The Daily Meal recently published our 101 Best Burgers in America for 2014, and in order to compile our ranking, we assembled a list of nearly 200 burgers from all across the country, from Spruce Pine, North Carolina to Hillsboro, Oregon. We then divided these burgers by region, and compiled a survey that was taken by a panel of 50 noted food writers, journalists, bloggers, and culinary authorities from across the country, asking them to vote for their favorites; limited, of course, to the ones that they’d tried. We tallied the results, and published the 101 stellar American burgers with the most votes.
Philadelphia is famous for its cheesesteaks, so it should come as no surprise that the City of Brotherly Love’s best burger is the sirloin beef burger at Sketch Burger. Exquisitely simple, it consists of a highly flavorful eight-ounce sirloin patty served on a doughy white bun from a nearby LeBus Bakery with sliced tomato, shredded lettuce, and a choice of sauces; among them hot mustard, BBQ, harissa aïoli, and “Caribbean Green.” The burger was ranked #18 out of the 101 best in America, surpassing PYT’s namesake burger (#24), the Whiskey King Burger at Village Whiskey (#32), the Burgamo at Alla Spina (#81), and the house burger at Supper (#86).