5 Classic American Burgers You Need to Try | The Burger Show
From an old-school tavern in New York, to a 4th-generation family-run burger shack in Texas, here are 5 classic American hamburgers that every aficionado should know about. Craftsmanship, attention to detail, and generational love are what make places like Apple Pan, J.G. Melon, Herd's, Cassell's, and The Region bucket-list burger spots.
Classic burger joints are everywhere. As always, remember to support your local burger heroes!
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  • First We Feast
    First We Feast

    What is the best burger in the country?

    • MCMC

      @Richard Alexander Very good indeed!

    • MCMC

      Some people might roll their eyes, but hear me out. In New Mexico, Mcdonald's serve a classic double cheese burger topped with green chile (like most burger places in the state). There are of course places that serve better green chile cheese burgers in the state, but I have such good memories of eating them when I was a kid that it's the burger that I think of when I hear the word burger.

    • Kithuni

      George Motz!

    • rockstar6901

      Nipps burger from Wa state

    • Richard Alexander
      Richard Alexander

      My favorite burger is the Green Chile Cheeseburger from Santa Fe Bite, formerly Bobcat Bite, in Santa Fe, NM.

  • Kithuni

    How dare you peasants speak about burgers without George Motz? Blasphemy! Blasphemy!! Blasphemy..!!! Yes, I downvoted this video.

  • Uzi2800

    Well that not a burger... they are all too small!!

  • Cliffy Leathersons
    Cliffy Leathersons

    More Motz less repeats.

  • Quincee 33
    Quincee 33

    Cool video!!! I don't know if i would dig that bread at 3:12. But who knows? I'd have to try it to taste it.

  • moviemetalhead

    Ahh.. the good old days, before the scamdemic..

    • Exile Studios
      Exile Studios

      2.5 million people have died 500 million in the US alone 1 of which was my mother so dont you fucking go on about this "scamdemic" bullshit when even the fucking president of the united states contracted it

  • Andrea Sanders
    Andrea Sanders

    Taste 👅 like heaven paradise foods!!!!! 🍱🍱🍱

  • Bearrett 50 Kal
    Bearrett 50 Kal

    wow re-edits of old stuff I've already seen

  • Andrew Lee
    Andrew Lee

    Adam rich man needs to be a host again

  • E Bay
    E Bay

    New Mexico got some great burgers Rex's hamburgers in Albuquerque Laguna Burger on the Laguna reservation or in Albuquerque and Owl Cafe in San Antonio NM

  • Brandon Marino
    Brandon Marino


  • biological Health
    biological Health

    A bunch of unhealthy obese people! What a disgrace

    • Exile Studios
      Exile Studios

      these "unhealthy" people as you claim are multi millionaires and will die with more money than you have ever or will ever make.

  • Tomasz Pastuszak
    Tomasz Pastuszak

    I don't feel comfortable when I see overweight eating burgers

    • moviemetalhead

      How big are "overweight eating burgers?"

  • Betty Glick
    Betty Glick

    Take a look at Cowspiracy and Forks over knives..

  • Chris G
    Chris G

    Lot of west coast love, not so much on the east coast. LA is overrated. There are a lot of great places not mentioned its disappointing.

  • Joseph Esteban
    Joseph Esteban

    I'm disappointed...and glad that an episode doesn't air more frequently. My fatass just wants it ALL!!! RN!!!!!

  • Knifemaker 24
    Knifemaker 24


  • Elijah Noriega
    Elijah Noriega

    1/5 to go

  • hipalex is og `
    hipalex is og `

    Jakes in frisco texas

  • Tyler Johnson
    Tyler Johnson

    So is nobody talking about 04:40 where this guy clearly has bread on top of raw meat?

  • José María
    José María

    Smash burgers are shit for cheap 24h Cafe. Somebody has to say it, and I did

  • Yumi Tokushige
    Yumi Tokushige

    I like the counter of Apple Pan. I can't tell which burger 🍔 is best or good for me.

  • Swagger nautilus
    Swagger nautilus

    George Motz is needed asap

  • A Legit Mobster
    A Legit Mobster

    What if after that guy explained how the restaurant had been through four generations. He takes a bite and just goes “this is fucking disgusting”

  • Nancy D
    Nancy D

    I agree!! Plus Apple pan has some delicious pie too!

