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15 Must-Eat Iconic Burgers in Las Vegas

A bucket list of burgers to try in Las Vegas from strictly burger specialists to high-end steakhouses

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Japanese-style burgers at FukuBurger
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Iconic burgers have a few things in common. Some of these burgers are insanely popular or very well-executed. Others have stood the test of time, or have a significant place in Las Vegas burger history. Still others are newer burgers that have already made a splash after a relatively brief time on Las Vegas menus. What they have in common: they're all worth a try. Here, the 15 iconic burgers that you can always turn to in Las Vegas.

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1. Cali Burgers at CaliBombs & Burgers

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2300 E Lake Mead Blvd
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 381-0953
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CaliBombs & Burgers serves California-style burgers, topped with Cali sauce. Make it a Cali Cali double burger and do order a CaliBomb, a The home of the fried onion bomb, a fried onion with dipping sauce. Drive-thru available.

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CaliBombs & Burgers
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2. Sin City Burger at Smashburger

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7541 W Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 982-0009
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So good that Las Vegas gets its own burger. The Sin City Burger at Smashburger features a certified Angus Beef Smashburger, on an egg bun, then topped with a fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, melted American cheese, grilled and haystack onions, and the smash sauce. Three locations remain.

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Sin City Burger at Smashburger
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3. Fat Choy Burger at Fat Choy

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595 E Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 794-3464
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Sheridan Su's Fat Choy Burger is the perfect remedy for a hangover. Certified Angus beef, short rib, bacon, a fried egg, cheddar cheese, and onion jam make up this beauty at Fat Choy at Eureka.

A burger with cheese and an egg on top
Fat Choy burger
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4. Pub Burger at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

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2535 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 761-7610
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Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at the Sahara Las Vegas added the pub burger with short rib and brisket to the menu at Bar Centro. The burger comes with shredded iceberg, special sauce, and pub cheese on a homemade bun and served with fries and house-made ketchup.

A burger with fries on the side
Pub burger at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés [Official Site]

5. Buta Burger at FukuBurger

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3429 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 262-6995
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FukuBurger specializes in burgers with a Japanese twist, such as the Kinoko with grilled shiitake mushrooms, pickled red ginger, teriyaki, and finished with wasabi mayo. The Buta Burger offers an all beef Fuku-patty with applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, pickled red onions, and red ginger, finished with Japanese barbecue sauce and wasabi mayo. Also in the southwest.

A burger with cheese
FukuBurger’s Kinoko with grilled shiitake mushrooms, pickled red ginger, teriyaki, and finished with wasabi mayo
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6. Old Homestead Burger at Old Homestead Steakhouse

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3570 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 346-4642
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Head to this steakhouse at Caesars Palace for a 10-ounce dry-aged Pat LaFrieda patty that is pan-seared, then topped with aged Tillamook cheddar, caramelized onions, and foie gras butter at Old Homestead. If that isn’t iconic enough, it comes with duck fat fries and smoky bourbon ketchup.

Old Homestead Burger
Old Homestead Burger
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7. Bar Code Burger at Bar Code Burger Bar

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1590 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 294-2633
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Bar Code’s namesake house special comes prepared with onion jam, bacon aioli, and bleu cheese while the Hangover comes topped with American cheese, a fried egg, fried onion, and bacon.

Bar Code burger
Bar Code burger
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8. Hell’s Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger

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3667 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 785-5555
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Gordon Ramsay packs a punch with his Hell's Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Resort. Named after Ramsay’s reality show, the Hell’s Kitchen Burger features a three-meat burger with asadero cheese, roasted jalapeño peppers, avocado and oven-roasted tomatoes.

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Hell’s Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger
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9. Gold Standard Burger at Holsteins Shakes & Buns

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7940
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The Gold Standard Burger at Holsteins at the Cosmopolitan is made with a dry-aged beef sirloin patty, smoked bacon, aged goat cheddar cheese, tomato confit, baby arugula, and garlic-chive aioli.

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Gold Standard Burger at Holsteins Shakes & Buns
Holsteins Shakes & Buns [Official Site]

10. Grilled Cheeseburger at Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar

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3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 730-6700
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The wait for the burger at Au Cheval in Chicago is legendary, stretching as long as five hours. And diners say it’s worth every minute. Sister restaurant Bavette’s at the Park MGM serves a similar burger, the simply named grilled cheeseburger with an eight-ounce patty, sharp American cheese, dijonnaise, hand cut fries, and a farm fresh fried egg, minus the long wait.

