When you’re in the mood for a hamburger, nothing else will do. There is no replacement for a juicy patty, especially when it’s made with care and topped with fresh ingredients. And while plenty of local restaurants offer hamburgers on its menus, there are a few places that stand out from the rest, turning the craft of making this sandwich into an art form. If you happen to be on the hunt for the best burgers in Manchester, take a look at the following guide and you just might find your new favorite.
Corey’s Catsup and Mustard
If you think the only burger toppings that are available here can be found in the name of this restaurant, think again. Corey’s Catsup and Mustard on Hartford Road has a menu full of amazing hamburger combinations that you’d have a hard time finding anywhere else. Take the Good Morning Again Burger, for example. It has a Belgian waffle bun, and it’s topped with a fried egg, bacon, American cheese, and maple mayo. This is a long way away from your typical burger. The patties on their own are worth trying, as they are made from certified Angus beef and ground fresh every day.
Artisanal Burger Company
For a sophisticated yet still casual burger, check out Artisanal Burger Company on Pleasant Valley Road. The chefs at this eatery treat the hamburger like a blank canvas, artfully selecting interesting and scrumptious toppings to create combinations that will make your mouth water. The bison burger comes with green chili aioli, lettuce, tomato, tobacco onions, and cotija cheese, a selection of toppings you probably won’t find anywhere else. If you really feel like going big and personalizing your burger, you can add on a number of extra toppings, including 12 types of cheeses.
Shady Glen Dairy Stores
The diner atmosphere at Shady Glen Dairy Stores is one that certainly evokes nostalgia, as does the never-ending stream of burgers, fries and shakes that come out of the kitchen. While the ice cream will certainly give your favorite a run for its money, the cheeseburgers served here are truly unique. The cheese is both melty and crispy, giving you an interesting taste sensation. The crispy part of the cheese actually hangs off the sides of the burger, outside of the perimeter of the bun, giving each sandwich what they call a “crown.”
This restaurant may not have as many options as some of the other places found in this guide, but when it comes to the best burgers in Manchester, Burgerfi is hard to beat. If you need proof, consider the restaurant’s flagship burger, The CEO. This monster sandwich has two patties that consist of a blend of Wagyu and brisket cuts, each with melted aged Swiss cheese on top. They’re then topped with truffle aioli, and house-made candied bacon-tomato jam. It is a burger experience unlike any other, and certainly one you don’t want to miss.
It’s clear that there are a number of burger places gunning for the number one spot, and this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the best burgers in Manchester. Do some exploring find your favorite!