9 great burgers in WNY - Gusto

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9 great burgers in WNY

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Wellington Pub / 1541 Hertel Ave. / Buffalo / 833-9899

You might joke about making a burger with two toasted cheese sandwiches as its bun. The Wellington Pub actually did it: Meet the Monster Burger.

Photo by Sharon Cantillon / Buffalo News

Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar / 253 Allen St. / Buffalo / 240-9359

Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar has some scruffy edges, but the kitchen cranks: This is The Duke of Allen Street, a truffled Angus burger with mushrooms, fried egg, and arugula. Do not miss the fries.

Grover's Bar & Grill / 9160 Transit Road / East Amherst / 636-1803

No list of Western New York burgers would be complete without mentioning Grover's Bar and Grill, known for huge burgers and cheeseburger soup. Here, it’s eater versus cheeseburger.

Photo by Sharon Cantillon / Buffalo News

Vizzi's / 967 Kenmore Ave. / Kenmore / 871-1965

Vizzi’s was crowned WNY’s best after an extensive search in 2008. This is what the grilled cheeseburger with potato salad looks like if you’re too burger-crazed to shoot before you start eating.

Soho Burger Bar / 64 W. Chippewa St. / Buffalo / 856-7646

Soho Burger Bar has a line of burgers formed from a custom beef blend. Here’s the bacon cheeseburger, along with some of the house-made Tater-Tot-like potato cubes.

K Cafe / 546 Niagara Falls Blvd. / Tonawanda / 836-8888

Korean BBQ-styled burgers, tacos and burritos anchor the menu at K Cafe. This is the Gangam burger with beef-bacon patty, kimchi, avocado, fried egg and more.

DiTondo's Tavern / 370 Seneca St. / Buffalo / 855-8838

Perhaps you would not expect a tavern specializing in parmed pasta and other Italian blue-collar plates to offer a burger of renown. Meet the Big Burger at DiTondo's Tavern.

Blue Monk / 727 Elmwood Ave. / Buffalo / 882-6665

A solid non-beef choice with an Asian spin is the duck burger with Vietnamese banh mi flavors, at Blue Monk. Fries cooked in duck fat make a sympatico side.

Photo by Derek Gee / Buffalo News

Allen Street Hardware Cafe / 245 Allen St. / Buffalo / 882-8843

If you’re at Allen Street Hardware, and willing to venture away from beef, consider this lamb burger with mint pesto and feta cheese.

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