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Grilled Cheeseburger at Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar
Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar [Official Site]

11. ShackBurger at Shake Shack

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3790 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(725) 222-6730
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The ShackBurger at Shake Shack with its simple cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce is one of the best burgers out there.

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ShackBurger at Shake Shack
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12. Double-Double at In-N-Out Burger

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4888 Dean Martin Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(800) 786-1000
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A toasted bun, two slice of American cheese, two beef patties, onions, lettuce, tomato, and spread make up this classic from In-N-Out Burger.

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Double-Double at In-N-Out Burger
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13. New Mexican-Style Green Chile Cheeseburger at DW Bistro

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9275 W Russell Rd #190
Las Vegas, NV 89148
(702) 527-5200
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The New Mexican-style green chile cheeseburger at DW Bistro at The Gramercy comes topped with jack cheese, jalapeño bacon, and heirloom tomato. Perfection.

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New Mexican-Style Green Chile Cheeseburger at DW Bistro
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14. The Sickies Burger at Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews

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6629 Las Vegas Blvd S STE 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(725) 735-5400
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Burgers obviously take center stage at Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews at Town Square. The Sickies burger comes with peppered bacon, fried egg, pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and American cheese, topped with onion rings and a splash of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, while the deep list includes a macaroni and cheese burger and a glazed doughnut breakfast burger topped with American cheese and peppered bacon. Pro tip: Order the tater tots with rusty bucket seasoning.

A burger with bacon and an onion ring on top
The Sickies Burger at Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews
Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews [Official Site]

15. Bacon and Beef Burgers at Slater’s 50/50

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467 E Silverado Ranch Blvd #100
Las Vegas, NV 89183
(702) 766-5050
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Named after its namesake patty, a mix of 50 percent ground bacon and 50 percent ground beef, the burgers at Slater’s 50/50 require two hands. The original features pepper jack cheese, avocado, sunny-side up egg, and chipotle mayo on a brioche bun.

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Slater’s 50/50
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1. Cali Burgers at CaliBombs & Burgers

2300 E Lake Mead Blvd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
A double patty burger held in a hand
CaliBombs & Burgers
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CaliBombs & Burgers serves California-style burgers, topped with Cali sauce. Make it a Cali Cali double burger and do order a CaliBomb, a The home of the fried onion bomb, a fried onion with dipping sauce. Drive-thru available.

2300 E Lake Mead Blvd
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

2. Sin City Burger at Smashburger

7541 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89128
<span data-author="-1">Sin City Burger at&nbsp;Smashburger </span>
Sin City Burger at Smashburger
Smashburger [Official Site]

So good that Las Vegas gets its own burger. The Sin City Burger at Smashburger features a certified Angus Beef Smashburger, on an egg bun, then topped with a fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, melted American cheese, grilled and haystack onions, and the smash sauce. Three locations remain.

7541 W Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89128

3. Fat Choy Burger at Fat Choy

595 E Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104
A burger with cheese and an egg on top
Fat Choy burger
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Sheridan Su's Fat Choy Burger is the perfect remedy for a hangover. Certified Angus beef, short rib, bacon, a fried egg, cheddar cheese, and onion jam make up this beauty at Fat Choy at Eureka.

595 E Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89104

4. Pub Burger at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A burger with fries on the side
Pub burger at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés [Official Site]

Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at the Sahara Las Vegas added the pub burger with short rib and brisket to the menu at Bar Centro. The burger comes with shredded iceberg, special sauce, and pub cheese on a homemade bun and served with fries and house-made ketchup.

2535 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. Buta Burger at FukuBurger

3429 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
A burger with cheese
FukuBurger’s Kinoko with grilled shiitake mushrooms, pickled red ginger, teriyaki, and finished with wasabi mayo
FukuBurger/Facebook

FukuBurger specializes in burgers with a Japanese twist, such as the Kinoko with grilled shiitake mushrooms, pickled red ginger, teriyaki, and finished with wasabi mayo. The Buta Burger offers an all beef Fuku-patty with applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, pickled red onions, and red ginger, finished with Japanese barbecue sauce and wasabi mayo. Also in the southwest.

3429 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146

6. Old Homestead Burger at Old Homestead Steakhouse

3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Old Homestead Burger
Old Homestead Burger
Caesars Entertainment [Official Site]

Head to this steakhouse at Caesars Palace for a 10-ounce dry-aged Pat LaFrieda patty that is pan-seared, then topped with aged Tillamook cheddar, caramelized onions, and foie gras butter at Old Homestead. If that isn’t iconic enough, it comes with duck fat fries and smoky bourbon ketchup.

