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The Best Burgers in the Inland Empire

November 4, 2011 9:00 AM

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The Burger is undoubtedly an American Classic favorite. If you have the need to bite into a juicy burger then below you can find the best picks in the Inland Empire to feed your hamburger urge. (Here is our Best Burgers in Los Angeles list if you’re outside the IE.)
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Burger Boss Signature Grill

2585 Canyon Springs Parkway Suite E
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 656-6500
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With a “do-it-yourself” style of burger with only the freshest ingredients and premium meats, once you’ve tried the bossiest burgers at Burger Boss you’ll be hooked. Burger Boss Signature Black Bean burger is a delish alternative and should be on your “must try” list now.

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Bravo Burgers

14698 Pipeline Avenue
Chino Hills, CA 91709
(909) 393-5595
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Bravo Burgers is the place to go for a wide selection of burgers. With over 18 styles of burgers to choose from, it’s hard to choose just one! This family friendly burger joint has been at it for over 30 years and has 4 locations within the Inland Empire. With large portion sizes and affordable prices, Bravo Burgers can’t be beat!

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Eureka! Burger

345 W Pearl Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 335-5700
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Over 12 variations of burger perfection are available at Eureka! Burger – from the “LULU” made of ground lamb meat to the “Cowboy Burger” that will stick to your ribs and any mix of flavors in between. All burgers are made from premium ground chuck on locally fresh baked buns and served with their signature hand cut Idaho potato fries.

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Lazy Dog Café

40754 Winchester Road
Temecula CA 92591
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Lazy Dog Café excels in the laid back, fun and positive atmosphere where good food and good burgers can be found. The signature “Lazy Dog burger” is a crowd favorite with their house made onion relish. If you’re on the adventurous side, try the Asian Ahi Tuna burger, it’s delish.

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The Salted Pig

3700 12th Street
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 848-4020
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Located in beautiful Downtown Riverside, the Salted Pig is a swanky, relaxed hangout spot with gourmet food choices and a friendly atmosphere. All of their ½ pound local ground beef burgers are cooked over an oak grill and served on a house made brioche bun. With burger choices such as the “hangover burger” and “really good burger” you’re bound to find something to fill your appetite.

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries

7945 Haven Avenue Suite 150
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 941-9055
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Come to the place where it is possible to order a burger 250,000 different ways! With only the freshest ingredients and no freezers in site, you’re guaranteed to get the tastiest burger in town. Five Guys Burgers are only served well done and their fries are cooked in 100% peanut oil. There are 8 Five Guys locations within the Inland Empire.

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Legends Burgers

1645 North Mountain Avenue
Upland, CA
(909) 949-6363
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Legends Burgers has 3 locations within the Inland Empire to serve your burger desires. This hip 1950’s diner-style burger joint is a crowd favorite. You can dine in or you can drive thru and all the burgers are made to order. The Pastrami burger is out of this world and the Maui burger is sure to please. Don’t forget to try a batch of their fried mushrooms while you’re there!

Desiree Eaglin is always on the hunt for a good bite to eat. She’s not afraid of trying new and interesting foods and is always up for a good time. Desiree blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest.

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  • Woody McBreairty

    Oh I cannot wait to go from West L.A. to Riverside, Temecula or especially Redlands for a hamburger. Thanks a bun-ch for the tip.

    • Meyer Weinstock

      Woody, those of us who choose to not live in the the big city always see the news stories touting some West LA joint and we think of the 125 mile one-way trip to the Westside….wait, we have burgers out here….why should I drive to NoHo, StaMonica, or even EastLos when we now have it all here? Keep your WLA, I’ll take BArstow anyday. -Dr. M

    • Concerned

      Perhaps you didn’t SEE the link to the best burger places in the Los Angeles area right there at the BEGINNING of this article ?

    • Geena

      SARCASM – just a hunch??? Count your blessings and remember – what is here today could be gone tomorrow – I also recommend you humble yourself. Karma is alive and kicking

  • Geena

    SARCASM – just a hunch??? Count your blessings and remember – what is here today could be gone tomorrow – I also recommend you humble yourself. Karma is alive and kicking

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    • TT

      @ booger – ya but you have sonic !! No fair !! hehehe – we need one in the Valley !! Hint Hint :)

  • Ken

    Legends? Really? If this is the same Legends as the one in Glendora then I wouldn’t trust any of the other recommended burgers from this reviewer. Either that or this is the best that the Inland Empire has to offer and the reviewer was grading on a curve.

    Then again, maybe this is meant for those who like tasteless dry thin patties that could be just about anything after you cover it up with condiments. I haven’t tried the other places listed here but if they are in the same class of burger restaurant as Legends then stick with in-n-out or even a generic franchise burger joint.

  • Kim

    Not true L.A. ghetto boy!! Trailer park trash, are you insane? The Inland Empire, in addition to great restaurants, has Victoria Gardens, The Ontario Mills, and a beautiful airport. Not to mention great people and inexpensive yet beautiful homes. Not every area in the I.E. has livestock idiot!! Keep your behind in South L.A or East L.A. Cisco, and keep looking for the Lone Ranger!! He was probably killed by some gang-bangers.

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