Best New York Burger Named!!

Chrissy Claudio | May 9, 2023

The 2023 Best NY Burger Winner is Syracuse’s Ale `n Angus Pub, with their "Bacon Grilled Cheeseburger"!

Syracuse, NY (May 2023) – The New York Beef Council asked a simple question in April, “Who has the ‘Best New York Burger”?  After many nominations, votes, and debates this question has been answered through the taste buds of consumers and the final tasting efforts of our panel of judges.   

The 2023 “Best NY Burger” Winner is Syracuse’s Ale `n Angus Pub, with their "Bacon Grilled Cheeseburger"!   

The New York Beef Council launched its seventh annual “Best NY Burger” Contest this April by soliciting online nominations from NY consumers as to what restaurant served the best 100% Beef burger.  The Top 10 nominated burgers were identified and put to a vote vying for “Final Four” honors.  The “Final 4” burgers were then judged through a blind taste test by a panel of judges, which judged the burgers on taste, presentation, creativity, and service.    

The Ale `n Angus Pub’s “Bacon Grilled Cheeseburger” is made up of a 1/2 Angus patty, topped with pecan smoked shoulder bacon, Ale n Angus burger sauce, American cheese, and pepper jack cheese served on an inverted buttery croissant roll.   

Congratulations also go out to the Top 10 and Final 4 Winners!!    

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

2nd Rock Burger, Niagara Falls, "716 Burger" 

3rd Ben's Fresh, Port Jervis, "Benny Burger" 

4th Tap it Bar and Grill, Rochester, "Aftermath Burger"     

About Best NY Burger: The Best NY Burger contest is sponsored and funded by the New York Beef Council through the New York State Beef Checkoff Program with the help of the Iowa Beef Industry Council.   

About the New York Beef Council: The New York Beef Council is funded by the $1-per-head National Beef Checkoff Program. With these Beef Checkoff dollars, the New York Beef Council promotes the consumption and education of beef among consumers. This is accomplished through several programs and marketing initiatives such as sponsored content with social influencers, paid media advertising, social media content, and partnerships with various partners both in and outside of New York. For more information, visit