The 10 Best Burgers in North Dakota!

In the Midwest, meat is the name of the game. And North Dakota is no exception. The Roughrider State is home to some of the finest burger joints around, offering everything from juicy classics to gourmet fare with all toppings imaginable. If you’re looking for a mouthwatering burger, you’re in the right place. Check out the 10 best burger joints in the state.

1. Sickies Garage, Multiple locations

Known as the home of 50 burgers and 50 brews, Sickies has consistently been lauded as having the best burgers in the state. With unique menu items like the Tator Tot Hot Dish burger, the glazed donut burger, and the crab cake burger, your dining experience will take you places you didn’t know burgers could go.

2. JL Beers, Multiple locations

With a slogan of “Seating for 1000, 47 at a time,” JL Beers focuses more on the food than the atmosphere, which doesn’t mean that either is lacking. For an inimitable meal, try the Mt. Mushmore (Sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and teriyaki sauce) or the Rajun Cajun (Pepper jack cheese, Cajun lime sauce, grilled onions, and Cajun seasoning).

3. The Walrus, Bismarck, ND

A triple threat, The Walrus is as famous for its craft beer and sweet potato fries as it is for its burgers, and that is saying a lot. You won’t find anything fancy at The Walrus, but there is no need for fancy when your food is this good.

4. Big Willy's Saloon & Grill, Williston, ND

Located in the heart of oil country, Big Willy’s menu is as hearty as the patrons who eat it. For those with appetites not controlled by the food of mere mortals, the restaurant offers the Frac-attack, featuring two grilled cheese sandwiches, two beef patties, caramelized onions, chili, red pepper cream, mushroom, bacon, fries, and crispy fried onions. Finish it in less than a half hour for a free tee-shirt.

5. Souris River Brewing, Minot, ND

Cold brews and thick burgers. What more could one want? Give the poutine burger (charbroiled beef patty, topped with French fries, cheese curds, porter gravy, lettuce, and onion) at try or forgo the beef and order a bison or elk burger.

6. The Wood House, Bismarck, ND

An old-fashioned burger joint that will transport you back to a time when life was a bit simpler. Featuring a wide variety of burger options and onion rings that are to die for, The Wood House will have you singing its praises before you are halfway through your meal.

7. Speedway 805 Grill, Grand Forks, ND

Family owned and operated since 1988, the Speedway has been wowing diners from the very beginning. Burgers are ground daily and made to order, giving you a variety of options ranging from the Tomcat (American& pepper jack cheese, bacon, grilled onions, chipotle ranch, and cayenne pepper) to the Burger from Hell (jalapenos, cayenne pepper, pepper jack cheese, and chipotle mayo).

8. Pounds, Fargo ND

Fargo’s newest burgers and brews destination, Pounds is the place to go for new and daring flavor combinations that you won’t find anywhere else. Need an example? How about the 38th Parallel burger, featuring house-made kimchi, pepper jam, cilantro, and yin-yang sauce, or the Orange Windmill, made up of gouda, amaretto-marinated mushrooms, Orange balsamic reduction, tomato, and caramelized onions.

9. Hi-Ho Burgers & Brews, Fargo, ND

Founded in 1947, Hi-Ho has prided itself on its simple, yet delicious burgers ever since. In addition to the delectable food, diners can also take advantage of 23 beers on tap and 1919 root beer.

10. Wild Hog Smokehouse, Grand Forks, ND

Not your traditional burger joint, but a memorable restaurant nonetheless. The Wild Hog’s burgers have a smokiness to them that truly sets them apart. If you are feeling brave, give the Boss Hog Burger (Half pound beef patty topped with our pulled pork) or the Smokey Sam Burger (Half pound beef patty soaked in Samuel Adams Boston Lager topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, sautéed onions, and the house smoked onion mayo) a try.

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