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It goes without saying that Thrillist has a thing for burgers, and we’ve spent plenty of time telling you about our favorites across the country. But it’s been two years since we told you the absolute best in NYC, and, in a city where you can eat a new burger every night of the week and not get bored, that's a damn shame.

In 2015, NYC’s greatest burgers aren't just coming from burger-focused restaurants (in fact, very few are). They're coming from classic old-school pubs and diners, tiny hole-in-the-wall spots in Brooklyn, beach shacks out in Rockaway, Australian cafes, and even pizza places. Each one of these 32 burgers -- the absolute best of the best -- proves that New York burgers are never simply about just meat, cheese, and a bun (even when that's how they may appear). There's the perfect diner burger, a Juicy Lucy that does Minnesota proud, a chain burger that rivals In-N-Out, an ultra-fancy prime dry-aged beef number, a steakhouse burger with deckle (more on that later), and even a burger that's received Obama's stamp of approval.

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Chargrilled Burger with Roquefort Cheese
The Spotted Pig
Manhattan
April Bloomfield's famed chargrilled burger with Roquefort cheese is a real bare-bones cheeseburger. There will be no lettuce, tomato, onion, or even ketchup. There will be a delicious, thick beef patty topped with seriously stinky (but wonderful) cheese on a fresh-baked bun adorned with criss-crossed grill marks.
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Sebastian’s Steakhouse Burger
Brindle Room
Manhattan
Brindle Room’s blend of ground beef, steak trimmings, and deckle (it’s the fatty part of a ribeye. Learn it. Know it. Live it.) has us praising the steakhouse burger year after year. It’s just a damn good burger. Especially when you add some American cheese and caramelized onions on top.
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ShackBurger
Shake Shack
Manhattan
What can be said about Danny Meyer’s elevated roadside burger chain that hasn’t already been said? The ShackBurger is simply perfect every time. The flavorful beef, melty cheese, and soft bun all mix together in your mouth harmoniously. It’s truly the closest we’ll ever get to In-N-Out on the East Coast (and arguably even better). It's no wonder the chain -- which started humbly as a hot dog stand in Madison Square Park -- has expanded to 11 other states across the country, in addition to the Middle East, UK, Turkey, and Russia.

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Emmy Burger
Emily
Brooklyn
Emily in Clinton Hill is primarily a pizza place. Any time someone tells you to order a burger at a pizza place, you know it’s serious. The Insta-famous Emmy Burger is really a masterpiece -- a dry-aged beef patty dripping in Grafton cheddar, caramelized onions, cornichon, and the spectacular Emmy sauce (think Buffalo wing sauce) on a pretzel bun. Also, “dripping” is a huge understatement. You will need 45 napkins.
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Cheeseburger
J.G. Melon
Manhattan
A totally no-frills burger if there ever was one, the cheeseburger made famous at the old J.G. Melon on the Upper East Side is a New York classic. Tasty beef on a regular soft potato bun with American cheese + L + T + O + P. It’s beautifully simplistic, and the new Greenwich Village location thankfully hasn’t made any changes to the winning formula.

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Pimento Cheeseburger
Wilma Jean
Brooklyn
This Southern restaurant in Gowanus is known for its excellent fried chicken, but the burger is not to be missed. Full disclosure: the pimento cheese on this guy is optional, but we're just going to pretend it’s not, because I declare you have no other option (I'm just looking out for your well-being, okay?!). Get a double patty on a sesame bun and throw some bacon on top for a perfectly juicy and flavorful burger.
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Bison Burger
Fanelli's
Manhattan
Fanelli’s in Soho is home to some of the city’s greatest old-school burgers (it's been around since 1847!). You've got a choice between beef and bison, but you should opt for the rich and thick char-grilled bison on an onion roll. Add cheese or bacon if you please, but there’s nothing wrong with just a regular burger here (alongside a pint, of course).

