Downtown and Buckman
Simple, local, delicious
A food cart with locations Downtown and at the cocktail bar, Dig A Pony, Burger Stevens offers about as straightforward a cheeseburger as you can find, but with an eye to local sourcing. Creekstone Farms is used for the ground beef and Franz bakery is called in for the slightly sweet, super fresh bun. Topped with leaf lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, and onions, it’s an earnest burger… and a damn good one at that.
Buckman and Foster/Powell
The perfect build-your-own dive burger
Part of a group of bars that spread across the city, the double-decker Elvis Room and divey Lay Low Tavern both offer Build a Burger menus, with boxes to check for type of meat, cheese, vegetables, sauces, extras, and buns. With a ton of extras and cheeses it’s easy to make an expensive burger, but generally it’ll hover around the $10 mark and offer a classic dive bar burger experience (greasy, not too big, perfect with a beer). For those not comfortable making their own, the bars also offer a basic menu of burger options, perfect for soaking up the cheap, well-crafted drinks.