Best New York Burger Competition 

AND THE WINNER IS... Ale N Angus Pub located in Syracuse, NY with their Powerplay Burger.

Burger fans were asked once again to vote for their favorite burger limiting the competition to the final four contestants. The restaurants making the Final Four list (in alphabetical order) include:

  • Ale & Angus Pub, Syracuse, “Power Play Burger”

  • Crazy Otto’s Empire, Herkimer, “Loose Caboose”

  • Madison Bistro, Wampsville. “Elvis Burger”

  • Uncles Tavern, New York Mills, “Bacon Infused Burger”

Check out the best of New York's burgers! The above map shows the Top 10 Finalist. Vote at to see your favorite move onto the next round! 

New York Burger Lovers submitted over 400 nominations between April 2 – April 13 to kick off the quest to find the Best NY Burger.  Nominations were accepted through Facebook and Instagram as well as on .  the number of votes each restaurant received determined the 2018 Top Ten restaurants.  The restaurants making the Top Ten list (in alphabetical order) include:

  •            Ale & Angus Pub, Syracuse, “Power Play Burger”
  •          Blarney Stone, Syracuse, “Blarney Burger”
  •          Crazy Otto’s Empire, Herkimer, “Loose Caboose”
  •          Dino’s House of Burgers, Oswego, “The Dino Burger”
  •          The Grill at the Dome, Tonawanda, “Stuffed Banana Pepper Burger”
  •          Madison Bistro, Wampsville. “Elvis Burger”
  •          Millbrook Café, Millbrook, “Walbridge Farm Burger”
  •          Terrapin Restaurant, Rhinebeck, “NY Hudson Valley Cattle Company Burger”
  •          Uncles Tavern, New York Mills, “Bacon Infused Burger”
  •          The Wine Bar at Mirbeau, Skaneateles “Mirbeau Burger”

“New York has over 13, 500 beef and dairy producers and this contest is a great way to celebrate the beef they produce and the impact they have on New York’s economy,” says Jean O’Toole, Executive Director of NYBC.

To qualify, the burger must be a 100% beef patty or patties, although other ingredients may be added such as spices, and served on a bun, or bread product.  Burgers may include any combination of condiments, sauces, cheese or toppings.

The quest for the winner of the Best NY Burger will now begin.  The Top Ten restaurants will submit a hi-res photo of their nominated burger, where they will be voted for, on line, from April 23-29, to decide the “Final Four”.  The Final Four will then be judged by YELP’s Elite Squad.  The judges’ scores and comments will be accumulated and the winner will be announced on May 22. (May is Beef Month for New York State).

“We encourage everyone to visit the Top Ten restaurants,” says O’Toole, These are only a few of the many restaurants in New York that do an outstanding job of promoting and serving beef to their customers on behalf of New York’s beef and dairy farmers.”

To learn more about the contest and the Top Ten restaurants, visit