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.Read More
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
1. Cali Burgers at CaliBombs & Burgers
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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2. Sin City Burger at Smashburger
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.
3. Fat Choy Burger at Fat Choy
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.
4. Pub Burger at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
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.
5. Buta Burger at FukuBurger
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.
6. Old Homestead Burger at Old Homestead Steakhouse
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.
7. Bar Code Burger at Bar Code Burger Bar
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.
8. Hell’s Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger
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.
9. Gold Standard Burger at Holsteins Shakes & Buns
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.
10. Grilled Cheeseburger at Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar
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.
11. ShackBurger at Shake Shack
The ShackBurger at Shake Shack with its simple cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce is one of the best burgers out there.
12. Double-Double at In-N-Out Burger
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.
13. New Mexican-Style Green Chile Cheeseburger at DW Bistro
The New Mexican-style green chile cheeseburger at DW Bistro at The Gramercy comes topped with jack cheese, jalapeño bacon, and heirloom tomato. Perfection.
14. The Sickies Burger at Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews
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.
15. Bacon and Beef Burgers at Slater’s 50/50
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.