The Central New York Burger Challenge – 7 Burgers You Gotta Try
Burger lovers this is for you! Here are some of the best burgers you can get in the Utica and Rome area.
1 - Triple Bypass Burger from PK's Pub in Herkimer
This burger is more than a burger - It's the appetizer and a meal. No only does PK's cook a great burger - made to your liking, but they finish it off with some amazing toppings. The Triple Bypass Burger is made complete with bacon, a mozzarella stick, a fried egg, onion, and even bacon dressing.
***PK's also has other burgers you should try including their Devil's Fury Burger if you are a lover of spicy foods.
2 - The Boilermaker Burger from Carmella's Cafe in New Hartford
It surprises us how many people have not tried the Boilermaker Burger yet. It's the perfect meal to help you get geared up for Boilermaker Weekend. This burger comes with lettuce, tomato, cheese, onions, bacon, onion petals, and two different sauces. This burger is definitely a must for any Central New Yorker.
3 - The Monster Muenster at the Copper Moose in Little Falls
If you plan on having a burger at the Copper Moose, make your reservations in advance. This place is the hot spot in Little Falls on Friday and Saturday nights, and we know why. It's not only their selection of craft beer or the unique atmosphere, it's their food - including the burgers. Try their Monster Muenster - two patties, two slices of muenster cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and their homemade steak sauce. This burger will leave you wanting more (and when that happens, just come back for another - Maybe try their Irish Porter Burger, or Cooper Moose Burger).
4 - The Backyard Burger from Kirby's in Yorkville
If you want a burger that tastes like it just came off the grill during a family cookout, this is the burger for you. The quality of the burger is just unbelievable! Add to that, this burger is fully loaded with bacon, two different cheeses - jack and cheddar, lettuce, tomato, fried onion strings, and just a hint of BBQ sauce. Everything about this burger is perfect - everything is evenly portioned - You get a taste of all the ingredients in every bite, without anything being overpowering (including the BBQ sauce).
5 - Jamo Burger from Jamo's in Herkimer
Jamo's Restaurant and Bar has many delicious burgers to choose from, but we decided to pick the Jamo Burger as the one to try. This burger is stuffed with cheese, and when we say stuffed, we mean STUFFED! Every bite is oozing with cheese. The burger also has fried pickles on it, then they drizzle Thousand Island dressing to top it off. It's delicious, it's filling, and you'll be coming back for more.
***And when you do come back for more, maybe try the General Herkimer Burger - It has macaroni and cheese right on the burger!
6 - Infused Bacon Burger at Uncles Tavern in New York Mills
Bacon lovers rejoice! This is definitely for you. Not only is there tons of bacon topped on this burger, but it's also inside the burger. Plus, these burgers are HUGE! Seriously even as a burger lover, one burger is going to fill you up. They are cooked just to your liking and full of flavor. The burgers also come with lettuce, tomato, and mayo (you can add other toppings if you would like, but good luck trying to get them to fit on the bun).
7 - A Cheeseburger from Five Guys in New Hartford
Okay, don't knock this one if you haven't had it. Five Guys is amazing. If you want the taste of a home cooked burger, but with the speed of fast food, here you go. The burgers are of great quality and you get to pick your toppings. It's like build-your-own-burger (and they don't charge extra for the toppings).
Plus, everyone loves their fries. You can't go wrong with a nice burger and fries.