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Taste of History- Best Burgers in Denver

A memory to a classic. The Cheeseburger.

There have been numerous claims to the invention of the cheeseburger. On March 5, 1935 the Cheeseburger Trademark was registered by Mr. Louis E. Ballast of Humpty-Dumpty Barrel Restaurant in Denver, Colorado. One may conclude that the cheeseburger originates. Who is to argue with a legal trademark?

Whether you prefer the all American classic cheeseburger or dressed up and over the top with unique flavors and flair, these burger joints are sure to leave you satisfied!

Although the original restaurant is no longer in operation, here is a list of the best burgers in Denver!

Cherry Cricket

2641 East Second Avenue

Back and better than ever! Late 2016 Cherry Cricket closed its doors for six months recovering from a kitchen fire and has made a triumphant return! Over seventy years of operation under its belt serving up classic style burgers in Denver- known for its smoky, char-grilled patties and the lengthy list of toppings with which you can personalize them, from sauerkraut to salsa to raspberry jam.

5280 Burger Bar

500 16th Street

Get a taste of Denver! The guys behind 5280 Burger Bar serve the finest, chef-crafted burgers, salads, appetizers, and sides made from local, fresh, and all-natural ingredients. With burgers made from 100% Colorado beef and a commitment to freshness. So much so, they don’t even have a freezer in house! Offering 12 Colorado craft beers on tap daily, you’ll definitely taste the local flavor here! Be sure to check out their creamery next door! 16 made from scratch flavors of ice cream, from classics to a little out of the box. (Yes, the creamery has a freezer)

Highland Tap & Burger

2219 W 32nd Ave

Founded upon community, collaboration, and a sense of fun. Friendly, fun staff makes everyone feel completely at home, whether they are dining alone or with a large party, regulars or first-timers. Try the Shroom Luvas burger, people’s choice winner at the Denver Burger Battle! Sauteed mushroom medley with Ementhaler cheese and white truffle aioli. For a more delectable bite, try it with shave foie gras!

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

5380 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Ste 106

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bars philosophy is to prepare simple foods-such as the quintessential American dish, the hamburger-with culinary passion satisfied a craving among restaurant-goers like nothing had before. And they certainly succeed. Offering classics with a twist such as the “Bacon Cheeseburger on Steroids” with Monterey jack cheese, three pieces of jalapeno bacon, apple bacon, bacon mayo, and all the fixings. Feel free to get outside of your culinary comfort zone and get a little experimental with a build your own burger option!

Stay at the Wingate Denver Tech/ Greenwood Village

Our location is perfect for you to tackle out our list of Best Burgers in Denver. Just off Interstate 25, you are a quick drive to all that Denver has to offer.

Try one or try them all! Don’t hesitate to let us know if we missed any other Denver Favorites!

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