Posted By: Jessica Quinn
Fort Collins boasts a platter of best burger choices We asked and you answered… Fort Collins’ top 5 places to grab a burger are revealed. Fort Collins has an overwhelming number of good places to grab a burger so we were curious, what are the fan favorites? Check out these local restaurants and try their flavorful and unique burger choices during your next visit to Fort Collins.
1. Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs: 60/40 Burger and Truffle Fries
Big Als Burger and Dogs is a local’s favorite in Fort Collins and the overwhelming winner of the best burger in town. As home to the famous 60/40 burger, don’t leave town without grubbing down on one of these decadent burgers. 60% beef and 40% bacon equals a patty so flavorful that you won’t be able to put it down. Pair this goodness with their handmade truffle fries cooked in white truffle oil and topped with a generous portion of parmesan cheese and parsley. Not only are their burgers and dogs to die for, they also like to “keep it in Colorado” from “locally raised hormone free staff” to the recycled and repurposed décor.
2. Choice City Butcher and Deli: Choice Burger and Potato Salad
Another local favorite, Choice City Butcher is the perfect mix between a local butcher shop and that go-to sandwich joint. They are less known for their burgers but that doesn’t discount the fact that they easily are voted one of the top 5 burger spots in Fort Collins. Enjoy their classic Choice City Burger featuring bacon, Irish cheddar, and buffalo all ground together, cooked to perfection and topped with grilled balsamic onions, and their house red pepper aioli. Pair this Colorado-centric burger with the Choice City house-made Balsamic Potato Salad. This small butcher and deli shop features a wide variety of local craft beer to pair with that perfect burger.
3. Stuft a Burger Bar
Stuft a Burger Bar is the ideal burger joint if you’re looking for an endless amount of customization. Become your own burger chef at this sit down restaurant where you choose everything from your type of meat to what toppings and sauces you want. Stuft is local to Northern Colorado and was started in Fort Collins by two Colorado State University graduates. Now they own one of the most popular burger spots in Fort Collins and for good reason. If you’re looking for something a little more daring than build-your-own, try their Hangover Burger featuring a burger topped with egg, set between two warm glazed doughnuts.
4. Crown Pub
This inviting English-style brewpub is based in historic Old Town Fort Collins and features a creative global menu on tavern fare. They were voted as one of the top 5 burger spots in Fort Collins for their large menu of “Signature Royale” burgers. Choose from Colorado beef, grilled chicken or choice buffalo meat with any of their burger choices. Try their Relleno Royale for something different. Topped with a pepper jack stuffed chili, chipotle mayo, lettuce, and tomato on a toasted brioche bun, this one is sure to please your taste buds. Enjoy the laidback atmosphere and wildly flavorful burgers at the local Crown Pub.
5. Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing: Jalapeno Burger and Pub Chips
While multiple burger restaurants around town tied for best burger spot in Fort Collins, Coopersmith’s is a classic Fort Collins restaurant that is known for delicious craft beer and tasty burgers to pair it with. The Jalapeno Popper burger is the chosen burger at Coopersmith’s, adding a spicy boost to your burger palette. Enjoy their house burger cooked to temperature and topped with spicy cream cheese, bacon and fried jalapenos. For the side, don’t miss their house-made pub chips, which are actually closer to perfected French fries. Looking for even more spice? Pair it with their Sidga’s Green Chili craft beer.