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Best Burger in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado – Butch’s Top Ten

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Sure, it’s hard to mess up a burger, you can go to McDonald’s and get an ok burger and be satisfied, but even harder to mess up a burger is to make a GREAT burger. We are lucky because we have some restaurants in Fort Collins and the surrounding area that have perfect the beef patty! Here are my ten favorite burgers in Northern Colorado!


Runza.com
Runza.com
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Runza

2601 South Lemay Avenue #31, Fort Collins & 2204 North Lincoln Avenue, Loveland
 
 

I must admit, if I did this list without any input from my co-workers Runza would have never made the list. I had only been there two or three times ever, and I thought they only had sandwiches. But, more than one person said Runza needed to be on the list, so I checked it out! The homemade bread dough from scratch, hand-sliced onions, and fresh lettuce and beef make for one of the best burgers I had never heard of. In 2009 Runza celebrated 60 years and now have over 80 locations in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and Iowa. I can see why!

 
Bruces123.com
Bruces123.com
9

Bruce's Bar

123 First Street, Severance
 
 

When someone from Northern Colorado thinks Bruce’s in Severance, they think Rocky Mountain Oysters! In fact Bruce’s has gained worldwide fame for their “nuts.” But, there are plenty of people out there who are not into the whole eating a bull’s private parts thing, so for them Bruce’s also cooks up other parts of the cow. They do it pretty darn good too! You choose a quarter pound or half pound patty and all kinds of different toppings, add some fries or chips, and you have yourself a top ten burger in Northern Colorado!

 
Larkburger.com
Larkburger.com
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Larkburger

2539 S. College Ave., Fort Collins
 
 

A restaurant based solely on popular burger served at a fine dining restaurant in Vail spells a gourmet burger joint called Larkburger. Thomas Salamunovich recognized that a perfectly prepared, all-natural gourmet burger would be appreciated beyond Vail – so in 2006, Larkburger, the restaurant, was born. Driven by an eco-friendly philosophy and health-consciousness, Larkburger’s restaurants, menu and daily operations are designed around an all-natural experience. From the interior walls, the packaging, and the all natural ingredients, Larkburger is defiantly the best “green” burger I have ever eaten! With all that being said, I know you are thinking a huge price tag like I was, not the case though! Go check this place out!

 
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Fatso's Diner

1606 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland
 
 

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on the Food Network needs to come to Loveland and check this place out! Fatso’s is truly all of those! Sometimes the best burgers come from the shadiest looking places. So, don’t let the look of the building fool you! You’ll get just what you would expect from a place that looks like Fatso’s… A hot juicy, make a mess out of your lap sort of burger. Skip the fries here though, their onion rings may be the best you’ll ever eat!

 
feastingfortcollins.com
feastingfortcollins.com
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Stuft A Burger Bar

210 S. College Ave, Fort Collins
 
 

The best kind of burger is always the kind you create to your exact standards! At Stuft, that’s exactly what you do. Pick your meat, then choose from seemingly hundreds of toppings, and even pick your bun. They cook it all fresh and fast, and then you enjoy your very own masterpiece! Sure they serve fries, but the real side at Stuft is what you have to drink. See, Stuft has a full bar to help you wash down your delicious burger.

 
Culvers.com
Culvers.com
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Culvers

918 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins & 4890 Thompson Parkway, Johnstown & 3502 W. 29th Street, Greeley
 
 

A drive through burger usually means quick, convenient, and just ok. Not at Culvers! Don’t get in a hurry, because you may have to wait a few minutes while they cook your “butterburger” fresh, but it’s so worth the wait! Never frozen, 100% U.S. beef, real Wisconsin cheddar, and a butter toasted bun (the reason they call it a Butterburger), make for the best fast food burger in Northern Colorado! P.S. They have frozen custard which is the best cold creamy creation since, well, ice cream!

 
Brian Gary
Brian Gary
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Randy's All American Grill

2118 35th Ave, Greeley
 
 

Randy’s has been serving up comfort food at it’s best to Northern Colorado for almost ten years now, and when I think of comfort food, burgers are defiantly on that list! Possibly the most popular item at Randy’s extremely popular restaurant is a burger named for a local radio DJ, Brian Gary. Two beef patties, cheese, mozzarella sticks, Rocky Mountain Oysters, and all the toppings, plus my favorite fries ever! A plate you’ll probably hate yourself for finishing, but love yourself for finishing, if you know what I am saying! Try the Randy Burger with jalapenos, or a burger smothered in green chili too! Oh, so many choices so little room in my tummy!

 
Feastingfortcollins.com
Feastingfortcollins.com
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Smashburger

1419 N Denver Ave, Loveland & 2550 East Harmony Road, Fort Collins
 
 

There is something magical that happens when you take fresh ground beef, roll it into a ball, and smash it into a patty. Smashburger has captured that magic and add a little sizzle by placing it on a buttered flat grill, season it perfectly, place it on a butter-toasted artisan bun and top it with the highest-quality cheeses, freshest produce and condiments. Why would you put a masterpiece like that in a bag? You wouldn’t of course, and that’s why Smashburger brings that goodness out to you on a plate next to some great fries, and if you like, with a hand spun shake! Burgers, fries, and shakes done right, to me, the best thing you’ll ever come across!

 
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Five Guys Burgers and Fries

2842 Council Tree Ave, #173, Fort Collins & 1335 W Elizabeth, #100, Fort Collins
 
 

Once called “Willy Wonkas of Burgercraft” Five Guys is loved by about everyone who has ever visited one, and they let you know all the good things people have said about them with their wall décor. There are over 250,000 possible ways to order a burger at Five Guys and they are all extraordinary! Never frozen beef cooked to order on a toasted bun with a bunch of toppings for you to choose from, and served with more hand cut fries than you need, Five Guys took the simple idea of a fried burger and perfected it! They are so good, that you need two, really! You have to order a single burger, because the regular hamburger comes with two patties! Peanuts while you are waiting are available, but I discourage eating them, save room for one of the best burgers you will ever eat!

 
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Flickr/ bluebird218
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JB's

2501 8th Ave, Greeley
 
 

Since 1937 the little drive in on the corner of 8th Ave. and 25th St. in Greeley has been serving the best (greasiest) cheeseburger you will find in all of Northern Colorado. They raise their own cattle for the beef on their farm northeast of Latham in Weld County, and that translates into the freshest beef patty you'll ever see on a bun! Actually, just about everything you get at JB’s was made at JB’s, so be sure to have a piece of hand breaded shrimp with your burger, or some homemade chili on top of it! Oh, and for every 12 burgers you buy, you get a free gallon of their famous homemade root beer too. Not only the best burger in Northern Colorado, but one of the best restaurants and a true legend of the area!

 

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