Burgers are quintessential American food. Popular at cookouts and fast food restaurants, this meaty treat is supposed to be simple and inexpensive. But tell that to the restaurants on our list. We’ve found the most expensive burgers across the country and we just have to share them. Maybe someone will share the bill with you too.
We all expect extravagance in Las Vegas, but our top burger is extreme, even by Sin City standards. The Fleur Burger presented by Fleur at Mandalay Bay has a price tag of $5000. What you get is a Japanese wagyu beef patty topped with seared foie gras, caramelized onion, sautéed abalone mushroom and truffle cream sauce all on a truffle brioche bun. Additional black truffles are served on the side with pommes frites, of course. Sounds great, but not $5000 worth. But this burger comes with a bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus and a “souvenir” Ichendorf Brunello wine glass. Now that’s a $5000 burger.
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Our next burger is absolutely ridiculous. The Absolutely Ridiculous Burger at Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar weighs a whopping 350 lbs. at its largest and hold a Guinness Book World Record. And at just $5 a pound, it’s a steal at $1750. And it comes with cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles at no additional charge. How nice of them. The only catch is it requires 72 hours’ notice, so plan ahead. Mallie’s motto is “Go Big or Go Home”. We can clearly see why.
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Las Vegas, the land of buffets, is known as a mecca for those with large appetites. So it’s no surprise that our next burger comes from the Burger Brasserie in the Paris Casino. The 777 Burger is a Kobe beef burger with goat cheese, seared foie gras, pancetta, arugula, Maine lobster, and 100-year-old balsamic. Accompanied with a bottle of Dom Perignon and side salad, this burger is appropriately priced at $777. Hopefully these sevens are as lucky as the ones on the craps table.
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If there’s one place in the Big Apple to find a bargain of a meal, it’s a New York City food truck. That is, unless you are having the $666 Douche Burger from the 666 Burger Truck. This burger, priced at $666, is a gold leaf wrapped Kobe beef patty, topped with lobster, foie gras, caviar, truffles, imported Guyere cheese and Himalayan rock salt. And let’s not forget the champagne steam to melt the cheese and the kopi lukak BBQ sauce made from the droppings of the Asian Palm Civet. We’re not even sure it tastes good, but with a name like the “Douche” Burger, that’s hardly the point.
How about a burger platter for your next party? We’re talking about one single burger on a plate with one hefty price. The Main Event Burger at Denny’s Beer Barrel Burger in Clearfield, PA. is a 125 lb. burger with all the fixins’ offered at market price. Last time we checked it rang in at $379. That’ll be some party! FYI – 72 hours notice is required.
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With a name like Le Burger Extravagant, we expect a hefty price tag. And we are not disappointed. This burger, offered at Serendipity 3 in New York City is made of Kobe beef and topped with aged cheddar, a fried quail egg, smoked sea salt, shaved black truffles and white truffle butter. The bun is dusted with gold flakes and topped with a blini, crème fraiche and caviar. And the garnish, a gold toothpick encrusted with diamonds. All this is offered for $295. Unbelievably, this isn’t the most expensive item on the menu at Serendipity 3. The $1000 Golden Opulence Sundae rings takes that honor.
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The Big Apple is known for big price tags, and the B&B Indulgence burger boasts a whopper. This burger from Beer & Buns Burger Bar in Midtown is the house specialty. A Kobe beef patty is topped with wine seared foie gras, truffles and Beluga caviar. Served in a housemade artisanal bun, the B&B Indulgence truly is an indulgence of your wallet and your stomach.
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Our next extravagant burger is only offered at certain times of the year. Why, you ask? Because that’s when black truffles are in season. The DB “Royale” Double Truffle Burger offered at DB Bistro Moderne in New York City combines the now famous Original DB Burger with a massive amount of shaved black truffles. The original is good, with a sirloin beef patty, stuffed with braised short ribs and foie gras on a parmesan truffle bun. It even boasts a reasonable price tag of just $35. But with the advent of a double truffle helping the cost of the “Royale” has skyrocketed to $120. Is it worth it? Oh Yeah!
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Everyone loves a good food challenge, but this one is gonna cost you. The Burger & Beer Joint in South Beach, Miami, offers up their Motherburger for $125. This burger is 10 lbs. of Black Angus beef served with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. And you can add cheese, 2 toppings and sauce for only $25 more. But cheer up, if you finish The Motherburger in 2 hours, it’s on the house!
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Another burger that will set you back a few dineros, 100 to be exact, is the Grand Burger at McGuire’s Irish Pub in Destin, FL. This custom ground and filet mignon burger is chargrilled and served with a side of caviar, merlot sauce and a bottle of Moet Champagne. A $100 burger at an Irish Pub? How grand!
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We start our list off with a burger with a rock bottom price of just $74.99. The O.M.G. Burger at The Catch in Anaheim, CA is 10 lbs. of lean ground chuck, topped with ten slices of aged cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and remoulade sauce on a fourteen-inch bun with 4 lbs. of fries. And you can double your meat for just $30.99! The menu says “Sharing Recommended”. Duh!!
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