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.
Sitting in a sprawling, fully refurbished turn of the century printing building, St. Louis’ Schlafly Tap Room’s name implies the star of the show here is beer — of which there is plenty — but the real menu gem is the ground sirloin Tap Room burger, featuring burger slaw, white Cheddar, and an English muffin bun. Burger adventurers can also order the equally delicious Mediterranean-style lamb burger with feta and cucumber sauce, served on a ciabatta bun, although it did not make our list. The Tap Room burger scored the #93 spot, and is the only one from the Gateway to the West.