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Check Out What Fargo-Moorhead Voted As The Best Burgers In Town!

by on Nov 3, 2015
 

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In the name of service to our community, Fargo Monthly set out on an epic quest to find the best burger in Fargo-Moorhead. With a two-part nomination and voting poll, the people have spoken and here’s what they said.

Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography

BEST BURGER

WINNER: The Sickies Burger from Sickies GarageSickies Burger from Sickies Garage

This one is a hot number at Sickies, and it’s pretty obvious why. The variety of ingredients is hefty and nothing short of perfection when it comes to flavor pairings. You get the ultimate selection of meat, awesome sauces, egg, cheese and deep-fried greatness – need we say more?

The Ingredients:
• Pepper Bacon
• Budweiser BBQ Sauce
• Fried Egg
• Pulled Pork
• American Cheese
• Onion Rings
• Hot Sauce

Honorable Mentions: 

Humpty Dumpty Burger from JL BeersHumpty Dumpty Burger from JL Beers

This has been JL Beers’ most popular burger since day one, and earned the coveted Best Burger slot in last year’s competition. Try it with bacon and your life will never be the same.

The Ingredients:
• American Cheese
• Fried Egg

The JL Burger from JL Beers
JL Burger from JL Beers

As one of the restaurant’s staple menu items, the JL Burger hasn’t changed a bit since they opened more than five years ago. The best part? The two juicy patties, obviously.

The Ingredients: 
• American Cheese
• Grilled Onions
• Special Sauce
•  Two Hamburger Patties

MOST UNIQUE BURGER

WINNER: Glazed Doughnut Burger from Sickies Garage
Glazed Doughnut Burger from Sickies Garage

Taking a classic bacon cheeseburger and replacing the buns with a glazed doughnut might seem a little out-of-the-box, but we know your mouth will water just by looking at the photo. And yes, it’s just as good, soft and delicious as it looks.

The Ingredients: 
• Glazed Doughnut Bun
• American Cheese
• Pepper Bacon

Honorable Mentions: 

The Totally Slawesome Burger from JL Beers
Totally Slawesome Burger from JL Beers

The name says it all — slathered with house-made coleslaw and tangy BBQ sauce, this burger is, well, totally awesome. What pairing of ingredients could possibly be better for summer eating?

The Ingredients:
• Coleslaw
• Bacon
• BBQ Sauce

Tater Tot Hot Dish from Sickies Garage
Tater Tot Hot Dish Burger from Sickies

We’ve found your golden ticket if you’re craving a little bit of homestyle cooking. This one’s got everything you’d find in mom’s classic tater tot hot dish. Don’t worry about how messy it may seem, it’s well worth it down to the last bite.

The Ingredients:
• French Style Green Beans
• Corn
• Cream Of Mushroom Soup
• Tater Tots

BEST NON-TRADITIONAL BURGER

WINNER: California Avocado Turkey Burger from Sickies Garage
Turkey Avocado Burger from Sickies

If you’re not into beef or simply want to take the healthier route for your burger cravings, this one’s definitely a must. With fresh vegetables and flavorful avocado ranch dressing, this burger creation is nothing short of delicious and refreshing.

The Ingredients:
• White Meat Ground Turkey Breast
• Avocados
• Alfalfa Sprouts
• Tomatoes
• Avocado Ranch

Honorable Mentions: 

The Classic Burger with Black Bean, Quinoa and Wild Rice Substitute from JL Beers
Black Bean Burger from JL Beers

The classics are a hit for a reason, which this burger proves time and time again. We tried it with their vegetarian-friendly bean patty made from black beans, wild rice and quinoa.

The Ingredients:
• Special Sauce
• Lettuce
• Tomato
• Pickles
• Diced Red Onions

The Bison Burger from The Hotel Donaldson

Bison Burger from the HoDo

Your typical beef patty just got a whole lot better. Made with local bison and topped with fresh ingredients, including the HoDo’s house-made pickles, your mouth will water before you even take a bite.

The Ingredients: 
• Bison Patty
• Sweet and Spicy Shallot Jam
• House-made Pickles
• Aged Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese
• Lettuce
• Tomato

BEST GUILTY PLEASURE BURGER

WINNER: Twin Cam from Sickies Garage
Twin Cam Burger from Sickies

Two classic comfort foods combined into one – what more could your taste buds want? This stacked, bacon cheeseburger is nestled between two grilled cheese sandwiches that are sure to leave your stomach wanting more melty goodness. The real question with this one is, can you eat it all in one bite?

The Ingredients: 
• Grilled Cheese Sandwich Buns
• Pepper Bacon
• American Cheese

Honorable Mentions: 

Glazed Doughnut Burger from Sickies Garage
Glazed Doughnut Burger from Sickies Garage

Replacing the regular buns with soft, glazed doughnuts is enough to make you hungry just by looking at the photo. Along with being a runner-up for this category, this burger was also the winner of the most unique burger category.

The Ingredients:
• Glazed Doughnut Bun
• Pepper Bacon
• American Cheese

Humpty Dumpty Burger from JL Beers
Humpty Dumpty Burger from JL Beers

This one’s a classic favorite at this popular restaurant. Last year, it snagged the Best Burger title while being runner-up for two different categories this year.

The Ingredients: 
• American Cheese
• Fried Egg

BEST BURGER PLACE

WINNER: Sickies Garage – 3431 Fietchner Dr. S, Fargo 
Inside of Sickies Garage

With over 50 burgers, brews and more to choose from, there’s no doubt that Sickies Garage is one of the best places to fill your stomach. From traditional burgers to some that are bigger than your face, there’s something for everyone at this joint.

Honorable Mentions: 

JL Beers – 518 1st Ave. N, Fargo | 4240 32nd Ave. S, Fargo | 810 13th Ave. E, West Fargo |2902 US-10, Moorhead
Photo of JL Beers Fargo

JL Beers serves it up fresh when it comes to ground beef, fries and chips so you’re sure to leave with a full stomach and some satisfied taste buds. To top it off, they’ve got a tap beer selection that’s constantly changing to bring you the best brews possible to pair with your burger.

Hi-Ho South Fargo – 3051 25th St. S, Fargo 
Hi Ho South Fargo

Hi-Ho has called Fargo home for a number of years, so it’s no wonder they’ve got it down when it comes to serving up classic diner food. They’ve got something that everyone of all ages can enjoy, including arcade games, and they offer plenty of daily specials you won’t want to miss out on.

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