Lodi’s Best Burger

The people have spoken! On National Burger Day, we asked our Facebook fans to tell us the BEST burger in Lodi…   Best Burger Contest   The results are in. Soaring to #1 by a landslide is The Avenue Grill!   Avenue Grill outside   Our team did a little “field research” and paid a visit to the restaurant to try some delicious burgers. The top two that the Avenue Grill staff recommended were:  

The 2x4: Two beef patties & four slices of American cheese with all the Avenue fixings – $9.75

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The BBQ-Bacon Cheeseburger: Burger topped with Michael’s BBQ sauce, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, lettuce & tomato – $9.50


  Best burger 2_for blog   Let us tell you, these burgers did not disappoint. Both featured a large portion of meat and cheese (can we get an AMEN?), fresh ingredients, and tantalizing house-made sauces. On the side we had fries, onion rings and potato salad, all of which we would highly recommend. To top off our meal, we ordered a strawberry milkshake and a blueberry milkshake, both of which were made with real fruit, thick (but not too thick), and absolutely delicious. The owner, Michael Metcalf, was a pleasure to talk to and his wait staff was not only quick and professional but upbeat and fun. In summary: delicious food (affordable too), great service, fantastic experience.   But hold the phone – burgers are not ALL that this delightful diner has to offer. According to the owner, Mike (who came out to personally greet us), they are known for their breakfast food. So don’t just stop by The Avenue Grill for a burger – come on over for some of the best breakfast in Lodi! (Do we sense another blog coming on?)  

The Avenue Grill

506 West Lodi Avenue, Lodi Mon-Fri, Sun: 6:00 am – 2:00 pm Sat 6:00 am – 3:00 pm  

If you’d like to do a little burger-hopping in Lodi, here is the full list of delicious burgers that were submitted in the contest!

  1. Avenue Grill (1st place)
  2. A Moveable Feast (tied for 2nd)
  3.  Lodi Beer Co (tied for 2nd) *The Bleu Burger*
  4.  California Al’s (tied for 3rd)
  5.  In-N-Out Burger (tied for 3rd)
  6.  A&W Root Beer of Lodi (tied for 3rd)
  7.  Salisbury’s Deli & Grill (tied for 3rd)
  8.  Take 27
  9.  Lodi Casino
  10.  Towne House Restaurant at Wine & Roses
  11.  Chili’s Grill & Bar
  12.  Phillips Farms Café at Michael David Winery
  13.  Papa Joe’s BBQ

More reasons to visit Lodi Wine Country!   Published: July 2015