After a day out in the fresh air exploring the great outdoors of the Pocono Mountains, you're going to want a hearty meal to refuel. How about a juicy burger with flavorful toppings and melty cheese on a toasty brioche bun? We've scouted nine spots to chow down on some of the most amazing burgers in the Poconos.
From comfort classics to wagyu beef and filet mignon to plant-based and seafood burgers, our picks include menu items current as of October 2021 (the posting of this blog). Be sure to visit each restaurant's website to find the most up-to-date offerings!
B-Lux Grill & Bar
A burger, fries and shake: the perfect combination. B-Lux Grill & Bar, located inside Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, features truly extraordinary milkshakes and nine different beef burgers as well as a black bean chipotle veggie burger. Bring your appetite for burgers loaded with smashed tater tots and spicy mayo, beer battered cheese curds and Wisconsin cheddar, or shaved parmesan and pomodoro sauce. Be sure to save room for one of their famed and extravagant shakes to wash everything down.
Barley Creek Brewing Company
Each meaty burger at Barley Creek Brewing Company in Tannersville features a half-pound of certified Angus beef with delicious toppings like thick-cut hickory smoked bacon and bleu cheese crumbles or guacamole and the Creek's signature boom sauce. Add a taste of breakfast with the Hangover Cure, served on a Waffle Bun. Vegan diners can sample The Beyond, a plant-based patty made of pea proteins and seasonings. Whatever you order, be sure to try one of the hand-crafted brews on tap.
Bonnie & Clyde Pub and Grille
Bonnie and Clyde Pub and Grill in Lehighton takes burgers to the next level, with seven different burgers including an Outstanding Waygu Burger and a Crunchy Mozzarella Burger topped with fresh breaded mozzarella wedges and marinara. Customize your sandwich with a variety of different patties: natural raised chicken breast, GMO free beef patty, roasted portobello mushroom, organic bison or elk.
The Frogtown Chophouse
At The Frogtown Chophouse in Swiftwater, you can expect only the highest quality cuts of meat - so you know this menu's burgers are going to be legendary. Treat yourself to the Filet Mignon Burger, or go with the classic Chophouse Cheeseburger. Spring for a side upgrade to sample delicious add-ons like thick cut fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries and crispy brussel sprouts.
Guy Fieri's Mount Pocono Kitchen
The Big Bite Burgers cooked up at Guy Fieri's Mount Pocono Kitchen located in Mount Airy Casino Resort are smash grilled and made of richly-marbled 100% USDA Choice ground beef. Try the Straight Up with Cheese featuring donkey sauce on a garlic-butter toasted brioche bun or the award-winning Bacon Mac N Cheese Burger. The name says it all.
Jive Bar & Lounge
Tucked off of Milford's Broad Street, the Jive Bar & Lounge serves up burgers, wings and more in a nostalgic, no-frills atmosphere. Sit inside or order online to try their blend of brisket, chuck and short rib, or go plant based with the "Impossible Burger." With snacks like truffle fries and crab fries also on the menu, you'll want to come hungry.
Joey B's Bar and Restaurant
If you're particular about your burger, you can customize every element at Joey B's Bar and Restaurant in Palmerton. Pick your protein, cheese, veggies and sauce, and even swap the bun for Texas toast, lettuce or a tomato basil wrap, or upgrade the boardwalk fries to your favorite side. You can also choose from six flavorful combinations like The Dilly Dilly with fried pickle chips and Nashville sweet heat sauce, the 74 Cam with pepper jack cheese, bacon and housemade ancho-chipotle slaw, or the Chip featuring Chip's secret sauce.
Choose from one of seven scrumptious burgers at the Jubilee Restaurant in Pocono Pines. Go bite-sized with an order of Jubilee Mini Sliders topped with onion straws and a side of chipotle mayo, or opt for the Chipotle Black Bean & Avocado Burger topped with cucumber slices. These fresh 7 oz. burgers come with options: your choice of soup, garden salad or french fries and pickle chips.
Trackside Station Grill & Bar
Prepare to enter burger heaven at East Stroudsburg's Trackside Station Grill & Bar. From the Sweet & Spicy featuring a cajun burger with candied bacon, hot pepper cheese and spicy cool ranch to the Downtown Burger featuring a steak burger, cheddar, sautéed mushrooms and bourbon bbq, Trackside takes its burgers seriously. And don't skip those frizzled onions! House chips add the perfect finishing crunch.
Still hungry? Explore all the incredible dining you'll find in the Pocono Mountains, or find fun and exciting things to do to work up more of an appetite. Whether you're planning to sit in or order takeout, you're sure to eat hearty during your visit to the Poconos.