One of the many things I love about Louisville is the fact that we have a lot of great places to eat, especially for a mid-sized city. We’ll talk about a lot of these places and the wonders of various ethnic foods in the future, but today let’s talk burgers. Here’s my Top 5 Burgers In Louisville:
I could go on and on about Flanagan’s burgers. They have the delicious Murphy Melt, the Highland Classic cheeseburger, a Ribeye burger and more.
Make sure you top Cumberland’s burger with pepperjack cheese and bacon. Mmmm! Sojourn and Cumberland both started the same year, and I can’t count the number of times I’ve enjoyed their burgers. It seemed like they lost something for a little while, but now they’ve come roaring back and are again making one of the best burgers in Louisville.
Proof on Main
The vibe is great in Louisville’s revived downtown, and Proof is one of the main reasons. Their burger is juicy and succulent (and they have fantastic breakfast plates as well). The bison burger comes with smoked bacon & Tillamook cheddar.
This is a heavy burger — you’ll wake up in a meat sweat, but it will be worth it. They call it the Nachburger, and unlike most bacon cheeseburgers that lay bacon strips on top of the burger patty, Eiderdown works their bacon into each patty (local grass fed beef, too).
This place is a Louisville staple, like Churchill Downs or the Louisville Slugger museum. You’ll feel like you’re stepping back into the 1930’s (but leave your Tommy gun at home). Jack Fry’s burger comes topped with caramelized onions, and you can get either cheddar or swiss cheese, and bacon.
What about you? Have I left off one of your favorites? Do you have a Top 5, or 3, or 10? And don’t be ashamed if your favorite is White Castle. Different strokes for different folks, so tell me what makes your taste buds dance with joy.