2016 Best Burger Contest Top 10

Read the 2016 winner press release here.

Ankeny Diner

(no checks)
133 SE Delaware
Ankeny, IA 50021
515-964-7851
Website

BW's Burgers

(no checks)
3701 EP True Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-327-7007
Facebook

Chuckwagon Restaurant

WINNER

113 South 5th Street
Adair, IA 50002 
641-742-3611 
Facebook

Down Right Delicious

120 S 15th St
Clarinda, IA 51632
712-542-6319
Facebook

Elm’s Club

108 N Elm
Creston, IA 50801
641-782-2615
Facebook

First Street Grille

719 1st St
Keosauqua, IA 52565
319-293-6462
Website
Facebook

PerXactly Bar & Grill

(cash or check only)
110 S Olive Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
563-652-9084
Facebook

Rides Bar & Grill

(cash or check only)
723 South 31st
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-2811
Website
Facebook

The Ritz

(local checks)
394 North Okoboji Grove Road
Arnolds Park, IA 51331
712-332-2777

Vaughn’s Café & Bakery

112 E Washington Street
Clarinda, IA 51632
712-542-3323
Website
Facebook

2015 Winners

2015 Iowa's Best Burger Winner is The Cider House in Fairfield! 


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Cider House

WINNER

(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

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

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.



 **Please note that if you plan to visit these locations, we recommend calling ahead of time to verify their hours of operation.

2014 Winners

2014 Best Burger Contest Winner is Brick City Grill in Ames, IA.

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Here are the Top 10 restaurants nominated for 2014 Best Burger Contest:

Ankeny Diner – Ankeny

Big City Burgers and Greens – Des Moines

Brick City Grill – Ames 2014 WINNER

Elms' Club – Creston

Ferg's Lounge & My Tighe's Restaurant – Grand Junction

First Street Grille – Keosauqua

Rides Bar & Grill – Fort Dodge

Sam's Sodas & Sandwiches – Carroll

The Ritz – Arnolds Park

Zombie Burger – Des Moines

 **Please note that if you plan to visit these locations, we recommend calling ahead of time to verify their hours of operation.

2013 Winners

2013 Best Burger Contest Winner is 61 Chop House in Mediapolis, IA.
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Here are the Top 10 restaurants nominated for 2013 Best Burger Contest:

61 Chop House – Mediapolis 2013 WINNER

Ankeny Diner – Ankeny

B & B Grocery, Meat & Deli – Des Moines 

Elm's Club – Creston

First Street Grille – Keosauqua

JB's Bar & Grill – Marcus

Rosco's – Norwalk

Sam's Sodas & Sandwiches - Carroll

The Ritz - Arnolds Park

Zombie Burger - Des Moines

 **Please note that if you plan to visit these locations, we recommend calling ahead of time to verify their hours of operation.

2012 Winners

2012 Best Burger Contest Winner is Coon Bowl III in Coon Rapids, IA.
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Here are the Top 10 restaurants nominated for 2012 Best Burger Contest:

Ankeny Diner – Ankeny

Coon Bowl III – Coon Rapids 2012 WINNER

Drake Diner – Des Moines 

Farmer's Kitchen – Atlantic (now closed)

Ferg's Lounge & My Tighe's Restaurant – Grand Junction

PerXactly's Bar and Grill – Maquoketa

Rosco's – Norwalk

Rube's Steakhouse – Montour

Sac City Bowling Center – Sac City

The Ritz – Arnolds Park

 **Please note that if you plan to visit these locations, we recommend calling ahead of time to verify their hours of operation.

2011 Winners

2011 Best Burger Contest Winner is Rusty Duck in Dexter, IA.
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Here are the Top 10 restaurants nominated for 2011 Best Burger Contest:

61 Chop House – Mediapolis

Bancroft Drive Inn – Bancroft

Coon Bowl III – Coon Rapids

Dublin's Food & Spirits – Emmetsburg

The Dugout – Ute

Farmer's Kitchen – Atlantic (now closed)

Grinnell Steakhouse – Grinnell

The Irish Shanti – Gunder

Rube's Steakhouse – Montour

Rusty Duck – Dexter 2011 WINNER

 **Please note that if you plan to visit these locations, we recommend calling ahead of time to verify their hours of operation.

2010 Winners

2010 Best Burger Contest Winner is Sac County Cattle Company in Sac City, IA. Their Mushroom Swiss Burger won the overall award.
In the first year of the contest, 906 burger nominations were made, representing 64 restaurants.
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Here are the Top 10 restaurants nominated for 2010 Best Burger Contest:

Augusta – Oxford

Beck’s Sports Brewery – Waterloo

Farmer's Kitchen – Atlantic (now closed) 

Grinnell Steakhouse – Grinnell

Hickory Park – Ames

Irish Shanti – Gunder

JB’s Bar & Grill – Marcus

Rubes – Montour & Waukee

Rusty Duck – Dexter

Sac County Cattle Co. – Sac City 2010 WINNER

 **Please note that if you plan to visit these locations, we recommend calling ahead of time to verify their hours of operation.