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7 Must-Try Burgers

The last decade has seen the hamburger transition from the backyard barbecue to America’s top restaurant kitchens. Chefs are now pressing patties formed from Kobe beef, lamb and turkey, then topping these creations with items like foie gras, mac-and-cheese, truffles and, yes, even peanut butter. The opening of In-N-Out Burger on The LINQ Promenade piqued our interest in finding the most unique burgers on the Las Vegas Strip.

Bacon Mac-n-Cheeseburger at Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar


Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
The LINQ Hotel & Casino

Prepare the napkins. Guy Fieri’s Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger is a beast. For Fieri, this burger is all about flavor and texture—and it packs a punch with both. Piled high, he sandwiches a beef patty, applewood smoked bacon, mac ’n’ cheese and his infamous Donkey Sauce between a toasted, garlic-butter brioche roll. “We’re talking about a burger that is totally out of bounds,” he says.


Gordon Ramsay Burger
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

If you thought Hell’s Kitchen was hot, wait until you bite into Gordon Ramsay’s namesake burger topped with asadero cheese and roasted jalapeños. If you can’t handle the heat, try the Hog Burger—a rich Mangalitsa pork patty grilled over apple and alder wood, then basted with maple butter before being crowned with vintage white cheddar, pickles, crisp onion and slaw.

Virgil's BBQ at the LINQ Promenade

Virgil’s Burger

Virgil’s Real Barbecue
The LINQ Promenade

The Virgil’s Burger brings the flavor of real barbecue. This half-pound patty is seasoned with the same dry rub as Virgil’s smoked meats. It’s then topped with cheddar cheese, slices of juicy hickory and cherry smoked brisket, barbecue sauce and a pair of crispy, sweet beer-battered onion rings.

Old Homestead Burger at Old Homestead Steakhouse


Old Homestead Steakhouse
Caesars Palace

Routinely ranked among the top steakhouses in the country, this beef bastion at Caesars Palace serves a mean steak burger. So if you’re passing on the porterhouse, order the Old Homestead Burger. It’s 10 ounces of dry-aged meaty bliss, seared in a cast-iron pan to lock in the juices. It’s then topped with aged Tillamook cheddar cheese and caramelized onions, and served on a fluffy brioche bun toasted in foie-gras butter. The burger is also available daily next door at Montecristo Cigar Bar, from 5-10 p.m.

El Hombre Burger at El Burro Borracho


Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino

Fieri fires up another offering to make our list. You’ll find his spicy El Hombre Burger, which has all the makings of a nacho burger, at his lively Mexican cantina. A beef patty with smashed-beef machaca is capped with queso casero and pepper-jack cheeses and smothered in black beans, salsa, burro sauce, guacamole and pico de gallo. Shaved jalapeños add a little kick, and crispy tortillas give it crunch.

Double - Double Combo In-n-Out at the LINQ Promenade


In-N-Out Burger
The LINQ Promenade

A California cult classic has landed at The LINQ Promenade. A not-so-secret menu boosts its simple, yet satisfying, selection of burgers, fries and milkshakes. Whether you want your burger protein-style (wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun) or stacked (a 3×3 or 4×4, referencing the number of piled beef patties), options exist. Our favorite: a double-double animal-style—two mustard-cooked beef patties with cheese, pickles, extra spread and grilled onions.

777 Burger at Burger Brasserie


Burger Brasserie
Paris Las Vegas

While this Paris Las Vegas joint has nearly a dozen delicious signature burgers, it also offers a build-your own option, allowing diners to select a beef, chicken, turkey or veggie patty, toppings and a cornmeal dusted onion or whole-wheat bun. The splurge option is the pricey 777 Burger: Kobe beef topped with pancetta, goat cheese, seared foie gras, arugula, lobster and 100-year aged balsamic vinegar, then paired with a BLT salad and served with a bottle of Dom Pérignon Rose Champagne for $777.

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