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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    Brick City Grill is decent but I am really surprised that they won this award. I prefer Wallaby's just in Ames alone, not to mention other places across Iowa that are better.



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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesince78 View Post
    Never been there, but I will definitely give it a shot. Any burger joint that doesn't have a burger with an option to add an egg to the burger cannot be in consideration for best burger anywhere, so I look forward to see if that is an option on their menu.
    I think they have a Farmer burger that has an egg and hash browns on it.


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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    I vote for the Rusty Duck in Dexter



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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I think they have a Farmer burger that has an egg and hash browns on it.
    Egg ham and hashbrowns.

    Brick City Double is the best option though


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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    For those who haven't been to Brick City Grill:

    Farmer Brown
    All natural beef burger, fried egg, maple cured ham, farmhouse cheddar,
    golden fried hash brown and crisp lettuce with a dab of mayo.

    Brick City Double
    14 oz of fresh Angus, 4 slices of American cheese, 4 slices of bacon
    and our 1000 Island dressing. Grab a few extra napkins!



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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    Ankeny diner hamburger >>>>>



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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Red Alehouse in North Liberty has phemonmial burgers ... when you order medium-rare, you get medium-rare.

    Their new joint (Big Grove Brewery in Solon) is pretty good too.



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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by tre View Post
    I vote for the Rusty Duck in Dexter
    I have heard awesome things about that place. Haven't been able to make it out there, because it's in ******* dexter, but I definitely have it on my list.


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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by tre View Post
    I vote for the Rusty Duck in Dexter
    That's the place I was trying to remember that I saw on Iowa Public Television:

    My main stop in Dexter is at the Rusty Duck to sample the winner of the Iowa's Best Burger Award. Over 200 restaurants vied for the honor but Brad Waldron's Rusty Duck established in 2004 took the prize for one impressive looking burger.


    Waldron: The particular burger that won it this year was the bacon cheeseburger. We grind our own meat. We use top sirloin ribeye trimmings for my steaks and we grind it ourselves, patty it. There is really nothing that we do any different. It is just that you know it is the same burger I have been serving for years. After we make the cheeseburger we put about 10/12 pieces of bacon on it and it is stacked pretty good. You know it is definitely a dinner. If you can't eat it you can definitely take it home and eat it the next day.


    Kaercher: 10 to 12 pieces of bacon? I mean wouldn't two be enough?


    Waldron: No, two wouldn't be enough.

    Kaercher: And I think it is pretty safe to say that no one walks out the door hungry.

    Waldron: We have pretty good sized portions on everything. Like our hamburgers are 14 ounce, pork tenderloin is 10/12 ounces. We go through quite a few to-go boxes.



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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    This is the best burger in Ames. Plus, PBR listed as an appetizer.
    Maybe it was an off day but I went to Oddfellows on a Sunday afternoon and I will never go back. They try to copy Zombie Burger but if you want to do you first need to know how to grill a burger. Again, maybe it was an off day but I won't be going back to find out.



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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    The last few times I have been to Wallaby's it was extremely slow and it wasn't even busy. They might have the best burger in Ames but not when it is cold.



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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post
    So you had to wait 30 minutes for seating at a sports bar during the final four and that ruined it for you?
    That is what I was thinking. Sounds like a very reasonable wait to me considering the time of visit. I love when people go to a place on a random Tuesday night and on a Sunday during the Super Bowl or something and expect the service to be the same.



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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post
    So you had to wait 30 minutes for seating at a sports bar during the final four and that ruined it for you?
    To be fair he did say service was good considering and never said it ruined it for him.



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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    Gimme B-Bops



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    Re: Newer Ames burger joint named Best Burger in Iowa

    Talking with the owner right now and they're trying to find another place for a new location


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