Las Vegas and burgers, no different than the rest of the country. What is our fascination with this classic simple sandwich and why have we decided to make it a fancy meal? It's meat between two buns!
The sensation you get when you bite into a juicy burger made to perfection is simply divine. The right amount of crust and the ample juice in the middle become far more than a piece of beef between two pieces of bread. If you need a good burger in Las Vegas you can find one very easily. If you need the best burger in Las Vegas lucky for you I have found a few that will make you very happy.
Part of the 100 Days of Fun in Las Vegas
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This burger might be the best cheap burger in Las Vegas and that would mean that I would be turning my back on In-N-Out burger. That is a sin in my world so get there and try a really good hamburger. Located at the Park Las Vegas this is just right for a meal before or after a game at the T-Mobile Arena. The burger is great but try their chicken sandwich and you will be forced to find a new favorite burger spot. The chicken sandwich at Shake Shack might be better than the burger.
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Beers, burgers, shakes and plenty of small plates to keep even your neon beef-eating friends happy. The room is alive with energy and has just enough Vegas vibe to make this a pre-club destination. Open for lunch and dinner but can serve as a spot for just dessert. The shakes are decadent, the drinks are stiff and the burgers are piled high.
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Just know that the kitchen at TAP Vegas is going through the trouble of making some very good pastrami so when they put it on a burger you can bet that you should be ordering it and enjoying every last bite. While you are there you might as well have a beer as they have plenty. Don't hurry out either as the room is surrounded by big screens and there is enough fried comfort food on the menu to make any game worth watching.
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Umami Burger has been at the top of my list for a long time even though it is relatively new to the Las Vegas strip. This LA burger joint is all about big flavors and the delightful Umami that we should all crave. Go simple and you will enjoy a warm crisp bun and flavorful beef that will grapple your taste buds for space along with their umami ketchup.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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This is my new found love. This burger is leaps and bounds better than most burgers you will find anywhere. It is filled with Iberico pork and explodes with so much flavor that you will consume two of them rapidly and then consider ordering another pair. This is a foodies dream come true. Have it sangria or a side of Paella.
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Soft bun, grass fed beef, pork. There is very little else you need in the perfect burger. This is the burger you have for lunch because Della's Kitchen is not open for dinner. While it is large enough for two do your best to support harmony in the world. Order two or an argument might break out. Sharing is just too hard to do. Try not to look at other items on the menu because this list is packed with some real gems.
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Le Burger at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon at MGM GrandSimply the best. Not cheap but amazing. The beef taste like the best beef you have ever had and the foie gras will make you weep with its rich flavor. You might cry when you have this "holy grail" of fancy burgers. It’s not the burger you have while watching a hockey game and drinking a beer but it is the burger you’ll have when you are seeking something spectacular.
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The Korean "Bull" Gogi Burger at Holsteins Las Vegas
The Korean "Bull" Gogi burger at Holsteins at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas has converted me into one of those guys who feels the burger is more than a simple American icon and instead a canvas for multi-cultural, culinary experimentation. Sweet soy marinated beef, over-easy fried egg, kimchee slaw, chili mayo and kalbi glaze between a soft bun that allows just a bit of the slightly spicy juices to permeate the toasted surface. You get sweet, you get spicy and then the curious flavor of an egg. I shouldn't like it, but I do.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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While traveling in the Southwest everyone seemed so eager to share their favorite food stories with me. So much so that I soon realized that the common theme was that the best burger in Las Vegas was In-N-Out Burger. Of course, I tried to explain that I like to sit and watch a game at a bar and have a burger. Hence, I like a cold beer with my beef between the buns, to no avail, everyone frowned on my assumption that the perfect burger in Las Vegas must be accompanied by a beer. People really love In-N-Out burger and they are correct, In-N-Out Burger is quite amazing, just don't expect to have a beer and don't expect to pay too much. In-N-Out is easily the cheapest meal on this list. There is an In-N-Out at the LINQ Las Vegas so no need to even leave the strip for one of these cheap burgers with hand cut fries.
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Top of the World at the Stratosphere HotelWith a view of all of Las Vegas and a wine list that will help you digest a burger that will delight you, this is one of the hidden gems in Las Vegas for a memorable lunch. Don't waste your time here for dinner, the middle of the day is when you should be eating a burger with a view of the strip.
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The dining room is casual and the burgers are worth every bit of the $10 price tag. I usually sit at the bar and have a burger that is best as plain as possible. Don't waste time with condiments, the mark of a good burger can be identified when the meat between the bread needs no help. The Burger Bar at Mandalay Place can serve you an outrageously expensive burger but all you need is the simple Angus burger and you will be fine. You should also be aware of the beer selection at Burger Bar, it is one of the best on the strip.