Best Burgers in Moab
You don’t want to go hungry
Burgers and Jeeps go together like peanut butter and jelly. We love all four, although not
all together (that would be really sticky and difficult to clean). But back to our point, after a good day of Jeeping around Moab, Utah, during Easter Jeep Safari, there is nothing better than a good hamburger, fries, and the beverage of your choice. Not all these burger establishments sell adult beverages, so check before arriving hungry and thirsty.
Let us be honest and admit that we have not eaten at every burger joint in town, but we have sampled many more than we would like to admit. So this list is wholly opinion, and it is not based on any scientific data other than our own senses of sight, taste, and smell. Anyway, enough excuses. Let’s get on with it!
1. Milt’s Stop N’ Eat
Milt’s Stop N’ Eat is a Moab classic nearly as old as the sandstone formations surrounding the town. The grass-fed and hormone-free beef burgers are very good, and buffalo burgers are offered too. The real ice-cream shakes are great and come in a wide variety of flavors—raspberry was especially good. We’ve had better fries, but not in this price category. Milt’s is a must-do when you’re in Moab. It’s also popular, so expect a wait. It’s worth it. Information: Milt’s Stop N’ Eat, 435/2597424, miltsstopandeat.com
2. Blu Pig
While famous for its BBQ, Blu Pig also delivers an exceptional hamburger. You can opt for brisket, pulled pork, or tri-tip sandwiches; a prime rib Philly; or even a catfish po’boy. However, we’re talking about burgers. The Blu Pig burger comes as well dressed as you want it, with a beef patty (or two), veggie patty, pulled pork, or brisket. Sides include fries (of course), cornbread, baked beans, or cheesy potatoes. Information: Blu Pig, 435/2593333, blupigbbq.com
3. Atomic Grill & Lounge
The mantra here: “A different kind of burger.” Now, before you go all “Sheesh, I just want a good burger” on us, this place is pretty good. You have a choice of all-natural and antibiotic-free beef or buffalo burgers. Atomic also offers a veggie burger made in-house, and the chicken is organic. The shakes (mmm) and desserts (I plead the Fifth) are also good, and the cocktails here are a big deal. Information: Atomic Lounge, 435/2595201, theatomicmoab.com
4. The Spoke on Center
This feels more like a gastropub than a burger joint, and gourmet, handcrafted burgers are what it’s all about at The Spoke on Center. This is an upscale place with a dozen different burgers on the menu, or you can custom-build your own. Loaded fries (cheese, bacon, and jalapeño) are a highlight of the accessories, but we found macaroni poppers and the buffalo fries to be pretty darn good too. Information: The Spoke on Center, 435/260-7177, thespokemoab.com
5. Susie’s Branding Iron
With a comfortable western style and large parking lot, Susie’s Branding Iron is a prime rib place first and a burger place second. That is not to say the burgers are second rate, they are in fact very good, but in the evenings (check Susie’s schedule) you can avail yourself of Susie’s signature prime rib or BBQ ribs. Hot wings, deep-fried green beans, and fries are also on the menu. Information: Susie’s Branding Iron, 435/259-6275, susiesbrandingiron.com
Milt’s Stop N’ Eat in Moab, Utah, is a classic burger joint and has been around for nearly as long asthe red rock cliffs that surround the town. It’s popular and good, so expect to wait. It’s worth it.