Warmer weather not only brings BBQ and block parties but also rallies cravings for a good burger. Baltimore has a vast number of places, from dive bars to upscale restaurants, that offer a burger to fit any craving. Craving a basic cheeseburger or a exotic meat in your burger? Then check out one of these establishments, especially during the month of May for National Burger Month, to satisfy that craving.
Clark Burger
5906 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
(410) 323-2356
www.clark-burger.com

Clark Burger is a new burger joint in town that is located right next door to the Senator Theater. It offers fresh burgers, hand cut fries and a variety of poutine (a dish from Quebec with French fries topped with brown gravy and cheese curds). When you walk into the establishment, you are welcomed by large windows that cover the street-facing wall, a small dining area, and a friendly staff that make your burgers and fries to order. The menu offers a variety of meat and veggie choices for your burger along with toppings aplenty. Try the Wake N Bacon with fried egg, smoked bacon, Tillamook white cheddar, fried onion, and a Sriracha aioli. Or, try the Frere Jaques poutine with smoked bacon, fried egg and a roasted garlic chipotle aioli.

Smaltimore
2522 Fait Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 522-1421
www.facebook.com/Smaltimorethebar

Smaltimore is located in the Canton neighborhood and prides itself for being the neighborhood joint where everyone knows who you are and the beer exchange where the price is based upon real-time sales and daily specials. Stop by on Tuesday for the burger, fries and beer special for $10. The burgers are made with black Angus from local Roseda beef in Monkton. The burgers are of the normal flare and toppings but what draws you in is the crab dip to go on it.

The Owl Bar
1 E Chase St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 347-0888
www.theowlbar.com

The Owl Bar is located within the walls the of the Belvedere, and shows its age well with its historic atmosphere of hardwood floors and stained glass. Two of the burgers on the menu will entice any patron. The French Quarter Burger has port wine onions, goat cheese, lettuce and tomato on a pretzel roll, and the Umami Burger has red onion, roasted tomato, arugula, American cheese, and truffle garlic aioli on a pretzel roll. To make one of these an even more perfect meal, upgrade to the sweet potato fries or the duck fat fries.

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The Dizz
300 W. 30th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
(443) 869-5864
www.thedizzbaltimore.com

The Dizz building is full of Baltimore history starting when the first establishment opened to serve alcohol in 1934. The building has housed numerous charming neighborhood establishments until The Dizz came to be in 2008. Along with cheap drinks, the burgers on the menu will make the decision of which one to try first a difficult one. The burgers range from traditional to unique with the Espresso Burger or the Mexican Blast Burger. For more upscale tastebuds, try the Black & Blue burger with blackening spices, blue cheese and, of course, bacon. The menu also has a section of sliders including hamburger, fish and roast beef.

Cafe Hon
1002 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 243-1230
www.cafehon.com

Café Hon may been known for eclectic atmosphere, the Hons of Baltimore and its appearance on Kitchen Nightmares with Chef Gordon Ramsey, but its burgers and sandwiches are worth the trip.The Hampden Burger has caramelized onions, lettuce tossed in a secret sauce and cheddar cheese. Be ready because the secret sauce has a nice kick to it. The menu also has a vegetarian black bean burger with pepper cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and guacamole. You can also upgrade your burger to a locally raised bison burger from Gunpowder Bison, and don’t forget the shoestring fries.

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Jessica Lemmo loves to write about Baltimore’s great restaurants. From food service to the atmosphere, you can be sure Jessica will cover the entire restaurant experience. She especially likes finding her readers great discounts. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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