Bergen County has the largest population among the counties in New Jersey, with almost a million people. That’s even though there aren’t any large cities there. The largest “city” is Hackensack, but comes with a small town feel since it only has a little more than 43,000 residents.
Still, it’s a great place to live in, and it sure doesn’t hurt that you have plenty of fantastic burgers to try out. Here are some burgers you should try in this area:
Margarita Burger in Iron Horse Grill, Westwood
The Iron Horse Grill is a great casual dining place for families, and they’ve been offering their “Burger of the Month” special for years. It just so happened that 8 years ago, the Margarita Burger was their Burger of the Month. It was so popular that it became a permanent part of the menu. It’s still popular today, as it remains one of their bestsellers.
The Margarita Burger features an Angus beef patty, which they stuff inside with creamy mozzarella. Then they charbroil the patty, after which they add toppings such as the fresh-chopped bright-green basil and the sun-roasted, oil-drenched tomatoes.
Everything’s set onto an airy toasted ciabatta roll, and then it’s served with battered shoestring fries on the side. This is one heck of a burger.
Whirly Burger in the Dutch House Tavern, Fair Lawn
A great burger starts with great meat, and they know this at the Dutch House Tavern. It has to be fatty for great flavor, freshly ground, and molded by hand. That’s why this place sits right across the Swiss Pork Store, so they can get their great meat easily. There across the street, they grind the meat every morning so you get terrific meat for your burger.
They 5 burger options here, and they’re all good. With the Whirly Burger, you get a ½-pound beef patty, which is then topped with 2 thick slices of griddled Taylor ham and some subtly sweet American cheese. Lots of people love this, and so will you.
Avocado-Chipotle Cheeseburger in the Grand Lux Café, Paramus
The place specializes in offering internationally inspired cuisine, but that doesn’t mean they don’t offer American classics. They have burgers here too, and in fact they’re quite fantastic. You can’t go wrong with any one of them.
But if you’re adventurous enough, you should try their Avocado-Chipotle Cheeseburger. Sure, avocado isn’t exactly a common part of a cheeseburger. But here, it works. With your fresh avocado, you also get melted cheese, fire-roasted poblano peppers, chipotle mayonnaise, and cilantro. It’s an unbelievable combo that will make this one of your favorites.
Kobe-Style Burger in Hearth & Tap, Montvale
This features Kobe beef (hence the name of the burger), and it’s super-marbled for flavor while it’s also ridiculously tender. It tastes so much of luxury that some have called it the foie gras of meat. But it’s not the only thing that’s notable in this burger.
Aside from the 6 ounces of Kobe beef that just seems to melt in your mouth, you also get some onion marmalade and lots of the homemade black-truffle mayonnaise. It has some bacon as well, but this time you’re getting slices of their house-made candied veal pastrami bacon. It’s not your usual mayo, and it’s not your usual bacon.
To really maximize the flavor, add a slice (or even 2 slices) of Muenster cheese, and put in a fried egg as well. Enjoy this with some triple-cooked hand-cut fries, and it’s a luxurious burger you’ll never forget. Yet it’s not really all that expensive, and you can check out the Grand Lux Cafe menu prices for yourself.
Cheeseburger at White Manna Burgers, Hackensack
White Manna has been serving burgers since 1939, and it set up its place in Hackensack in 1946. Ever since, it has become a hallowed icon for burgers, for the residents as well as for visitors. It’s so popular that there are lines of customers all eager to get one of these cheeseburgers.
Here, it’s all about the flavor and not the size. Each cheeseburger may be small enough that you can easily hold it in one hand, but it sure packs a lot of flavor. Besides, who says you can’t get 2 cheeseburgers for yourself?
It’s understandable if you want more of this cheeseburger, as they get fresh extra-lean ground beef from a local supplier each day. Then they add the molten cheese and the caramelized onions, and then served on a Martin’s Potato Roll. It’s worth lining up for, seriously.
These are just suggestions, of course. But the burger joints mentioned on this list are all fantastic, and you can say the same of all their burgers. Try out each joint the next time you visit Bergen County, and find out for yourself which burger is actually the best for you!
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