LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Just because it’s not Burger Week doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some delicious, one-of-a-kind burgers in Lexington.
The rankings were determined by Yelp with input from its community of online reviewers.
Here are Yelp’s favorite burger joints to relish in and around the city.
1. Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint
Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint is the dream of two childhood best friends, Aaron Ludwig and Mike Sabin. According to Jack Brown’s, Aaron was really into craft beer, and Mike had served as chef at four restaurants. With their powers combined, a beer and burger joint was born.
Serving up 100% American Wagyu beef Burgers sourced from the family-owned Snake River Farm in Boise, Idaho. Why this beef? It creates a rich, buttery texture.
“Don’t ask for lettuce and tomato, our burgers are prepared simple and basic. Our specials are a creative twist on an American classic,” its website reads.
Keep it simple with a cheeseburger, go wild with the peanut butter-topped “Elvis,” or check out one of their daily specials.
Visit Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint at 155 N. Limestone.
2. Bad Wolf Burgers
Where it’s “good to be bad.”
The Bad Wolf Burger is a crowd favorite: a blackened, seasoned patty topped with thick-cut smoked bacon, house-crafted beer cheese, and house-fried onion straws.
One Yelper’s daughter tried their pineapple teriyaki burger and “wolfed with glee.”
Visit Bad Wolf Burgers at 1401 N. Forbes Road.
3. Big Kahuna
This Hawaiian barbecue joint is rated one of the best spots for a burger in Lexington.
Their Big Kahuna burger is the star of the show, weighing in at a 1/2-pound patty topped with charred pineapple, Swiss cheese, bacon, and barbecue sauce on a toasted bun. Not in a burger mood? Get a taste of some tropical barbecue or other Hawaiian favorites.
Visit Big Kahuna at 904 Liberty Road.
4. BRU Burger Bar
“It’s a classic, purely American, and an icon. The hamburger is the people’s sandwich, every man’s food. Paired with a beer, we can’t imagine what could be much better. Bru is an ode to our love … the Burger,” BRU Burger Bar‘s website reads.
Their goal is to bring Lexington great burgers sourced from the best local meats, topped with fresh ingredients, on freshly baked buns.
Their honey chipotle barbecue burger is a crowd favorite; it’s two smashed patties topped with bacon, caramelized onions, onion rings, pulled pork, white Cheddar cheese, and black pepper mayo.
Visit Bru Burger Bar at 3010 Lakecrest Circle.
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5. Bella Cafe and Grille
Fresh, local, and seasonal—that’s Bella Cafe and Grille‘s motto.
At Bella Cafe and Grille, they take the favorites you love and elevate them a smidge. Offering three different burgers, one of which is a plant-based option, their signature Cafe burger is a fan favorite. The Cafe Burger is an 8-ounce brisket and short rib blend topped with blue cheese garlic mayonnaise and truffled arugula.
Visit Chevy Chase’s Bella Cafe and Grille at 890 E. High St.