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Pittsburgh's Top 5 Best Hamburgers

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Looking for a tasty burger? There is certainly no shortage of delicious options in Pittsburgh. Fresh, hand-crafted burgers abound in the 'burgh. From juicy aged beef to gourmet toppings, everyone is certain to have their favorite, but if you are looking for some especially yummy options, here are some of the best burger combinations you can get around town.

Primanti Brothers
830 Clairton Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
(412) 635-6779

Located in Pleasant Hills, this Primanti Brothers has the regular suburban Primanti Brother's menu. Although famous for it's sandwiches stuffed with cole saw and french fries, Primanti Brothers also serves a delicious cheeseburger which is often overlooked. This half-pound classic is piled high with your preferred toppings and served with the famous Primanti Brother's fresh cut french fries, which you can certainly sneak onto your burger if you prefer.

Pappy's Pub

2111 N. Franklin Dr.
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 993-4996

Located in Washington near the Washington Wild Things Field, Pappy's Pub is a great place for a sandwich and a beer after the game. The West End Works burger, in fact, is a game changer in itself. This thick, juicy burger is topped with a fried egg, crispy cabbage slaw and "pappy's peppers," an addictive mix of marinated red and banana peppers. Tomato and cheese blend the whole tasty experience together. This burger is served with fresh cut fries, which may go unfinished in favor of the delicious burger.

300 McHolme Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
(412) 809-9400

Located in Robinson, Burgatory is known for it's great burgers and endless creative options. If you've eaten there, you certainly have a favorite, but for those who are new and a little adventurous, the "Elk Gone Wild" burger is a must-try. Grass-fed elk meat is the basis for this low fat, low cholesterol burger. The meat is dusted with a spicy diablo rub and topped with smoked Gouda cheese, a sweet onion and bacon jam, crispy arugula drizzled with a roasted tomato vinaigrette. The burger comes with homemade, crunchy, tasty chips.

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100 Perry Highway
Harmony, PA 16037
(724) 473-0710

Located in Harmony, Burgh'ers is a farm to table restaurant serving the freshest burgers complimented with locally grown organic ingredients. The Forest Hills burger is a delightful blend of sweet and savory. It features a freshly ground burger topped with bleu cheese, earthy sauteed mushrooms, crispy spring mix, and local honey. It is served with fries with optional rosemary seasoning or a mixed green salad. If you have a big enough appetite, try the mac and cheese, too.

Stack'd Burgers And Beer

728 Copeland St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 682-3354

Located in Shadyside, Stack'd Burgers and Beer has a create your own burger menu that is sure to please everyone. With so many burger combinations you could have a burger every day. Choose from a 1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 lb. burger then choose your bun, cheese and toppings. There are toppings that range from avocado to tater tots.Try some fried mac & cheese, fried bananas, or pierogies to make your burger unique. Enjoy your burger with a variety of seasoned fries and a milk shake.

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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at

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