The Best Classic American-Style Burger Joints in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is a great place to find classic American-style burgers. From cozy pubs to upscale eateries, there's something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a half-pound of premium meat served with BBQ sauce, crispy smoked bacon, and cheddar cheese, or a gourmet burger with a unique twist, Indianapolis has it all. Here are some of the top classic American-style burger restaurants in Indianapolis.

Bub's Burger Bar Indy is one of the most popular spots in the Mass Ave district. This restaurant offers an extensive menu of hamburgers, French fries, smoothies, salads and snacks. Plus, they have a great selection of local beers and liquors. The Southwest burger is a fan favorite and always gets rave reviews from locals.

Red Key

is a beloved dive bar located on College Avenue.

This place has been around for almost 100 years and is known for its delicious burgers. Every year, Indy residents vote Red Key's burgers as some of the best in town.

Teays River Brewing's Public House

is home to the famous Ultimate Beer Burger. This cozy spot earned top honors when their burger was voted one of the best in Indiana.

Don Hall's

is a small American restaurant located in Fort Wayne that earned top honors for its burgers. They offer 20 different burgers, including vegetarian and vegan options like Impossible burgers and black bean burgers.

Flamme Burger

is known for its burgers roasted over a wood fire.

The Big Ugly burger at Bub's Burgers is anything but ugly - it's delicious! This Carmel restaurant also serves mini burgers if you want to try something different.

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