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1. Bitter & Twisted1 W Jefferson St, Phoenix
2. Hopdoddy Burger Bar11055 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
3. The Grind3961 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix
4. St. Francis111 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix
5. The Parlor Pizzeria1916 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix
6. Houston's6113 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
7. Paradise Valley Burger Company4001 E Bell Rd, Phoenix
8. Rehab Burger Therapy7210 E. 2nd St, Scottsdale
9. Windsor5223 N Central Ave, Phoenix
10. The Stand3538 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix
Located inside the historic Luhrs building -- the same building that housed Arizona’s Prohibition headquarters years ago -- is one of Phoenix’s most unpretentious cocktail bars, Bitter & Twisted. And in addition to slinging a number of incredible libations (such as Born Tequila, crafted with fresh sage, pineapple, lime, and mango), an out-of-this-world ramen burger, B&T is also one of the city's most beautiful bars.
Hopdoddy brings together the greatest two things on Earth: burgers and beer. Grab a cold one and pick from a vast selection or beef pucks ranging from classic to a little more exotic, like the Buffalo Bill made with a bison patty and Frank's Red Hot.
Located in Arcadia, The Grind's menu features coal-fired, American cuisine at its finest. Pick from their vast selection of burgers, which include versions like the Mexi Burger with jalapeño and avo, or the Texas All American with an onion ring, bacon, and BBQ sauce on Texas toast.
This modern, family-owned establishment doles out tasty New American eats such as the highly touted Chile Burger w/pickled Fresno chile, sweet and sour onions, shaved romaine, jack cheese, and chipotle aioli.
This Biltmore spot may specialize in tasty 'za (obviously), but if you want to go the non-Italian route for lunch or dinner here, grab a delicious Parlor Burger made with arugula, tomato, roasted garlic aioli, on a brioche bun with your choice of aged white cheddar or caramelized onions & provolone. And don't be misguided by the "Pizzeria" moniker; designed with a modern aesthetic and intimate booths, this restaurant will work for your first date as well as your family dinner.
Part of the well-respected Hillstone Restaurant Group, this Scottsdale eatery and bar doles out quality American eats in the form of burgers, sammies, and steaks. Pro tip: you can't go wrong with the classic cheeseburger.
The name pretty much says it all, but in addition to a number of juicy burgs ranging from your regular cheeseburger to specialties like a country fried version, this spot also slings a variety of sammies and tacos.
If something just isn't right in you're life, you should try Rehab Burger Therapy. This Old Town Scottsdale resto knows the cure for what ails you is plenty of burgers in a fun beach environment. Get the PBJ & Bacon Burger -- which is exactly what it sounds like -- or go the non-burger route and choose from the extensive menu featuring everything from burgs to wings to pasta and sammies.
Sundays are king at this casual spot. Why, ask you? Three words: Bloody. Mary. Cart. For $5, you can choose a red or green Bloody Mary base and then walk over to the cart to jazz it up with mix-ins like pickles, olives, cocktail onions, sports peppers, pickled peppers, lemons, horseradish, and more. Oh, and you should probably get some donut holes or a crab cake eggs Benedict to sop up some of that boozy goodness.
This Arcadia joint has a pretty limited menu, but once you've tried its burgers, tacos, fries, and corn, A) you've tried basically everything, and B) you won't need any other options to be satisfied.