For a while I was irritated by the Hardee's commercial that claimed that Roanoke had chosen Hardee's Thickburger as the best burger in Roanoke. Recently I noticed that City Magazine did a vote on the best burger in Roanoke and that Five Guys won.
The problem with these magazine eatery votes is similar to the problem we face with our political system. We have far too many uninformed people voting. The result being that the country ends up in a mess and the wrong burger gets anointed "King of the Burgers."
I have enjoyed a number of Five Guys Burgers, they're very good. I've even had a few burgers from Hardee's and a number of other restaurants around the area including Red Robin, Fuddruckers, and Ruby Tuesdays. I also ran an Angus cattle ranch for over ten years. A few pounds of high quality burger might have slipped onto to my plate from the grill during that time.
With that background, I challenge anyone to find better tasting burgers than the ones that come from Burger in the Square.
You have to really want to get one. They're in the old Market Building which means going downtown and finding a parking spot. It's probably not as convenient as the other spots, but the burger you will find is well worth the effort.
It is the best burger in town. It's not even really a contest. My wife and I ate there today, she had a single combo, I had a double combo. The total damage (not to the arteries) but to the wallet was $12.00. You won't find better burger meat in Roanoke. Their phone number is (540) 982-1639.