Ten Iowa restaurants were chosen from more than 300 nominees for one that makes the best burger in Iowa.
The Iowa Beef Council began accepting nominations in February and, after about a month of taking suggestions, they’ve released the list of the ten Iowa restaurants that received the most nominations for the best burger in the state.
The contest is an annual affair, with Coon Bowl III in Coon Rapids winning the 2012 championship.
Rastrelli’s bacon cheeseburger in Clinton and the Quad Burger at Pepperjack’s in Davenport were finalists last year.
An anonymous panel of judges will try burgers at the finalist locations before the winner is chosen. The champion burger will be selected based on presentation, appearance, taste and safety (cooked to a medium 160 degrees).
No Quad Cities-area restaurants made the top ten list for 2013. The closest restaurant to our area on the list is 61 Chop House in Mediapolis.
61 Chop House – Mediapolis
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 and Sandwiches – Carroll
The Ritz – Arnold Park
Zombie Burger – Des Moines