In honor of Burger Week, Eater is searching near, far, and farther still, for the quintessential burger eateries. Ann Arbor’s burger scene ranges from the traditional to quick-fare to the culturally-influenced, and let’s face it, almost any restaurant these days has at least one burger on the menu. So, here, in no particular order except alphabetical, are five Ann Arbor burgers to suit any craving.Read More
5 Essential Ann Arbor Burgers
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Ashley's Restaurant & Pub: The University Classic
Students, professors, and anyone else over on State Street, eventually cross paths at this pub. With a bajillion beers on tap (technically 70+), it’s a must-drink for newbie Ann Arborites; and clearly there are enough options to pair with a burger and shoestring fries. Make the burger Texas style with BBQ sauce on Texas Toast, or English style with Stilton cheese. [Photo]
Casey's Tavern: The Neighborhood Spot
Casey’s is tucked into a storefront along Depot Street across from the train station, and could be easily overlooked except that everyone in town knows about it and recommends it. As one of only a few watering holes on the far north side of town, Casey’s draws a heavy dinner crowd looking to eat within walking distance of home. All of Casey’s burgers (beef, turkey, veggie) are customizable from an array of traditional burger fixins. [Photo]
Frita Batidos: The Twist
In a small slice of space on Washington Street, Frita Batidos puts forth Cuban-inspired burgers (fritas) and shakes (batidos). Pick the meat (chorizo, chicken, fish, beef or black bean), the toppings (egg, slaw, salsa, avocado) and then choose from a variety of tropical sides such as plantains or coconut-ginger rice.[Photo]
Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger: The Mainstay
Opened in 1953 and featured in Eater’s list of oldest Ann Arbor restaurants, Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger, dishes up fast and hot burgers “cafeteria-style." Nothing too “krazy” here: classic toppings like grilled onions, bacon and mushrooms, as well as a choice of cheese, bun, and the number of patties. Stack it as high as five (oh yeah!). [Photo]
Quickie Burger: The Non-Chain Fast Food
As the name implies, Quickie Burger’s serving up burgers and cheeseburgers on the fly with the standard lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and a secret sauce. Think fast food with available alcohol and curly fries. Who can resist curly fries? [Photo]
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