Man taking a bit out of a burger
Apr 3, 2012 | by Fargo Monthly
The Best Burgers!

Are you in the mood for a burger? No, are you REALLY in the MOOD for a BURGER? We’re talking the biggest, best, bodacious, belt-busting, beefiest burger you’ve ever bought sort of burger. Well, you’ve turned to the right magazine! FM Spotlight went on the hunt to find the latest and greatest burgers being served […]

Are you in the mood for a burger? No, are you REALLY in the MOOD for a BURGER? We’re talking the biggest, best, bodacious, belt-busting, beefiest burger you’ve ever bought sort of burger. Well, you’ve turned to the right magazine! FM Spotlight went on the hunt to find the latest and greatest burgers being served up in the FM area. Here’s the skinny on everything beef.

Photo of JL Beers' Humpty Dumpty add Bacon Burger

PRICE: $5.28
JL Beers – Humpty Dumpty add Bacon

What do you get when you combine cheese, fried egg and a hamburger patty in between a fresh baked bun? One magnificent masterpiece of a burger! And if you’re really looking to throw in more breakfast add some bacon. Two meals in one – genius!
Bun – fresh baked buns from Quality Bakery in Fargo
Sauce – It’s so good it doesn’t even need sauce.
Toppings – Fried egg, American cheese.
Meat – Bacon, ground chub beef.
Extras – Raw onions, grilled peppers, BLU cheese – whatever you want! Add an order of fresh cut fries or chips.
WHERE’S THE BEEF?: 518 First Ave. N., Fargo; 810 13th Ave. E., West Fargo; 2902 Hwy 10 E., Moorhead

Photo of Lucky’s 13 Pub's Grilled Cheeseburger

PRICE: $10.99 (plus choice of one side)
Lucky’s 13 Pub – Grilled Cheeseburger

Unleash your inner kid with an adult version of your mom’s gooey grilled cheese sandwich. The Grilled Cheeseburger at Lucky’s 13 consists of not one, but TWO grilled cheese sandwiches that serve as buns to hold an 8-ounce patty, lettuce and mayo. Pick your side — they won’t tell your mom you picked fries over fruit. Wash it all down with and adult beverage.
Bun – Texas toast grilled American cheese sandwiches.
Sauce – Mayo
Toppings – Lettuce, mayo.
Meat – 8-ounce patty, USDA 8020 ground round.
Extras – Choice of: Fries, kettle chips, onion rings, fruit, cottage cheese or cole slaw. Or for $1, add loaded tater tots or sweet potato fries.
WHERE’S THE BEEF?: 4301 17th Ave. S., Fargo

Photo of Smashburger's North Dakota Burger

PRICE: Smash $5.99, Big Smash $6.99
Smashburger – North Dakota Burger

One hundred percent Angus beef, two types of melted cheese … um, is your mouth watering yet? Try North Dakota’s very own burger at Smashburger. Topped with spicy grilled onions, lettuce, tomato and mayo this is one burger no other state can boast about.
Bun – Smashburger pretzel bun.
Sauce – Mayo.
Toppings – Cheddar and Swiss cheese, spicy grilled onions, lettuce, tomato.
Meat – 100 percent Angus.
Extras – Everything from fried pickles to avocado to beefy chili.
WHERE’S THE BEEF?: 1801 45th St. SW, Fargo

Photo of Five Guys Burgers and Fries' Bacon Cheeseburger All the Way

PRICE: $6.19
Five Guys Burgers and Fries – Bacon Cheeseburger All the Way

What’s “all the way?” It’s all the fixings! From grilled mushrooms to pickles, this bacon cheeseburger is packed with a bit of everything. And there’s more – customers can also choose from extras like jalapenos and Bar-B-Q Sauce. With so many options, there’s no way to go wrong. This burger is sure to satisfy your hunger ALL THE WAY.
Bun – Five Guys style.
Sauce – Ketchup, mustard, mayo.
Toppings – Grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, lettuce, pickles and tomatoes.
Meat – 100 percent Angus, no fillers.
Extras – Jalapenos, grilled peppers, relish, BBQ sauce, A1 Steak Sauce, Hot Sauce.
WHERE’S THE BEEF?: 2877 45th St. S. #100, Fargo

Photo of BWW's Big Jack Daddy Burger

PRICE: $9.29
BWW – Big Jack Daddy

It’s a burger? It’s a pulled-pork sandwich? No, it’s both! Order a Big Jack Daddy burger at Buffalo Wind Wings and you’ll get a hamburger piled sky-high with hickory-smoked pulled pork, cheddar jack cheese and fried onion rings all smothered in their famous Honey BBQ sauce.
Bun – Kaiser roll.
Sauce – BWW signature Honey BBQ sauce.
Toppings – Cheddar jack cheese, fried onion rings, lettuce, tomatoes.
Meat – Seasoned beef, hickory-smoked pulled pork.
Extras – Served with natural cut fries.
WHERE’S THE BEEF?: Fargo – 1501 42nd St. S. or 1515 19th Ave. N. Moorhead – 2201 Second Ave. N.

Photo of Fargo Billiards and Gastropub's Sweet Strawberry Bacon Burger

PRICE: $9.50
Fargo Billiards and Gastropub – Sweet Strawberry Bacon Burger

Strawberries on a burger? Sounds disgusting, but tastes amazing! The sweet, fresh strawberries and the salty bacon make for a strange — yet delightful — combination that will send your taste buds on a roller coaster ride.
Bun – Egg bun.
Sauce – Tangy strawberry glaze.
Toppings – Sliced strawberries, applewood bacon, sharp cheddar cheese.
Meat – 1/3 lb. USDA lean ground beef.
Extras – All sandwiches are served with kettle chips and a pickle spear. Fries or onion rings can be substituted.
WHERE’S THE BEEF?: 3234 43rd St. S., Fargo

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