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Walt's Best Burger Joints

Each Thursday, we'll pick a specific subject and discuss "Walt's Best".  The hope is that, collectively, we'll come up with the go-to-locations for everything Sacramento, from restaurants and dive bars to golf courses and hiking trails.  The key ingredient is your input, so please weigh in via email, Facebook, Texting to 45797, or phone us at (916) 766-5734.

(in no particular order)

O'Mally's Irish Pub, Old Sacramento (1109 2nd St.)
The most serious blue cheese and bacon burger ever. Tons of blue cheese and big bacon strips. It's like a vacation in my mouth. You need a shower after eating this.
Willie's Burgers, Sacramento (2415 16th St.)
I get the triple burger with the sauce; add chili and it's an official "Willie's".
Nationwide Meats, Sacramento (1930 H St.)
Giant French Steakburger and big wedge fries. Deelish.
Squeeze Inn, Sacramento (5301 Power Inn Rd.)
The Squeeze with Cheese...a skirt cheese burger. It's all about the cheese, but what isn't.
Jim-Denny's, Sacramento (816 12th St.)
The total hole in the wall burger spot in downtown Sac since 1934. Good breakfast too. I started going there in '88 when Jim was still flipping burgers.
Fanny Ann's, Old Sacramento (1023 2nd St.)
Lots of selection for your burgers....and seasoned curly fries. I likes me some of their blue cheese burger too.
The Habit, Sacramento (6 locations in the area)
Nice selection of burgers. Lots of folks stop here.

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10/25/2012 5:39AM
Best Of...Sacramento Burger Joints
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10/25/2012 7:37AM
Mouth is watering...
Dad's Kitchen is fantastic, with the Dad's Burger (blue cheese and bacon) surprisingly mild and outstanding. The Texas West pig out burger with a slab of pork on top deserves mention, too.
10/25/2012 7:57AM
mmmm, burgers
Jim Denny's is pretty good, flipped burgers there back in the early 90's. But, lately California Burgers does the trick and the onion rings are divine.
10/25/2012 7:59AM
Nationwide Meats
First check the spelling in your post. These are great burgers, number one on my list For ambiance I would give Tower Cafe at plus
10/25/2012 8:08AM
the best burger joint
the best place to have a burger is the squeeze inn. It has been around since the 80s and it is so good. The fries a not frozen they cut them every day. Try there taco's they are the best also MichelleBeckmann
10/25/2012 8:26AM
Best Burger
Do not overlook the Flaming Grill Cafe at El Camino and Bell.
10/25/2012 8:35AM
Go Raiders!!!
some good choices there Walt.However I have to disagree on Fanny Anne's, they don't serve much of anything good and their service stinks. The Eagle rocks and welcome Walt I hope you enjoy yourself.
10/25/2012 8:37AM
Go Raiders!!!
some good choices there Walt.However I have to disagree on Fanny Anne's, they don't serve much of anything good. The Eagle rocks and welcome Walt I hope you enjoy yourself.
10/25/2012 10:01AM
Welcome Walt! Hubby and I go out at least once a week and search out a new burger here in town. We would change our names to Wimpy and Wimpette, tht's how much we like our burgers. Squeeze Inn is all about the cheese and not the burger, itself. We were not impressed with the taste of the burger at all. Dad's has an excellent burger as does the new 5 Brothers in Natomas and 5 Brothers fries ROCK! We preferred Smashburger over Habit burger but not too many place are better than Nations Burgers on Sunrise. I was raised on these in the Bay area and still one of my favorite burgers. Great pies and breakfast also!
10/25/2012 10:03AM
Should have read 5 Guys not 5 Brothers, hahaha!
10/25/2012 11:25AM
Gatsby's @ Fulton & Alta Arden. I was going to toss in Flaming Grill, but someone beat me to it. As a side note, I'm a vegetarian. Most of these places will cater to me, while still making my carnivorous family happy.
10/25/2012 11:38AM
MY Son
My son loves Fudrucker's. You have several choices for size, a zillion topping choices, and you can get buffalo, ostrich, and Venison burgers! You can't beat it!!
10/25/2012 2:38PM
Village Drive-In
In Tahoe Park. This is how I remember burgers tasting when I was a kid.
10/25/2012 5:04PM
best bang for the buck
Jasper's Giant Burgers, in Rancho Cordova, is by far the best burger for the money. For $5 dollars, you get a great burger, steak cut fries, and a fountain drink. Of course, you can get a better tasting burger, if you're willing to pay $15 dollars, but for $5 dollars, Jasper's can't be beat!!!
10/25/2012 5:48PM
If you haven't made the trip out to El Dorado Hills to try the Purp, you're missing out. BEST Burgers ever, I'll say it again, THE BEST.
10/25/2012 5:59PM
The COUNTER was the best...let's all rally to get them back
We were so sad to see the COUNTER be pushed out of the Fountains shopping center in Roseville. The burgers were awesome and you customized your own toppings etc. the sweet potato fries were the best we have ever had and were served with a perfect horseradish mayo. Each month there was a special, the carne asana and the lamb burger were to die for. How do we get them to come back to the area? We have visited one in San Jose and one in Marin but it is a long way for us to get our burger fix.
10/26/2012 7:00AM
Two that I like:
Hefty burgers in West Sacramento is good, Scott's Burger Shack on Franklin Blvd is good too. I think that the Squeeze In is over rated. I am always looking for great burger places to try. One more awesome burger was at the Claim Jumpers in Roseville, OMG it was TASTY !!!
10/26/2012 12:14PM
Ever in Woodland
Try Burger Saloon in Woodland. They do many different meats and toppings .
10/26/2012 5:28PM
Made Rite
I do wish that Made Rite Burgers in Carmichael was still around. THOSE were burgers to (mayhem of choice) for! Seasoned meat with Crispy melted cheese!! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!!
10/28/2012 9:58AM
Can't lose at Lou's
As long as I can remember you could always get a good burger at Lou's on Watt Avenue in North Highlands. Nothing fancy but an honest, good meal on a bun.
10/30/2012 12:00PM
On your way to Tahoe?
If you're on your way to (or from) North Lake Tahoe (on 80), a stop at Ikeda's in Auburn will cure the hunger. Fresh burgers, great curly fries and shakes, and lots of pies, jams and canned goods to take home!
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