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Where is the best place for hamburgers?

Liz Biro

The Cape Fear region has lots of great burgers, and everyone has their favorites, but these three always get firm nods from burger lovers.

Brasserie du Soleil

Lumina Station


This informal French café’s mini burgers rival sliders at any American grill. The Angus ground brisket babies come topped with Roquefort or gruyere, caramelized onion and roasted tomatoes. The pommes frites served alongside are among Wilmington foodies’ favorite restaurant fries.

Temptations Everyday Gourmet

Hanover Center and Porters Neck Center


A half-pound burger cooked to order on a homemade pimento cheese layer that is nearly as thick at the burger. Don’t believe it? Check out the picture at Temptations’ Web site. The burger recently won a very honorable mention the best burger contest at the StarNews’ Port City Foodies blog. (http://blogs.starnewsonline.com/search/default.asp?item=2330639). Taster Paul Stephen said, “I think it is by far the best burger in Wilmington. Really, this thing is in a different category of food… A great bun, a thick layer of homemade pimento cheese spread over that bun, ripe and juicy slices of plum tomato…I could go on.”

P.T.’s Old Fashioned Grill

Various locations around Wilmington


The half-pound certified Angus burgers made from ground beef that’s never frozen have won P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille numerous accolades. Many people consider it Wilmington’s best burger. Well-seasoned, juicy and served with hand-cut fries, the burger is an American classic, especially with a glass of P.T.’s homemade lemonade.

Have another suggestion? Join the discussion at the Port City Foodies blog. http://blogs.starnewsonline.com/search/default.asp?item=2330639

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One Response to “ Where is the best place for hamburgers?”

  1. On August 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm Mike wrote:

    You totally missed the boat on this one… the best burger in Wilmington is 5 Guys. Nothing else is even close!!! If you havent been there, you owe it to your taste buds to check it out. Its in Mayfaire, out on the edge by Military Cutoff.

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