Best Burgers in Madison


Madison is known for great eats, and when it comes to luxury burgers, the city really goes all out. Try MOOYAH Burgers, Fries and Shakes for a local chain with counter-service featuring poultry and vegetarian options in addition to locally sourced beef. Just as famous for their fries and thick shakes as their burgers, the most popular location is near the UW campus.

Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry might not sound like a burger joint, but that’s exactly what it is with a Madison twist. Instead of fries on the side of these massive burgers, try the local cheese curds. The unique atmosphere pairs perfectly with the local and imported beers on tap, making this institution one for the record books.

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DLUX is an upscale establishment where burgers are elevated to gourmet fare. A brewpub with an impressive menu of beers and burger toppings, dine outdoors al fresco in August and enjoy the best season of Madison. Their “bar bites” are ideal for a lighter snack.

Blue Moon Bar & Grill features two levels of art deco with a jukebox, billiards and once again cheese curds to go along with their burgers. Also try the Broccoli Cheddar Nuggets with their staple Best Burger in Town.