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The votes are in: These are your favorite burgers in NYC

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

We asked you to help us find the city's very best burger, and you made your opinions known. Voting closed yesterday in the initial round of of this year’s Battle of the Burger, and these are the mouth-watering patties that came out on top. From classic NYC staples like 21 Club and Shake Shack to relative newcomers like Genuine, a wide-range of excellent bun-fillers round out the reader favorites on this year's list.

But we can't declare a final champion without giving you a chance to try the best burgers for yourself! So on August 19, a group of this year’s top contenders will be flipping burgers live at South Street Seaport. You’ll get to sample the finalists' patties at the event, where you'll cast your vote to crown the ultimate winner. May the best burger win!

1. Eats on Lex
2. Standard Burger
3. Peter McManus
4. Twist & Smash'd
5. 21 Club
6. Van Diemens
7. Donovan's Pub
8. Shake Shack
9. The Dram Shop
10. Bill's Bar & Burger
11. The Burger Bistro
12. BarKogi
13. Genuine Roadside
14. Duffy's Tavern
15. Open Door Gastropub
16. Burger Joint
17. American Cut
18. Minetta Tavern
19. Umami Burger
20. J.G. Melon
21. Corner Bistro
22. Church Street Tavern
23. The Spotted Pig
24. Five Guys
25. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer
26. Emily
27. P.J. Clarke's
28. Peter Luger
29. Trading Post
30. Jeepney
31. Smashburger
32. Alder
33. The Happiest Hour
34. El Colmado Butchery
35. Superiority Burger
36. The NoMad Bar
37. Upland
38. Bar Sardine
39. Petey's Burger
40. Steak 'n Shake
41. Pork Slope
42. Rose's Bar & Grill
43. Blue Collar
44. The Commodore
45. The Gander
46. Wilma Jean
47. Navy
48. Roberta's
49. Rouge NYC
50. Mission Cantina

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