Cheeseburger Challenge Results

Pasadena celebrated all things cheeseburger during Cheeseburger Week January 8th to 13th. Visitors enjoyed food created especially for the event, took advantage of great deals and meals, followed cheeseburger crawls and voted in the 2017 Cheeseburger Challenge. In all, 1596 votes were cast in the challenge to determine favorites in 14 categories ranging from Favorite Burger to favorite Dessert after a Burger.

Here are the results of the 2015 Cheeseburger Challenge. Thank you to all the restaurant participants and everyone who voted in this year’s Challenge.

Congratulations to those named Favorites in these categories.

Favorite Burger:

  1. Dog Haus/Dog Haus Biergarten 21%
  2. The Counter & Pie ‘n Burger (tie) 12%
  3. True Food Kitchen & Umami Burger (tie) 8%

Favorite Lunch Counter Burger:

  1. Pie ‘n Burger 42%%
  2. The Counter 32%%
  3. Clearman’s Galley (The Boat) 13%

Favorite Traditional Cheeseburger

  1. Pie ‘n Burger 28%%
  2. Dog Haus (Hill Avenue) 23%
  3. The Counter 17%

Favorite Sliders

  1. Dog Haus (Hill Avenue) 34%
  2. Kings Row Gastropub 18%
  3. The Counter 14%

Favorite Gourmet Burger

  1. Kings Row Gastropub 33%
  2. Smitty’s Grill 18%
  3. Del Frisco’s Grille & Whole Foods Market (Arroyo) (tie) 9%

Favorite Alternative Burger

  1. Umami Burger Ahi Tuna Burger 27%
  2. True Food Kitchen Quinoa Burger 13%
  3. Big Daddy’s Lamb Burger & a/k/a Bistro Portobello Mushroom Burger 9%

Favorite Turkey Burger

  1. Umami Burger 32%
  2. Pie ‘n Burger 18%
  3. Green Street Restaurant 15%

Favorite White Table Cloth Burger

  1. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar 35%
  2. Green Street Restaurant 21%
  3. Central Park Restaurant & Del Friscos Grille (tie) 12%

Favorite New Restaurant for a Burger

  1. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar 30%
  2. True Food Kitchen 19%
  3. Caliburger & Tom’s Family Restaurant (tie) 16%

Favorite Bar Burger

  1. Dog Haus Biergarten 28%
  2. Kings Row Gastropub 19%
  3. Clearman’s Galley & Lucky Baldwin’s 14%

Favorite Vegan/Vegetarian Burger

  1. Umami Burger 27%
  2. The Counter & True Food Kitchen (tie) 20%
  3. Pie ‘n Burger 12%

Favorite Craft Beer with a Burger

  1. Dog Haus Biergarten 34%
  2. Kings Row Gastropub 20%
  3. Lucky Baldwin’s 16%

Favorite Dessert After a Cheeseburger

  1. Pie ‘n Burger 36%
  2. POP Champagne and Dessert Bar 16%
  3. Twohey’s 11%

Favorite Cocktail with (or before or after) a Burger

  1. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar % Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 19%
  2. Smitty’s Grill 14%
  3. POP Champagne and Dessert Bar 12%

Here are our participants for the 2017 Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena:

  • a/k/a Bistro
  • Big Daddy’s Fire Grill
  • BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
  • Caliburger
  • Cameron’s Seafood
  • Central Park Restaurant
  • Clearman’s Galley (The Boat)
  • The Counter
  • Del Frisco’s Grille
  • Dog Haus
  • Dog Haus Biergarten
  • Du-pars
  • El Portal Restaurant/Yahaira’s
  • Gale’s (lunch only)
  • Green Street Restaurant
  • Kathleen’s
  • Kings Row Gastropub
  • La Grande Orange Cafe
  • Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Pub and Cafe
  • Lucky Baldwin’s Pub
  • Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub and Cafe
  • Meat District Company
  • Mi Piace
  • Constance Perry’s at the dusitD2 Constance Hotel
  • Pie ‘n Burger
  • Plate 38
  • POP Champagne & Dessert Bar
  • Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ
  • Rounds Premium Burgers
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Happy Hour menu
  • SECO New American
  • Slater’s 50/50
  • Smitty’s Grill
  • Tom’s Family Restaurant
  • True Food Kitchen
  • Twohey’s Restaurant
  • Umami Burger
  • Urban Plates
  • Vertical Wine Bistro
  • White Horse Lounge
  • Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway

Cheeseburger Week is over for 2017, but you can still enjoy a great burger at any of the participating restaurants. For address, menu and other information visit www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com.

Cheeseburger Week is a Pasadena Restaurant Week and California Restaurant Month event presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Cheeseburger Week is generously sponsored by the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Star-News.

Take the Cheeseburger Challenge® and vote for your favorites.

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Cheeseburger Challenge

The Cheeseburger Challenge is a fun way for people to support their favorite Pasadena-area restaurants. Some participants have gotten very good at motivating their patrons to support them in the voting.