Best Burger in Wilmington
- kindel Jun 18, 2008 10:56 AM
Looking for a great burger, southern style. Anyone know of any good restaurants other than national chains that have them? Thanks.
I've heard that Cubbies has some good burgers- true or not? I seem to remember hearing that they were in the top three in Wilmington.
I agree that PT's is top!
I have also had a very good burger at Cubbie's in Monkey junction - total hole in the wall, but nice friendly little place run by a family, and so cheap! There are also a few locations.
The burgers at Two Guys do not stack up, at all. They do win for cheesesteaks though...
I'm rather partial to the burgers at Mako's Grille in Scott's Hill, which is on the Pender County/New Hanover County line on route 17. Technically, it's still in Wilmington, but just barely. It's a local joint known for their oysters and fried seafood, which are excellent, and there's no way you'd mistake it for a high-end restaurant. But some of the best burgers I've had since I moved to Wilmington over ten years ago have come from that little place.
They use an eight-ounce burger made from ground chuck - which is the only kind of ground beef I will eat. Ground chuck comes from a specific cut of meat instead of being just a bunch of scraps which come from god-knows-where. Because of the way ground chuck is produced, there is a much lower chance of contamination from all of the scary little bacteria and stuff we read about in the newspaper.
Try to talk your server into getting the kitchen to cook it med rare to medium. Add some of their excellent slaw and onion rings -- heaven on a plate.