Best burgers in the Twin Cities

These Twin Cities joints serve up the town's most raved-about burgers, from Jucy Lucys to grass-fed to turkey to good ol' fashioned hamburgers.

Updated: May 09, 2010

Best Burgers

Strip Club Meat & Fish

378 Maria Ave, St. Paul, MN 55106

Famous for its meats (what else?), nearly everything at this dark and cozy St. Paul beef joint is locally raised. The burgers come out juicy and just the way the chef likes them, loaded with fresh lettuce, tomato and cheese and topped off with a Kaiser roll.

Matt's Bar

3500 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Home to the original Jucy Lucy? Matt's Bar says so. And at this little 50's-era bar on Cedar Avenue, customers agree: The Jucy Lucys here, served with a molten core of American cheese, are downright addictive

The 5-8 Club

5800 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Spelled ?Juicy Lucy? at this 80-year-old South Minneapolis dive bar/burger joint, the half-pound Juicy Lucy here comes served in a basket with the 5-8 Club's famous fries or onion rings and your choice of molten bleu, cheddar, pepper or Swiss cheese.

The Blue Door Pub

1811 Selby Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55104

Rather than compete with Casper & Runyon's Nook for the title of Best Juicy Lucy in St. Paul, this relative newcomer saw fit to reinvent the thing. The Blue Door's most notoriously tasty offering is the Juicy Blucy, a burger infused with decadent bleu cheese in place of the usual cheddar.


492 Hamline Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116

This small but famous sports bar in St. Paul is battling for the title of St. Paul King of the Jucy Lucy. Called the ?Juicy Nookie Burger,? this giant slice of meat comes stuffed with liquid cheese served with the Nook's famous fresh-cut fries.

Vincent - A Restaurant

1100 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

This award-winning French restaurant downtown offers up one of the most decadent burgers in town: A "Vincent" burger is gourmet all the way, filled with the succulent meat of braised short ribs and topped with gouda cheese.

Craftsman Restaurant

4300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Along with this South Minneapolis restaurant's charming Craftsman-era decor, the Craftsman is know for its burgers: beef, venison and turkey. The grass-fed beef burger comes topped with harissa and cheddar and a side of hand-cut fries and house-made chili ketchup.