Who Has the Best Burgers in Tucson?

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Cayton's Burger Bistro

After 10 weeks and 10 burger reviews, we have selected the establishment with the Best Burgers In Tucson.

You’ve read our burger reviews. You’ve read our summary critique on our Southern Arizona Guide blog at TucsonCitizen.com. So you know what we consider the strengths & weaknesses of each place. (If you don't, see our page "The Criteria for Choosing the Best Burger in Tucson".) But in the end, our over-arching criterion was fairly simple.

If money & time are no object, but we could only ever go to one burger place, which would it be?

Here’s how we rank them.

  1. Cayton’s Burger Bistro at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain (aka The Ritz)
  2. Garden Bistro at Tohono Chul Park
  3. Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen (Foothills Mall)
  4. Zinburger (last years #1)
  5. Monkey Burger (downtown)
  6. Diablo Burger (downtown)
  7. Lindy’s on 4th Avenue
  8. Cody’s Beef & Beans on Fort Lowell
  9. Trident Grill (near Speedway & Campbell)
  10. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse (Skyline & Campbell)

Surely, you don't disagree? Send us your suggestions for 2014 here.

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