April 18, 2014 in Features

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We asked our Facebook friends what restaurants in this region serve up the best burgers. We couldn’t fit all of the responses, but here’s a sampling. Join the conversation at facebook.com/spokesmanreview.

David Brinkman

Hudson’s in Coeur d’Alene. Fresh. Perfect. There’s a reason it’s always packed even though you can’t find a place to sit and enjoy the burger. They have the perfect combination of fresh ingredients and history.

Vince Lemus

Waddell’s: The Smoke Jumper Two 6-ounce hamburger patties, BBQ sauce, chipotle mayo, smoked Gouda, bacon, caramelized onions and topped with smoked BBQ brisket.

Troy DeLatte

Wisconsinburger. Two words – bacon jam.

Jackie Wacky

Rogers Ice Cream on Sherman, CdA. Veggie burger. It’s delicious, especially because it doesn’t involve eating a dead animal.

Emily Grace Schwartz

Italia Trattoria Spokane! Cheddar or gorgonzola aioli, pepperonata, lettuce, tomato, mayo…. it’s to die for!

Ed Clark

D.Lish’s! No doubt about it. Dine in or take out, D.Lish’s serves a delicious juicy burger, real meat. One, two or three patties, cheese, grilled or raw onions. In fact, I am going to go get one RIGHT NOW!

Mike Feeney

Anybody traveling to Lewiston, should try an Effie Burger. As big as a dinner plate with hand pattied, never frozen hamburger meat. Plan to split one with a friend. Another favorite down south is the Swilley Burger for lunch at Swilley’s in Pullman. Once again fresh meat is the key.

Nancy Pemberton Figy

Churchill’s Wimpy Wednesday Burgers. They make their own ground beef that is to die for. Smothered with melted cheese with real bacon bits, lettuce, tomato, onions and special buns. Could only eat 1/2 of it!

Carol Nelson

Saranac Public House – it’s topped with Tillamook cheddar and bacon, but it’s the flavor of the patty that makes it so good. Get it with a side of their mac and cheese. YUM.

Angie Griswold

True Legends in Liberty Lake, the Johnny Cash burger. Handmade burger with chipotle, pepper jack cheese, jalapeños, bacon, lettuce tomato with chipotle mayo served on a fresh jalapeño cheddar bun!

A.J. N Amber Matanzo

OMG the best burger you will ever taste is hidden in Rathdrum … believe it or not. Penny’s Pit Pub and Lounge.

Ben Carpenter

Clayton Burger! Beef, bacon, hot dog, topped off with a green olive on top.

David Comer

Capone’s. Beer-steamed burgers, in-house made rolls for buns, quality of toppings … the roasted garlic being whole cloves. Fantastic.

Mike Martin Jr.

Manito Tap House. The runny egg puts it over the top.

Doug Graham

Five Guys, either on Sullivan or off the Newport Highway at the Y. They make the burger patties by hand every day.

Nirmal Singh

Nosworthy’s in CdA across from the fairgrounds. Good fries and they have 10-plus kinds of burgers. Real meat!

Mary Teague

The DRG burger at Downriver Grill! Caramelized onions and roasted garlic make it the best around!

Nick Thomas

Elk. Grilled onions. Medium well.

Amanda Crowder

Seasons in Coeur d’Alene. Kobe burger, juicy thick patty, toasted bun with a tangy sweet onion spread.

Ella El

Chairs Public House offers a really good burger on this amazing, thick gluten-free bread. Best GF bread I’ve ever had. Thank you Chairs from a Celiac’s disease person.

Tanya Murphy

The Satellite Diner, their Orbit burger. Sauteed mushrooms, red onions underneath a blanket of provolone cheese! YUM!

Amanda Louise Chemodurow

Every time I drive by, I always stop and grab a Whammy from Dick’s. It’s a simple burger at a really good price and it’s one of my favorite burgers.

Santina McCain

Chipotle black bean burger at Hogan’s on the hill. Pepper jack, onion, avocado, tomato and lettuce.

Jeanine Pohl Smith

Bottle Bay Burger at Bottle Bay Marina on Lake Pend Oreille. Juicy, good secret sauce.

Monte Cesal

Thrifty Scotsman on Sprague. Super bacon on a poorboy bun is amazing!

Angela Watson

The Steer Inn. My hubby gets the Big Dude, which is a cheeseburger with a slice of ham.

Amber Marie McCrow

The Milk Bottle on Garland in Spokane. They make their buns fresh daily and they are amazing!

Rebecca Blankinship

The Salty Dog in Deer Park. Meat from Eggers Meats. Kaiser rolls fresh made at Yoke’s. Fresh veggies and secret sauce.

Laura Novak

Moose Knuckle BBQ Burgers and Brews at Priest Lake: They call it “The two mouth burger” named after Two Mouth Creek. It’s a double chopped steak burger with grilled mushrooms and onions, cheese and bacon! YUM!

Daylene Elliott

White House Grill. They make an amazing lamb burger! It’s so tender and just melts in your mouth. They put whole roasted garlic in it.


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