Eighteen enter the arena. One survives.

The Downtown Fargo Burger Royale is back with a vengeance. For our second annual chow down throw down, we’ve added even more local restaurants with more unique burgers to sink your teeth into. Starting May 31, you have one month to try as many different competitors as you want, cast your vote, and crown your champion. The only way to vote is by scanning the QR code at the physical restaurant or with the QR code inside a to-go order. There’s no spamming your favorite; this is a burger battle.

Eighteen enter the arena. One survives.

The Downtown Fargo Burger Royale is back with a vengeance. For our second annual chow down throw down, we’ve added even more local restaurants with more unique burgers to sink your teeth into. Starting May 31, you have one month to try as many different competitors as you want, cast your vote, and crown your champion. The only way to vote is by scanning the QR code at the physical restaurant or with the QR code inside a to-go order. There’s no spamming your favorite; this is a burger battle.

84 Italian Steakhouse

Pesto Caprese Burger

1/2 lb. pesto-infused all beef patty on a brioche bun topped with pesto, Havarti cheese, heirloom tomatoes, balsamic glaze, arugula and garlic aioli

Beer & Fish Company

The Ricky Robby

mustard fried 70/30 ground beef burger done animal style on a sesame seed bun topped with house made burger sauce, pickles, lettuce, tomato, and two slices of American cheese

Blarney Stone Pub

The Elvis

8 oz. 80/20 Certified Angus Beef patty on a brioche bun topped with American cheese, applewood smoked bacon, grilled banana, and signature creamy honey peanut butter sauce

The Boiler Room

Caprese Burger

fresh 80/20 beef patty, mozzarella, house-made pesto, spring greens, and fire-roasted marinated tomatoes

Cowboy Jack’s

Jack’s Breakfast Burger

 1/2 lb. patty seasoned with a maple dry rub features a runny egg, bacon, and maple aioli served between two pieces of French toast

JL Beers

Let’s Make a Dill Burger

JL Beers’ signature 1/4 lb. patty with dill seasoned potato chips, dill pickles, grilled onions, American cheese, and R-Dip

Marge’s Diner

Double Patty Smash

caramelized onions, French onions, cheddar cheese, and garlic pepper aioli on a kaiser roll

Mezzaluna

Kimchi-Bacon Smash

kimchi-bacon jam, gochujang mayo, marinated cucumbers, and American cheese on a sesame seed bun

NoBull Smokehouse

Smokehouse Clubhouse

fresh ground beef patty, American and pepper jack cheeses, bacon and smoked turkey with lettuce, tomato, and BBQ ranch on a brioche bun

Nova Eatery

Classic Nova Burger

two wagyu smash patties with caramelized onions, beer cheese queso, and American cheese on a toasted Martin’s roll

The Old Broadway

Brunch Burger

hand pattied burger on a buttermilk biscuit with a fried egg and smothered in Cajun sausage gravy and served with house-seasoned breakfast potaotes

Prairie Kitchen

701 Wagyu/Angus Smash Burger

quarter pound patty, green peppercorn aioli, house made Fresno ketchup, and sharp cheddar cheese

Rosewild

The Bacon Bliss Burger

Sakura beef blended with Nueske’s bacon, roasted pork belly, gruyere cheese, sweet pepper relish, tomato pepper mayo, and arugula

Sidestreet Grille & Pub

Sidestreet Luau

hand pattied 6 oz. chuck burger, slow cooked pulled pork, aloha BBQ sauce, pineapple, smoked gouda cheese, and hand battered onion ring with drizzle of house buffalo sauce on wheatberry bread with peanut butter

Sons of Norway

Lefse Crunch Burger

lingonberry BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and Jarlsberg cheese served with Troll fries on the side

The Toasted Frog

Fried Green Tomato Burger

7 oz. all beef patty, cotija cheese, brown sugar candied bacon, a pickled fried green tomato, and hatch chili remoulade on a Texas toast style bun

Unicorn Park

NoDak Smash Burger

two all beef patties, American cheese, and caramelized onions crowned with the enchanting drizzle of Unicorn sauce and stacked high on a Martin’s potato roll

Wurst Bier Hall

Haus Bacon Cheeseburger

1/3 lb. mustard-fried hamburger & bacon with American cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, pickle, and haus sauce

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