Saturday, May 27, 2023


We want to know: What and where was the best burger you’ve ever had? (No chain restaurants)

Nothing says America like burgers! And there are no shortages of burger joints and variations to be had across this great land. But who has the best one?

Road-tripping gives RVers a unique opportunity to discover great burger joints that they might otherwise miss.

That’s why for this question we want to know…

What Mom and Pop joint serves the best burgers, where is this burger restaurant located, and why do you like it so much?

When answering this question, please keep these points in mind:

  • Please limit your favorite burger recommendation to those served at independent restaurants. No chain restaurants, please. Good Mom and Pop restaurants are getting harder and harder to find and the ones that are hanging on need all the help they can get these days.
  • It can be ANY kind of burger! Burgers have evolved to being everything from a quick cheap bite to haute cuisine. Any version that is your favorite will qualify for this question regardless of price or style. Burger variations like turkey burgers, salmon burgers, veggie burgers, etc., also qualify. Of course, recommendations for good old-fashioned beef burgers are terrific, too.
  • Try to keep answers as short as possible (less than 100 words is ideal).*

We’ll do a follow-up article with a compilation of the results of this story, including any possible winners who get multiple votes, along with some of the more compelling comments and recommendations.

Please use the form below to tell us about your favorite burger. Photos welcome! 

(*Comments might be edited for grammar and brevity.)

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.


Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard is the author 8 published books on topics as diverse as US Citizenship to Cannabis Cooking. Cheri grew up in a circus family and has been RVing on and off her entire life.


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7 months ago

The Groveland Burger at River Rock Tavern, Groveland Twp MI

It may have changed names to the River Rock Burger, same great taste!

Matt Colie
7 months ago

I would love to tell you of a place near here that was fantastic, but they were forced to close for the plague and after trying to hold on for most of the first year, they announced that they would not be re-opening ever. I almost cried. Not many people knew about the Waltz Inn, but many of us loved it and mourn the loss.

Sandy B
7 months ago

Jasper’s Cafe in Medford Or. Definitely the best burger I’ve ever eaten. They have multiple choices as well as buffalo burgers. Sweet potato fries are a winner too!!

Don Curtis
7 months ago

Oskar Blues, Lyons CO
Munchies, Fruita (Grand Junction) CO

Georgia K
7 months ago

Green Chile cheeseburger @ the Buckhorn Tavern San Antonio New Mexico🍔🍔🍔🫙

Kyle Petree
7 months ago
Reply to  Georgia K

That is my vote as well – Buckhorn beats Owl every time!

Ron L
7 months ago
Reply to  Kyle Petree

Well, I vote for the Owl Bar & Cafe green chili burger….but I gotta say, I haven’t tried the one at Buckhorn (I wonder where they got the idea).

A Day
7 months ago
Reply to  Georgia K

That is JUST the place I was tryin’ to remember!!! Thanks, Georgia!!!

7 months ago

It’s called Burgerliscious- located in Rio Vista, Ca. Get it with fries/onion rings + a shake.

7 months ago

Bev’s Home Cooking Cafe in Wister, OK

7 months ago

Culley’s Bar, Main Street, Dilworth, MN!

Bob Weinfurt
7 months ago

Whether at my sticks and bricks or boondocking, there’s nothing better than a homemade BBQed burger.

7 months ago

Don’s Drive in, Traverse City, MI.

Thomas D
7 months ago

This small place in Menasha wi called Mihms Charcoal grill. Recently went out of business because of (like everyone else) staffing issues. Burger made right in front of you. Lump charcoal, Big slab of butter, left off if you didn’t want it but otherwise automatic. No tomato no lettuce. Lasted about 64 years. Burgers,chopped steak. Bratwurst suburb fish sandwich and real ice cream malts, not the watered down shakes. RIP Rudy and Janet

Ron T.
7 months ago
Reply to  Thomas D

I believe it was voted the best in the Fox Valley for many years and deservedly so.

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