There was a burger boom in Las Vegas about five years ago. It seemed as if burger joints were the only kind of restaurants opening. It’s probably not a coincidence that the burger explosion came around the same time as high-end steakhouses were also booming in Las Vegas.
The burger restaurants offer a less expensive option for beef eaters. At the same time, the burger restaurants allow restaurant owners a chance to fancy up the burgers and charge more money. Hopping on a trend is nothing new in Las Vegas.
This is typical for Las Vegas, a city never afraid of moving to and from what’s popular around the world. The trend towards burger restaurants has slowed down. Fewer burger restaurants are opening and only the best from the boom survived the trend.
Today, there are plenty of good burgers in Las Vegas but there are few great burgers. Here are three great burgers you’ll find in Las Vegas. We’ll add a great value burger too because it’s a nice day to be outside in Las Vegas.
Not all burgers at Holsteins are created equally. After sampling various burgers when they first opened I finally found a great burger here. The Gold Standard is the only burger I eat at Holsteins. This dry aged beef sirloin burger with smoked bacon, aged goat cheddar cheese, baby arugula, & garlic-chive aioli (hold the tomato confit) is phenomenal.
Not only is it the best burger at Holsteins but it’s one of the best anywhere in Las Vegas. The combination of flavors is unique and delicious. At nearly $20 this is a pricey burger but it’s fantastic.
Downtown Las Vegas
I usually visit Pizza Rock for the fantastic Happy Hour deals. However, the best thing I’ve eaten at Pizza Rock that doesn’t have marinara sauce might the Burrata Burger. This burger is made with certified Angus Beef, Burrata Cheese, Crispy Bacon, Arugula and Balsamic Reduction (hold the caramelized onions). The burger comes with a side of their fantastic garlic fries. You might need a pack of gum if you have too many garlic fries. Seriously.
You’ll find cheaper burgers in downtown Las Vegas but it will be difficult to find a better burger.
You’ll find this steakhouse chain at the Town Square Mall (south of Mandalay Bay) and near Summerlin (15 minutes west of the Vegas Strip). Forget the steak and visit during happy hour where they have one of the best burgers in Las Vegas for less than $10. The Prime Burger has Wisconsin cheddar cheese, peppered bacon and comes with a side of double-cut shoestring potatoes.
In addition to a great steakhouse quality burger for less than $10, you’ll find beer and wine specials during their 5 pm – 7 pm Happy Hour (weekends included!)
Value Burger On The Vegas Strip
In-N-Out (The Linq)
This isn’t the best burger in Las Vegas. However, In-N-Out Burger at The Linq (specifically) is a great value. A single burger at In & Out at The Linq is just over $3 (double double is just under $5). Shakes are less than $3. You won’t find a burger and shake meal of this quality for this anywhere else for the price.
Remember, In-N-Out Burger is a fast food chain. The price point compares to McDonald’s and Burger King. The prices do not compare to fast-casual burger restaurants Shake Shack or Five Guys. Their burgers cost about twice as much as In and Out Burger.
You’ll save about 20% on In-N-Out Burger is you venture off the Vegas Strip but that might not be as convenient.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.