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Best burger in or around chapel hill?

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  1. Try Buns or 411 West.

    1. Thursday-Saturday, the burger at Sandwhich is great. Bin 54 grinds their own beef, and so they'll serve you a fantastic burger, cooked how you want, at their bar and it's my favorite overall, though also more expensive. For the rest of the time, Buns is pretty good overall, and easy to get to go.

      1. Buns is good. Lots of people like Red Robin as a chain and Top of the Hill use to serve a pretty mean (if not expensive burger). One would think places that bring beer to mind (Tyler's, Carolina Brewery, Milltown) would make a great burger, but I'm not sure. If you want to venture to Durham, then you can hunt down the OnlyBurger truck, Dain's , Federal and Wimpy's all seem to have great burgers from what I hear.

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        1. re: burgeoningfoodie

          Big thumbs up on the Dain's and Federal recs. I'd put Wimpy's on par with Cook Out. Still haven't tried OnlyBurger.

          1. re: bbqme

            I like Federal a lot. My current favorite burger in CH is at Crooks Corner (w/ pimento cheese), eaten in the bar w/ the enormous plate of fries. The only downside is that they, and everywhere else I know in CH except Bin 54, have to cook the burger to medium since they don't grind the meat in house.

          2. re: burgeoningfoodie

            How can you mention Red Robin along with the other places, Red Robin only gives you lots of toppings for there tasteless burger.

            1. re: chazzer

              I can mention it for the same reason I can mention any other place I listed... it serves burgers and some people like them and think they are some of the best (as far as chains go) but I guess if I mentioned them I may as well mention 5 Guys over in Southpoint and I'm sure Carolina Ale House makes a burger too, but I've not had it.

          3. Spanky's makes a good burger from antibiotic hormone-free beef, with a decent variety of toppings. Full bar, decent desserts and caesar salads.

            1. Definitely Onlyburger. I just tried it this weekend and it was awesome. It does go to Chapel Hill, too. Check their website or twitter account to find out where they are, when.


              1. buns. 2 words-- fried egg. on your burger. awesome. ok, so that's 6 words, but still... as good a burger outside my own casa that i've had.

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                1. re: Pigloader

                  Ted's Montana Grill does a fried egg on at least one of their burgers (be it buffalo or beef). I'm not suggesting that they have a great burger or anything. Just adding to list of places that do the fried egg.

                  1. re: burgeoningfoodie

                    Il Palio grinds Cane Creek beef in house and makes a killer burger, cooked however you like.

                    1. re: veganhater

                      Buns. Ate there again this evening.

                2. The ex-communicated Allen & Sons BBQ on 15-501 between Chapel Hell and Pittsboro makes one of the best burgers you'll find in the area. If they dropped bbq and went burgers only, they'd still have a heck of a business...

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                  1. Sunset Grill in Durham also has a fried egg on a burger, and City Beverage in Durham will cook your burger however you'd like it.

                    1. I had a surprisingly delicious burger at James Joyce in Durham. The Gaelic burger, served medium rare. Cheddar, roasted onions, and bacon. Wow, was that good.