Craving a Burger? Try One of These Local Spots…


“Oh, burger, sizzling on the grill,
I can not make my heart stand still.
I’ve got the Heinz anticipation,
That “where’s the beef” articulation.”
-From ‘Ode to a Hamburger’ by Grandpa Tucker

We are big fans of the hamburger. It’s an easy summer staple to make at home, but we love grabbing a burger out. Here is our summer roundup of places to enjoy this tasty treat.


Need a Little Indulgence…?

Head down to Lambertville this summer for an escape to The Swan Bar. Grab a table on the intimate patio outside, or inside the charming bar and take in the fabulous  artwork & furnishings. Our Swan sirloin burger of choice? The grilled caramelized onions and goat cheese burger is divine.

Steak is their specialty, so imagine the Witherspoon Burger! Witherspoon Grill hits the spot when you are in the mood for a great cocktail, a bustling crowd and an all American 10 oz Angus burger with your choice of toppings.  In the heart of Princeton, this makes for a great summer night out in town.

Get happy at Mistral with a craft beer and a juicy Brisket Burger – dry-aged brisket, topped with garlic aioli & homemade bacon jam – for just $15. It’s their Happy Hour Special every Wednesday at the bar, located at 66 Witherspoon. See more mouthwatering specials:

ONE 53, serving up American Euro bistro fare in a relaxed atmosphere, is great for date night or to simply grab an icy cocktail and burger at the bar. Kobe beef burger with seared foie gras and a ONE 53 Martini, or the classic ONE 53 bacon cheeseburger and a cold Goose Island ale? You choose.

Brick Farm Tavern boasts The Thistle Creek Burger with 100% grass fed beef from Thistle Creek Farm.  Wood fire grilled, topped with cheddar Espuma, bacon jam and an egg from Double Brook Farm’s free range chickens, it’s served up on a fresh baked English Muffin.  We promise, you’ll want to take the bacon jam home.

Upscale yet casual, Salt Creek Grille is a great spot to enjoy happy hour, meet friends or gather with family.  As the scent of their mesquite-grille greets you, get inspired to build a burger your way with avocado, bacon, mushrooms, caramelized onions or a fried egg. These burgers are true crowd pleasers.

A Tavern Feel with Great Burger Appeal…

For over 43 years The Alchemist & Barrister has been the Princeton locals gathering spot. With the newly renovated Alchemist Bar and Barrister Pub now open, there’s even more space to enjoy their burgers & craft beer on tap. From the Tiger Burger, Kobe Sliders ‘Three Way’ to the Throwback Burger with Port Wine cheese, the A&B’s a burger institution.

Stop into The Rocky Hill Inn, a premier Central Jersey gastro pub, if you are in the mood for a made from scratch gourmet burger in a true tavern atmosphere. With 11 varieties on the menu, Chef Evan’s talents hit the burger craving mark!

1911 Smokehouse BBQ, a community gathering spot, serves up not only fine, hickory smoked chicken and ribs, but great burgers too. Plus they celebrate every day at 7:11 – free shot for everyone in building at 19:11! Trenton Makes… Great BBQ!

If you’re looking for a fun place to hang out with friends or a casual spot to watch the game, Brick House Tavern + Tap is the perfect fit. They deliver handcrafted fresh burgers seared and seasoned to order. Their signature Brick Burgers are made from 100% Angus chuck from Braveheart, a high quality Black Angus beef producer. Their menu offers up lamb, bison and Kobe burgers too for a wide range of delish burger options.

Hosting An Event? Looking for Casual Fare?

In addition to delish catering, Blawenburg Cafe & Catering Co., on corner of The Great Road & Rt. 518 has a breakfast & lunch menu with salads, sandwiches and burgers like The Blawenburger, made with Beechtree Farm beef, topped with Gruyere, onion marmalade, roasted tomato & garlic aioli, served with chimichurri fries!

A 28 year culinary veteran, Chef Bob’s catering menu ranges from bourbon BBQ burgers, to blue burgers with smoked bacon and coleslaw! Book his Outslider food truck for your event & be served one of the tastiest street sliders in NJ!

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