The 3 Best Burger Places in Greensboro

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Tarlon Khoubyari
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Once in awhile, you crave a nice, tasteful burger. But finding local burger spots can be hard,  especially when you are new to the area. Luckily, I’ve got you covered. In order to test which burger place can give you the best bank for your buck, I went to three different burger places with different price points in the area, and made some in-person comparisons.

 

Emma Key’s – personal favorite

Price point: $

Rating: 4 out of 5

Emma Key’s is a diner gem hidden on Walker Avenue. It’s a cute little diner tucked away with adorable outdoor seating, a small space inside, and a menu of typical diner foods. It’s extremely casual. You can walk in with sweatpants on a Tuesday night and it wouldn’t be weird. When you first walk in, you are greeted with a waft of one of the best burgers sizzling away. Emma Key’s makes the burgers you dream about: thin meat, fresh ingredients and lots of food. Surprisingly, you can get a decent burger, fries, and a drink for less than $10. I went with a couple of my friends and we all got different things. Everything looked great and the taste matched the scents. A large fries order can comfortably feed 3 hungry people and the burger was too big for my roommate to finish. Personally, I like my patties to be thin but flavorful and these burgers satisfied that craving. The burger was sloppy, juicy and it complimented the soft bun that was slightly crispy. My roommate got a cheeseburger with mac n’ cheese on top, with regular fries. The sear on the pattie was beautiful and you can tell everything from bun, to burger, to fries, were fresh. Simplicity is genius and not many people can make a decent cheese burger but Emma Key’s turned a simple cheese burger to the next level.

 

Hop’s Burger

Price point: $$

Rating: 3 out of 5

When newcomers arrive in Greensboro, many people recommend Hop’s Burger. If you come to Hop’s, come hungry because the portions are huge. I always get the Carolina burger and if I am with a group of friends, I will usually get wings, as they are my favorite thing on the menu. The Carolina burger is crispy, the fried egg oozes down the meat, and the bun holds everything together. It’s a beautiful combination of varied textures and flavors. If you want good burgers go to the one down Spring Garden. If you have a group of people and want a better environment, the one down Battleground will be able to accommodate. The burgers on Battleground aren’t as good as the original location, but it opened recently and may be ironing out some kinks. Both locations have incredible staff, an interesting local beer selection and overall, their burgers are great, however, in my opinion, a little overhyped.

 

Big Burger Spot

Price point: $

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

 

People always say that the best food is from places that you would least expect. Big Burger Spot is exactly one of those places. It’s connected to a gas station down Battleground.  It’s what you would think of when someone says “hole-in-the-wall”. The burgers there are big, juicy and extremely affordable. I was first reluctant to go there because of it’s location but that initial assumption served be wrong. They have 13 different burgers to choose from or you can build your own. Each burger packed with flavor. My personal recommendation, if you like a little kick, is the Lonestar. All burgers are hand-pattied, tender and delicious.



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