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john strand · · southern colo · Joined May 2008 · Points: 1,640

I think I need a Bobcat Bite beakfast ! It's about a 3 hour drive but might be worth it.

Ryan Kosh · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Nov 2008 · Points: 145

In n' Out is on the way back from most of my climbing destinations (South Lake, Donner, Valley, etc.), but nothing quite cuts it like a homemade breakfast burger

This meal totaled around 1600 calories. Then I ate a Haagen Daz bar. That one hurt a bit.
slim · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 1,085

when my wife and i first met, she was a vegetarian. after a long weekend of getting destroyed at vedauwoo, she said "where's the nearest hamburger?". we went to laramie and got some burgers at loves. they have a really spicy one that i like, can't remember the name....

in the boulder area, here are a few i like:
the toadzilla burger at the hungry toad - i save this one for special occasions. great burger with an egg on it.

oskar blues - silo burger. pulled pork and hot sauce on a big burger. should win a nobel prize.

smashburger - i like the baja burger or baja chicken sandwich. good and fairly cheap.

happy eats folks, bon appetite!

john strand · · southern colo · Joined May 2008 · Points: 1,640

That's because after climbing at the Voo, your flesh LOOKS like a good burger.
Jules- "hamburgers, the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast"

Steven Lucarelli · · Moab, UT · Joined Jul 2005 · Points: 4,260

You got to go south of the boarder for the best burger!

This is the place!

This is the burger!
Richard Fernandez · · Flagstaff, AZ · Joined Nov 2008 · Points: 755

My house, 40% chuck, 40% sirloin, 20% skirt all ground together.

On brioche, toasted with provolone cheese, Sriracha sauce, mayo, tomato and lettuce.

James Arnold · · Chattanooga · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 55

I miss the 395 seasonal combo of Mono Cone and/or Walker Burger...

If you're at Twall and aren't going to Shufords, Merv's is about 2 stones throw away. Bonus: You could seriously get your ass kicked here, it's about as dive as it gets...the inspiration for 'gimme 3 steps' could have possibly been here.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/mervs-restaurant-chattanooga

sstrauss · · Denver · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 80
Tony B wrote:Young's Jersey Dairy- in Springfield Ohio... The Barn Buster is crazy-good with everything on it, including 2 kinds of home-made cheese. Get it with the 48 Oz chocolate "bull-shake" for a bursting belly. This and the cost of housing are the only drawbacks to moving to Colorado! Now that I live in Boulder (a good move overall) I go to the Dark Horse. $4.50 gets you a good burger special and a basket of fries and you don't have to wait on a table to open up. We even named a route in the flatirons after that tradition: Burger Madness
Man there's a place I haven't heard in a while. I suddenly have a huge craving for the food there. Last time was in high school, back before they closed that cliff side on the farmer's land.
J1. · · Boulder, Colorado · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 790

If your a dirt bag climber like myself you might want to stay away from the Southern sun, or Mt. sun. In any case, you can get a burger, beer, and fries at Dark Horse for 5 bucks....1 beer at the S.Sun will run ya $4.20!! Plus there outrageous happy hour prices which is probably the worst deal in all the western states $3.50 a beer!..Come'on S.sun get over yourself..

Luke to Zuke · · Anchorage · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 265

You guys aint got $#!t on this bar out in Nipton, CA, just outside of NV.

Best burger ever!.... they make it with a...... TORT

Gold Plated Rocket Pony · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 93
Lauren D. Hollingsworth wrote:K's in Buena Vista! I went there for the first time Sunday after hiking Mt. Elbert (ok, so not really climbing, eh.) I love old-fashioned burgers!
+1 on K's. Their shakes are awesome as well.
Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,205
sstrauss wrote: Man there's a place I haven't heard in a while. I suddenly have a huge craving for the food there. Last time was in high school, back before they closed that cliff side on the farmer's land.
Springfield Gorge... where I learned to climb in the 80's.
That was a loss. I don't think it was on farm land though- I thought it was owned by the Mesonic Temple, I think on a tract with an old-folks home. The farm property didn't include the river canyon.

