and Fork Inn is one of the oldest AC restos (it was big during Prohibition) and is still going strong after a reno in 2005. It's got an awesome wine list and the cooks make killer steaks and seafood.

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