New England’s Tap House Grille
With more than 50 beers on tap through perfectly chilled lines, this Hooksett restaurant invites visitors to “dive deep into the cultural roots of craft-brewed beer.” Extra effort is put into the food too, including the 8-ounce char-grilled burgers. The B&B pictured here has bleu cheese, caramelized onions, thick-cut bacon and all the fixings ($11).
1292 Hooksett Rd.
Wild Rover Pub
This traditional Irish pub recently expanded the menu under the guidance of Executive Chef Tom Puskarich, formerly of Z Restaurant on Elm Street in Manchester. He has brought in the Ultimate Burger, a blend of veal, bison and beef served with aged cheddar, bacon and a fried egg for juicy perfection.
21 Kosciuszko St.
Rachel Forrest Favorite
Chefs here strive to source local and make everything from scratch. The Settlement Burger is a handmade patty of house-ground sirloin with bacon, aged cheddar and Batch 7 sauce ($12).
47 Washington St.
Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery
Using local beef, the California Sunshine Style is fixed with three cheeses, roasted red peppers, artichokes, roasted mushrooms and basil pesto. 9 oz burger is $10.99. Meanwhile, Death By Burger is an 18-ounce cheeseburger topped with BLT and onions for $17.99. If that seems like child’s play, the Double Death by Burger has, you guessed it, twice the meat. The $26.99 cost includes a shirt and a spot on the wall of fame/shame.
135 Main St.
River Road Tavern
The burgers are Kobe beef. Have it your way with either a standard burger or sliders for $9. They also boast a great beer list.
193 South River Rd.
Fody’s Great American Tavern
The 10-ounce Award-Winning Tavern Burger is a classic with lettuce, onion, tomato and aged Vermont cheddar. Fully customize it with additional toppings ($9.99).
9 Clinton St., Railroad Square
O’Brien’s Sports Bar
Great grass-fed burgers include the Scotty Burger with a fried egg, Applewood smoked bacon and cheddar cheese served with french fries or cole slaw ($10.99). The Sriracha Turkey Burger is topped with Colby Monterey Jack, Applewood smoked bacon, pub greens, tomato and Sriracha Ranch on a toasted ciabatta roll ($8.99).
118 Main St.
The Barley House Restaurant & Tavern
Natural Angus beef is ground fresh daily. The Dublin burger is so well-known they had to trademark it. Coated with peppercorns, it’s lathered with whiskey gravy and creamy bleu cheese and, finally, topped with crispy onion bits ($12).
132 North Main St.
The Peddler’s Daughter
Good food includes The Peddler's burger, which is served with aged cheddar, beer battered onion ring, smoked bacon, lettuce, beefsteak tomato and red onion ($10). The Hangover Burger is made with a sunny side up farm egg, smoked bacon, beefsteak tomato and aged cheddar ($10).
48 Main St.
Strange Brew Tavern
Varied menu includes a flame-grilled burger topped with bleu cheese, bacon, sautéed mushrooms and onions. With more than 100 beers available the perfect beer-burger match is just
a sip away.
88 Market St.
The Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery
The tavern is attached directly to the butchery so expect freshly ground beef for your burgers. One customer favorite is the Black and Blue – with toasted Cajun spices, fresh cilantro, bleu cheese and bacon ($11.50). You can also buy the pattied burger in the market. Or consider The Real Burger King, with 100 percent ground Angus, ribeye and tenderloin, caramelized onions and horseradish sauce ($16).
58 Rte. 27
Elm City Brewing Company
The 8-ounce BBQ & Bacon Cheeseburger is layered with their own smoky sweet peach BBQ sauce and crisp bacon and cheddar. Served on a compliant soft bun ($9.99).
Colony Mill Market Place
222 West St.
Moat Mountain Smokehouse & Brewing Company
Barbara Radcliffe Rogers Favorite
Moat Mountain makes its California Burger with guacamole and tomato salsa and sided with Cajun crisp skinny fries ($13.99).
3378 White Mountain Highway
British Beer Company
No Wimpy Burgers here. The signature BBC Burger ($12.99) is served with Gouda cheese and hickory-smoked bacon, all on a toasted brioche roll. You could also try the Bourbon Turkey Bacon Burger – a turkey patty topped with caramelized onion, smoked bacon, bourbon sauce and fresh avocado on a grilled brioche roll ($11.99).
1071 South Willow St.
103 Hanover St. at Portwalk Place
Tuckerman’s Restaurant & Tavern
The Classic Burger is an 8-ounce burger with lettuce, tomato, onion with Blue, cheddar, gouda, or swiss cheese ($9). Try the BBQ Burger is put together with bacon, crispy fried onion, cheddar cheese and Tuckerman's house BBQ sauce.
336 Rte. 16A
Tooky Mills Restaurant and Pub
Certified Angus burgers are a hefty 8 ounces. The Cheshire Mills Burger is served with bacon, horseradish cream cheese and red onion ($9.95).
9 Depot St.
Murphy’s on the Green
The “Murph” Burger is well-loved. Find it served topped with crispy shallots, remoulade, local bacon and American cheese ($16).
11 S. Main St.
Ellacoya Barn and Grille
Ellacoya's Italian Burger features a portabello mushroom, arugula, ricotta cheese and salami ($13.50). The restaurant also makes a scrumptious Bleu Burger with gorgonzola cheese, applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, lettuce and tomato on a bulk roll ($13).
2667 Lakeshore Rd.