The Best Burger in Michigan

Looking for the best burger in Michigan? It is hard to beat a mouthwatering, melt in your mouth burger. One that has been seasoned and grilled to perfection and topped with flavorful cheese and dressed with your all time favorite fixings. Whether those are crisp lettuce and juicy tomato slices or crunchy pickles and onions, we usually each have our idea of the perfect burger.

Here, we have struggled through our differences of opinion to bring you the most regionally acclaimed burgers we could find in Michigan. To make our top burger list, these burgers had to consistently receive top marks taste test after taste test! This was research we didn't mind doing, these burgers also were liked by the widest palette of tastes. So give our burger list for Michigan a try. If you find a better burger in Michigan let us know and we will make sure to try it out and weigh it against the competitors.

Also, we would love to hear what you think the best burger is to you, what qualities do you think are most essential? Or do you know of a burger joint that is the best kept secret in Michigan and you want to share your love with the nation? We want to hear it, what you have to say is important to us!

  • Miller's Bar

    Miller's Bar

    Dearborn, MI

    Miller's Bar has been in business since 1941 and is currently known for being the home of the world famous ground round. The restaurant's most popular dishes include onion rings, french fries, and grilled chicken sandwich.

  • The Cottage Bar & Restaurant

    The Cottage Bar & Restaurant

    Grand Rapids, MI

    The Cottage Bar & Restaurant has been a Grand Rapids tradition since 1927 and is known today for being the oldest operating bar and restaurant downtown. The Cottage Bar & Restaurant also claims to be offering the city's best burgers, as well as three different styles of award winning chili.

  • Bates Hamburgers

    Bates Hamburgers

    Farmington Hills, MI

    Bates' Hamburgers is a family owned and operated restaurant that has been in business since 1959. The restaurant is well-known for its chiliburger, double cheeseburger, and homemade chili as well.

  • Lucky's Steak Houses

    Lucky's Steak Houses

    Bay City, MI

    Lucky's Steak Houses specializes in offering steaks, ribs, seafood, and desserts. The Lucky's Steak Houses selection of burgers currently include Old Fashioned Burger, Philly Style Burger, and Mushroom & Swiss Burger.

  • The Lunch Bag

    The Lunch Bag

    Houghton, MI

    The Lunch Bag specializes in serving burgers, delis, fast food, and Mexican food. The restaurant is also well-known for its homemade soups and meals not found anywhere else and made fresh in store. The Lunch Bag has been in business since 2003.

  • Leo's Spirits & Grub

    Leo's Spirits & Grub

    Okemos, MI

    Leo's Spirits & Grub offers the taste and atmosphere of Michigan's upper peninsula. The restaurant's specialty burgers are known to be made of Montreal Steak Seasoning and it also involves chargrilling to a medium fashion and then served with French fries.

  • Spike's Keg 'O' Nails

    Spike's Keg 'O' Nails

    Grayling, MI

    Spike's Keg 'O' Nails restaurant has been in business since 1933 and is currently recognized for being the "Meeting Place of the North". The restaurant was also the recipient of the Peoples Choice Award for: Best Burger, Best Fish Fry, and Best Service.

  •  The Shamrock Pub

    The Shamrock Pub

    Utica, MI

    The Shamrock Pub was recently voted as one of Metro Detroit's best burgers. In addition to burgers, the restaurant also offers a wide selection of beers, wines and mixed drinks. The Shamrock Pub was established in 1935.

  •  Bennethum's Northern Inn

    Bennethum's Northern Inn

    Gaylord, MI

    Bennethum's Northern Inn is a well-known family owned business that claims to have a passion for fine food and drinks. The restaurant's menu is also known to be extremely diverse, featuring a monthly ethnic or regional theme.

  • Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

    Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

    We actually don't advise stinging like a bee since they die after they sting someone once, instead, sting like a wasp. The point is, we are in search of the best but we are picky and not ready to settle for anyone we don't consider to be the top in their field! If you have a suggestion of someone you think should be on this list, please let us know.