Burgers in Bergen County and Beyond

Double cheeseburger at East Coast Burger Company in Ridgewood

Bergen County is home to an eclectic mix of burger restaurants, from fast-food chains and greasy spoons to highbrow gourmet eateries. Here’s a list of local places for whatever kind of burger you’re craving.

East Coast Burger Company
75 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood
Description: Owner/Chef Mark Ostrowsky’s local burger concept “brings the beach fry experience to your town” with fresh, all-natural beef ground daily, hand-pressed patties and an array of toppings, including fresh chunky guacamole. Signature favorites also include the East Coast Burger with Secret Sauce, Maytag & Apple Smoked Bacon Burger, and Green Chili Cheeseburger. For those who want a tasty alternative to hamburgers, try the lobster roll, made with fresh picked lobster meat, light mayo and special seasoning on a New England-style bun. And, in addition to plenty of seating inside, the outdoor seating makes it a favorite warm-weather spot. Website

78 Promenade at The City Place, Edgewater
Description: NYC chain featuring organic and all-natural, free-range meats that are grass-fed and pasture raised. Website

Black Rebel Burger
525 Moonachie Avenue, Wood-Ridge
Description: Homemade buns and a desire to make as much in-house as possible highlights this mostly takeout spot. Website

Bobby’s Burger Palace
610 Bergen Town Center, Paramus
Description: Celebrity chef and grillmaster Bobby Flay puts his spin on burgers for the masses. Website

BOOM Burger
180 Route 17 South, Mahwah; 375 W Passaic Street, Rochelle Park
Description:  Food. drink. social. That’s the motto for the mostly bar scene with Pat LaFrieda patties, hand cut fries and milkshakes.  Website

Elevation Burger
1000 Center Drive, Level IV, West Nyack
Description: 100% organic, grass-fed, free-range beef burger chain Website

Five Guys (Multiple Locations)
45 River Road, Edgewater; 2151 Lemoine Avenue, Fort Lee; 450 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack; 54 Route 17 North, East Rutherford; 370 Essex St, Lodi; 1300 Route 17 North, Ramsey
This “better burger” trailblazer is a king of customization, offering over 250,000 options with their choice of 15 toppings. Website

Gotham Burger Co.
1383 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck
Description: A Kosher version of “Shake Shack”. Website

Habit Burger
Route 208 and Promenade Boulevard, Fair Lawn; 135 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge
Description: Consumer Reports’ best fast food burger winner serves their charburger with a variety of toppings influenced from their Santa Barbara heritage including freshly ground, never frozen meat.

Jake’s Wayback Burgers
Route 46, Little Ferry
Description: National chain promoting hand-made burgers and real milkshakes, all crafted to order. Website

Red and White Burger
7704 Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen
Description:  Classic burgers with various toppings and homemade Peruvian sauces. Website

Rony’s Rockin’ Grill
83 N. Washington Avenue, Bergenfield
Description: Custom blend 6oz burgers, homemade sides and more from the music-themed burger spot.

Shake Shack
479 Route 17 South, Paramus; Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Description: You may have already heard of this place. Website

390 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack; 170 Essex St, Lodi; 201 W Route 59, Nanuet; 556 Rte 17 North, Paramus; 984 Route 17, Ramsey
Description: Chain that “smashes” your burger to order with some regional choices and national favorites.

Steak ‘n Shake
Paramus Park Mall, Paramus
Description: The Midwestern chain sells seared Steakburgers and hand cut fries. Website

Steve’s Burgers
506 Boulevard, Garfield
Description: Never frozen burgers made fresh daily from chef/owner and Stephen Chrisomalis.

White Manna
358 River Street, Hackensack
Description:  The granddaddy of burger joints.

850 State Route 3, Clifton; 8141 Fashion Drive, Nanuet; Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Description: Wine and burger chain sells focuses on a menu of Certified Angus Beef burgers, cusomt buns and a focus on drinks. Website

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