Cheeseburgers are such an American staple! If you ask me, you can't beat a burger topped with melted American cheese, crispy bacon, and jalapeños. Pile it high with fresh lettuce, tomatoes and a nice toasted bun and we are good to go! With endless ways to make it your very own, I'd love to hear from you: Who makes the juiciest, most satisfying burger in the Toledo Area?
In honor of #NationalCheeseburgerDay, here's my list of favorites:
This has been my personal favorite place for burgers since they first opened in Toledo. I’m a girl who likes options… and Bar 145 gets that. At Bar 145 you can build your own burger. The options they offer seem endless. How can you go wrong with options like an “everything” bun from Barry's Bagels (um, genius!), ghost pepper jack cheese, and fried eggs? The best part is that the actual burger (or black bean burger) is always cooked to perfection. P.S. Get the truffle fries with your burger… to die for!
If you want something out of the ordinary, this is the place to go! PerrysBurgers advertises uncommon burgers, which I can attest to given that they are know for their peanut butter burgers (say what?!). As if their good food wasn’t enough, kid's night is every Monday, so kids under 12 eat for $1 between 4-8pm (dine in only). Along with that, Tuesday is family night where it is 25% off between 4-8pm (dine in only)!
If you can ever get yourself to stop ordering their Garbage Salad (seriously, the best salad in town), the burger at Grumpy’s is a MUST TRY. Their burgers are classic and juicy. They keep with the times by offering plant based options (Beyond Meat and sweet potato vegan burgers), classic Angus beef and turkey burgers.
Shawn’s Irish Tavern
The burger at Shawn’s is often overlooked due to the popularity of their pizza and other dishes like their rib-eye, but it definitely qualifies for this list. You can top it however you like it and they’re always cooked perfect. With 3 locations around town, Shawn’s is an easy place to visit whether you’re going to hang out for a while or for a quick bite. P.S. The burger is on special Monday’s during lunch!
Ye Olde Durty Bird
Do you want a beef patty, a turkey burger, a lamb burger or a vegan burger? That’s what you’ll have to decide at Ye Olde Durty Bird. This awesome gastropub in the heart of downtown Toledo gets an A+ for topping choices. From their home made BBQ sauce (Durty Sauce, as they call it), to tzatziki sauce, to guacamole (sign me up!), to sweet heat bacon, you’ll definitely be able to create the burger you’re craving!
Berger’s Bar and Grill
To me, a welcoming, home town feel makes the nostalgia of a cheeseburger even tastier. That’s what you get at Berger’s. If you’re like me and you like it spicy, go for the Hot Tamale Burger. You won’t be disappointed!