The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen's Association sponsor the annual Iowa's Best Burger Contest.

The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association are proud to announce the 9th annual Iowa’s Best Burger Contest. Nominations will be taken from Monday, February 12 to Monday, March 12, 2018


2018 Iowa's Best Burger Top 10

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2018 Top 10


3980 Center Point Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Mon – Sat: 11 am-9 pm
Sun: 11 am-8 pm
(no checks)

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Cafe Beaudelaire

2504 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
Kitchen Hours:
Sun-Sat: 10 am-9 pm
(no checks)

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Iowa Stater Restaurant

2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA 50014
Sun-Sat: 6:30 pm-10 pm

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Moo's BBQ

1220 W 18th Street S
Newton, IA 50208
Mon-Sat: 11 am-8 pm
Sun: 11 am-7 pm
Closed March 25
(no checks)

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Morgan's Corner

436 West 2nd Stret
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Mon-Sat: 11 am-midnight
(cash or check only)

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Ride's Bar & Grill

723 South 31st
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Kitchen Hours:
Lunch: Mon - Thur: 11 am – 1:30 pm
Evening: Mon-Thursday: 5 pm-9 pm
Friday-Sat: 11 am - 11 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 7:30 pm
(cash or check only)

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Robin's Nest Cafe

112 E Washington Street
Clarinda, IA 51632
Sunday-Sat: 6 am - 2 pm

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Saucy Focaccia

5100 Fountain Drive NE, Suite 100
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
Sun-Thurs: 10:30 am-8 pm
Fri & Sat: 10:30 am-9 pm
(no checks)

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The Twisted Tail Steakhouse

2849 335th Street
Logan, IA 51546
(BeeBeeTown, Iowa)
Mon: 11 am-9 pm
Tues -Sun:11 am-9 pm
(no checks)

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Wrangling Grace Cafe

109 Ramsey Street W
Bancroft, IA 50517
Mon-Fri: 7:30 am-3 pm
Wed: 5 pm-8 pm
Fri: 5 pm-?
Closed Sat & Sunday

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Past Winners

2017's Winner was the Smokin' Hereford BBQ in Storm Lake!

Visit the past year's contest results

Smokin' Hereford BBQ

L - R: Jonathan Borjas, manager, Ileck Thammathai, kitchen supervisor, Natalie Schumann, front-of-house manager. 

2017 Iowa's Best Burger Winner

Smokin' Hereford BBQ

The 2017 Iowa's Best Burger has been named at Smokin' Hereford BBQ in Storm Lake, Iowa! 

The restaurant serves The Hereford Burger which is 8 ounces of hand-pattied Hereford beef dressed with their house seasoning, made to order. The burger is cooked over a flame grill and is served with a choice of one side and corn bread. The burger is served with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle on the side, and served on a toasted bun.

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