10 of Las Vegas’ most unique burgers

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Americans consume billions of burgers each year so it’s not surprising that we’ve set aside a whole month to celebrate the popular food. May is National Burger Month and there are dozens of great places to find a tasty burger in Las Vegas.

Rather than giving you a list of all of the burger restaurants in town we thought we’d find some of the most unusual choices out there.

Most people top their burgers with ketchup but in Las Vegas we’re a bit more adventurous than that. How about a burger garnished with foie gras or even peanut butter? You can find those and other creative concoctions at restaurants all over Las Vegas.

Here are 10 of the most unique burgers we found:

Bobby Flay's Crunchburger

The Rossini Burger at Burger Bar: This burger, available at Hubert Keller’s restaurant at Mandalay Bay, is named after the Italian composer who was a legendary food lover. Foodies will appreciate the Kobe style Wagyu beef from Australia, sautéed foie gras, shaved truffles and a rich brown sauce on top.

Crunchburger at Bobby’s Burger Palace: Chef Bobby Flay’s casual burger restaurant at CityCenter offers a variety of tasty options, but be sure to try the Crunchburger, made with certified Angus beef, double American cheese and potato chips.

The Hog Burger at Gordon Ramsay BurGR: This burger at Gordon Ramsay’s Planet Hollywood eatery features Mangalitsa pork, which is unavailable anywhere else in Las Vegas. The pork is renowned for its rich and succulent texture, superior quality and incredible concentrated flavor. The Hog Burger features a patty grilled over oak, apple and alder woods, basted with maple butter and served with melted English sharp cheddar and arugula on a signature brioche bun.

Bahn-Mi Burger at Bachi Burger: This favorite local restaurant serves a variety of interesting burgers, many with Asian influences. The Bahn-Mi Burger is made with Angus beef, pork, shrimp, lemongrass, pork pate, fresh herbs, curry aioli, pickled vegetables and Nuoc Mam sauce. You can find Bachi Burger at 470 E. Windmill Ln.

Mac & Cheese Bacon Burger at Guy Fieri’s Kitchen and Bar: “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” star Guy Fieri won the top prize last year at Burger Bash in New York City for creating this burger. It’s an all-beef patty, applewood smoked bacon and six-cheese mac ‘n’ cheese on a toasted brioche roll slathered with garlic butter. You can find it at Fieri’s new restaurant at The Quad.

The 777 Burger

The 777 Burger at Le Burger Brasserie: If you hit the jackpot and want to splurge, try the 777 Burger at this Paris Las Vegas restaurant, named for its price, $777. The Kobe beef burger is topped with pancetta, goat cheese, seared foie gras, arugula, Maine lobster and 100-year-aged balsamic. It’s served with a bottle of Dom Pérignon rosé Champagne to wash it down.

Peanut Butter Crunch Burger at Michael Mina Pub 1842: Peanut butter on a burger? Sounds strange but it mixes surprisingly well with the other ingredients on the burger: bacon jam, potato chips and pimento cheese. Just in time for National Burger Month, Pub 1842 is also currently promoting its 3×33 Burger Challenge. The meal includes a 33-ounce triple patty, Gouda and American cheeses, six slices of bacon, fried goose egg, bacon jam, secret sauce and lettuce. It’s served with duck fat fries and a 33-ounce Goose Island Honkers Ale. The meal is free to anyone who can consume it in under 33 minutes, otherwise it’s $33.

Heart & Seoul Burger at I Love Burgers: This restaurant at The Palazzo serves a variety of delectable burgers. For a creative taste try the Heart & Seoul burger, made with ground Angus marinated in Sriracha and soy, avocado, kimchi, onion strings, egg and furikake-wasabi mayo.

The Volcano Burger

Volcano Burger at Margaritaville: The Volcano Burger at Margaritaville at the Flamingo is bursting with flavor. It’s topped with Volcano Chili, lava cheese sauce, pickled jalapenos, guacamole and Fritos corn chips.

Margaritaville is also celebrating National Burger Month with three limited time specialty burgers. The Baja Burger is topped with carne asada, Oaxaca and Monterey jack cheese, avocado, pico de gallo, key lime crema and shredded lettuce. The Chimichurri Burger features lettuce and tomato on a toasted brioche bun with a side of signature chimichurri sauce. The Bayou Burger is seasoned with Cajun spices, topped with caramelized onions, grilled andouille bacon, lettuce, tomato and Cajun remoulade sauce on a toasted brioche bun.

The Rising Sun at Holstein’s:  Holstein’s at The Cosmopolitan is known for their great burgers and there are a wide variety of choices. One of the most unique is The Rising Sun, made with Kobe beef, teriyaki glaze, nori furikake, crispy yam, spicy mayo and tempura avocado. You can even have a “burger” for dessert too. The Cold Standard features a vanilla ice cream patty with chocolate wafer glaze on a cronut bun, served with lemon shortbread fries and berry ketchup.

Kristine McKenzie

It’s not that warm in Minnesota. I know this from spending half my life freezing in the northern part of the state. So 20 years ago, I decided to thaw out and traded in scarves and mittens for tank tops and flip-flops (Take that, polar vortex!). I swapped snow for 300 days of sun a year. I may not have been born here, but there are hotels that haven’t lasted in Vegas as long as I have. The Sands, Hacienda, Aladdin, Desert Inn and the Stardust too. I've been to my fair share of implosion parties. (Yeah, that’s a thing.) As a writer for Vegas.com, I've applauded hundreds of shows, explored every major hotel in town and raised a few glasses at most of the city's bars and clubs. Now I'm the resident foodie here. I write about all things dining — from $3.99 shrimp cocktail at the Golden Gate to the finest sushi at Nobu, and everything in between.

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