A ground beef patty covered in cheese between two buns has got to be one of the nation’s most mouth watering dishes.
It is a good thing there are so many places to grab a great burger in the Miami Valley.
Below are just a few of our favorites places we think you ought to try.
Add yours below and hold the mayo.
Where: TANK’S BAR & GRILL, 2033 Wayne Ave., Dayton (937) 252-2249
Why?: Juicy, thick and grilled just right. Tank’s burgers can come topped with nothing or a laundry list of items at no additional cost. Banana peppers and horseradish anyone?
Menu includes: Cheeseburger, $6.59; Hamburger, $639; Tankburger: (a half pound), $7.49
Where: The Oakwood Club, 2414 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood (937)-293-6973
Why?: Oakwood Club steaks are an area favorite, but some of the tastiest beef is used to make the burgers.
Menu includes: Oakwood Club Steak Burger, $8.25; Oakwood Club Roquefort Steak Burger, $8.95 (cheese is 25 cents more)
Where: EO Burgers, 4482 Glengarry Dr. at The Greene in Beavercreek (937) 431-1242
Why?: The people love EO. The restaurant nabbed the top spot in the 2012 Best of Dayton reader’s choice award. It is owned by a small Michigan-based restaurant company.
Menu includes: Regular burger, $5.99; Cheeseburger, $6.99
Where: Coco’s Bistro, 250 Warren St., Dayton (937) 228-2626
Why?: Start with the Creamy Boursin cheese, thick applewood smoked bacon and sweet caramelized onions and go from there. The Angus beef burger is always on the menu even when it is not ordered.
Menu includes: Bistro Burger with side, $10.50
Where: Pine Club, 1926 Brown St., Dayton (937) 228-5371
Why?: Beef and lamb are ground in-house before being cooked to perfection.
Menu includes: Pine Club Hamburger Platter with onion rings or fries, $11.75; Pine Club Cheeseburger Platter with onion rings or fries $11.95
Why?: Low frill, all American burger in a retro burger shop. Who can ask for more?
Menu includes: cheeseburger, $2.70; hamburger, $2.50
Where: Slyder’s Tarvern, 836 Watervliet Ave., Dayton (937) 258-1222
Why?: The juicy meat is packed with flavor.
Menu includes: hamburger with chips, $5.75 for a 7 ounce or $6.50 for a 10 ounce; cheeseburger with chips , $6.15 for the 7 ounce and $6.80 for 10 ounce