The best burgers in Fargo-Moorhead, according to locals

We polled locals on Facebook and asked them where to find the best burgers in Fargo. The response was huge. Apparently, people love their burgers. Below we compiled the ones that received the most love, in order:

1. Humpty Dumpty burger at JL Beers

Humpty Dumpty burger at JL Beers

Photo credit: @prairiestylefile

This burger was overwhelmingly the top choice among locals. Basically, it’s a freshly pattied burger with a fried egg and cheese on top… on one of the best buns in the league. JL Beers is a local chain with four locations in the area. They’re constantly voted as the Best of the Red River Valley and HPR’s Best of the Best as the best burger and fries in town. Each location has cozy (small) seating area indoors with a long bar serving up regional beers.

Other honorable mentions at JL Beers

The 13th Avenue Burger (also called the 1st Ave Burger, 32nd Ave Burger, etc.), the Not Just a Nutter Burger, and the Totally Slawsome Burger.

Downtown Fargo | 518 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 492-3377
South Fargo | 4240 32nd Ave S, Fargo | (701) 256-4240
Moorhead | 2902 US-10, Moorhead | (218) 422-4400
West Fargo | 810 13th Ave E, West Fargo | (701) 373-8484

2. Rustica Burger at Rustica

Photo credit: @colterlw

This juicy, cheesy, burger has two different types of cheese, a Caesar Aioli, and crunchy Rustic Fritas on top. Try it out during happy hour for half off the regular price in both the Eatery & Tavern sections of the restaurant. This warm and comfortable tavern has a rustic ambiance and a seasonally-focused menu so that you always get the freshest dishes.

315 Main Ave, Moorhead | (218) 227-5388

3. Glazed Donut Burger at Sickies Garage

Photo credit: @sickiesgaragend

A burger… with a doughnut as a bun… we’re not kidding here, folks. The Glazed Doughnut Burger is a whole new take on sweet and salty, made like a bacon-cheeseburger on a doughnut. Sickies has a casual vibe with 50 burgers on the menu alongside 50 brews. Stop by during the week for lunch specials where you can get a burger with a side and soda.

Other honorable mentions at Sickies

The Fatboy (double bacon, bacon jam, and pepper jack cheese) and The Macaroni & Cheese burger (can add pulled pork).

3431 Fiechtner Dr S, Fargo | (701) 478-7425

4. Cheeseburger with fried onions at Hi Ho

Photo credit: @motzburger

If you’re looking for just a straight up amazing burger, Hi Ho is the place to go. The original location is in Dilworth, Minnesota, and is a great family joint for burger lovers. The menu includes pretty standard burgers, but you can add toppings to it to make whatever burger you want. Locals love the cheeseburger with some fried onions on top. You can add a second patty to make it a double for only $2.75.

10 Center Ave E, Dilworth, MN | (218) 287-2975

5. 56560 burger at Mick’s

Photo credit: @micksoffice

Arguably Moorhead’s best dive bar, Mick’s has great burgers fried up right in front of you and best served with some hot onion rings and an ice cold beer. Wednesday is burger night where you can get $1 burger and just pay for each topping, so we recommend trying out some of these delicacies then.

Above is the 56560 Burger, it makes sense that it’s a favorite since it features a double patty, cheese, bacon, special awesome sauce, and is topped with Mick’s Office chip-pickle-chip seared into the bun!

10 8th St S, Moorhead | (218) 233-2295

6. Wild Rice Lucy at Crooked Pint

A friendly neighborhood bar that’s known for their Lucys (burgers with cheese INSIDE the patty), Crooked Pint was picked for having one of the top burgers in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The Wild Rive Lucy is stuffed with cheesy wild rice and gravy mix and topped with more cheese and gravy. The burgers are sourced from a cattle company in Minnesota and they’re served with a half-pound of pub fries.

3340 13th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 298-8000

7. Californication at Pounds

Photo credit: @poundsfargo

This is the only vegetarian burger to make the list of favorites by Fargo residents. Made with a black bean & quinoa patty and topped with avocado, tomato, onions, and lettuce, we promise you won’t even miss the meat. We recommend subbing out the side of fries with parmesan truffle fries and ordering a Fruitopia (a refreshing cocktail basically made for summer) to go along with your meal.

612 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 478-1234


We found that locals really love their burgers and are passionate about where to get the best ones. We couldn’t include all the burgers that locals love in our list, so below you’ll find several other restaurants locals mentioned that serve great burgers in Fargo, ND, and its sister cities Moorhead, MN, and West Fargo, ND.

46 North Pints and Provisions
Blarney Stone
Boiler Room
Legends Sports Bar & Grill (especially the Spud Hangover Burger 😋)
Mezzaluna
Proof
The Tavern Grill
Twist
Vic’s Bar and Grill
West Fargo VFW
Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon

 

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