Readers' Choice: Best Burger

Tell us what you love about your favorite burger in Fairfield and help us crown a winner in the all-important 'Best Burger' category!


The best burger in town -- everyone has an opinion on it, so we’re thinking this week’s Readers’ Choice contest in Fairfield is sure to generate a lot of great discussion on Patch.

Based on what you tell us, we’ll declare our 2012 Readers’ Choice winner in the category at 12 p.m. Friday. What's extra-special about this week's contest is that the Fairfield winner will be invited to participate in a Best Burger in CT contest that will run later this summer!

Please remember our contest rules (attached as PDF) and note especially that telling us why you love your favorite burger (juiciness, presentation, toppings, atmosphere, staff?) by posting a rating and review on its directory listing (just click on the link below) is even more important in determining a winner than casting a poll vote.

Don’t see your favorite burger spot listed? Tell us in the comments below. And if you’re a business owner who hasn’t , do so now!

Wasting no more time, here’s our list, please click on the listing to post a rating for Readers’ Choice:

  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries
  • Brennan's Shebeen
  • (Post Road)
  • (Black Rock Tpke)
Bobbie Herman June 04, 2012 at 11:56 AM
SBC by far! Their burgers are tender, juicy and absolutely delicious! Can't be beat.
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) June 04, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Thanks Bobbie! Don't forget to leave a rating and review on SBC's directory listing, which you can find by clicking the SBC link above.
Chuck E. Arla June 04, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Brennan's Shebeen....THAT"S the place
Restaurant Snob June 04, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Though on the "fast food" side -- you cannot have this contest without Five Guys.
Jennifer Hochberg June 04, 2012 at 02:49 PM
This is a tough call, but Flipside and SBC each make a terrific burger, and at the Bear & Grill, they have a very good buffalo burger (delicious!).
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) June 04, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Of course not! Major oversight on my part -- it's been added to the list and poll and will be added to our directory within the next day or two.
Michael tweed June 04, 2012 at 04:14 PM
What about Angus Steakhouse?
Michael tweed June 04, 2012 at 04:14 PM
What about Angus?
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) June 04, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Angus Steakhouse & Brennan's Shebeen have been added. Check back Wednesday to leave ratings & reviews for Five Guys & Brennan's Shebeen -- the rest of the burger joints and restaurants are listed in the directory, so rate and review!
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) June 04, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Old Post Tavern has also been added.
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) June 04, 2012 at 09:51 PM
From Facebook: "Just had a burger at Sam's Bar and Grill. It was AWESOME!" -- Jeffrey Us Sam's Bar and Grill has been added to the list and poll.
R. Ludlowe June 04, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Ok... seriously? I know this isn't scientific, but its not even REALISTIC if you aren't including the Big D! What a slap in the face to our one of our best institutions! ADD DUCHESS BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!
Frederick Klein June 05, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Duchess? Really? I can't say where the BEST burger IS, but I'm pretty sure the best ANYTHING is not at Duchess.
Jeff Vilenski June 05, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Chilibomb with their cheeseburger + chorizo sunrise chili on top.
Bobbie Herman June 05, 2012 at 07:10 PM
You can't be serious!
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) June 05, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Don't forget to leave ratings and reviews on your favorite burger place's directory listing! Click the links in the story to get to the listings -- a few aren't included yet but will be by end of business today or tomorrow morning.
DM June 06, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Flipside burgers are too salty.
R. Ludlowe June 06, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Mr. Klein, you are either new to the area, or have never actually eaten at Duchess. No one that has ever partaken in the delights of the Big D could ever make such a rash and uneducated statement.
B.B. June 06, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Duchess may have been good 15 years ago, not so much anymore!! Food with no flavor and incredibly rude staff!!
Marilyn Miller June 07, 2012 at 08:23 PM
my house!
Frederick Klein June 07, 2012 at 08:48 PM
R. -- I've lived in the area for several years now, and I've gotten "food" from Duchess in that time, perhaps twice. I was not inclined to make return visits.
Frederick Klein June 07, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Marilyn - Is that an open invitation?
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) June 07, 2012 at 09:06 PM
What's your specialty burger, Marilyn?
Marilyn Miller June 07, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Prime beef on homemade rolls with grilled veggies (vidalia, red peppers, tomato, etc)
Bobbie Herman June 07, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Hey, Marilyn. When's the party?
Restaurant Snob August 13, 2012 at 07:28 PM
It appears the same person voted over and over again for Old Post Tavern.
tonypct August 13, 2012 at 11:09 PM
RS, that does sound a little fishy. The difference in vote totals between the #1 Old Post Tavern and the #2 Flipside is 260 votes. Am I the only one that finds that suspicious? And Old Post Tavern for the best burger in town? Why hasn't that ever been written about or spoken about before this survey. Fairfield Patch, if you don't want to lose all credibility, discard this poll. As it is clearly fraudulent.


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