3570 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

7. Bar Code Burger at Bar Code Burger Bar

1590 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Bar Code burger
Bar Code burger
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Bar Code’s namesake house special comes prepared with onion jam, bacon aioli, and bleu cheese while the Hangover comes topped with American cheese, a fried egg, fried onion, and bacon.

1590 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

8. Hell’s Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger

3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
<span data-author="-1">Hell’s Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay&nbsp;Burger </span>
Hell’s Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger
Amelinda B Lee

Gordon Ramsay packs a punch with his Hell's Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Resort. Named after Ramsay’s reality show, the Hell’s Kitchen Burger features a three-meat burger with asadero cheese, roasted jalapeño peppers, avocado and oven-roasted tomatoes.

3667 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

9. Gold Standard Burger at Holsteins Shakes & Buns

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89109
<span data-author="-1">Gold Standard Burger at Holsteins Shakes &amp;&nbsp;Buns </span>
Gold Standard Burger at Holsteins Shakes & Buns
Holsteins Shakes & Buns [Official Site]

The Gold Standard Burger at Holsteins at the Cosmopolitan is made with a dry-aged beef sirloin patty, smoked bacon, aged goat cheddar cheese, tomato confit, baby arugula, and garlic-chive aioli.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV 89109

10. Grilled Cheeseburger at Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar

3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
<span data-author="2187660">Grilled Cheeseburger at Bavette’s Steakhouse &amp; Bar </span>
Grilled Cheeseburger at Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar
Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar [Official Site]

The wait for the burger at Au Cheval in Chicago is legendary, stretching as long as five hours. And diners say it’s worth every minute. Sister restaurant Bavette’s at the Park MGM serves a similar burger, the simply named grilled cheeseburger with an eight-ounce patty, sharp American cheese, dijonnaise, hand cut fries, and a farm fresh fried egg, minus the long wait.

3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

11. ShackBurger at Shake Shack

3790 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
<span data-author="-1">ShackBurger at Shake&nbsp;Shack </span>
ShackBurger at Shake Shack
Amelinda B Lee

The ShackBurger at Shake Shack with its simple cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce is one of the best burgers out there.

3790 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

12. Double-Double at In-N-Out Burger

4888 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103
<span data-author="-1">Double-Double at In-N-Out&nbsp;Burger </span>
Double-Double at In-N-Out Burger
Amelinda B Lee

A toasted bun, two slice of American cheese, two beef patties, onions, lettuce, tomato, and spread make up this classic from In-N-Out Burger.

4888 Dean Martin Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89103

13. New Mexican-Style Green Chile Cheeseburger at DW Bistro

9275 W Russell Rd #190, Las Vegas, NV 89148
<span data-author="-1">New Mexican-Style Green Chile Cheeseburger at DW&nbsp;Bistro </span>
New Mexican-Style Green Chile Cheeseburger at DW Bistro
DW Bistro [Official Site]

The New Mexican-style green chile cheeseburger at DW Bistro at The Gramercy comes topped with jack cheese, jalapeño bacon, and heirloom tomato. Perfection.

9275 W Russell Rd #190
Las Vegas, NV 89148

14. The Sickies Burger at Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews

6629 Las Vegas Blvd S STE 120, Las Vegas, NV 89119
A burger with bacon and an onion ring on top
The Sickies Burger at Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews
Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews [Official Site]

Burgers obviously take center stage at Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews at Town Square. The Sickies burger comes with peppered bacon, fried egg, pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and American cheese, topped with onion rings and a splash of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, while the deep list includes a macaroni and cheese burger and a glazed doughnut breakfast burger topped with American cheese and peppered bacon. Pro tip: Order the tater tots with rusty bucket seasoning.

6629 Las Vegas Blvd S STE 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

15. Bacon and Beef Burgers at Slater’s 50/50

467 E Silverado Ranch Blvd #100, Las Vegas, NV 89183
A hand holds a burger with cheese, pickles, onions, tomatoes, and lettuce on a bun
Slater’s 50/50
Slater’s 50/50/Facebook

Named after its namesake patty, a mix of 50 percent ground bacon and 50 percent ground beef, the burgers at Slater’s 50/50 require two hands. The original features pepper jack cheese, avocado, sunny-side up egg, and chipotle mayo on a brioche bun.

467 E Silverado Ranch Blvd #100
Las Vegas, NV 89183

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