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MAY 28, 2019 • 8 min read
In honor of International Burger Day, here’s a list of the 10 best burgers in popular college towns.
Feeling hungry after a big study session or need somewhere to take your parents when they visit you on campus? Check out some of these highly rated restaurants!
University of Texas is one of the largest universities in the US, divided into 18 schools and colleges. With such a large campus to feed, you bet there’s some amazing spots to eat. Crown & Anchor Pub is adjacent to the university’s campus, and serves up the best burgers in town. With their dog-friendly patio, how could you go wrong?
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
UNC is one of North Carolina’s oldest universities and houses a 729-acre campus, spanning across the city’s downtown area. Al’s Burger Shack, an award winning restaurant downtown, was voted BEST BURGER IN AMERICA July 2018 by the Food & Wine Magazine and Trip Advisor, and has the undisputed best burgers on UNC’s campus. With 10 burgers on the menu (and 3 being vegetarian), there are plenty of options to choose from!
Harvard University is a college rooted in history, tradition, and the famous Harvard Square, a plaza and historic center of Cambridge. It also houses one of Harvard’s beloved food spots, Mr. Bartley’s, whipping up burgers since the 1960’s. If you have trouble making a decision on what to eat when you’re out, then good luck picking a burger with over 24 on this menu! They also have sandwiches, wraps, salads, and a kids menu!
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Menlo Park, California
Stanford is known as a tech-hub for higher education, with its close proximity to Silicon Valley. It also houses a massive football stadium, holding almost 90,000 at capacity. Just across the road you’ll find a new pub that just recently opened, but has quickly earned a name for its mouth-watering burgers. If you’re looking for a place to grab something to eat before a big game, check out Gott’s Roadside. They offer quite an assortment, ranging from the Kimchi Burger to Impossible (Vegetarian) Cheeseburger!
Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan is a public research university in Ann Arbor. When they aren’t studying, students flock to the campuses adjacent city, Ann Arbor, for good food and fun nightlife. If you’re in the mood for a burger that has it all, you’re in for a treat because at Krazy Jim’s you can build-your-own burger. You can get up to FIVE patties on your burger and add an assortment of toppings.
University California, Davis is ranked as the #1 school in America for agriculture, so it only makes sense that one of the best restaurants in downtown Davis uses locally sourced and grown ingredients. Situated just a two minute drive from the UC Davis campus, Burgers and Brew is a longtime favorite for UC Davis students and a popular food chain across California. Home of the ½ pound Niman Ranch Burger and open until 3am on weekends, this burger spot also has happy hour priced burgers on the weekend!
University of Chicago is situated right in the center of the bustling city of Chicago. Although University of Chicago isn’t in the Ivy League, it still ranks quite high due to its research, education and resources. If you’ve never been to Five Guys, you should definitely check it out. A popular fast food burger chain across america, the options are limitless and the burgers and to die for.
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UCLA receives more applications than any other university in the world. Each year, it sets a new record. This year, Crimson Education helped secured 35+ offers for students to the increasingly competitive pool of applicants. The world famous In-N-Out Burger has been around since 1945 and has since opened over 340 locations across the west coast of the US. You can’t go wrong with a burger of your choice, Animal Style.
Providence, Rhode Island
Prestigious Ivy League University, Brown, is known for its mathematics, engineering, and medical programs. It’s also known for having a bright students and it’s top-notch foodie scene. The best burgers on campus can be found at Harry’s Bar and Burger. Harry’s makes burgers with 100% pure Hereford beef and fresh local produce and serves burgers ½ price DAILY from 3pm-5pm…
Founded by Declaration of Independence author and America’s 3rd President, Thomas Jefferson, this public university is still breaking barriers two centuries later. As a World Heritage site of the US, University of Virginia is rooted in history. Although Boylan Heights hasn’t been around nearly as long, it is still well-liked by students and visitors alike. Check out The B.O.M.B (The Burger of the Month), for some variety each month.