DETROIT – May is National Burger Month. Michigan is filled with great spots to grab a burger of your choice. Here are just a few.
Miller's Bar (Dearborn): No-frills, circa-1941 watering hole for signature burgers & beers with honor system payment. (4.0 STARS on Google). From reviewer on Yelp: One of the BEST BAR BURGERS AROUND!!! Love the French fries/onion rings... Where can you go these days and pay based on the honor system.
The Brown Bear (Shelby): Sizable burgers feature at this wood-paneled tavern with sports decor & classic pub grub. (4.6 STARS) From reviewer on Yelp: One of the best burger joints around, I would put their burger up against any others.
The Torch Bar & Grill (Flint): Enduring tavern slinging house burgers & bar food basics in a simple setting with art & photos. (4.2 STARS). From reviewer: If you are a burger-lover, you need to visit this place. Even if you live 100 miles away, the burgers are worth the trip.
Slabtown Burgers (Traverse City): Burger-centric venue serving up handcrafted patties in quaint, bright-walled digs with a patio. (4.8 STARS). From reviewer: This place makes awesome burgers! The venue itself is a little cramped but the burger is worth the wait in a crowded atmosphere.
Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger (Ann Arbor): Established in 1953, this burger joint with a cafeteria-style setup also makes sandwiches. (4.1 STARS). From reviewer: Best burger in Ann Arbor! Although it was crowded it didn't take long to order and get my food. It's definitely worth the experience!
Mercury Bar (Detroit): Upbeat grill with a modern diner vibe turns out creative burgers, plus hot dogs, poutine & shakes. (4.4 STARS). From reviewer: Quite possibly one of the best burgers I have ever had. We walked in and were promptly seated and served. The wait staff was incredibly helpful and kind.
Clyde's Drive-In (St. Ignace): Vintage drive-in burger joint known for 3/4-lb. burgers offers up fries, onion rings & shakes. (4.4 STARS). From reviewer: Best burger bar I've ever been to and I've been to more than I'd care to admit. Always great food and service. Fair prices too.
BONUS: Zeff's Coney Island (Detroit): Jason Carr's favorite burger spot. Modest diner specializing in American staples, like omelets, New York-style hot dogs & sandwiches.