Burgers are a delicious American staple! From fast food to gourmet, beef to bean, mushroom to plant-based, burgers come in all different flavors and textures. And from the U.P. to the thumb, Michigan is home to some of the best burgers around. We’ve put together a list of some of Michigan’s best and most unique burgers that are a must try.

Spending the day shopping and enjoying the parks around Birmingham? Hunter House Hamburgers is the perfect pit stop to get you fueled for the rest of the day. Don’t underestimate this small amily operated diner. They were rated #1 burger by the Food Network in 2009 and have been famous for their sliders since 1952. Don’t forget to grab a shake on your way out. Oh, and did we mention that everything is homemade, and their butcher, baker and pickle maker are all based out of Detroit?!

Looking for a nice indoor sit-down burger spot in Metro Detroit? Redcoat Tavern is the place to go! With locations in West Bloomfield and Royal Oak, Redcoat has been one of the hottest burger spots around town since 1972. They’re known for their Original Redcoat Special Hamburger and offer over 30 topping options including guacamole, chopped olives, a truffle aioli sauce and much more. But what truly separates Redcoat Tavern is their signature sauce, piedmontese burgers and burnt onions. Their wide variety of menu items, extensive beer selection, and comfortable retro seating make this a perfect spot for family and friends to gather and grub.

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Traveling to the state capitol? Stop by Weston’s Kewpee Sandwich Shop in Lansing for lunch. Kewpee’s has been serving the community for almost 100 years and has menu items to fit everyone’s taste – they even have a vegan burger. Make sure you try their famous Olive Burger, featuring their homemade olive sauce created in 1925!

There’s plenty of activities to enjoy in Grand Rapids, and eating is one of them. Stella’s Lounge is a fun hangout spot with over 250 whiskey options, arcade games, and of course an award-winning burger. The famous giant stuffed burger has been named best burger in America by GQ, and best in Grand Rapids by Grand Rapids Magazine and On the Town. They also have vegan and vegetarian burger options. And they’re environmentally conscious: ensuring 90% of their waste is recyclable!

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Even if you’re not visiting the Big House, Wolverines and non-wolverines alike are fans of Frita Batidos’ burgers. This Cuban inspired street food gem is famous for their unique traditional Cuban burger. Made from fresh, spicy chorizo, stuffed with shoestring fried and served in a soft egg bun, this burger is really something special!

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Visiting Jackson to explore the Cascade Falls or artsy scene? Did you know the city is also a hotspot for Foodies? Schlenker’s Sandwich Shop’s secret seasoning and special “everything sauce” make it a must try for burger lovers. They’ve been specializing in burgers for over 90 years. But make sure you save room for dessert, because their homemade pies are made fresh daily!

Home to Henry Ford, Dearborn is a hot tourist spot in Metro Detroit. But did you know the city is also one of the hottest spots in the state for burgers? There are many award-winning options to choose from, but Taystee’s Bugers takes the… burger? This family owned burger shop has won awards from the Detroit Free Press, Metro Times, Eater Detroit and MLive. But it’s the owner’s special that won them the Detroit Burger Brawl Championship. Ali’s Notch-Yo-Burger features three types of cheese and nacho cheese Doritos for a special crunch. It’s a must try!

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(Ali’s Notch-Yo-Burger from Taystee’s Burgers: 26350 Ford Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127)

Heading to Traverse City for a beautiful weekend getaway? Stop by Slabtown Café & Burgers for a hearty lunch or dinner. This Traverse City staple offers over 15 different burgers, including a vegetarian option. Make sure you try the Slabtown Special, a double cheeseburger featuring Slabtown’s secret sauce!

There are plenty of nationally recognized burger spots all over Michigan, these are just a few of our top picks. We shared some of our go-to burgers, now it’s your turn: Tag us in your favorite burger posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Now let’s get to grubbing, Bon Appetite!