Who has the best burger?

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Sports Center burgers ranked high among readers surveyed.

Thank you, Augusta, for beefing up (sorry about that) our ratings for local burger joints.


Last week, a crack team of Augusta Chronicle staff members rolled up sleeves, stacked some napkins and set off in search of Augusta's best burger. According to our system, the Delta Sandwich Shoppe on Central Avenue was the winner, but we were curious about what the community thought. We put out a call for nominations, and here are the votes we received:

The Sports Center 16

Gary's Hamburgers 7

SNO-CAP Drive-In 7

Delta Sandwich Shoppe 6

Break 4 Lunch 5

Mr. Ed's Paradise Cafe 4

Riverfront Pub 3

Sidetrack Bar and Grill 3

The Village Deli 3

Backyard Burgers 2

Cabana Willy's 2

Rhinehart's Oyster Bar 2

The Roadrunner Cafe 2

Ari's 1

The Blue Top 1

The Cotton Patch 1

Edgefield Poolroom 1

Ember's Grille 1

Publix Charity Cookouts 1

Red Robin 1

The River House 1

Ruby Tuesday 1

Somewhere in Augusta 1

Sonic 1

Reach Steven Uhles at (706) 823-3626 or steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com.