  • Lewis Kemp
    Lewis Kemp

    I'll take one of each please. Thank you

  • Em Kav
    Em Kav

    "Irish" bar lmao

  • Tristan Putnam
    Tristan Putnam

    I live 20 minutes from jacksboro and Herds burgers is still open thankfully

  • zorth42

    Apple pan looks like some west coast bs

    • moviemetalhead

      What gave it away? That it's in LA? Smh

  • bull pippy
    bull pippy

    love this guy.... he lost weight too i can tell #livelongandeat

  • BallzD33P

    I feel like a time traveler! I've seen all of these already... I want new content.

  • Adrian.

    Fosters Freeze Baby!

  • Multicam Merman
    Multicam Merman

    Some of the best places I’ve found C&D drive in-Boardman OR. Fred’s Meat & Bread- Atlanta GA Pollard Flat USA- Lakehead CA

  • YTE l Yare too Eazy
    YTE l Yare too Eazy

    The flappy cheese is not needed in my opinion

  • Seth Law
    Seth Law

    We need more Motz!!!!!

  • R P Poker
    R P Poker

    Egg sult is trash

  • StoneyCone

    4:38 fucking disgusting. Buns on top of raw hamburger.. Yuck!

  • Psi

    I would watch a vlog of George Motz. The man is so interesting

  • Blackriff99

    I mean how many ways can they say the same thing every episode. We get it. Burgers are good in mostly every format. Not exciting


    Cali would use sliced bread for a burger. Lol

  • Khatta Kita
    Khatta Kita

    Who is the guy in the first part?

  • Denlim Wolf
    Denlim Wolf

    I love seeing the big guy cringe at being forced to eat veggies. 🤣

  • MikesHighLife

    Man am I stoned

  • Kore Gaming
    Kore Gaming

    George Motz

  • niktve

    I wonder how many seasons this will go before Alvin dies from heart failure

  • CptCanada

    Awesome colab with the boys!

  • Alexey Boltax
    Alexey Boltax

    Great recap, but feels like a pandemic filler episode.

  • Global Foodie ASMR
    Global Foodie ASMR

    They all look amazing

  • R GEN
    R GEN

    I really need to make a apple pan run. So bomb.

  • ForbesyGames

    Johnny Rockets in UAE was the best burger i've had in my life, so far

  • robertk2007

    Can’t argue with any of these

  • Josh Vannatter
    Josh Vannatter

    I'm gonna havr to try them all before I head out to burger heaven!

  • Walrus Gummies
    Walrus Gummies

    WE WANT MOTEZ. Not a fan of this guy

  • paul Ham
    paul Ham

    so thats where the burger show went! for some stupid health reason i decided to un-subscribe....nevermind i wont ever do that again! subscribed !

  • James Duffy
    James Duffy

    In the San Francisco Bay Area, check out the Deli Board in SOMA in SF, Double Decker in Hayes Valley in SF, and Val's Burgers in the town of Castro Valley. Those three spots are hidden gems that will blow your mind and arteries.

  • SCGunDog

    50% of comments: WHERE'S MOTZ Other 50%: Don't watch while hungry

  • Lukas Sprehn
    Lukas Sprehn

    Was this filmed long ago??

  • Miles Oswald
    Miles Oswald

    For all you outside of LA feeling like you're missing out. Apple Pan looks way better than it tastes

  • mrbear1302

    #3 is RAW!

  • Willis Pautz
    Willis Pautz

    Where’s the pimento burger

  • N

    Nope. The best burger you'll ever have is the one made in your backyard, with beef, maybe some pork mixed in and love all around you.

  • Nevan Howland
    Nevan Howland


  • Fiona Sparks
    Fiona Sparks

    It's awesome that Herds made the list, but Kwickstop has to have the best burgers. They have beat anywhere I've been before.

  • Bobbie Wilson
    Bobbie Wilson

    Herd's Hamburgers is all you need. It makes you one with the earth/George Motz.

  • Christoph Gorman
    Christoph Gorman

    White mana?

  • Big Joe
    Big Joe

    I've seen my fellow fat man cook on multiple videos his stuff never makes me want to try it

  • TheOfficial FromtheBottom
    TheOfficial FromtheBottom

    We need more motz

  • ASeeYa

    great to have burger content, but i´m not digging Alvin I can´t point my finger on it, but something really throws me off with him. But burgers are love, burgers are live so I guess I´ll watch it.