As I recall it, the closure was after a guy up on top slipped and fell off, either setting up a rap or a TR. Anyway, he didn't sue, but his insurance company did, unsuccessfully, but it still cost the owners money to defend, and still was a pain. I don't think Ohio has a good recreational user statute, so I guess it will never open again?

The rest here is hear-say:
I've HEARD (though it has been years) that the po-po ticket cars parked there to enforce the closure, but that there is no other enforcement... that climbing there is still done but it is posted such that anyone injured is trespassing and not there with permission.
Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,205
J1. wrote:If your a dirt bag climber like myself you might want to stay away from the Southern sun, or Mt. sun. Plus there outrageous happy hour prices which is probably the worst deal in all the western states $3.50 a beer!..Come'on S.sun get over yourself..
Well, there is a line out the door to get in there and no tables once you are... which means that they are milking something! I don't go there for that reason, but I've got to admit that they are doing something right, even if it is only marketing and image.

One place I forgot to mention positively is The Attic. Go in on Monday and get whatever 1/2lb burger you like with anything on it (you can order a specialty burger off the menu or call your own) with a plate of steak fries or sweet potato fries for $5... I usually SPLIT that with someone for $2.50 each!
Josh Olson · · Durango, CO · Joined Mar 2010 · Points: 255

Devil's Lake followed by Dotty Dumpling's Dowry. Mix that up with a Spotted Cow, pure heaven.

John Farrell · · Phoenix, AZ · Joined Jan 2009 · Points: 85
EMT wrote:Saw a thing on the news tonight about best burger joints... they said five guys was best and in n out burger. I have to say after a big climb I crave in n out. McDonald's got last. What do you crave most after a climb?
Fun post!

Best place would be the Owl Bar in San Antonio, NM. If you haven't experienced a real New Mexico Green Chili Burger, then you don't know what you're missing.

Next runner up I would say Grease Wood Flats in Scottsdale, AZ. They have Green Chili Burgers that are good, but they don't hold up to the New Mexico quality.
Ben F · · Benfield, Kolorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 370
JamesD wrote:Double Bypass burger from The Vortex in Atlanta. Followed in close second by a Silo Burger from Oskar Blues in Longmont, CO.
James' post for the win. Reuben's in boulder has good burgers, too as does the convenience/gun store in TN near Reel Cove and Choster Falls with their Mountain Burger. SS burgers aren't bad, but over-hyped (just like their gut-wrenching beer, which is also overpriced as my dirt bag friend posted. 70 cents savings on a glass for HH - whoopdeefreakingdoo).
Jason Antin · · Golden, CO · Joined May 2009 · Points: 1,270

After a solid trip in the White Mountains, the Reuben Pastrami Burger from the Common Man Restaurant in New Hampshire hits the spot!

"Our uncommon burger piled high with pastrami, swiss, sauerkraut and dijonaise..."

Aaron Hartig · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2010 · Points: 110

Terrebonne Depot. Terrebonne, OR

South of Central Oregon Burger
served with jack cheese, mango red cabbage slaw, avocado and jalapeño honey line sauce

Fat Dad · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 60

Definitely a heavy Colorado bias here (though I guess that's to be expected).

For me, they've all been burgers on the drive home to LA after a long day or weekend in the Sierra:

The Ranch House in Olancha, just south of Lone Pine after a couple one day ascents of Whitney.

In-N-Out in Lancaster, also after some long days/weekends. I used to arrive home feeling really famished but found that if I stopped for a cheeseburger and fries, I and my stomach would be feeling good by the time I got home.

Mike Anderson · · Colorado Springs, CO · Joined Nov 2004 · Points: 3,130
EB wrote:Oscar's in Springdale after a good day (or two) of Zion's best.
+2

The "Murder Burger"...I've had many, and I never get tired of them.
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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