The burger is the trademark American dish, made ever better with a side of fries and a chocolate milkshake. You can get one at pretty much any restaurant in Queens, but no two burgers are the same, nor should they be. If you’re simple, you probably get it with just cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. If you’re somewhat daring, maybe some onion strips. But if you’re really adventurous, you pile it all on: bacon, sauce, more bacon, several different kinds of cheeses. We’re pretty sure you already have your favorite burger picked out, but this year, if you haven’t already, give the Best Burger in Queens a try. Your favorite might just change.
2021: Queens Voted Donovan’s Pub Best Burger!
57-24 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside
(718) 429-9339 – www.donovansny.com
For heaven between two buns, there’s no better place to go than Donovan’s Pub. This popular Woodside eatery cranks out the tastiest burgers around, wowing guests with every juicy bite they take. Donovan’s patties are formed from freshly ground New York Strip steak and broiled to a perfect char (they’re good at any temperature, but we recommend medium rare!), complemented by fresh lettuce and tomato. Make your burger even more special by loading on tasty toppings like green peppers, onions, mushrooms and bacon. Don’t forget the cheese, of course; melt on some cheddar, American, blue cheese, Swiss or something else. Pair it up with a side of crunchy fries or onion rings and you’ve got yourself a burger you’ll tell all your friends about!
2020: Queens Voted Fillmore’s Tavern Best Burger!
166-02 65th Ave, Flushing
(718) 762-2727 – www.fillmorestavern.com
Fillmore’s Tavern was originally a simple two-story building built in 1912. The kitchen is still in the same place it was all those years ago. A lot has changed over the past century, but the tavern is still loved by locals and visitors alike. Fillmore’s has been groundbreaking in a lot of ways from allowing women to sit at the bar as early as 1968 to hiring an underage bartender back in 1972. That bartender later bought the tavern and named it Millard Fillmore’s. They have hump day specials every Wednesday, happy hour every Friday, superb burger options and specials during games on Sundays. Fillmore’s also has a variety of events throughout the year.
2019: Queens Voted Jackson Hole Best Burger!
35-01 Bell Blvd, Bayside
718-281-0330 – www.jacksonholeburgers.com
Jackson Hole was established in 1972 with the goal of making the best burgers in New York City. With other 50 specialty burgers made from the finest, freshest ingredients, Jackson Hole has succeeded in creating the best burger in Queens. Each location is family owned and run, serving up an irresistible and mouth-watering variety of burgers. Jackson Hole has hosted some of America’s most famous burgers for Denzel Washington, Jennifer Aniston and Derek Jeter. Jackson Hole satisfies the hungriest of customers and each meal is cooked to perfection, making them the best burger in Queens.
2018: Queens Voted Jägerhaus Gastropub & Biergarten Best Burger!
Jägerhaus Gastropub & Biergarten
15-16 149th Street, Whitestone, NY
Jägerhaus Gastropub & Biergarten is a collaborative effort that brings a contemporary twist to traditional German & Austrian cuisine. Featuring only the best drafts and cuisine, Jägerhaus is a destination unlike any other. Whether you choose to enjoy the complex flavors of a cold hefe-weizen in our traditional Bavarian biergarten, or the warmth of a smoked paprika goulash in our dining room, we urge you to let us transport you to the Alps of Europe
2017: Queens Voted Donovan’s Pub Best Burger!
57-24 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, NY 11377
Many pubs and restaurants serve burgers, but there is one that gets it just right! Established in 1966, Donovan’s Pub has an amazing tasty menu, so even if you aren’t in the mood for a burger, there’s something that will leave your taste buds content.