Among the most popular foods in America is the hamburger. Dating back to the 1800s, when sailors discovered the Hamburg Steak, it was adapted by German immigrants to America found that the hamburger was an affordable option for all classes of people, as the meat was not always of the highest quality.
Today, Americans love hamburgers a lot. In fact, in 2014, Americans consumed approximately 9 billion hamburgers and with the introduction of specialty burger restaurants that boast options such a bison meat, bleu cheese topped patties and caramelized onions, these numbers are staying steady.
Whether you're watching a game, or just socializing with friends over a cold beer, here are 15 mighty independent burger joints in Denver worth tasting.
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Hopdoddy Burger Bar
1747 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202
Hoppdoddy's burgers are hefty and filled with quality ingredients.
5280 Burger Bar-Denver
500 16th St., Suite 160, Denver, CO 80202
5280's offerings are delicious . . . just ask the regulars!
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
240 Milwaukee St., Denver, CO 80206
Bad Daddy's is a great spot to savor a cocktail or a burger.
The Cherry Cricket
2641 E. Second Ave., Denver, CO 80206
The Cherry Cricket's relaxed feel goes perfectly with their comfort food and yummy burgers.
Park Burger- Highlands
2643 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211
Park Burger likes to incorporate specialty ingredients into their dishes, such as mushrooms on their burgers and truffle oil onto their fries.
609 Grant St., Denver, CO 80203
Illegal Burger's fun theme goes well with its wonderful burgers.
10101 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80231
T&R will have you wanting more, and generous add-on options are often included at no extra charge.
Highland Tap and Burger
2219 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211
Tap and Burger is the perfect spot if you're looking for a beer and burger.
2615 Walnut St., Denver, CO 80205
A fun vibe and delicious items are a great combination for a relaxing evening or casual date night.
Larkburger Denver - Downtown
1617 California St., Denver, CO 80202
Larkburger's sandwiches are bursting with flavor as well as fresh ingredients.
Park & Co.
439 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO 80203
Park & Co.'s options are all delicious, whether you're going for a milkshake, appetizer or burger.
Big Smoke Burger- Denver
652 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246
Big Smoke Burger is not just a name ... these burgers are massive.
4550 S. Kipling St., Denver, CO 80127
The 49th is a wonderful option for burgers, fish and chips, you name it.
4000 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80212
Royal will have you eating like a king, thanks to a great combination of ingredients.
My Brother's Bar
2376 15th St., Denver, CO 80202
If you'd like to try a bison burger, this is a great choice!