The Midwest's Best Burgers
Juicy and decadent
Dinker's, Omaha The decor hearkens to a 1970s bowling alley, and the popular Haystack Burger ($6.20) piles hand-pressed ground beef, American cheese, honey-smoked ham and a fried free-range egg on a kaiser bun. It's a well-seasoned handful that absolutely merits the Omaha's Best Burgers sign out front. See Midwest Living's review. (402) 342-9742; dinkersbar.com
Django, Des Moines A French brasserie with a killer wine and cheese list turns out the marvelously simple Le Cheeseburger ($9.99). It arrives hot off the grill and juicy, served on a South Union Bakery bun. Just as decadent, Django's white-cheddar-spiked Veggie Burger ($10) topped with crispy onions shatters fears about going green. See Midwest Living's review. (515) 288-0268; djangodesmoines.com
Pictured: Dinker's in Omaha serves amazingly juicy burgers.