Michigan burger spot named among best in America, according to TripAdvisor


A Michigan burger spot has made the list of the top burger restaurants in America.

TripAdvisor released their list of the top burger joints in the U.S. for 2017-2018. One Michigan spot made the list.

At No. 5 overall on the list: Slabtown Café and Burgers – Traverse City, Michigan (464 reviews and 4.5 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor)

Located in a house in the Slabtown district – a west-side Traverse City neighborhood named after the housing style from logging days – Slabtown Café and Burgers patties up to 800 pounds of burger daily.

Signature burger: “Slabtown Special” double burger with American cheese, lettuce, grilled onions, topped with “Slabtown Sauce”

What TripAdvisor diners say: “Great menus of specialty burgers - the toppings are flavorful without overwhelming the burger. Good quality beef cooked perfectly!”

Related: Only one Michigan burger joint makes list of 'Best Burger Places in America'


Based on millions of reviews and opinions from diners, TripAdvisor takes into account the ratio and quality of great burger reviews in comparison to overall reviews, along with quality and quantity of reviews received in the past year (ending May 2018).

Featured restaurants have a minimum of 4.5 out of 5 bubbles, 200 reviews and 10 locations or less as of June 2018.

“We have leveraged the feedback from diners browsing TripAdvisor to surface the best burger restaurants in America,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. “This list serves up some of juiciest, crowd-pleasing burgers you should try – ranging from the traditional patty, to those with toppings including peanut butter and fried eggs. Millions of diners can, and do, find it all on TripAdvisor.”

Top Burger Restaurants in the U.S.
1.    Al’s Burger Shack – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2.    Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs – Naples, Florida
3.    Honest Abe’s Burgers & Freedom – Lincoln, Nebraska
4.    Grumps Burgers – Granbury, Texas 
5.    Slabtown Café and Burgers – Traverse City, Michigan

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