We’ve compiled a list of 10 famous, or soon-to-be-famous, burgers from local restaurants offering the best quality beef made with the freshest ingredients around. These features will be sure to satisfy your burger cravings…but you don’t have to take our word for it. Try it yourself! (Menus subject to seasonal changes)

In no particular order…

The Black Sheep – featuring the “Black Knight Burger”. This one-of-a-kind, authentic English burger is made with 1/3 lb. ground chuck patty char-grilled to just the way you like it. Topped off with Swiss cheese, a fried egg, French fries, lettuce, tomato, onion, and 1,000 island dressing with a side of more fries! The disclaimer on this menu item cautions, “not for the faint of heart”.

Austin Brothers Beer Company – presenting the “Polish Burger”, two 1/4 pound smash style ground beef patties, topped with swiss cheese, sauerkraut, house-made kielbasa, with mustard and aioli served on a gourmet bun. Served with brew fries or substitute Italian Pasta Salad, Country Potato Salad, or a house salad. Don’t forget to pair it with Austin Brothers signature Woody Wheat on tap!

The Fresh Palate – choose your protein at the Fresh Palate! Your choice of either grass-fed beef or chicken burger, or try out housemade garden pinto veggie burgers. We suggest the “Norway Ridge”, topped with mushrooms, spinach, caramelized onions, swiss, and dijon cream cheese. Gluten-free buns are available upon request.

JJ’s Steak & Pizza House – featuring a twist on a classic with the “Western Burger”. This juicy burger is made just the way you like it topped with cheddar cheese, onion rings, jalapenos, and drizzled with BBQ sauce. With an option to add Applewood bacon, this burger does not get any more American! All burgers are served with a side of chips or an option for fries.

The Sandbar & Grill – it’s always summer at The Sandbar & Grill. Try out the “Sandbar Classic” with fries, topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheese.

Twin Acres 19th Hole – make your best burger ever with the “Hole in One Build a Burger” and choose between a 1/4, 1/2, or 1 pound burger! Choose from over 10 different toppings and unlimited free sauces and you’re on your way to your favorite burger!

The Nest – try out one of The Owl’s signature burgers, such as the “Shipwreck”. One signature steak burger dripping with creamy Bechamel cheese sauce over house-made pastrami, piled high with an onion ring, a farm-fresh egg, and drizzled with house-made barbecue sauce. Yum!

Red Brick Tap & Barrel – the Brie Burg is where it’s at! This burger is made with a wagyu beef patty, creamy brie cheese, fresh apples, honey mustard, and caramelized onion on a pretzel bun.

Mangos Tequila Bar – try out the Mexican chorizo shrimp burger for a fun flair to a classic burger. An 8 oz. beef patty topped with chorizo sauce, grilled tequila lime shrimp, and chipotle mayo.

Players Pub & Grub – you can drink your Jameson and eat it too with the Drunkin Mushroom. This burger comes with swiss cheese, sauteed onion, and Jameson mushroom sauce.


Where’s the beef? Show us your burger, (because after reading this, we know that is what’s on the menu for tonight), on Instagram or on our Facebook page! Hashtag it #AlpenasBurgerBucketList along with which place you are at. Whichever place you choose, we can all agree that there is a burger, or non-burger, for everyone’s likes here in our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes.