Oh, the sheer joy of biting into a juicy and flavorful burger. There’s nothing in the world quite like it! Everyone knows Bobby Flay is the maestro of meat and cooks a mean and mouth-watering burger. Burger lovers flock to his restaurant at Bergen Town Center, and for good reason – the food is awesome. But emerging this year as a new favorite is Smashburger, with two locations in Bergen. This national chain has created a just-for-Jersey special: a burger with applewood smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, grilled onions, haystack onions, lettuce, tomato and mayo on an onion bun. Fire up the grill, baby, and let’s eat!
BOBBY’S BURGER PALACE
Bergen Town Center, 210 Route 4 east, Paramus
556 Route 17 north, Paramus and Hackensack
BIDDY O’MALLEY’S, NORTHVALE
BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR, CARLSTADT
THE IRON HORSE, WESTWOOD
Biddy and Biggie’s might not make you think of burgers at first, but those two dynamos know just how to pile on the toppings to make this standard favorite their own. And The Iron Horse, a Westwood icon that has held the top spot in the poll in the past, still ranks high among readers. Perhaps the little engine that could next year?