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Best Burger in Annapolis

OK, I've seen the postings about DC and Baltimore, but where is the best burger in the Annapolis area. Tried Five Guys, and it is...Five Guys. So how about some other options?

Bonus points for great onion rings.

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  1. I think Cheeburger Cheeburger has great onion rings. The burgers -- not so much. They're only OK.

    1. I'm not really sure that Annapolis has a great burger place. Five guys, cheeburger cheeburger, Red Robin, etc. are okay, but I can't think of an outstanding independant place. It would be great if the area could get something in the Hellburger vain, or even a bar that has a phenominal burger. But I just can't think of anything that's blown me away. Outside of Annapolis, Garry's grill has a decent burger (the B&A), but again, not amazing. Maybe I'm missing one, we'll see what others come up with.

      1. My husband is looking for a good burger and has come up dry as well. He has tried the places named so far; none are standouts. Cheeseburger cheeseburger was a read disappointment given the name of the place. Fuddruckers is the best he has been able to find.

        1. I've enjoyed a decent burger at Davis' Pub though I don't know how it compares to Cheeburger Cheeburger, Five Guys or Red Robin. I've heard there is a place in Market House that has a good burger. At least two of my pals prefer the Boatyard Bar & Grill burger. I've not tried it. When you find the best burger, or the best ANYthing in Annapolis, please share the joy and tell us about it.

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          1. re: Treva

            I've not had Boatyard's burger, but I was wondering if it was good. They seem like they'd be a good burger place, given the good quality of their other food. I'd be surprised to find a good burger in the market house, especially now that almost everything's out of there.

            1. re: Jason1

              I'll second lures,the burger is very good,pricey,but very good. leafman

          2. The Boatyard has a very good burger.

            Lures in Crownsville (where the old Sputnik was located) has an excellent kobe burger. I've eaten it several times and recommend it.

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            1. re: Ichabod

              Does the Boatyard allow you to order to temperature (MR?) or are they all MW-W? I love this place but have never tried the burger. Will have to go for lunch soon.

              1. re: GianniB

                Boatyard is amazing! I typically can get it about medium, medium rare. Sometimes they do cook it more well done than I like but the meat is rich enough that it's never dry. They have nice selection of good quality toppings and I have never been disappointed.

                Fuddruckers is also good but they don't have a wide range of toppings. Their fresh baked buns are the best, though!

                1. re: kitsunebaby

                  Since you brought this thread back up, I'd say that Punk's Backyard Grill hands down now offers the best burger in Annapolis. A burger topped with gorgonzola with a side order of cucumber salad is fine eating. Not as big of a burger as Fuddruckers or Chee Burger Cheeburger, and I like the atmosphere of Boatyard, but Punk's is definately the highest quality.

              2. re: Ichabod

                Are you kidding me!?! Boatyard's burgers are absolute CRAP. Either the people who ate them here were really drunk, like their burger cooked WELL DONE, have no taste buds or maybe a few years back it was a different story. But I just ate a burger there because I read it was good on this post and boy was I disappointed. It's like someone slapped a frozen pattie on their dirty backyard grill and overcooked it. Absolute Crap. Avoid at all costs. Here's the thing...for people who truly love a tasty well cooked burger - Grilling a burger over an open flame is actually one of the worst ways to cook it. WHY? because all of it's tasty fat falls away into flame and proceeds to scorch the burger. Flat tops are the only way to go because the burger cooks in all of it's greasy fatty goodness, and that's where the flavor is....that and quality ground beef. Also if a restaurant cooks your burger WELL DONE no matter if you ask for Medium, Medium Rare, Medium Well, I tend to dislike that, maybe it's just me. It's even worse when the meat is bland.
                Now out of the chain restaurants....
                My current favorite: Ruby Tuesdays Triple Prime Burger (most tasty ground beef you'll find in a chain restaurant, and they cook it right) I used to hate Ruby Tuesdays but since they did a facelift on their menu, it's a different story. Try this burger, then compare it to your favorite burger.
                The Rest:
                Cheeburger Cheeburger - pretty good, but doesn't compare to the triple prime.
                Five Guys - good if your in the mood for greasy, patties are thin but ok for what it is.
                Fuddruckers - Used to be decent but it's no better than a fast food joint now. Your blinded by the toppings and good tasting bun to realize the meat sucks. They also overcook the burger everytime, no matter how you want it cooked.