Hoboken’s 7 Best Burgers

July 11, 2012 6:00 AM

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The burger remains one of America’s most versatile and well loved summer staples. Hoboken’s repetoire of menus feature the simple meat patty stacked, stuffed, grilled, griddled and constructed in the best, most inventive ways New Jersey residents have seen. By Emily Tamburri.

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Hoboken Bar and Grill

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230 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 222-6050

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Few things add to a superb burger like a tall glass of cold beer – many options for both are found at Hoboken Bar and Grill. Small slider burgers and large 1-pounders appear on the menu, each carefully crafted and grilled to your liking. Not sure which craft beer to pair with your burger? Just ask. The waiters and barkeeps can recommend tasty new beers that compliment your choice of patty. Not to be outdone by red meat, Hoboken Bar and Grill also serves up rare, seared tuna, tilapia and salmon “burgers,” topped with fancy fixings like avocado, pickled ginger or a specialty house sauce.


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343 Park Ave
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 653-1492

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You may recognize Onieals from its across-the-river outpost in SoHo – or you may know it simply for their original, all-American style burgers. Onieals prides itself on delivering top notch quality hamburgers off their specialized burger menu, featuring our country’s favorites: bacon, barbeque sauce and melted cheeses. Burgers are served up alongside varying French fries styles or onion rings, to fit the “theme” of your burger. Onieals also offers outdoor seating and “Wine-Down Wednesdays” with live music, making this classy pub one of Hoboken’s best hidden gems.

Helmers Restaurant

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1036 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 963-3333

Ask a local where to get the best burger in Hoboken, and “Helmers” will likely be his response. Featured on both the lunch and dinner menu, the dish is a 12 oz. patty of top round beef – with a German twist.  Juicy and full of flavor, diners won’t need to add more than bit of salt and pepper to their taste. Precisely grilled and finished off with a ring of raw onion, a slice of melted cheese, crisp bacon, lettuce, tomato and nestled in between a Kaiser roll to ensure that German feel. To accompany your already delightful dish, the fries piled next to the giant burger (all for around $10) are made from raw potatoes hand cut in the kitchen.

Zack’s Oak Bar and Restaurant

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232 Willow Ave
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 653-7770

With mouth-watering specialties like the Brisket Blend Burger, Zack’s raises the bar in the juicy and flavorful categories. The pastrami bacon and smoked cheddar on this burger are just some of the toppings and combinations that grace the intricate burger menu. Plated dishes are not only appetizing to the pallet, but aesthetically appealing as well—remember you eat with your eyes first. The chef’s at Zack’s take time to prepare each burger, ensuring that their patties are not overwhelmed with grease.

10th and Willow10th and willow Hobokens 7 Best Burgers

935 Willow Ave
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 653-2358

10th and Willow offers something a little different for the burger lover with their oversized English muffin buns. If you’ve never tried a burger with this specialty bun, 10th and Willow should be your first stop for dinner – you won’t regret it. Boasting items like the Mexicali, with avocado, pepperjack and salsa, or the French, smothered in caramelized onions and bleu cheese, any choice made from this burger menu will please your pallet. Not a fan of red meat? 10th and Willow will substitute any of their beef patties with chicken or veggie burger, which are both also incredibly satisfying. Grab a table outside and wash down your meal with one of their fun flavored martinis.

Arthur’s Tavern

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237 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 656-5009

When a restaurant is known for their great steaks, you know the quality of their burgers will also be out of this world. Revered by many as one of the best burgers around, Arthur’s large portions and mouth watering juicy patties are of superb quality and cooked just the way you like it. Arthur’s is all about showcasing the goodness of the meat itself, so we recommend a simple burger, but do not fear, this tavern offers the crispy-bacon-y and melty-cheesy toppings you crave. Each patty comes with a side of home fries—a surprisingly rewarding alternative to the regular shoe string French fries that will not disappoint.

Maxwells Bar and Restaurant

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1039 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 798-0406

Making their second appearance in our “Best of Hoboken” reviews, Maxwell’s comes in at one of the best places to grab a burger in the area (Also check them out for Best Hoboken Bars). The char-grilled grilled burgers are an excellent precursor to the live music frequently booked here and the nice selection of beer ties it all together. Each night of the week introduces a different specialty burger, like the Jersey Burger with taylor ham. Every new dish inspired by the Maxwell chefs is certain to be hot and juicy, a must for any burger delicacy.

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