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2. CHEESEBURGER SLIDER White Manna, Hackensack, NJ

Okay, it's not a restaurant. It's a tiny diner specializing in sirloin patties topped with griddled onions and molten cheese on a potato bun.

Photo by NYC Food Guy via Yelp
Photo by NYC Food Guy via Yelp

3. "THE ONE" Next Door, Montclair, NJ

Duck fat–enriched beef, caramelized onions and white cheddar on a fluffy brioche bun.

Photo by Eugene O. via Yelp
Photo by Eugene O. via Yelp

4. BRAISED SHORT RIB BURGER Christopher's at the Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick, NJ 

A short-rib patty with roasted-tomato mayo served on a Texas toast bun.

5. PALENA CHEESEBURGER Palena Cafe, Washington, DC

Melted Italian cheese infused with truffles and garlic mayo.

Photo by Norry H. via Yelp
Photo by Norry H. via Yelp

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