Is there a more well-rounded meal than a burger and fries? We’re hitting every category on the food pyramid. Grains, plenty of protein, dairy, vegetables- even tomatoes can count as a fruit! While a burger for every meal probably won’t cut it with a dietitian, nothing satisfies the soul more than a juicy patty bundled up with delectable toppings inside soft yet sturdy buns.
The Absolute Best Burgers in Utah County
With tons of options available, browsing for the best burgers in Utah County is getting more and more difficult- a pretty good problem to have. However, after lots of eating, this list of the 11 best burgers in Utah County is ready for consumption (literally)! From classic diner-style to gourmet burgers, the best burgers in Utah County boast a host of options for any occasion or craving.
11. CHUBBY’S CAFE
Chubby’s is a classic, all-American, Southern-style burger joint offering one of the best burgers in Utah County. The patties at Chubby’s are well caramelized on the outside and are nestled between two extra-soft, sweet yellow buns (which may be one of the best things about this home-style burger)! Menu options include ultra-classic burger toppings, and that is what Chubby’s does best. The Utah Cheeseburger is a great option for a basic burger, and the Jalapeño Ranch Deluxe is perfect when needing an extra dose of cheese and a small kick of heat.
10. R&R BARBECUE
Made for the meat-lover, R&R Barbecue’s Caveman burger makes our list as one of the best burgers in Utah County for its no-nonsense commitment to offering essentially an entire barbecue between two pillowy buns. R&R’s smoked beef patty is piled high with the barbecue joint’s signature smoked andouille sausage and pulled pork (it’s a mouthful). Better yet, the burger literally drips with their sweet and tangy barbecue sauce and is topped with fried jalapenos and creamy jack cheese. Luckily, every table is equipped with an entire roll of extra-durable paper towels and several bottles of varying house-made barbecue sauces. Keep the barbecue sauce close to smother every bite of the burger in extra goodness! Though there are now a few locations in Utah County, the Lehi location serves these burgers with extra pride and a little extra heap of smoked pork.
9. SEVEN BROTHERS BURGERS
Originally located in Hawaii, Seven Brothers Burgers thankfully chose Provo as their first mainland restaurant location a few years ago. These burgers are some of the best in Utah County for their island-style flavor, and the Paniolo (Cowboy) burger is the perfect example! This burger is a mile-high thanks to two enormous, crispy onion rings stacked on top of the patty, and it bursts with flavor from a smoky grilled pineapple ring, barbecue sauce, and bacon. It’s the ideal lineup for a mouthwatering burger. The menu offers several other burger options including the Shem, another house favorite topped with a heaping dose of creamy, salty guacamole. Don’t forget an order of home fries, seasoned Hawaiian style!
Any Utah County local will tell you that Cubby’s is a fast-casual staple for burgers and salads. Their burgers are popular for good reason, and it will only take one bite of the Houdini (arguably their most popular menu item) to see why. Their top sirloin patty is seasoned the Italian way, inspired by the owner’s hometown Chicago, and topped with tender portobello mushrooms, garlic and tarragon aioli, smoked gouda, thick bacon, a handful of bitter greens, and the piece de resistance—crispy fried onions. These upscale versions of down-home burgers are sure to satisfy any craving for comfort, and that’s exactly why they make our list as one of the best burgers in Utah County! Order your burger with a side of rosemary fries and be sure to wash it all down with a sweet and tangy blueberry buttermilk milkshake.
7. ASADO ARGENTINIAN GRILL
Somewhat unassuming, Asado is nestled in an Orem apartment complex serving up Argentinian barbecue. Thanks to its incredible juiciness and savory flavor, the Asado Burger is one of the best burgers in Utah county. The hearty burger comes with a knife speared through the center and is plated on a wood cutting board, nestled next to plenty of oh-so-crispy french fries. In fact, the groove around the edge of the cutting board acts as a little mote catching the bounty of juices that flow from the perfectly cooked patty and delectable chimichurri sauce. The plump, charred red bell peppers are both sweet and succulent, perfectly complementing the tangy chimichurri and rich patty. So, with sleeves rolled and napkin in lap, embrace the juiciness and enjoy every bite of this Argentinian twist on an American classic.
