Best Burgers

The biggest, juiciest hunks o' meat in 417-land, all in one place.

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Burger Challenges

Think you have what it takes to conquer a massive burger challenge? These local restaurants will let you give it your best shot.


The Double E Burger Challenge
The Double E Burger & Ice Cream Shoppe, 3632 Mo. EE, Highlandville, 417-443-2000
Challengers have 30 minutes to complete this challenge. It consists of a 1.5-pound burger and 1.5 pounds of fries. The burger is topped with four pieces of cheese, plus lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions. If you finish, it’s free. If not, it’s $15. (Challenge held on Saturdays from 3 p.m.–7 p.m. And Sundays from 3 p.m.–6 p.m. The restaurant recommends calling ahead.)

Bair’s “Mac Daddy” Burger
Bair's, 5419 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-881-7266; 1644 US Highway 60 East, Republic, 417-732-5077, bairsall-american.com
This heavyweight burger weighs in at just less than 3 pounds. It features two 1-pound burger patties, covered with eight slices of bacon and eight slices of melted American cheese. It’s served on a massive bun and paired with a double order of fries. Challengers must eat it in 45 minutes or less (including the fries and garnishes). If you finish, it’s free. If not, it’s $18.99.

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