Sometimes we all get a hankering for an American classic, the burger! Whether you want it medium rare with fries on the side, or are looking for something a little more gastronomically adventurous, New York City is guaranteed to have the perfect burger to sate your appetite. Check out our guide to: The Best Burgers in New York City


Shake Shack

Opened a little under a decade ago, you’ll see Shake Shack satellites opening everywhere!  They offer every staple of a classic burger joint, and have amazing frozen custard.  Lunch is definitely when the lines get a little long, so try to go there for an early dinner instead.

691 8th Ave

New York, NY 10036

(646) 435-0135


J.G. Melon

One of the most well-known burgers in the city comes from a bar called J.G. Melon. While the interior is a little dark and gloomy, the burgers are divine.  Try the bacon cheeseburger if you’re not afraid of flavor, and don’t forget the cottage fries!


1291 3rd Ave

New York, NY 10021

(212) 744-0585



Burger and Barrel is a great wine pub that offers some delicious alternatives to the regular beef burger. Looking for a nice change of pace? Try a lamb burger with feta, and a glass of their draft wine. You won’t regret it!

25 W Houston St

New York, NY 10012

(212) 334-7320



If beef isn’t cutting it for you, how about ostrich? Wild boar? At Bareburger you can try flavors you’ve never even imagined! If you’re particularly health-conscious, there is a huge emphasis on organic and free-range meat. Go there and eat guilt free!


535 LaGuardia Pl

New York, NY 10012‎

(212) 477-8125


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Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

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