We are down to our top ten burgers for the 2023 Iowa's Best Burger Contest.

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In February, the Iowa Beef Industry Council asked Iowans who sells the best burger in the state. After a month of collecting nominations, ten restaurants have been chosen to move to the next round of the contest.

The 2023 Top Ten restaurant list was released this morning with burgers from all over the state. To qualify, the burger must be a 100 percent real beef patty served on a bun or bread products. The burger can have any combination of condiments as well.

“In total, we collected 6,414 votes for 509 Iowa restaurants,” said Kylie Peterson, Director of Marketing for the Iowa Beef Industry Council. “This year’s Top Ten restaurants are award-winning worthy, but are only a few of the many restaurants in Iowa that do an outstanding job of promoting and serving our beef products to their customers on behalf of Iowa’s beef farmers.”

Now that we have the top ten list, a panel of anonymous judges will visit each restaurant and evaluate the burgers based on their appearance, taste, and doneness. The judges' scores will be accumulated and the winner will be announced on May 1st to kick off May Beef Month.

So, who made the list? Here are this year's top burger restaurants for 2023, in alphabetical order.

Arty’s Ice Cream & Grill, Wilton 

We are starting the list off with a restaurant that was in the top ten list in 2022 and 2021. Located in Wilton, Iowa Arty's Ice Cream & Grill sells a variety of food from burgers to chicken, to hotdogs, salad, and ice cream. On top of that, Arty's offers a coffee bar from Mondays-Fridays.

Ben’s Burgers, Ankeny   

After getting his footing in the food business through franchising, Ben saw a need for a fast-casual restaurant where the burgers are made fast and fresh.

Birdies, Burgers, and Brews @ The Hillcrest, Graettinger    

After finishing up a round of golf, go enjoy a drink and a burger in Graettinger.

Foodie Garage Eatery, Dubuque

Another veteran on the top burger list.  Whether you are looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Foodie Garage Eatery in Dubuque has something for everyone right in its "garage"

Burger & Company, Spirit Lake 


Not only are the patties hand made but the sauces are also prepared from scratch in-house.

Fishback & Stephenson Cider House, Fairfield 

Whether it is their burgers or their cider, this Fairbank eatery is no stranger to award-winning products. On top of its award-winning burgers, the cider house has been recognized for its cider production as well.

Flight Bar + Grille, Huxley

Located in Huxley, Fight Bar + Grille is home to one of this year's best burgers. People can stop in, order a burger, choose between hundreds of whiskeys, and try out the golf simulator!

 Jeronimo’s Bar & Grill, Springbrook

If you are looking for a good burger over in eastern Iowa, look no further than Jeronimo's Bar & Grill over in Springbrook.

Parlor on Main, Central City
Stop by Central City for a taste of this top burger with ice cream for dessert!

Troy’s Bar & Grill, Earling   

And to round out our list of the top burgers is Tony's Bar & Grill in Earling.

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