The best burgers perfectly combine the right texture and tastes, i.e., sour, salty, and sweet. To be exact, the bun should be soft but hefty, the patty should be juicy and meaty (no extender), and the rest of the ingredients should provide a bit of crunch without obfuscating the meaty taste.
Additionally, great burgers all have one thing in common: They use high-quality meat and so they require the simplest seasoning–just plain ol’ salt and pepper.
Here, we list the best burgers in and near Bakersfield you may want to pay a visit.
1. Locale Farm to Table Eatery
While the local restaurant is arguably known for its mouth-watering tacos and sandwiches, their burgers are also the crowd’s favorite. This is especially true for their “All-American Burger” that includes applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, red onion, lettuce, tomatoes, and a thousand island sauce served on a brioche bun.
However, you can turn your “All-American Burger” into a gluten-free meal by substituting the bun with lettuce.
Another crowd’s favorite is the “Western Burger” that is made of applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, and house battered onion rings.
Location: 1727 18th St. (Corner of G Street), Bakersfield, CA 93301
Opening hours: 10 am – 3 pm
2. Moo Creamery
Since they offer an extensive selection of wine, cocktail, draft beers, desserts, side and main dishes, and sandwiches, you may find it difficult to choose your meal. A good way is to whittle down your options to burger meals.
While Moo Creamery offers 10 burgers which are all equally mouthwatering, the “24 Hour Burger” is one of the top-selling ones with its grass-fed beef, thick cut bacon, house house, caramelized onions, arugula, and runny egg on a soft but sturdy bun.
But if you’re looking for something spicy, you may opt for their “En Fuego Burger” that is made of grass-fed beef, thick bacon, red pepper chile jam, picked and fried jalapeno, onion strings, chipotle mayo, pepperjack, and cheddar cheese.
They also offer a veggie burger that contains a patty made with sweet potato combined with special herbs to mimic the “smokey” taste of the real thing.
Location: 4885 Truxtun Ave, Suite B, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Contact: 661-861-1130 (phone) / email@example.com
Monday – Tuesday 8 am – 3 pm
Wednesday – Saturday 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday 9 am – 3 pm
3. Firestone Grill
The restaurant is known for its mouthwatering barbeque hamburgers, especially its bestseller “Monster Burger” with double patties and cheddar and jack cheese.
But if you want something creamier, your best bet is their “ABC Burger” that has bacon, jack cheese, and avocado that adds richness to the burger.
Location: 3501 California Ave Bakersfield, CA 93309
Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 9 pm
Friday – Saturday 11 am – 10 pm
If you’re a meat lover, you can never go wrong with their 28-day dry-aged and carrot-fed Angus beef partnered with charbroiled onion, bone marrow shiitake butter, roasted Roma tomato, and horseradish mustard aioli. Another great option is their “Double Stack Burger” which comes with two Angus patties, cheddar, bacon, whiskey caramelized onions, garlic aioli, house pickles, and Havarti cheese.
However, if you’re looking for a hearty but not necessarily a sinful meal, you may want to try their “Veggie Beet Burger” that has a patty made of kidney beans and beets.
Location: 10520 W. Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Monday – Thursday 11 am – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday 11 am – 12 midnight
Sunday 11 am – 10 pm