Our Five Faves

Best burgers in the Triangle

Posted May 14, 2019 9:00 a.m. EDT
Updated May 14, 2019 4:44 p.m. EDT

— We never met a burger we didn't like, but these were your top five picks in WRAL's 2018 Voters Choice Awards.

Winner: Bad Daddy's Burger Bar (111 Seaboard Avenue in Raleigh and 3300 Village Market Place in Morrisville at Park West Village) - This burger joint features build-your-own craft burgers and salads, a wide range of sides and appetizers and spiked and non-alcoholic milkshakes.

Bad Daddy's

2nd Place: Char-Grill (Various locations) - Char-Grill has been serving up tasty burgers in the Raleigh area for more than 50 years. They started out in a small cinder block building in 1959. They have since grown to 10 locations across the Triangle.


3rd Place: Krafty's Burgers and Brews (1177 Timber Drive East, Garner) - Located in the White Oak Shopping Center, this restaurant serves up traditional and specialty burgers with the option to add tater tots on top.

Honorable Mention: Hickory Tavern (3201 Village Market Place, Morrisville, and 1156 Parkside Main St., Cary) - This restaurant and bar serves up burgers including the Smokehouse, featuring two slices of bacon, barbecue sauce and cheddar and jack cheeses.

Honorable Mention: CowBar (411 W Morgan St, Raleigh) - Located inside Morgan Street Food Hall, this restaurant specializes in burgers. The menu includes a truffle burger, which is topped with caramelized red onions, truffle butter and shaved truffles.

This list was compiled from WRAL's 2018 Voters Choice Awards finalists, which awarded businesses, people and services in more than 100 categories, including best barbecue, best blogger, best pizza, best biscuits and more.