These Midwest Burgers Were Named Among the Best 101 in U.S.

It appears the best burger in the country is in Chicago. But whether you're in the city or around the Midwest you can still try some of the top-ranked burgers in the United States.

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Looking for a good burger to try? It appears the best burger in the country is in Chicago. But whether you're in the city or around the Midwest you can still try some of the top-ranked burgers in the United States. The Daily Meal has dubbed the 101 best burgers in the U.S. for 2018 and several meaty Midwest meals made the cut. Scroll down to see nine of the top Midwest burgers to make the ranking. See the full list here.
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Double Cheeseburger
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Zwieg’s Grill, 904 E Main St, Watertown, Wisconsin
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Ranked at no. 90
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The Daily Meal says: "The burgers coming off of the griddle are just about perfect. Enjoying two of these thin and crusty burgers draped in melted cheese and tucked onto a squishy bun while perched on a stool at the counter may just be the perfect burger-eating experience."
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Double Winstead
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Winstead’s, 101 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City
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Ranked at no. 82
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The Daily Meal says: "These burgers are what the locals crave when they leave the city: fresh-ground choice beef served with ketchup, mustard, pickles, and a thick slice of onion (along with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and/or bacon if you want it), served on a soft white bun."
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Triple XXX Family Restaurant
The Duane Purvis All-American
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Triple XXX Family Restaurant, 2 N Salisbury St, West Lafayette, Indiana
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Ranked at no. 80
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The Daily Meal says: "The top seller, this one starts with a 1/3-pound patty of 85/15 sirloin hand-sliced and fresh-ground every morning, topped with cheese, your choice of lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles, and — get this — a big glob of creamy Jif peanut butter."
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Workingman's Friend
Double Cheeseburger
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Workingman's Friend, 234 N Belmont Ave, Indianapolis
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Ranked at no. 76
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The Daily Meal says: "Patties are hand-formed from fresh ground chuck and smashed down on the grill until they’re essentially all crust, deep and dark and salty and loaded with umami."
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5-8 Club
Juicy Lucy
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5-8 Club, 5800 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis
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Ranked at no. 57
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The Daily Meal says: "A mouth-watering, cooked-to-order half-pound patty, stuffed with your choice of cheese that melts in the center and mingles with the meat’s natural flavors. Just one look at this molten, mammoth burger creation is enough to kick in some serious burger and cheese cravings."
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Edzo's
Griddled Burger
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Edzo's, 1571 Sherman Ave, Evanston
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Ranked at no. 34
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The Daily Meal says: "To know Edzo’s, you must first know Eddie Lakin, a former line cook who worked in high-end kitchens around the world before settling back on his home turf to flip burgers for a living. But what burgers these are: choice chuck, hand-cut, and ground on-premises every morning, handled gently and given a shake of salt and pepper as they cook."
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Velveeta Cheese Burger
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Redamak’s, 616 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, Michigan
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Ranked at no. 30
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The Daily Meal says: "Butchered and ground in-house, these patties (which are available in either 5 1/3- or 8-ounce portions) get a nice sear in their own individual skillet and are then draped with a glob of melty, oozy Velveeta. It’s served with ketchup, mustard, pickles, and onions (lettuce and tomato were only introduced within the past few years), but honestly all you really need is meat, cheese, and bread."
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Kuma's Corner
Kuma Burger
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Kuma's Corner, 2900 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
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Ranked at no. 16
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The Daily Meal says: "There are burgers with tomatillo salsa and fried chiles and burgers with sriracha and grilled pineapple, but if you have to choose just one, go for the signature Kuma Burger: a fried egg, bacon, lettuce, onion, sharp Cheddar, and tomato."
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Kevin J. Miyazaki
Cheeseburger
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Au Cheval, 800 W. Randolph St., Chicago
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The Daily Meal says: "The beauty of the burger served at Au Cheval lies in its simplicity: two patties (or three, if you order a “double”) of no-frills ground beef topped with Cheddar, Dijonnaise, and a few thin slices of pickles and served on a soft toasted bun from Chicago’s Z Baking. The patties are wonderfully crusty, and just about everything about this burger is perfect."
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Not pictured in this list:
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nThe Thurmanator from Thurman Cafe in Columbus, Ohio
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nCheeseburger from Town Topic in Kansas City
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nSlider With Cheese from Motz's Burgers in Detroit
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nCozy Burger from the Cozy Inn in Salina, Kansas
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nLola from B Spot Burgers in Ohio (various locations)
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nJucy Lucy from Matt's Bar in Minneapolis
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nOriginal Solly Burger from Solly's Grille in Milwaukee
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