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 overarching 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.
Note: In July 2018, we reviewed the burgers at the Harvest on River. Top Notch! Including the fries and catsup, Numero Uno! (Harvest on River has closed. Visit the one on La Canada.)
A few weeks ago we headed up to Claire’s Cafe in Catalina at the suggestion of Paul Hopman, who exhibits his scratchboard art there. Our friend Patty joined us. We got there, perhaps around 12:30. It was definitely lunch hour, even though it was the weekend. Or perhaps it is …Continue reading
One Friday in late August 2022, Neighbor Roy and I ate lunch at the Barrio Brewing Company in Tucson. It’s on Toole Street south of Downtown. Why Barrio Brewing Company, you ask? Well, I had a hankerin’ for a good burger and thought they might have some. We arrived right …Continue reading
Vadim, my coach and trainer at Body Basics where I get my once-a-week physical therapy, recommended Ermanos on 4th Avenue. So on the last day of April, 2022, Neighbor Roy and I had lunch there. The Ermanos brothers’ website reads, “Brothers Mark and Eric Erman continue to stretch the limits …Continue reading
On a Friday in early January 2022, Neighbor Roy and I dined at Longhorn Steakhouse on Oracle Road in Tucson. The parking lot was fairly crowded when we arrived at about 12:30 PM. I had originally thought we would go to Cielo on Alvernon, but Roy needed me to drop …Continue reading
On an afternoon in mid-November, Neighbor Roy & I went to lunch at Agustin Kitchen. By no coincidence, I had a $25 gift card to spend there. We arrived at 12:30 pm and the place was not at all crowded. Had it been, it would have been pretty noisy as …Continue reading
On an October afternoon, Neighbor Roy & I took off for The Parish, a dining establishment in a strip mall on North Oracle Road in Tucson. The Arizona Daily Star had rated its burgers as the Best in Tucson. We wanted to see if The Parish should be added to …Continue reading
Tucson Lifestyle Magazine had a big write-up about Truland Burgers and Greens recently. So I had to give it a try to see if it should be added to our List of Best Burgers in Tucson. It was a Friday and, as typical, I went with Neighbor Roy to check …Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Harvest on River is Closed due to a lease dispute. Please visit Harvest in Oro Valley until they find a new venue. There are two Harvest Restaurants in Tucson. The menu is the same. Their mission is a focus on fresh local food; Grass-fed beef burgers, and local …Continue reading
October 2017. Five of us went to Cielos Restaurant and Bar to see if their burger might deserve a slot on our List of Top 10 Best Burgers In Tucson. Open To The Public Cielos is the newly re-invented restaurant and bar at the historic Lodge on the Desert. The …Continue reading
The Living Room Wine Cafe and Lounge is at La Encantada Mall below Blanco Tacos + Tequila. It was just the 3 of us for Sunday lunch: Ms. Karen; Ms. Rosemary; and me. There are four other Living Room restaurants in the Phoenix area. The afternoon we were there they …Continue reading