9 burger spots in the Tri-State to hit this spring

Nothing is more satisfying than smelling a burger sizzling on the grill or biting into a freshly made juicy burger while drinking a beer. Some might like to bite into multiple layered burger or a simplistic burger. Either way, we gathered some of the best burger restaurants the Tri-State has to offer.

Krueger's Tavern in OTR has a rooftop patio.

Kruegger's Tavern

In the heart of Over the Rhine, this spot is the place to be on a nice spring afternoon or evening. Their selection of beers are endless and their juicy burgers have just the right amount of flavor. Enjoy a nice Bleu Gruyere or a bacon burger paired with a local brew.

Price: $8 to $10

Location: 1211 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Tickle Pickle

Their zesty and juicy burgers are a staple in the Northside area. Each of their burgers are named after a musical artist. Some of them include Meatallica, Mariah Curry, Nom Petty, and more. Most of their flavorful burgers come on hamburger buns, but some come on pretzel buns. They even have vegetarian options.

Price: $7.50 to $10

Location: 4176 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223

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Bru Burger Bar

This place has a wide variety of options, but they are most notably known for their burgers. It is located within walking distance of the Aronoff Center for the Arts. This popular place is the perfect restaurant for a quick bite before or after a show. They serve all kinds of burgers including bourbon, melt in your face, Mexicali BBQ burgers, and more. They also have a nice outdoor area open all year long.

Price: $10 to $12

Location: 41 East 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Zip's Cafe burger

Zip's Cafe

A well-known staple in the Cincinnati area, Zip’s Cafe serves one of a kind juicy burgers. They include The Flying Pig, the turkey burger, the train wreck – A Zip Burger with shaved ham, grilled Mettwurst and topped with three types of cheese.

Price: $5 to $12

Location: 1036 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208

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Frenchie Fresh burger

Frenchie's Fresh

When famed Cincinnati chef Jean-Robert de Cavel announced that he was opening a burger restaurant, local foodies got excited, and rightfully so. The more affordable restaurant has a variety of burgers made in two different ways, the Frenchie Way or the Yankee Way. The Frenchie Way is served open faced and the Yankee Way is served with a traditional American bun. Some of their burgers include the Kansas City beef, Pennsylvania turkey, Ohio bison, New Zealand lamb, Frenchie veggie, and more. They even have a make-your-own burger. All burgers are Served with Frenchie fries, tater tots or small salad.

Price: $9 to $12

Location: 3831 Edwards Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209

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Flipdaddy's Brilliant Burgers & Craft Beer Bar

Flipdaddy’s is another staple with a wide selection of craft beers and burgers. Their mouth watering burgers include the Cincinnati Sunrise (goetta, maple brown mustard sauce and cheddar cheese, crowned with a fried egg), the Oktoberfest (cheddar, grilled onions, sauerkraut, pickles and bacon dijon mayo, served on a pretzel bun), the vegan dream (The Impossible Burger topped with avocado, red onion slices and pico de gallo), and more.

Price: $8.50 to $9

Location: 7453 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227

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Mike's Burgers and Fries

For those who love layers on their burgers, this is the spot to eat at. This place has all kinds of gourmet burgers including the zesty Rockefeller burger (blue cheese crumbles, mango chutney, beer battered onion strings, cilantro mayo, lettuce), Pride of Zeus (gyro meat, feta cheese, tzatziki, lettuce, onion), and more. They also have a make-your-own burger option where customers can choose from a regular hamburger, bacon cheese burger, cheese burger, or a bacon burger.

Price: $3.99 to $6.49

Location: 6420 Dixie Hwy, Florence, KY 41042

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Bard's burger

Bard's Burgers and Chili

This Covington burger restaurant is famous for their ground beef. Each of their burgers are built on one-third of a pound of fresh ground 80/20 beef, served on a fresh toasted bun, with an order of fries. Some of their burgers include the chili cheese burger (their own Cincinnati chili, American cheese, lettuce, pickle, and mayonnaise), the donut burger (American cheese, lettuce, pickle, and mayonnaise on a donut bun), and more.

Price: $7.25 to $12.25

Location: 3620 Decoursey Ave, Covington, KY 41015

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Gas Light burger

Gas Light Cafe

Located in Pleasant Ridge, the Gas Light Cafe most notably known for their classic burger. Enjoy a burger with a side of chips and pint of beer for less than $12.

Price: $2.95 to $6.75

Location: 6104 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213

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