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The Hottest Burgers in Minneapolis, April 2015

These new burgers on the scene are getting beef fans all fired up.

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The burger game has most definitely been upped in the past year. Everybody is gunning for the number one most beloved bite of beef in the Twin Cities. This list welcomes the newest and most satiating offerings in recent memory.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Revival

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4257 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409
The newest entry into the Minneapolis burger pantheon is a doosy. House-ground, ultra-rich, fatty grass-fed beef is stacked up, draped in cheese, smeared with a little mayo and graced with two slices of bacon from the our local porcine prince, Thomas Boemer. [Photo by Joy Summers]

2. Surly Brewing Co

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4811 Dusharme Dr
Minneapolis, MN 55429
(763) 535-3330
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Fans began lining up at Surly before they even opened their doors and the hoards continue to descend, not just for the outrageously good beers, but the menu filled with dishes that are drawing in even teetotalers. Thin patties are topped with shreds of crunchy lettuce, American cheese, red onion and "fancy sauce." The sauce is made from ketchup, mayonnaise, pickles,and tarragon and it might just be the only condiment we ever need again. [Photo courtesy Surly]

3. The Salt Cellar

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173 Western Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55102
St. Paul might just be the land of burgers. You can throw a puck down West 7th without smacking a patty, and The Salt Cellar, with its modernized steakhouse menu nailed the dish right out of the gate. Aggressively seasoned meat that's ground on site is kissed by grill heat, topped with silky-rich caramelized onions and Wisconsin-approved cheddar cheese before being tucked into a brioche-y bun. Grab a seat at the bar with this dish, a goblet of red wine, and the beef-fat fried potatoes. [Photo by Joy Summers]

4. Half Time Rec

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1013 Front Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 488-8245
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You're gonna need a bigger mouth. Paddy Shack's Shack Burger is the ideal dish for when you'd just rather not be hungry ever again. Thin beef patties are stacked on Texas toast with shreds of lettuce, melty cheese, raw onions and thin slices of jalapenos. Paired with the substantial "chips" this dish banishes cravings, hangries and all manner of other ills.

5. Red Cow North Loop

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208 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
The third outpost of Luke Shimp's Red Cow hits a sweet spot for a neighborhood pub that serves a serious burger in the heart of hipsterville: the North Loop. The 60/40 burger is fast becoming a classic with its mix of beef and pork. [Photo by Katie Cannon]

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1. Revival

4257 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
The newest entry into the Minneapolis burger pantheon is a doosy. House-ground, ultra-rich, fatty grass-fed beef is stacked up, draped in cheese, smeared with a little mayo and graced with two slices of bacon from the our local porcine prince, Thomas Boemer. [Photo by Joy Summers]
4257 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409

2. Surly Brewing Co

4811 Dusharme Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55429
Fans began lining up at Surly before they even opened their doors and the hoards continue to descend, not just for the outrageously good beers, but the menu filled with dishes that are drawing in even teetotalers. Thin patties are topped with shreds of crunchy lettuce, American cheese, red onion and "fancy sauce." The sauce is made from ketchup, mayonnaise, pickles,and tarragon and it might just be the only condiment we ever need again. [Photo courtesy Surly]
4811 Dusharme Dr
Minneapolis, MN 55429

3. The Salt Cellar

173 Western Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
St. Paul might just be the land of burgers. You can throw a puck down West 7th without smacking a patty, and The Salt Cellar, with its modernized steakhouse menu nailed the dish right out of the gate. Aggressively seasoned meat that's ground on site is kissed by grill heat, topped with silky-rich caramelized onions and Wisconsin-approved cheddar cheese before being tucked into a brioche-y bun. Grab a seat at the bar with this dish, a goblet of red wine, and the beef-fat fried potatoes. [Photo by Joy Summers]
173 Western Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55102

4. Half Time Rec

1013 Front Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103
You're gonna need a bigger mouth. Paddy Shack's Shack Burger is the ideal dish for when you'd just rather not be hungry ever again. Thin beef patties are stacked on Texas toast with shreds of lettuce, melty cheese, raw onions and thin slices of jalapenos. Paired with the substantial "chips" this dish banishes cravings, hangries and all manner of other ills.
1013 Front Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103

5. Red Cow North Loop

208 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
The third outpost of Luke Shimp's Red Cow hits a sweet spot for a neighborhood pub that serves a serious burger in the heart of hipsterville: the North Loop. The 60/40 burger is fast becoming a classic with its mix of beef and pork. [Photo by Katie Cannon]
208 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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