A juicy beef patty, toasted bun, oozing cheese, and plenty of ketchup: the burger consistently ranks at the top of Americans’ favorite foods, and the reasons are obvious. Whether it’s a basic cheeseburger, an elaborate creation piled high with onion rings, or the Twin Cities’ famed Juicy Lucy, burgers are a delicious balance of carbs, meat, and flavor. Check out these five great burger spots in Inver Grove Heights for traditional and creative takes on the ultimate comfort food.
- B-52 Burgers & Brew
With 20 different burgers to choose from, B-52 Burgers & Brew lives up to its name. There are the classics, like a Juicy Lucy stuffed with cheddar and American cheese. Then there are B-52’s quirky specialites, like the “Bar Food Burger” loaded with pickle chips, waffle fries, cheese curds, a tater tot fritter, and nacho cheese; “Dracarys Burger”, an extra-hot creation with ghost pepper cheese and pickled habanero; and a “Wonton Burger” topped with a wonton, Asian slaw, and cream cheese. A third-pound vegetarian patty can be substituted on any burger.
The “Mother of All Burgers” is in a class of its own: two pounds’ worth of patties, four eggs, cheddar, BBQ pork, pepper jack, onion tanglers, and bacon served on a 15-inch loaf of French bread.
- Jersey’s Bar & Grill
The impressive lineup of nearly a dozen burgers at Jersey’s Bar & Grill are made with fresh, handmade half-pound Angus beef patties. Options include everything from the “Cheesiest Burger in Minnesota” topped with four kinds of cheese and smothered in queso, to the “Caprese Burger” featuring mozzarella, spinach, basil, tomatoes, balsamic onion jam, and a drizzle of olive oil.
There’s also a menu of cheese-filled “Jersey Juicys.” Fans of heat will appreciate the “XXX Burger” stuffed with pepper jack and jalapenos, topped with habanero cheese, and served with a side of spicy apricot jam. Other unique Jersey Juicys include a “Louisiana Juicy” with Cajun spices, a “French Onion Juicy” served with a side of au jus, and the appetizer-inspired “Jalapeño Popper Juicy.”
- Mississippi Pub
Served with fresh hand-cut fries, Cajun pub chips, or coleslaw, the burgers at Mississippi Pub range from the classic “All American” with cheese, lettuce, onion, pickles, and housemade Thousand Island sauce to an inventive bacon marmalade burger featuring a sweet onion marmalade and garlic aioli. Another signature offering is the “Anchor Schroom & Swiss”, which layers mushrooms, onions, gorgonzola crumbles, and melted Swiss between two pieces of Texas toast.
There are also a couple of non-beef options: the salmon burger pairs a salmon patty with avocado and chipotle ranch, and the California turkey burger includes pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and garlic aioli.
- Cahill Diner
Burgers are classic diner fare, and Cahill Diner has a version for every appetite. Made with a half-pound Angus beef patty, options include the “Super Cahill Burger” topped with bacon, BBQ sauce, cheese, and an onion ring, and the “Juicy Suzy” stuffed with cheddar cheese and then topped with even more cheese. Looking for something a bit lighter? The “Little Adam” features a quarter-pound patty with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and Cahill sauce.
- Bierstube Steakhouse & Grill
In addition to steaks and German specialties, the menu at Bierstube Steakhouse & Grill includes burgers made with freshly ground handcrafted patties. Classics like the bacon cheeseburger, mushroom and Swiss burger, and bacon bleu cheeseburger are well-represented. There are also creative burgers like the “Reuben Burger” topped with corned beef and Swiss and served on pumpernickel and the “Spartan Burger” piled with onion rings and coleslaw.
In addition to being home to some of the tastiest burgers in the Twin Cities, Inver Grove Heights is closer than you think to attractions like the Mall of America and MSP International Airport. Only 5 minutes from St. Paul and less than 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Inver Grove Heights is the perfect base for your stay in the Twin Cities. Book your room today at these Inver Grove Heights hotels.