There’s a lot of debate surrounding the true origin of the cheeseburger, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s the fact that cheeseburgers are downright delicious. Featuring a juicy, beefy patty topped with marvelously melted cheese and nestled between a doughy bun, the cheeseburger is a staple of the American diet. It’s so beloved that it has its own holiday, and it’s fast approaching. Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day, and as you might expect, it’s customary to celebrate by enjoying one. It’s not hard to find a great cheeseburger as several Savannah eateries dish them out. But to make it easier on you, here’s a round-up of some of the best places to find cheeseburgers in town.
Lizzy’s Burger Bar
(Above) Enjoy a bodacious burger on the riverfront at Lizzy’s Burger Bar. With ten handcrafted options to choose from, it’s easy to find a cheeseburger that you’ll love at Lizzy’s. The Super Cheesy Bacon Burger stands out as a particularly appropriate choice for National Cheeseburger Day. It’s a classic burger loaded with American, Cheddar and Swiss cheeses and three slices of crispy bacon. The Bar None Burger is another extremely cheesy choice, topped with American, Provolone, Cheddar and Swiss.
Green Truck Pub
Green Truck Pub is known for their mouth-watering burgers made from locally-sourced, grass-fed beef. They offer a menu featuring favorites like The Lone Star, which is a bacon cheeseburger with BBQ sauce, the Rustico, which features goat cheese and balsamic caramelized onions, and many others. The regular menu items are amazing, but Green Truck frequently offers specials, like the Peach-o de Gallo they announced in August. Whether you’re ordering off the menu or giving the specials a try, you’re sure to enjoy a cheeseburger from Green Truck.
Burgers are the main attraction at B&D, so you know they’re good. All of their specialty cheeseburgers are named after historic Savannah sites, adding that touch of hometown pride. For cheese lovers, go for the Wormsloe. The patty is blanketed in pimiento cheese and topped with a fried green tomato. And if you like brunch burgers, try the Colonial. It’s got American cheese, bacon and a fried egg.
All-American eatery Betty Bombers serves up several cheeseburgers that are ready to enjoy for National Cheeseburger Day. You can’t go wrong with the Classic Bomber, which features all the traditional fixings and your choice of cheese. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try the Unconditional Surrender, which has grilled sweet peppers and Italian provolone.
Crystal Beer Parlor
Crystal Beer Parlor boasts an impressive array of flavorful cheeseburgers made from a half pound of griddled ground chuck. Enjoy the smokiness of gouda cheese, which is the star of their Mountain Jam Burger. The cheese is accompanied by grilled onions, bacon and lettuce and served on a crisp pretzel bun. The Big Bleu, aptly named for its bleu cheese inclusion, is another great option.