Meat and Potatoes (address and info)
The burger: Pub burger
The burger at Supper made our 33 two years ago, and, last year, we had the VW burger from Village Whiskey. So Philadelphia made a hard push to be the source of the top spot. And we also love the mix on the burger at Bar Marco during brunch (plus we just kind of love Bar Marco). And the one at Burgatory Bar. And Backyard Ale House in Scranton. So this was damn challenging, but we ended up going with the delicious Meat and Potatoes Pub burger. Normally, we stick to the standards, but the addition of pork belly pastrami, horseradish cheddar, fried egg, and that special sauce changed us. We are different now. And you will be too, if you eat it.
Mission (address and info)
The burger: Cheeseburger (with American and caramelized onions)
It might be the sauce. The house-made “Mission Sauce,” which is a concoction of ketchup, aioli, cornichons, capers, fines herbes, and brandy. Or maybe the addition of the caramelized onions on that house-ground thick, juicy burger. Or the combination with the melty American cheese. Or maybe all the dinosaur figurines. Either way, Mission ensured the battle for best burger in Rhode Island wasn’t very close.