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    1. Fogwood + Fig

    If you’ve never had a vegan burger before, let the California Classic be your first. The patty, made of black lentils and mushrooms, is elevated with the addition of fennel and sage. Unlike some other vegan options, this burger isn’t mushy and doesn’t sacrifice texture or taste. Whether you are a vegan or not, the Read more...
  • 2. The Grange

    The menu changes weekly at this rustic farm-to-table restaurant, but one thing remains the same — the burger lunch special. This decadent, farm-fresh burger is made with locally raised grass-fed beef from Lowland Farm and topped with aged cheddar, pork jowl bacon, and a fried egg. As one reader said, “It was by far the Read more...
  • 3. Fetch

    Dog lovers will feel right at home in this playful pub decorated with photos and paintings of canines. The menu features classic American cooking, including burgers, Thanksgiving egg rolls, meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and individually baked mac ’n’ cheese. These Are the Best Burgers Across the Hudson Valley
  • 4. Seven Lakes Station

    If you prefer to build your own burgers, this is the spot for you. First, choose from The Seven Lake Burger made with local, grass-fed beef, or the vegetarian Beyond Burger. Then comes the fun part. Pick your own toppings from a delicious list of options ranging from the classics (lettuce, tomato, pickles) to the Read more...
  • 5. Equilibrium Brewery

    What’s better than a just-poured glass of Hudson Valley beer? That same beer with a platter of Equilibrium’s mouthwatering barbecue. The Middletown brewery’s restaurant concept leans heavily upon Texan ’cue for its finger-licking beef ribs, brisket, and pulled pork. Menu favorites sell out regularly, so get those orders in early. These Are the Best Burgers Read more...
  • 6. TFS Burger Works

    TFS’s burger is no joke — each organic, grass-fed, hormone-free burger is ground fresh daily with a blend of brisket, short rib, and hangar steak. Their 35-day dry-aged steak burger continues to achieve top honors at Hudson Valley’s own Burger & Beer Bash. By the end of your meal, you’ll fully understand why TFS says, “We are Read more...
  • 7. Kelley Jean’s

    As if fried pickles weren’t good enough on their own, Kelley Jean’s fried pickle burger pairs these fried favorites with a Hereford patty, horseradish sauce, and cheddar, served on a kaiser roll delivered daily from DeFilippis Bakery in Middletown. These Are the Best Burgers Across the Hudson Valley
  • 8. Stagecoach Inn

    Thursdays are burger nights at this elegant, historic inn and tavern. Each week Chef Koury curates a menu of artisanal burgers, each more unique and delicious than the next. One favorite in the rotation is The Hangover burger, topped with bacon, a fried egg, frizzled onions, pickled celery, cream cheese, and Bloody Mary sauce. Can’t Read more...
    Head to New City to sip on District 96 Beer Factory brews. The brewery is right next to The Burger Loft, making it the perfect spot to grab a bite and a beer all in one place. There is substantial seating here, with a charming backyard area complete with picnic tables and string lights. Photo Read more...
  • 10. Roost

    What could be better than bacon? The way they make bacon at Roost. Whole slabs of smoked pork belly are braised, sliced, threaded onto a skewer, and seared on the plancha for irresistibly crisp edges. It’s finished with a sweet-and-tangy orange-gochujang barbecue sauce and served with a palate-cleansing salad of shaved Granny Smith apple, mint, Read more...

    11. Piper’s Kilt

    There’s a full menu of appetizers, salads, entrées, and sandwiches here, but regulars wouldn’t think to look anywhere on the menu except the list of astounding, half-pound burgers made wonderfully juicy and flavorful by cooking under a dome on a flattop griddle. These Are the Best Burgers Across the Hudson Valley

    12. Mason Sandwich Co.

    The inspiration is the iconic Big Mac, but Chef Lou Brindley’s counter-service sandwich shop crafts its version with fresh, thoughtfully sourced ingredients. These Are the Best Burgers Across the Hudson Valley
  • 13. Brickhouse

    With 14 different kinds of loaded burgers, this twinkly spot just may be your jam…your bacon jam, found on the smoked cheddar burger. Want something lighter? Try the turkey burger with arugula, goat cheese, and honey mustard. Those committed to a surfeit of calories need look no further than the Spicy Three Cheese, a meltfest of mozzarella, cheddar, and Read more...
  • 14. Meritage

    15. Little B’s

    BYOB is the motto here...build your own burger, that is. Small bites and apps are readily available as well, and the drinks list has a little something for everyone. Photo by Sabrina Sucato

    16. BLT Steak

    If any burger could epitomize the classic feel, giant portions, and attention to quality of a steakhouse, it’s this one. Weighing in at close to 12 ounces, BLT grinds its own mix of sirloin (for beefy flavor) and filet (for supreme tenderness), then smothers it in orange cheddar and tops it with Nueske’s bacon, L.T.O, Read more...
  • 17. Kelly’s Sea Level

    While we love upscale aioli and imported cheeses as much as the next person, there’s something so satisfying and familiar about a burger that’s uncomplicated and unfussy. At Kelly’s Sea Level, the 10-ounce sirloin-and-chuck burgers, served on a kaiser roll, are just that: juicy, stacked with your choice of toppings, and, like any good pub Read more...

    18. Squire’s of Briarcliff

    Reclaimed wood decor, artisan beef from a Hudson Valley butcher, craft cocktails made with in-house syrups — bah! Sometimes you’re just hankering for a good ol’ anti-fancy-pants kinda burger, one served in a dark-wood-paneled tavern in a little strip mall. These Are the Best Burgers Across the Hudson Valley