There is something quite iconic about the American hamburger, often emulated but never matched. Whether you like them with cheese, loaded with extras, or plain and simple, the burger joints of New Hampshire await you!
For fresh food and friendly service, it’s hard to beat Papa Joe’s Humble Kitchen. This Milford institution serves up some of the best burgers in state, alongside hotdogs and fun offerings like fried pickles. It also happens to be one of the best places to purchase delicious heat-and-eat foods, taking dinner prep off your plate.
If you find yourself in the White Mountains craving 100 percent angus beef, look no further than the Black Mountain Burger Company. A Lincoln location offering up seriously delicious burgers, and other cult favorites like their insane macaroni and cheese balls.
With locations in both Portsmouth and Durham, as well as Newburyport, Massachusetts, Lexie’s Joint has made quite a splash on the New Hampshire culinary scene. Whether you choose beef, chicken, or veggie, the burgers at Lexie’s are a must-eat, even without the casual, cool atmosphere. Enjoy burgers, craft beer, and mocktails at any of the Lexie locations.
Since 1922, Red Arrow Diner has been a darling of the Manchester food circuit, and has since infiltrated Concord, Milford, and Londonderry. The burgers are top notch, whether you choose beef or vegan, signature or build-your-own. Try the “Trump Tower” burger, a dreamy concoction where the buns are actually grilled cheese.
If you like burgers, you’ll love them stuffed! Visit Chop Shop Pub and try a famous stuffed burger, gigantic and filled with delicious combos like bacon and macaroni and cheese. Owned by one of the nicest guys in the business, this Seabrook location is an easy add to our list.
This Irish pub’s hamburger brings an almost extreme quality to the table, like some sort of dream dish come to life. Served on a brioche bun, variations include angus, turkey, and bison, but the real star is the “YMCA Porter Pounder,” which features a beef patty coated in peppercorn, topped with onion rings, bacon, and ranch.
7th Settlement is the type of place that feels like it’s operated by your nearest and dearest. A farm-to-table craft brewery and restaurant, this Dover eatery offers delicious dishes and community-oriented events (think beer yoga). While their burger may read as ordinary, the extraordinary ingredients set it apart from the pack. A seasoned patty with secret sauce, aged cheddar, and locally sourced bacon combine for a palate pleaser the likes of which you’ve never tasted.
Buckley’s Great Steaks serves up some great cuts of meat, to be sure, but their avocado burger is one for the books. Honey-chipotle barbecue sauce, candied bacon, avocado, and pepper jack cheese, topping a quality patty and grilled over native hardwood. Traditionalists will be just as pleased with the simpler Buckley’s Great Burger.
Sawyer’s has been making New Hampshire bellies happy since 1945, and shows no signs of slowing down. While their burgers (chicken, veggie, or beef) are all simply divine, the buffalo blue cheeseburger really makes this Gilford spot worthy of a drive.
Heavily reliant on the daily special, Lee Circle Grocery on Wheels serves up a vast variety of flavors. Check their Facebook page for the creative combo they’re offering up, or roll the dice and discover a new favorite!