6 Spots to Get an Awesome Burger in NYC If You Missed National Cheeseburger Day

This past weekend was another of those random holidays that you had no idea existed until you see someone post on Facebook about it.

September 18th was National Cheeseburger Day, celebrating one of America's most beloved and indulgent foods.

There's a reason we New Yorkers especially love our burgers.

The possibilities of creating an amazing burger are endless, from types of meat and bread to hundreds of toppings that you can pile on. 

Here's our list for where to go to grab a juicy out-of-the-ordinary cheeseburger.


1. Brindle Room (277 East 10th Street)

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An East Village gastropub of epic proportions, the Brindle Room serves up some of New Yorker's favorite things about city dining: American comfort food, like chicken wings and spaghetti & meatballs, and a boozy weekend brunch.

If you're looking for a classically delicious burger, then the Steakhouse Burger, topped with American cheese and caramelized onions, is for you. It's a tried and true favorite that's perfect simplicity is what makes it an instant favorite.


2. Salvation Burger (230 East 52st Street)

This Midtown East gem gives two mouth-watering burger options. The signature Salvation Burger uses grass-fed dry-aged beef butchered in-house (don't ask how that goes down) and their Classic Burger, a double patty stack with their secret special sauce. 

You'll want to try the Salvation Burger on your first visit because the top-quality meat it uses gives the burger a milder, more subtle overall flavor. However, the Classic might be the reason you keep coming back for more. It's basically a perfect ten fast food burger turned up to eleven.


3. Neptune Diner (3105 Astoria Blvd - Queens)

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One of Astoria's most beloved eating establishments, Neptune Diner has been serving neighborhood regulars for decades. A blend of classic retro dining with a cool, aquatic-themed decor, this diner provides a number of specialty dishes, but their burgers are a definite gem in their crown.

You don't need to go crazy when trying to quell a burger craving here. For the bacon lovers out there, their 8oz Bacon Cheeseburger deluxe platter is everything your taste buds want from a juicy slab of meat slathered with cheese and thick, crispy bacon. We're already drooling.


4. Sadelle's (463 West Broadway)


A cross between a laid back burger joint and a chic dining hall, Sadelle's is a modern yet rustic choice for casual dining in an immersive venue. From the brick walls to the industrial hanging chandeliers, it exudes a chill feel that you just want to chat and hang out in.

Their Double Patty Stack burger at Sadelle's is their upscale answer to McDonald's Big Mac, with its smothering of special sauce on a tri-cut bun. The beef used here is a hearty dry-aged choice cut from Pat LaFrieda, adding a considerable funk to the otherwise sweet-leaning sandwich.


5. Harlem Shake (100 West 124th Street)

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Take a trip back in time to the days of old malt shop diners in the middle of Harlem, where there's many more whimsical things than just its clever name. From checkered floors and bright teal cushioned chairs to old school menu signage and an open grill kitchen, it's a true blast from the past.

Although you can opt for a regular burger, among their juicy and greasy creations is the Hot Mess Burger, topped with pickled cherry peeper and bacon relish, American cheese and smoky chipotle mayo. It's the kick your taste buds will thank you for.


6. Long Island Bar (110 Atlantic Avenue - Brooklyn)


First opened in 1951 and family-run for over four generations, Long Island Bar was restored and re-opened in 2013 with a new gusto but the same commitment to their food. It's come to be known for their excellent cocktails, but regulars know the eatery's burger very well too.

The Ladies' Burger, one of their signature sandwiches, take an overly-juicy charred patty and puts it between the usual fixin's, but adds a special sauce that has been passed down through the years. Reminiscent of Big Mac sauce, it differs by using acidic cucumbers and coriander in the recipe.


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