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Who Has the Best Burger in Fort Collins – Todd’s Top Five [PICTURES]

SmashBurger - Classic Smash
Todd Harding, TSM

Choosing the best burger in Fort Collins is the toughest job I have ever loved.  I went into this project thinking I knew what my favorite burger was, but I was pleasantly surprised by the competition and ended up making choices that surprised even me.

5. Culver’s Frozen Custard – Butterburgers – 918 S. Lemay Avenue

Culver's - Frozen Custard - Butterburgers
Todd Harding, TSM

When I started this, I honestly believed Culver’s Butter Burger would be #1 on my list.  It didn’t turn out that way, but I still love it. I just love a couple others a little more. I had Double Butter Burger with cheese. I got the works, which is ketchup, mustard, pickle and onion.  It really is a great burger and looks amazing in the picture.  I love the crispiness of the burger. I really do love this burger.

Culver's Butterburger
Todd Harding, TSM

4. Smashburger – 2550 E. Harmony Road Suite 100

Todd Harding, TSM

This is a very good burger! I had the Classic Smash with American cheese, Smash sauce, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onion on an egg bun.  It is very fresh and very juicy!  You will need lots of napkins! The Smashburger could have easily been #1 on the list if I had caught them on a different day.

SmashBurger - Classic Smash
Todd Harding, TSM

3. Stuft – A Burger Bar – 210 South College

Stuft - A Burger Bar
Todd Harding, TSM

At Stuft you create your own burger, so it’s almost not fair because you are always going to create a burger you love.  However, it still comes down to quality ingredients and did they cook the burger the way you like it.  It is a resounding yes on on fronts for Stuft.  They make high quality burgers and was very close to being my favorite burger in Fort Collins.

Stuft Burger
Todd Harding, TSM

2. The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen – 151 N College Ave

The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen
Todd Harding, TSM

I love, love, loved this burger.  I had the LSK Burger. It has Bacon,  fried onion strings, and choice of cheese. I chose Swiss. It’s big. I had trouble fitting it in my over-sized mouth. It’s juicy and delicious.  I really liked crispy onion strings. It is a little pricey at 10 bucks, but well worth it. They also have another monstrosity I must try someday. Its called The Sasquatch. It’s a burger served between 2 Grilled cheese sandwiches.

The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen - LSK Burger
Todd Harding, TSM

1. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers + Brews – 701 E. Harmony Road

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers + Brews
Todd Harding, TSM

I honestly never expected to choose Red Robin to top my list, but after all of the tasting was over, it was an obvious choice. The Royal Red Robin has bacon and an egg on it, and that is a good thing. Put breakfast on a burger and you got me. This was the sloppiest, messiest, juiciest, most delightfully delicious burger I have ever had.  In my opinion, Red Robin has the best burger in Fort Collins.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers + Brews - Royal Red Robin
Todd Harding, TSM


1.  Washington’s – If you are looking for a good charbroiled burger, Washington’s is the place to go and the ambiance is unmatched.

2. Big Al’s – They have a great burger.  Their plain bun is the only thing that kept Big Al’s out of my top 5.

3.  5 Guys – Still one of my all-time favorites, just wasn’t enough room in the top 5.

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