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The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen's Association are proud to announce the 6th annual Iowa's Best Burger Contest.   

Stay tuned for the Top 10 announcement Monday, March 16th!

 

Top 10 Announcement News Release

  

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Ankeny Diner (no checks)

133 SE Delaware

Ankeny, IA 50021

515-964-7851

www.ankenydiner.com

Sun - Thur: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Fri - Sat: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Rides Bar & Grill (cash or check only)

723 South 31st

Fort Dodge, IA 50501

515-576-2811

www.Ridesbar-grill.com

Mon-Thur: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday: 11am. – 8 p.m.

Big City Burgers and Greens

400 Locust, Suite 195

Des Moines, IA 50309

515-537-8433

www.bigcityburgersandgreens.com

Mon - Fri: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

 

Saucy Focaccia

located in the NewBo City Market (no checks)

1100 Third St SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-350-9814

www.saucyfocaccia.com

Mon - Wed: Closed

Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fri - Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Down Right Delicious

120 S 15th St

Clarinda, IA 51632

712-542-6319

Mon -Closed

Tuesday-Fri: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Cider House (cash, Discover, Visa, MC)

102 N 2nd St

Fairfield, IA 52556

641-980-0423

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Thur: 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Fri - Sat: 4 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Elm’s Club

108 N Elm

Creston, IA 50801

641-782-2615

Mon - Sat: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Grill Hours: Mon - Fri: 11a.m – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 11a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

The Ritz (local checks)

394 North Okoboji Grove Road

Arnolds Park, IA 51331

712-332-2777

Mon - Tues: 3 p.m. – midnight

Wed - Sun: 11 a.m. – midnight

First Street Grille

719 1st St

Keosauqua, IA 52565

319-293-6462

http://firststgrille.com

Open daily at 8:30 a.m.

Sat and Sun: 7 a.m.

Zombie Burger

300 E Grand Ave

Des Moines, IA 50312

515-244-9292

www.zombieburgerdm.com

Sun - Thur: 11 a.m. – midnight

Fri - Sat: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Anyone may nominate a hamburger from an Iowa restaurant. To be eligible for the contest the hamburger must meet the following guidelines:

  1. To qualify as a hamburger, the burger must be 100% beef although other ingredients may be added to the patty (such as spices, vegetables, etc.)
     
  2. All burgers must be composed of a formed ground beef patty/patties served on a bun or other bread product (such as biscuits, focaccia or tortillas). Burgers may include any combination of condiments (such as ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard), sauces (such as barbeque or hot sauce), cheeses and toppings (such as bacon, onions, tomatoes and lettuce). Every component of the burger must be placed between the bun or bread pieces, or served open-faced on a bread product.

Judging Criteria

Selection of the 2015 Iowa’s Best Burger will be conducted by an anonymous judging panel. Decision of the judges is final.

The following guidelines will be used in judging:

  • Taste – 50%
  • Appearance and Presentation – 30%
  • Proper cooking temperature / degree of doneness – 20%
  • Medium doneness, internal temperature reaches 160° F

2015 Official Rules  

2/11/15 - Kick-off News Release

County Cattlemen Opportunities - Co-op Advertising Rules/Form

 

Visit the past year's contest results

  

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