Food & Recipes

The Best Burgers in America

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 8:49 AM, November 2, 2017

Aired November 3, 2017

On our quest to discover the absolute best restaurants in America, we HAD to ask some of our favorite foodies where their go-to burgers live (Rach is the Burger Queen, after all!).

Watch Gail Simmons explain why she adores the burger at Minetta Tavern in NYC in the video above, and behold other chef-approved spots below:

Duff Goldman: The Apple Pan, Los Angeles, CA

Emeril Lagasse: Emeril's New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Curtis Stone: Father's Office, Los Angeles, CA

Daym Drops: GoldBurgers, Newington, CT

Daniel Holzman: Gramercy Tavern, New York, NY

Jason Smith: Hamburger Mary's, Los Angeles, CA

Geno Vento: In-N-Out Burger

Melissa Clark, Gail Simmons, and Richard Blais: Minetta Tavern, New York, NY

Alex Guarnaschelli, Andrew Zimmern, Kelsey Nixon, and Scott Conant: JG Melon, New York, NY

Marc Murphy: Landmarc, New York, NY

Jet Tila: Marty's V Burger, New York, NY

The Pizza Cousins: Paul's Da Burger Joint, New York, NY

Stephanie Izard: Petit Trois, Los Angeles, CA

Clodagh McKenna, Jeff Mauro, and Mike Solomonov:
Shake Shack 

Sunny Anderson: Sonic Drive-In

Floyd Cardoz and Michael Chernow: The Spotted Pig, New York, NY 

Photo Courtesy of The Spotted Pig

Anne Burrell:
The Spaniard, New York, NY

Graham Elliot: Top-Notch Beef Burgers, Chicago, IL

Hugh Mangum: Whitmans, New York, NY