The Best Burgers in America

There are burgers and then there are restaurant burgers: those over-the-top concoctions built for maximum wow and deliciousness. We tapped the country's top chefs -- all recent regional winners of prestigious James Beard Awards -- to share the burgers they devour most on their home turf.

Compiled by Sarah Karnasiewicz, Photography by Charles Masters

Onion ring burger
Charles Masters
5. Slowburger

This sky-high burger is stacked with gruyère, butter lettuce, homemade ketchup-relish sauce -- and think-cut, beer-battered onion rings.

Restaurant: Slow Bar in Portland, OR

Region: Northwest

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