Don't just eat leftovers this Thanksgiving, turn them into a delicious new dish like a juicy turkey burger. Find inspiration for your own turkey treat from the restaurants below that are home to some of the best turkey burgers in the United States.
Slater's 50/50, San Diego
Turkey Cobb — Photo courtesy of Slater's 50/50
Skip the leafy version of your favorite salad and go straight for the burger. The Turkey Cobb found at Slater's 50/50 in San Diego includes a ground turkey patty, bacon, blue cheese, avocado mash, iceberg lettuce, tomato, deviled egg salad and sage and garlic aioli on a brioche bun.
Bareburger, New York
The popular chain Bareburger has several locations throughout New York and is in the process of opening new stores in places like Washington, California and Canada. If you decide not to make your own burger masterpiece from their extensive lists of ingredients, order the SoCal that comes with a tender turkey patty, aged cheddar, pickled red onions, alfalfa, guacamole and sprout bean.
The Happy Pilgrim
Twisted Root Burger Co., Dallas
The Happy Pilgrim — Photo courtesy of Twisted Root Burger Co.
At this Dallas-based regional chain, burger fans can order any of their specialty burgers (that can vary store to store) with either a beef, turkey or vegan patty. Try the Twisted Root's Happy Pilgrim that includes all-white turkey meat from a family farms co-op, goat cheese and kale pesto topped with greens. If you're craving something less healthy on the side, you can build your own cheddar fries with toppings like guacamole, bacon ranch and jalapenos.
The Vortex, Atlanta
The Blue 'Shroom Turkey Burger — Photo courtesy of Colin Murphy/The Vortex
The Vortex in Atlanta is well-known for their heart-clogging monster creations appropriately named the Coronary Bypass Burgers. If you decide to pass on these grilled cheese bun burgers (seriously), you can chow down on any of their classic Vortex burgers or signature burgers with a turkey patty instead of beef sirloin. We recommend using a turkey patty on the Blue 'Shroom which includes blue-cheese spread, sauteed mushrooms and bacon.
Park Burger, Denver
Turkey-Bacon-Guac — Photo courtesy of Sarah Shepard
Park Burger has four locations in Denver and serves up classic burgers that you can customize with ingredients like fried eggs or pancetta. Or you can enjoy one of their signature creations. For a delightful turkey taste, try the Turkey-Bacon-Guac. As the name suggests, the Turkey-Bacon-Guac is a burger made with 1/3 lb turkey patty, bacon, guacamole and ranch. Simple ingredients for a simply amazing taste.
8oz Burger & Co., Seattle
This Seattle chain takes its burgers seriously and gives guests the chance to make their own customized burger on beef, turkey, veggie, chicken or even wild boar patties – or chow down on one of their housemade creations. Their special turkey burger is made of Diestel Family Ranch turkey, watercress, tomato, onion, pickle, avocado and pomegranate ketchup.
Gobble Gobble Burger — Photo courtesy of BRGR
In Pittsburgh, repeat Thanksgiving any day of the week with a tasty helping of BRGR's Gobble Gobble burger. This mouthwatering creation combines everything you love about a Thanksgiving meal in one juicy turkey burger including sage stuffing, pickled green beans, turkey gravy and cranberry aioli.
Red Cow, Minneapolis
The Red Cow, located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, prides itself on its use of farm-fresh ingredients and one-of-a-kind toppings to create amazing flavors. The restaurant's award-winning turkey burger includes cilantro-lime aioli, sliced radish, arugula and crushed pistachios.
French and Fries
Roam Artisan Burgers, San Francisco
Turkey French and Fries — Photo courtesy of Roam Artisan Burgers
Roam in San Francisco allows guests to customize their burgers with an array of artisan ingredients ranging from aged white cheddar to all-natural elk burgers. The French & Fries burger asks the question, "Why would you add fries to the side when you could put them on top of your burger?"
This house creation can come on top of your choice of protein including a Diestel Family free-range turkey patty, truffle parmesan fries, gruyere, avocado, caramelized onions, watercress, and Dijon mustard.
Create Your Own
Butcher & the Burger, Chicago
Butcher and the Burger isn't just any hole-in-the-wall Chicago burger shop. Building your own burger here is a foodie's fantasy come true with a massive selection of unique and high-end ingredients. Turkey lovers can build their dream dish on top of a naturally-raised turkey patty, choosing a spice like Cameron Parish Cajun Blend, Curry-Coconut Honey or simple salt and pepper.
After creating your ideal turkey patty, you can top your burger with the classics like ketchup and mustard or something different like Amish duck egg, black truffle aioli or sauteed foie gras.