It doesn't get more American than this, folks. This Saturday, May 28, is National Hamburger Day (wrapping up National Burger Month, of course) and we are ready to celebrate. Join us in making good choices and indulging in the best burgers in Little Rock. Here are some of our favorites.
The Root Cafe
Each burger is ground fresh and comes from small-farmed and pasture-raised beef at Simon Farms in Conway, served on a fresh bun topped with in-season lettuce and tomato. This SoMa cafe can do no wrong.
There's a good chance Big Orange is the first place that comes to mind when you think of local burgers, and for good reason. Their famed burger lineup includes specialties like the Maytag Blue burger (our editor's fave) topped with blue cheese, pepper jelly, butter leaf lettuce, tomatoes and red onion.
Capital Bar & Grill
You don't become a menu staple in the middle of downtown without earning your keep. CBG's eight ounces of in-house ground beef topped with cheese, butter lettuce, red onion, pickles and special sauce on a brioche bun does exactly that. Throw in a side of the signature pimento cheese or parmesan fries and it's all over.
Cotham's in the City
When a burger is so good it gets its own spinoff restaurant, you know you're in for a treat. Head to the "home of the hubcap burger" to get your hands on the original burg that turned heads in Hollywood (we see you, Rachel Ray and "Man vs. Food"), and swap out the fries for onion rings if you really want to go all in.
These burgs are well-loved around these parts, and one stop by one of their 10 locations in the metro will prove why. Plus, if we're being honest, any place that drops off complimentary fries directly to your table is a winner in our book.