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Hamburger
Fritzl’s Lunch Box
Brooklyn
One of the city’s best cheap burgers, Fritzl’s $10, 6oz griddled ground beef and ground chuck mix is topped with pickles, onions, and “special sauce” (it's charred miso aioli, shhh) on a toasted sesame bun. It’s juicy without being overly drippy, and doesn’t even require cheese (though, if you want to add cheddar for a dollar, it probably wouldn’t hurt).
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Triple Cheese
Petey's Burger
Queens
Sure, you could go for a double cheese at this Astoria fave. You could also commit tax evasion, but that wouldn't be a very good idea either. So yes, you’re going for a triple -- triple the meat, triple the cheese on a lightly toasted bun. The “special sauce” added on top tastes like an elevated version of Burger King’s, and it’s wonderful.
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Cheeseburger
Ear Inn
Manhattan
The Ear Inn is a designated landmark of the City of New York, and the cheeseburger at the Ear Inn is a designated bar burger of the City of New York (designated by Thrillist, of course). This prime sirloin number topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion is something you absolutely have to check off your NYC burger bucket list, whether you're from here or not (but especially if you're from here... like, come on!). It’s big, it’s juicy, and it goes perfectly with a pint.

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Juicy Lucy
Whitmans
Manhattan
Minnesota's state cheeseburger has a loving home in the East Village. This beef-short rib-blend beauty is stuffed with a whooooooole lot of pimento cheese and topped with caramelized onion, lettuce, tomato, spicy pickles, and special sauce on a sesame bun. This thing oozes cheese unlike any other New York burger. And for that, we are eternally grateful. Thank you, sweet, sweet Minnesota.
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Upland Cheeseburger
Upland
Manhattan
Chef Justin Smillie’s lunch-/brunch-only cheeseburger uses a double-patty Pat LaFrieda grass-fed brisket-chuck blend topped with American cheese, peppadew peppers, cilantro, and avocado. It’s a juicy, fancier take on the classic diner burger. Plus, it’s Obama-approved (which not every burger on this list can say for itself!).
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Cheeseburger
Sidecar
Brooklyn
The charred, grass-fed Sidecar cheeseburger is a Park Slope (and really, citywide) classic. Get it with melted American (or cheddar, Swiss, blue, or feta if you’re feeling CRAZY) and maybe some bacon. The toasty bun it comes on is above and beyond a typical burger bun.

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The Happiest Burger
The Happiest Hour
Manhattan
While I’m still floored by the fact that there is no actual happy hour at The Happiest Hour, the Happiest Burger more than makes up for it. The double-patty, double-cheese, California-style burger is pretty damn close to an In-N-Out Double Double, with a similar Russian dressing to the West Coast fast-food fave.
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Fuckin Good Burger
Whit's End
Queens
Whit's End is another spot that’s mainly about pizza, but offers up a seriously great (or, OK, Fuckin Good) burger. This masterpiece from Rockaway is cooked in a wood-burning oven and topped with lots of melted cheese and a delicious hot pepper jam (which you’re really going to want on all of your burgers moving forward).
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The Cadillac
P.J. Clarke's
Manhattan
P.J. Clarke’s is another New York classic, and one of those burgers you just have to try if you live in New York and love burgers. The Cadillac (named so by Nat King Cole) features double-smoked country bacon and American cheese on a soft bun. It’s greasy in the way you want a pub burger to be, and the perfect size -- not too big, not too small.

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Bison Burger
Bareburger
Queens
Bareburger has an impressive lot of exotic burgers (bison, elk, duck, ostrich, wild boar... and regular beef and something very foreign called black bean). But I think the bison is the best. It’s got a distinct, meaty flavor and Bareburger uses a really great brioche bun. Also, you’re making your own burger here -- yes, I know it’s scary, but sometimes you just need to branch out and be creative with your food choices, okay!? Here’s your order: bison with manchego, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and red onions on brioche. We’ll let you make the call on the sauce (it’s the paprika mayo, get the paprika mayo).
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Burger
Navy
Manhattan
Still lunch-only, the burger at this hip Soho seafood joint features an organic beef patty topped with aged cheddar, homemade pickles, and “billionaire bacon” (aka house-cured pork belly cooked with agave & chile de árbol, or, you know, all of your WILDEST BACON DREAMS come true). If you try asking (really, really nicely) for it at dinner, they may just say yes.

