14th & Scott sts., Wilmington, 658-4600, www.harryshospitalitygroup.com
228 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3895, www.summerhousesaloon.com
The winner at the Delaware Burger Battle in 2013 (critic’s choice) and 2014 (people’s choice) doesn’t stand out for its crazy toppings. It’s memorable because it is just downright delicious. Redfire Grill & Steakhouse uses ground chuck sirloin that yields a tender and juicy burger. The REDfire burger, topped with aged cheddar, maple pepper bacon and housemade Thousand Island dressing, is simple, salty and messy—everything you want in a burger. Some say simple is boring. We say, “Does it come with fries?”
400 Lantana Drive, Hockessin, 235-2600, www.redfiregrill.net
The burger-meisters at Restaurant 55 like to get their gourmet on with such tasty inventions as the Lunch Counter Legend: grilled ground beef with sautéed onions, Gruyère cheese and Thousand Island dressing on sourdough. The Turkey Cobb features all-natural ground turkey from nearby T.A. Farms and is served with Gorgonzola, avocado, lettuce and tomato vinaigrette. You’ll also find daily specials such as the Buffalo Shrimp Burger.
2461 S. State St., Dover, 535-8102, www.myrestaurant55.com