Best Over-the-Top Burger in Nevada (2017)


What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. We certainly hope that's the case with the calorie counts in these 10 over-the-top burgers served at restaurants in Sin City and throughout Nevada.

  • The Goodwich

    The Goodwich
    Las Vegas

    The Patty, the most popular sandwich on the menu at The Goodwich in Las Vegas, is a unique twist on a traditional patty melt burger. A griddled 4-ounce beef patty gets seasoned and mixed with caramelized onions before getting chopped and pulled (much like a cheesesteak). As the meat finishes cooking, smoked cream cheese is folded in, along with roasted jalapeños. It all comes on buttered marble rye bread with house-made aioli, pepper jack cheese, a fried egg and a crispy chicken skin.
    Photo courtesy of The Goodwich

  • Middlegate Station

    Middlegate Station

    The Middlegate Monster was born when a customer complained that he had to eat two of the burgers he loved so much to get his fill. Middlegate Station decided to combine two burgers and make it a challenge. Diners who can finish 1 and 1/3-pound of lean meat topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and cheese on a sourdough bun with a heaping side of fries (no sharing and no potty breaks) wins a Middlegate Monster t-shirt.
    Photo courtesy of Middlegate Station

  • Pioneer Saloon

    Pioneer Saloon

    The Ghost Burger, a popular menu item at the Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, features a half-pound Angus beef patty on a buttered toasted bun. It's extreme status comes from the fiery toppings: a pepper jack infused cheese, The Pioneer's secret ghost pepper sauce and roasted jalapeño bacon. Guests can add their favorite condiments from the 14-condiment burger bar.  
    Photo courtesy of Darrell Craig Harris

  • Beefy's


    Diners are sure to get their protein fix when they order The Moo, The Cluck and the Oink from Beefy's in Reno. This giant cheddar burger (moo) comes topped with a grilled chicken breast (cluck), swiss cheese, mushrooms, pastrami, bacon (oink), grilled onions and yet another burger patty, pepper jack cheese, BBQ sauce and an onion ring.
    Photo courtesy of RGJ Media File

  • The Dillinger

    The Dillinger
    Boulder City

    A meat lover's dream, The Dillinger serves their signature burger with cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon and a heaping pile of beef brisket.

    Photo courtesy of The Dillinger Food and Drinkery

  • Butcher's Kitchen

    Butcher's Kitchen

    The Cleaver, a half-pound burger from Butcher's Kitchen in Reno, gets its name from the restaurant logo. This hearty sandwich includes a patty made from pork belly and ground brisket, served on a bed of applewood-smoked pulled pork and house BBQ sauce and topped with bacon, cheddar cheese and caramelized onions on a toasted garlic bread bun. Try it with or without a dollop of Southern slaw.  
    Photo courtesy of Butcher's Kitchen Char-B-Que

  • Fat Choy Restaurant

    Fat Choy Restaurant
    Las Vegas

    Fat Choy Restaurant in Las Vegas marries Asian comfort food with classic American diner fare. Their signature menu item is the Fat Choy Burger – a half-pound burger patty topped with short rib, bacon, a fried egg, cheddar cheese and onion jam.
    Photo courtesy of Fat Choy Restaurant

  • Holsteins

    Las Vegas

    You don't need to be a billionaire to order the Billionaire Burger from Holsteins in Las Vegas (though it isn't exactly cheap either). This decadent burger is made with kobe beef and topped with foie gras, port onion marmalade, frisee and truffle mayo.
    Photo courtesy of Nani Leilani / Flickr

  • Sassafras

    Carson City

    A favorite menu item from Sassafras in Carson City is the Fried Cheese Cheeseburger, an indulgent burger topped with crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside fried cheese.
    Photo courtesy of Sassafras

  • Rollin Smoke Barbecue

    Rollin Smoke Barbecue
    Las Vegas

    The Outlaw from Rollin Smoke Barbecue in Vegas is the ideal option for diners having a hard time deciding between a burger and barbecue. This hamburger is mixed with BBQ brisket, onion and bell pepper and topped with onion strings, slaw, lettuce, tomato, cheese and chipotle aioli.
    Photo courtesy of Rollin Smoke Barbeque

10Best and Sandwich America set out to find the best over-the-top burger in the state, and to do so, 10Best editors joined forces with local Nevada food writers and The Food Channel to nominate 20 worthy restaurants. After four weeks of voting, the results are in!

The top 10 winners in the category Best Over-the-Top Burger in Nevada are as follows:

  1. The Goodwich - Las Vegas
  2. Middlegate Station - Middlegate
  3. Pioneer Saloon - Goodsprings
  4. Beefy's - Reno
  5. The Dillinger - Boulder City
  6. Butcher’s Kitchen - Reno
  7. Fat Choy Restaurant - Las Vegas
  8. Holsteins - Las Vegas
  9. Sassafras - Carson City
  10. Rollin Smoke Barbecue - Las Vegas

Congratulations to all these award-winning burger joints!

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