J. O'Toole | May 15, 2019

New York Beef Council once again asked a simple question in April, “Who has the ‘Best NY Burger”’?  After many nominations, votes and debate this question has been answered through the taste buds of consumers and the final tasting efforts of five judges from across the state.  

 The 2019 “Best NY Burger” Winner is FOUR TIME WINNER - Syracuse’s Ale `n Angus Pub, with their “Beef on Weck” Burger!  (there’s something special about this place…)   

New York Beef Council launched for a second year the “Best NY Burger” Contest this April by soliciting on-line nominations from NY consumers as to what restaurant served the best burger.  The Top 10 nominated burgers were identified and put to a vote vying for “Final 4” honors, but due to voting idiosyncrasies the vote was cancelled, and all 10 restaurants were invited to cook off their burger at Onondaga Community College on Monday, May 13! Eight of the ten restaurants showed up and put their burgers on the line!    

The Ale `n Angus Pub’s “BEEF ON WECK” a brand new burger (Power Play, last year’s winner needed to be retired from the contest) is made up of 8oz Certified Angus Beef patty, topped with 3oz of Shaved Roast Beef, Cheddar Cheese, a homemade creamy horseradish sauce served on a freshly baked NY Bakery Kimmelweck roll.  Served with a pickle spear and choice of a side, French Fries, Homemade Chips, Cole slaw, fruit cup or applesauce!   Plaque presentation, Facebook Live and congratulations will be given to owners Randy Beach, and son Matt Beach, of Ale `n Angus Pub on Tuesday, May 21 at 11am in honor of “May Beef Month”.   

Congratulations also go out to all the Top 10 and the other Top 3 finishers in the competition. 

Final 4 Winners: (excluding Ale `n Angus Pub) 

  • 2nd Place Black Door Burger, Long Beach – “Black Out Burger"

  • 3rd Place Madison Bistro, Wampsville – “Texan Burger” 

  • 4th Place CB Craft Brewers, Honeoye Falls, NY – “MacBubba Burger”   

Top 10 Winners:

  •  Uncles Tavern, New York Mills – “Main Event” 
  • Crazy Otto’s Empire Diner, Herkimer - “Mushroom Cheeseburger” 
  • Pizza Man Pub – Baldwinsville, “Bleu Moon Burger” 
  • The Gate House – Rochester, “Pandora Burger” 
  • Nighthawks – Troy, “Cheeseburger” (did not compete) 
  • Zoe’s Ice Cream Barn – Lagrangeville, “JSK Cattle Co Burger” (did not compete)   

  • Pictures and NY Burger Map can be found here