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


Vote Now!

Vote for your favorite burger in Iowa. Voting is open February 12 - March 12.


Restaurant Promotional Materials 

*New this year - nominations will only be accepted online. Paper nominations will not be accepted. Voting will open on Monday, February 12.

Below are images to utilize on social media to promote your restaurant in the contest. 

2018 Best Burger Facebook image


2018 BBC Twitter


2018 BBC Social Image

Social Media

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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