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Bistro Burger
Corner Bistro
Manhattan
In the How I Met Your Mother episode "The Best Burger in New York," Marshall mourns a NY burger he loved and lost, and a fellow bar patron, overhearing his rant, tells him it's got to be the Corner Bistro. Marshall scoffs and thanks the guy for pointing out such an obvious choice. But the thing is, this is TOTALLY the burger Marshall is talking about. The Corner Bistro burger is completely unpretentious. While other burgers are topped with truffle aioli and 12-carat diamonds, the standard Bistro Burger at this West Village dive remains one of the highest rated and most beloved in New York, because 8oz of beef with American and crispy bacon on a paper plate just does the trick every time.
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Cheeseburger
Rippers
Queens
There’s nothing better than a burger on the beach, but I’d eat Rippers' burgers anytime, any place (like, yeah, I’d eat a burger in the shower and it’s weird that you wouldn’t). From the owners of Roberta’s, Rippers' cheeseburger is one of the best in the country -- a small but plump medley of meat, melted cheese, pickles, special sauce, and fluffy bun -- which, again, you can get right on the beach. It’s really just the dream.

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Luger-Burger
Peter Luger
Brooklyn
The steak king makes a damn good lunch-only burger -- over 1/2lb of medium-rare (don’t you dare order anything else) USDA Prime dry-aged beef on a fluffy sesame bun with raw onion. Add cheese and the crazy-good thick-cut bacon. Purists will insist you skip the cheese, but it really doesn't take away from the flavor of the meat (which is perfectly tender and just the right color of pink on the inside). This is honestly one of those buttery, “melt-in-your-mouth” situations you’ve only heard your most annoying “foodie” friends rant and rave about. They’re right though!! And the bacon is probably the thickest you’ve ever seen accompany a burger.
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Black Label Burger
Minetta Tavern
Manhattan
The Black Label Burger has quite the reputation (largely because of its $30 price tag). It's an 8oz blend of Pat LaFrieda prime dry-aged beef cuts, cooked until there's a nice, light crust on top, then dressed with caramelized onions on a custom brioche bun. No cheese -- though, of course, you can add it -- but the flavor of the beef really doesn't require it. Sure, this isn't a once-a-week burger (sorry, I don't mean to make assumptions about your finances) but if you ever have an occasion where you want a burger that just feels luxurious while you're eating it, this is it. It's the Rolls-Royce Phantom of burgers.

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Superiority Burger
Superiority Burger
Manhattan
TWIST!! Yes, it’s a veggie burger. No, there is no meat option. Yes, I am of sound mind and body right now (and wow, thanks for asking!). No, you won’t even miss the meat -- it’s just that good. Brooks Headley’s much-admired quinoa-based Superiority Burger is a hearty one, and comes with melted Muenster, iceberg lettuce, tomato, dill pickle, and honey mustard on a squishy bun.
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Original 5 Napkin Burger
5 Napkin Burger
Manhattan
This burger mini-chain always has a crazy new burger concoction on offer (many of which are pretty solid), but you should stick with the Original 5 Napkin -- 10oz of fresh-ground chuck with Gruyère cheese, caramelized onions, and rosemary aioli on a fluffy toasted bun. Be prepared: this aioli is super rich, and there’s A LOT of it, but two bites in you will not be complaining. 

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Killer Burger
Grindhaus
Brooklyn
This veggie-centric Red Hook spot is new to the burger game, but the Killer Burger sure is putting it on the map. In-house-ground Fleisher's cuts are blended with smoked pork belly and topped with special sauce, American cheese, and pickles. It's really a beautiful burger, in taste and appearance. If I had to choose a burger to be killed by (as its threatening name seems to suggest), it would probably be this one. 
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Burger
Dram Shop
Brooklyn
No need to ask for a double at Park Slope's Dram Shop -- the burger here already comes with two patties (which, really, all burgers should at this point). This is just a super-solid burger -- a large, tasty, grass-fed behemoth with melted American, chopped onions, lettuce, and tomato on a nicely toasted sesame bun.
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Bacon Cheeseburger
Joe Jr.
Manhattan
Truly the ultimate New York diner burger, Joe Jr.’s bacon cheeseburger is simple, reliable, and just plain good. Whether you're going at lunch or 10:30pm, you can always count on Joe Jr.'s nicely grilled patty with melted American cheese and crispy bacon to deliver.

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The Bronte
Ruby’s
Manhattan
The classic cheeseburger at this Aussie cafe is great, but the Bronte is something else: ground beef with tomato, lettuce, sweet chili, mayo, and cheese. The mix of sweet and savory flavors is something you don’t really find in another New York burger. And the soft, panini-style bread that’s used in lieu of a bun totally works.
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Pop's Burger
Pop's
Brooklyn
Pop’s isn’t the place you go to get a high-concept burger, or even the place to request how you want your meat cooked. You’re just getting a Pop’s Burger, and you’re going to like it, because there’s really not much to dislike. It’s cheesy and greasy, with grilled onions, secret sauce, lettuce, tomato, and house-made pickles. The Pop’s Burger is basically the comfort blanket of NYC burgers -- cheap, reliable, and good.