6. CHEDDA BURGER
Hailing from Salt Lake, Chedda Burger has made its way to Utah County to make its over-the-top burgers more accessible to the population just south of SLC. Chedda Burger offers indulgent twists on diner-style burgers, sparing nothing to make their burgers extra special. The Turnpike Love, an above-and-beyond cheeseburger, comes to the table dripping with house-made cheddar cheese wiz. The La Tula is another must-have burger topped with fried guacamole, pickled red onions, Cotija cheese, and jalapeno mayo. Talk about the perfect combo of Mexican-American cuisine! Order a side of chedda tots for the table and be sure to grab plenty of napkins. These something-else burgers are sloppy- just the way they should be.
Burgers are such a big deal at Communal, a farm-to-table restaurant in the heart of Provo, that Monday nights are entirely dedicated to pumping them out of the kitchen. Every Monday night the restaurant offers two burger options: the classic cheeseburger and a specialty burger that rotates with seasonal produce. There is nothing spectacularly out-of-the-ordinary about Communal’s classic cheeseburger, but it makes our list as one of the best burgers in Utah County because the beef takes its rightful place as the star of the show. Topped minimally with classic burger toppings, this perfectly cooked farm-to-table beef is showcased for its natural flavor. While Communal’s classic burger is a delicious staple, don’t miss out on Communal’s specialty burgers- especially if the sauteed garlic oyster mushroom burger is back in season. It is the definition of salty, savory goodness!
4. CHOM BURGER
Chom came into the Utah County burger scene nearly five years ago and has become one a classic joints for a juicy, diner-style burger. Their buttery, toasted buns are beautifully caramelized at the edges and every patty has incredible flavor. The fast-casual restaurant’s menu has plenty of burger options to choose from, but the Green Chile Avocado burger is a great first-time option. Creamy from the avocado and with a kick of heat from the green chile and pepper jack cheese, this burger is deliciously southwestern. Chom Burger makes our list as one of the best burgers in Utah County for their ability to deliver a classic burger with an upscale twist. Just don’t forget to pair it with one of Chom’s thick seasonal shakes and a side of their crispy fries!
3. BLACK SHEEP CAFE
When thinking about cheeseburgers, goat cheese might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But at Black Sheep Cafe, their mouth-watering G.O.A.T. burger is smothered in heaps of tangy, earthy goat cheese. Accompanied by a beautifully cooked, flavorful beef patty piled high with arugula, roasted red bell pepper, and portobello mushrooms, this goat cheese melts into every topping to make every bite perfect. True to Black Sheep Cafe’s Native American roots, the burger is held together by soft and tender nanniskadii, a Navajo flatbread. This unique combination and succulent flavor is exactly what makes Black Sheep Cafe’s G.O.A.T. burger one of the best burgers in Utah County. Order the sweet potato or rosemary fries for a classic burger side, or branch out to try the elote-style corn on the cob- it’s worth going out on a limb for.
2. THE FOUNDRY GRILL
The Foundry’s wagyu beef burger is a craving waiting to happen. Everything about the burger is delectable, including the tender and flavorful wagyu patty, but the absolute star of the show is its aged cheddar spread. Dripping down the sides of the patty, the cheese spread blankets the entire burger with a salty, creamy richness that transforms what would otherwise be a simple cheeseburger into an over-the-top, cozy comfort food. While this warm and cheesy burger makes an excellent post-ski meal after a long day at Sundance, it merits a trip to The Foundry all on its own.
1. BLOCK RESTAURANT
Block is a hidden gem in the Utah County food scene, and their signature Block Burger is unparalleled. Served at all times of the day, the beyond tender, melt-in-your-mouth patty is topped with rich caramelized onions, local smoked white cheddar, lettuce, and house-made summer squash pickles (that’s right, squash pickles- they are life-changing). A local bakery supplies the brioche burger buns, whose fluffy interior combined with the just-right chewiness of its egg-washed exterior makes it the ideal vehicle for this delicious cheeseburger. Block’s farm-to-table style means that there may be some variation in the burger depending on the season, but after returning again and again for this amazing bite, there is a 100% guarantee that it will always come to the table perfectly cooked and altogether irresistible.