The Charm City may be known for its crab cakes and Old Bay Seasoning, but there are plenty of places in Baltimore to enjoy the American classic. From gourmet burgers to build your-own, these locations have the best burgers in Baltimore.
The Abbey Burger Bistro
1041 Marshall StreetBaltimore, MD 21230
Burger fans, what is more fun than building your own burger? Visit The Abbey Burger Bistro for a checklist of meat and toppings to create your own Abbey Burger. Choose from Black Angus of Piedmont Ridge, Md. to lamb from Shenandoah Valley, Va., and then top your Abbey Burger with onion rings, chili and crab. Be sure to try the house specialties with burgers such as Harry’s Bistro Burger with a sunny side egg and the Peanut Butter Burger that combines creamy peanut butter with smoked bacon. Whatever the combination, The Abbey Burger Bistro will surely create a new favorite.
413-415 W Cold Spring LaneBaltimore, MD 21210
Cure the Monday blues with Alonso’s famous one-pound burger. Made with Roseda Beef from Monkton, MD, the Alonso’s one-pound hamburger is cooked to order and is served on a Kaiser roll with a choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato and optional topping of applewood-smoked bacon. Come out for Mammoth Burger Mondays for $5 off burgers, and join 98 Rock every Monday during the Ravens’ football season for limited time menu items and specials. Try tackling the Famous Alonso’s burger.
Five Guys Burgers And Fries
201 E. Pratt StreetBaltimore, MD 21202
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Fast-food burgers cannot stack up against a Five Guys’ burger. Two patties make up Five Guys’ hamburger, and all toppings are free, made-to-order. Originally a Washington D.C. chain, Five Guys have expanded into Baltimore and yet, the menu remains simple. Favorite offerings of hamburgers, bacon hamburgers and little cheeseburgers keep customers returning to Five Guys. People with peanut allergies beware, free bulk peanuts are scattered throughout Five Guys, which has been part of Five Guys’ identity for the past 20 years.
5517 Harford RoadBaltimore, MD 21214
Make the trip crosstown for Hamilton Tavern’s well-known Crosstown Burger. Made with Roseda Farms beef, the all-organic burger can be topped with “sticky-spicy” bacon and a fried egg. In fact, Hamilton Tavern was the first in the area to present such a burger combination. Crosstown Burgers are served with house-made potato chips and complete with shredded iceberg lettuce, onion and horseradish cheddar. To Hamilton Tavern’s credit, “the right to make something yummy at any time” is certainly a reflection of the Crosstown Burger.
1702 Thames StreetBaltimore, MD 21231
Keep your Tuesday schedule open for “Burger Day” at Kooper’s Tavern. If you cannot make the trip to the tavern, try spotting Kooper’s Chowhound Burger Wagon as it makes trips throughout the area. Every Tuesday, Kooper’s Burgers are discounted, and the possibilities seem endless. You will need both hands to handle Kooper’s famous Charlie Brown one-pound burger appropriately named the biggest and baddest burger in town. Kooper’s also presents B.Y.O.B., Build Your Own Burger giving customers the power to create their own glorious burger. Make sure to check Kooper’s website for details of where Kooper’s Chowhound Burger Wagon will stop at next.