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The Prime Meats Burger
Prime Meats
Brooklyn
The 1/2lb Creekstone black Angus burger at this Carroll Gardens bar and restaurant comes with fermented dill pickles, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a fluffy sesame roll. It’s insanely thick and juicy, and one of those burgers you may not be able to finish -- which is not to say you won’t want to eat it all, but just that it is seriously that thick.
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Grilled Burger
Juniper
Brooklyn
Lauded by many as the best burger in Williamsburg, the grilled burger on brioche at this tiny Northside spot is super juicy, perfectly cooked, and just the right size. It comes with pickles and lettuce, and it's really in your best interest to round the whole thing out with added Gouda and crispy bacon.
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Burger
Mayfield
Brooklyn
The burger at Mayfield on Franklin Ave in Crown Heights is totally underrated. It’s a sizable beast, and comes with an insane amount of melted cheese on top, plus the regular fixings. If you’re getting it at brunch time, go ahead and add an egg on top. You deserve it (probably? I don’t know you.).

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Lucy Meilus is Thrillist’s New York editor and has never gone a week of her life without eating a burger. Follow her to more casual, cool bragging on Twitter and Instagram.
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1. The Spotted Pig 314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014-2369

April Bloomfield's West Village restaurant and bar is a fan-favorite among celebrities and neighborhood residents alike, known for its delicious 1/2lb roquefort burgers and pillowy ricotta gnocchi. The Spotted Pig also offers unique brunch and bar snack menus that feature anything from new twists on classic dishes to seasonal items. Make sure to get here early, because it fills up fast and will stay crowded until closing.

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2. Brindle Room 277 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009

This East Village gastropub specializes in some of New York's favorite things: American comfort food, small plates, and weekend brunch. While regulars love it for its insanely delicious steakhouse burger (topped with cheese and caramelized onions), the specials menu is not to be overlooked.

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3. Shake Shack 11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010

It may have started as a hot dog stand in Madison Square Park, but the Shack's now a purveyor of the seriously delicious burgers, shakes, custard & dogs everyone's come to love.

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4. Emily 919 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

This cozy Clinton Hill spot was founded by two foodies who sparked a relationship in college over a shared pizza. Today, they're serving up an overwhelming selection of creative pies in their intimate gourmet restaurant. In addition to pizza and the very popular s'mores calzone, make sure to order an award-winning Emmy Burger. They only serve 25 per night!

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5. J.G. Melon 1291 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

One of New York's best and most classic burgers can be found at this old-school American pub that's been an Upper East Side institution since 1972. The kitschy melon decor pairs perfectly with any item displayed on the wooden menu board, but again, you'd be remiss not to order the beautifully simplistic burger. Around dinner time you can expect a line, but don't fret, J.G. Melon stays open late into the night.

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6. Wilma Jean 345 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

With a charming Southern vibe, Wilma Jean in Gowanus is ready to stuff you full of double cheeseburgers, fried bologna sandwiches, fried pickles, and of course, fried chicken with buttermilk dressing.

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7. Fanelli Cafe 94 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

Dim with dingy charm and the occasional dog panting in the window, you’d never know you were in Soho while in Fanelli's, when in fact you’re just a few paces off Broadway. of the city’s greatest old-school burgers (the spot's been around since 1847!). You've got a choice between beef and bison, but you should opt for the rich and thick char-grilled bison on an onion roll. Add cheese or bacon if you please, but there’s nothing wrong with just a regular burger here (alongside a pint, of course).

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8. Fritzl's Lunch Box 173 Irving Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

From the ravenous mind of owner Dan Ross-Leutwyler, whose bonafides include time at Roberta's, Fatty 'Cue, and The Breslin, FLB is a hidden gem off the Dekalb L stop. This tiny, slender spot seats guests side by side along one wall and in the warmer months has a great little back patio illuminated by Christmas lights at night. This place is best known for its $10 burger with chopped pickles, onions, and special sauce (it's charred miso aioli, shhh) on a toasted sesame bun. The pillowy, beer-battered broccoli is equally delicious, as is the palace fried chicken on a roll. Stop by for brunch to savor unique menu items like the Spicy Crab Cake Omelet and the Morning Beer, which is house-made kombucha with Founders IPA.