    • Steven J.L. Austin
      Steven J.L. Austin

      Agree. Hard to watch someone who has no regard for their own health.

  • Daniel Busser
    Daniel Busser

    Sitting here eating my salad on my diet just hurting myself by watching this

  • KermiT Suertudo
    KermiT Suertudo

    get new content

  • Dequavis Hardaway
    Dequavis Hardaway

    Ham(burger) culture will always and forever exist.

  • RosePig Cooking
    RosePig Cooking

    Excuse me I have to clean the drool off my phone 😛

  • silentjay01

    I have two local burger joints that I always support. The first is a drive-in that also makes the BEST Frozen Custard and the other is a place that not only makes an amazing Juicy Lucy, but also has a spicy chicken sandwich better & bigger than you'll get from any chain.

  • Porter R. Million
    Porter R. Million

    What about the Juicy Lucy that started in MN? Fantastic burger.

  • Jonathan Martin
    Jonathan Martin

    I miss George.

  • RashMundo

    Both Alvin and George are both great.

  • I'm from Austria
    I'm from Austria

    Boring without Motz. Didn't complete it after noticing he's not there

  • PRO Raccoon
    PRO Raccoon

    Surely get Wee Man on for the wings? 💪🤯

  • Moneythedon

    I need to find the best Turkey burger spot

  • Shane Grithorn
    Shane Grithorn

    More Motz

  • Benji Lieblein
    Benji Lieblein

    Smash burgers 👎🏽 👎🏽 👎🏽... Lugers burger better then all these places. Apple Pan is mediocre at best. Peter Lugers is 1, Emily #2, Cassel #3, JG melon #4, white manna #5... that’s the list. Period end of story.

  • James Worley
    James Worley

    Not this guy! Bring back George!

  • Del Pullen
    Del Pullen

    No Teisted Root bison buger? This video reeks of wannabees.

  • Del Pullen
    Del Pullen

    #1 is bullsh!t.A solid 6 ouf of 10. Just like In & Out. Calfornians SUCKS a burgers and pizza.

  • PoopityScoop

    "I want a burger... but you know what, I also want a half inch of lettuce" said nobody ever

    • trevler

      I say it.

  • Pit Bull
    Pit Bull

    A hand full of Filthy Rich, Silicon Valley, Social Media, Oligarchs controls everything we hear & see. If these few, don't like what you say, they MUZZLE our Freedom of Speech & Expression ! I don't believe in "Cancel Culture"; Please consider adding Platforms that do not censor free speech, like Parler & Rumble ! I love your podcast, but, I can not participate (literally), with a platform that censors my freedoms !

    • Church Of The Holy Steven
      Church Of The Holy Steven

      No 🖕🖕


    Yummy! Who's craving for some hamburgers now?

  • Elphin D. Blackforrest
    Elphin D. Blackforrest

    The best burger isthe onen from your home town dive that was there when you were growing up and hopefully has managed to survive the pandemic of 2020. After the smoke clears, we will see many of them have gone, never to come back.

  • Chere’s Candid Life
    Chere’s Candid Life

    Hey ! I am just starting out a channel all about cooking vegetarian, anyone who is interested, please give it a look 😊


    I was promised more Motz....

  • Joel Garnar
    Joel Garnar

    I can’t watch this. My mouth is watering and I’m so hungry!

  • Connor Faulds
    Connor Faulds

    First we feast we only ever want George.

  • RaniKSE

    Interview Elon Musk!!!!!!!!

  • Likeclockwork00

    I feel like this show just blew three episodes worth of a load on this 7 minute one. I’d like to hear more about the history and the place - too bad

  • AestheticBrah

    i don’t wanna hear it shake shack is better and it’s not even close

  • patriciojgf

    aguante Big Pons vieja no me importa nadaaa

  • Lroy Johnson
    Lroy Johnson

    What no wisconsin butter burger

  • Alex Smith
    Alex Smith

    This needs to be Georges show only, someone with actual knowledge as opposed to some big chungus that got stoned and cooked an egg once

    • Tony Costanza
      Tony Costanza

      Not only does alvin make the show worse but a dude that size has no business hosting a show about fast food

  • sarthak Nigade
    sarthak Nigade

    can we bring pewdiepie on the hot ones

  • Sockenstuff

    More motz