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Chow Down on the Best Burgers in Minneapolis Northwest

Hamburger or cheeseburger, mayo or mustard, onions or pickles – however you like ‘em, burgers are a staple of American cuisine. And when you’re in the mood for a hot and juicy patty, no substitute will do. “Ketch-up” on the best burgers in and around Minneapolis Northwest and kick your burger enthusiasm up a notch!

Brick & Bourbon

Known for its magnificent craft cocktails and wild comfort foods, Brick & Bourbon’s burger menu is worth drooling over. Are you daring enough to try the Next Day Burger? A hand-crafted patty atop crispy hash browns, topped with herbed cheese, pecan-smoked bacon and an egg over-easy. All this savory goodness is sandwiched between grilled slices of battered French Vienna bread, just like French toast. This savory burger hits all the right notes! 

Malone’s Bar & Grill

A great sports bar can only be great if it has fantastic burgers. Malone’s Bar & Grill delivers with excellent burgers, including a fantastic turkey burger and black bean burger. The Mr. Jimmy comes with fried onions, lettuce, tomato, a double dose of cheese (American & cheddar) and Malone’s secret jimmy sauce. For a veggie option, the flavorful black bean burger is topped with crisp lettuce, guacamole, pico de gallo and a creamy chipotle sauce served on ciabatta bread. Save room for Malone’s famous waffle fries and seasoned sour cream. 

Nom Nom: On Mondays, get a burger and chips for just $6.95!

Wagner’s Drive-In

A local favorite for decades, Wagner’s Drive-In has perfected the art of the hamburger. They're trusted for delivering delicious hand-pattied, never frozen burgers that are tender, juicy and flavorful. Order your burger pretty much however you like it and “relish” the flavor.

Nom Nom: Enjoy with a hand-crafted chocolate shake!

5-8 Grill & Bar

No burger experience in Minnesota is complete without a Juicy Lucy – the famous hamburgers stuffed with melted cheese. The 5-8 Grill & Bar offers a full menu of Lucys to choose from. Opt for the wildest of them all – the PB&J Lucy stuffed with creamy peanut butter and American cheese and topped with strawberry jam. It’s as good as it is messy! The Montana Jack Juicy Lucy is also wild, stuffed with Bleu cheese and topped with Heinz 57, chipotle mayo, shredded lettuce and 5-8’s famous onion straws. Warning: the cheese in a Juicy Lucy is very hot, so be careful and take your time. It’ll be worth the wait! The 5-8 Grill & Bar is also home to the Twin Cities one and only Garlic Cheese Burger – a classic cheeseburger served on a toasted garlic French roll. You can sub any regular burger bun with a gluten-free bun or pretzel bun. 

Nom Nom: On Mondays, enjoy $6 American Cheese Juicy Lucys from 5 p.m. – close! 


Topgolf’s menu is as fun as its golf. The Sunrise Burger is a great way to start or finish your day with its pecan-smoked bacon, cheddar and fried egg. Or try the Piggyback with crispy Porchetta, cheddar cheese sauce, pickled peppers and lettuce on a pretzel bun. Topgolf now also serves Impossible burgers! This plant-based burger looks like, cooks like and tastes like meat. You can make any Topgolf burger an Impossible burger, and every burger pairs perfectly with a basket of tater tots.

50’s Grill

Burgers become the ultimate comfort food when they’re devoured at 50’s Grill, a long-standing diner that honors traditional, classic dishes. Enjoy classics like the mushroom & Swiss burger, California with cheese, Guacamole burger, or opt for the multi-gran melt or the patty melt. All burgers are made from fresh ground beef that’s custom ground for the 50’s Grill and pattied fresh daily in the kitchen. Savor a simpler time when you kick back with a burger and a malt while you’re serenaded by the jukebox tunes of Patsy Cline and Buddy Holly.

Nom Nom: 50’s Grill also serves bison burgers, and all burgers come in 6 oz. and 4 oz. patties – great for those with smaller appetites.

Red Cow

For a sophisticated twist on burgers, head to Red Cow in the North Loop in Minneapolis. Red Cow focuses on gourmet burgers made with local, certified Angus beef.  these burgers need to be tasted to be believed. Each burger has a special twist such as Red Cow sauce, candied bacon, manchego cheese, merlot mushrooms or apricot-rosemary black pepper jam. The 60/40 burger is 60 percent certified angus beef, 40 percent ground bacon patty with Wisconsin aged cheddar, beer mustard and candied bacon. Other burger options include the turkey burger, ahi tuna burger with avocado and “dragon sauce,” and the bison burger with fig and goat cheese. 

Nom Nom: Red Cow’s plant-based burgers include Impossible burgers and the Veggie Love – curried chickpea burger with sliced radish and crushed pistachios!

Let us know which burger in Minneapolis Northwest is your favorite by sharing your experience and photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #WeLoveMNW. Explore more of Minneapolis Northwest’s impressive dining scene with Food For Thought: 15 Dining Discoveries to Satisfy Your Cravings and Where to Eat and Drink During Patio Season. Also check out the Best Brunch Spots in Minneapolis Northwest

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