From backyard grill outs and roadside drive-thrus to gourmet interpretations, these beefy bunned babies are like a slab of comfort food you can (generally) hold between two hands.
Adhering to a tried-and-true culinary equation, the nucleus of a burger is some type of patty (or two) beef, turkey, veggie topped with assorted accoutrements like lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, pickles, bacon, over- easy eggs, etc. But within those parameters, an almost overwhelming amount of variations on the same general concept can be achieved. And whether you want a damn good basic cheeseburger or to push the limits of a meat sandwich to the extreme is up to you and whomever youre ordering from.
To help you on the quest for burger nirvana, this slideshow features the top 10 best overall burger joints in the city, as voted by CityBeat readers in the 2o21 Best Of Cincinnati Issue, as well as the best burger chains and 10 best veggie burgers.