Here in Indianapolis, we know how to do burgers. From classic hamburgers to veggie burgers to fully loaded bacon marmalade and gorgonzola topped specialty burgers, we’ve got something for every taste and appetite. The next time you have a hunger that only a hamburger will satisfy, check out one of these top five places to get your burger fix!
Where to start? Punch Burger probably provides the most innovative way to enjoy a burger, from their Thai concoction that includes peanut butter and Asian slaw to the Aloha with pineapple and teriyaki glaze. And if burgers aren’t what you’re looking for, try the grilled cheese. You won’t be disappointed.
Locations: 137 E. Ohio Street, Indianapolis; 12525 Old Meridian Street, Carmel
One of the newer contenders to enter the Indianapolis burger scene, B Spot doubles as both a good date night stop or for family fun. (Fun fact: B Spot is a Michael Symon burger chain.) Go big or go home with the “Porky” selection – a burger with pulled pork, coleslaw and barbecue sauce. Bologna sandwiches and to-die-for milkshakes round out the menu.
Location: 2727 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis
Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream
One of the best things about Bub’s is the smell wafting through the air as you get closer to the restaurant. It just screams grease, burger and deliciousness. If you come with a big appetite, try the one-pound “Big Ugly” and get your picture on the wall if you can finish it! Bub’s is also famous for appearing on The Food Network’s show Man Vs. Food.
Locations: 210 W. Main Street, Carmel; 620 S. Main Street, Zionsville; and a Bloomington outpost as well
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Bacon marmalade? Gorgonzola cheese? Buttered bun? All come standard on the delish and ever-so-delightful Scratch Burger. Their Irvington pop-up restaurant has now closed so track down the truck to enjoy.
If you’re new to Indy and ask for a burger recommendation, the near-unanimous reply will be BRU Burger. As a Mass Ave staple, you’ll often find this joint overflowing with patrons ready to feast on one of BRU’s more than 15 burger choices. Our secret fave: the vegan quinoa version (and the garlic three cheese option is always great too).
Locations: 410 Massachusetts Avenue, downtown Indy; 12901 Old Meridian Street, Carmel
So whether you’re a carnivore or vegan, culinary connoisseur or no-frills foodie, Indianapolis has a burger for you. Which one will you try first?