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9. Petey's Burger 30-17 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102

This Astoria burger joint draws customers from all five burroughs. It's just that good.

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10. Ear Inn 326 Spring St, New York, NY 10013

More than a century ago, this SoHo watering hole was a hotspot for sailors waiting for their ships to dock. The Ear Inn is a designated landmark of the City of New York, and the cheeseburger is a designated bar burger of the City of New York (designated by Thrillist, of course). This prime sirloin number topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion is something you absolutely have to check off your NYC burger bucket list, whether you're from here or not. It’s big, it’s juicy, and it goes perfectly with a pint.

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11. Whitmans 406 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

Famous for its rendition on the Juicy Lucy -- a burger with a cheese-stuffed meat patty, for you amateur gluttons -- Whitmans delivers on the American Dream with seriously indulgent burgers and rich sides like deep-fried crack kale, fried pickles, and sweet potato fries. The ground-floor counter service is grab-and-go, but the downstairs dining area offers a more intimate and leisurely setting in which to court your peanut butter-bacon burger.

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12. Upland 345 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010

Consistently one of the city's best and most reliable fine-dining destinations, Stephen Starr's California-inspired restaurant hits a lot of boxes: a huge, comfy booth-filled dining room with lots of West Coast vibes; a menu that offers great pizza, excellent pasta, and a perfect burger; a fairly affordable, and varied wine list; and the right to boast that even Obama has dined there.

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13. Sidecar 560 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 10036

Headed up by a former Blue Ribbon chef, Sidecar's narrow, dimmed space is designed to look like an old railroad dining car, with a room-long bar for relentless imbibing, and leather padded booths for intimate gluttony.

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14. The Happiest Hour 121 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011

Brace yourself: there is no actual happy hour at The Happiest Hour. But don’t fret, the Happiest Burger more than makes up for it (really). The double-patty, double-cheese, California-style burger is better than an In-N-Out Double Double, with a similar Russian dressing to the West Coast fast-food fave. This West Village bar pairs Florida and California resort vibes with burgers, grilled cheese, root beer floats, and cocktails of all shapes and sizes. From the Sugar Shack with salted maple syrup, vermouth, soda, and Jamaican rum to classics like the Sazerac, half the fun is picking the booze that your cocktail is made with. But if you don't feel like making decisions, try the staple Frozen Painkiller: in a twist on the Tiki classic, rum is paired with crème de Pêche de Vigne liqueur, coconut, lime, and orange juices. One will not be enough. But two might be.

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15. Whit's End 97-14 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11693

This Rockaway Beach pizzeria serves pies (no slices) piled with toppings, like prosciutto or classic tomatoes and mozzarella. Also, Whit's serves incredible burgers baked in the pizza oven and topped with cheese and jalapeno jam.

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16. P.J. Clarke's 915 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

A New York institution, P.J. Clarke's has delivered on the fancy cheeseburger promise since 1884. And while Midtown in the new millennia no longer projects late-20th century old money glam, the venue continues to maintain a setting of demure class. Come for the bacon cheeseburgers, stay for the exemplary cocktails.

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17. Bareburger 3321 31st Ave, Astoria, NY 11106

This NYC chain has an impressive lot of exotic burgers (bison, elk, duck, ostrich, wild boar, black bean, and classic beef). Even better? You get to make the burger yourself!

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18. Navy 137 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

Every part of Top Chef Camille Becerra's '40s-themed fish bar is highly considered, from the beautifully plated small eats, like tuna crudo and crispy yams, to the 51-seater's military-themed decor, which features various odds and ends inspired by Maritime World War II.

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19. Corner Bistro 331 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014

From the outside, Corner Bistro seems like an unassuming dive, but step inside this iconic NYC establishment, which touts itself as one of "the last of the bohemian bars" in West Village, and you'll find plenty of local charm. A timeless NYC tavern and dive, Corner Bistro is renowned for its burgers; piled high with juicy beef, crispy bacon and melted American cheese, they're tasty, satisfying, and affordable.

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20. Rippers Beach 86th St Boardwalk, New York, NY 11693

The sole option at the 86th St pavilion, Rippers is from the folks at Roberta's and the Meat Hook (who're supplying the proteins), and backs up its slogan of "Titties & Beer" with Summery cans of Sweet Action and…burgers (?) like the double-decker Hardbody (cheese, 'kraut, jalapeno...), a juice/smoothie bar pumping out the avo/coconut water/cuke/agave Dreamcatcher, and live music.

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21. Peter Luger 178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This New York institution (opened in 1887) is specifically known for its old-school, impeccable waitstaff and its sizzling, perfectly cooked, buttery porterhouse. The wine list sticks to a strict but to-the-point number of options that pair perfectly with the dishes, and the lunchtime hamburger -- a mix of ground chuck and trimmings from the aged steaks -- is simply something you can't get anywhere else.

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22. Minetta Tavern 113 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012

Situated in Greenwich Village, Minetta Tavern boasts a classic oak bar, vintage photos on the walls, and supremely delicious burgers (amongst other menu items). Its Black Label Burger has quite the reputation -- it's an 8oz blend of Pat LaFrieda prime dry-aged beef, cooked until there's a nice, light crust on top, then dressed with caramelized onions on a custom brioche bun.

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23. Superiority Burger 430 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

Veggie burgers that will go head-to-head with their meat-based counterparts.

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24. 5 Napkin Burger 150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

Did the last burger chain you dined at have tuna tataki wontons drizzled with eel sauce? Or anything drizzled with eel sauce, for that matter? Didn't think so. You could do a lot worse than 5 Napkin's Original, a 10oz patty topped with gruyere, caramelized onions, and rosemary aioli or the Avocado Ranch with pepperjack cheese and guac. But you won't have to.

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25. Grindhaus 275 Van Brunt St, Red Hook, NY 11231

Well worth the trek to Red Hook, Grindhaus is slinging some above-average, meat-inspired dishes, like their Piccole Borsa ("little pockets") filled with lamb neck and ragu. The place is small and warmly lit and offers a frequently changing menu, but one of the mainstays is their dark, crusty homemade bread. Don't be shy when ordering, for the portions are fairly small and sharing is encouraged. We don't see this as a bad thing, because it means you get to taste more of Grindhaus' awesome offerings.

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26. The Dram Shop 339 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Dram Shop serves up super-solid burgers -- large, tasty, grass-fed behemoths with melted American, chopped onions, lettuce, and tomato on a nicely toasted sesame bun.

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27. Joe Jr. Restaurant 167 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

The epitome of a greasy spoon establishment, this corner diner in Gramercy serves typical American eats and all-day breakfast dishes. The kitchen lives up to its storefront's promise of all-beef burgers, steaks, chops, and seafood because Joe Junior serves a classic, diner-style cheeseburger that ranks among the city's best. The place feels just right with worn formica countertops, retro diner stools, and well-used bottles of ketchup.

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28. Ruby's Café 219 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

This tiny spot with an Aussie inspired menu is worth squeezing into. Avo-toast, awesome burgers topped with beets & pineapple, and even vegemite are included on the menu -- but you might want to skip the vegemite.

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29. Pop's Burger 167 N 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11811

Pop’s isn’t the place you go to get a high-concept burger, or even the place to request how you want your meat cooked. You’re just getting a Pop’s Burger, and you’re going to like it, because there’s really not much to dislike. It’s cheesy and greasy, with grilled onions, secret sauce, lettuce, tomato, and house-made pickles. The Pop’s Burger is basically the comfort blanket of NYC burgers -- cheap, reliable, and good

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30. Prime Meats 465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

This rustic resto's dishing farm-to-table eats so you know you're getting fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Additionally, the bar's mixologists are whipping up pre-prohibition-themed 'tails using house-made bitters and fresh fruit.

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31. Juniper 112 Berry St, New York, NY 11249

This bare-bones Williamsburg restaurant is celebrated for its sandwiches (the steak & cheese is excellent), but its claim to fame is the burgers, which are made from a blend of beef and chorizo, cooked to juicy perfection, and served on brioche buns. It's a small cash-only spot, so plan ahead.

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32. Mayfield 688 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

This casual restaurant in Crown Heights is an everyday staple for upscale but unpretentious American food. It's the type of place you go when you're craving a burger, a solid cocktail, or just the company of your neighbors. The seasonal menu is always changing but expect trendy and satisfying plates like fried oysters, kale salad, and a loaded gem of a burger. Mayfield's brunch is a hit for its egg dishes, sweet bites (brioche French toast, how you doin'?), and that aforementioned burger.

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