The Best Burgers in Crawford County

By Crawford County September 16, 2017

From the results of our Facebook poll, it is safe to say that Crawford County boasts an impressive list of restaurants serving up your favorite cheeseburgers. In fact, we had 395 responses on our poll of the best cheeseburger in Crawford County. With so many dedicated customers pushing for their favorite, we wanted to show off the best of Crawford County’s burger joints by city. Ready for your mouth to water over these amazing burgers? Let’s get started!

Walnut

His & Hers Bar and Grill – 203 S Main St, Walnut

This Walnut establishment was our most raved about restaurant in our poll. One of our voters commented: “I can bet that anyone not saying His and Hers, hasn’t ate there. I’ve ate at all the places on this list.” Their dedicated following convinced us to try it out, and we were impressed by both the service and the food. Owner Janice grills up cheeseburgers with all the extras, fish sandwiches, natural-cut french fries, jalapeno cheese balls, and more in front of you, conversing with customers as they watch TV. It’s a homey and friendly place to congregate; you truly feel the small-town attention that Crawford County’s best locally-owned restaurants can give.

Girard

The Pink Pickle – 304 W St John St, Girard

The Pink Pickle is a rocking, eclectic bar and grill in Girard serving up fantastic cheeseburgers and other popular grill items. A hearty helping of Suzy Q’s is their perfect sidekick to a well-made burger. Their unique atmosphere (hint: It’s a lot of pink) and karaoke every other Friday makes for a fun evening outing.

Eastside Cafe – 120 S Ozark St, Girard

Like the rest of Eastside Cafe’s menu, the burgers are on point both taste-wise and price-wise. A single cheeseburger is only $3.99; get a double for $4.79. Comes with all the toppings you expect. Make sure to grab a piece of the pie as dessert!

Bender on 7 – 820 S Summit St, Girard

Girard’s new Bender on 7 serves what they call a Bender Burger. The name itself is great, but so is the burger; get it with cheese and bacon, and add a huge side of crispy Suzy Q’s, crinkle-cut fries, or onion rings. Don’t miss some of the coldest beer in the area while you are there, or some battered mushrooms for an appetizer!

Pittsburg

Bob’s Grill – 1014 N Broadway St, Pittsburg

Bob’s Grill serves the quintessential diner cheeseburger: one (or two, or even three) juicy beef patty garnished with cheese, onions, pickles, and mustard. We encourage you to throw on a couple pieces of bacon for the full experience. Get a basket and add homemade french fries or Suzie Q’s and a drink, and you’ve got a solid meal.

5th Street Bar & Grill – 111 W 5th St, Pittsburg

Downtown Pittsburg’s 5th Street Bar & Grill boasts a variety of burgers on their daily menu. The fan favorite is the 1106er, served with grilled onion, cheese, pickle, mustard, and ketchup for $6.75 (only $6 with a side as the Wednesday special). 5th Street also serves an Inferno Burger (seasoned with Cayenne pepper, served with jalapenos and your choice of hot sauce), Cowboy Burger, Mushroom Swiss, Breakfast Burger, California Burger, and a Mexican Burger. That’s one for every day of the week!

Jim’s Steakhouse – 1912 N Broadway St, Pittsburg

A staple in the Pittsburg area for its steaks, Jim’s Steakhouse also serves monster burgers, including a 7 or 10-ounce patty of fresh, juicy beef. You will not go home hungry after conquering one of these burgers. Another customer favorite is the tenderloin sandwich, a 4-ounce tenderloin patty with grilled onions on a bun. Ask for a side of onion rings to go with any burger.

Brickyard Grill – 516 N Broadway St, Pittsburg

The Brickyard Grill is a top burger grill in the Pittsburg area. Our favorite is the Farm Boy, a single patty with smoked bacon, ham and turkey, Monterey Jack and American cheeses, topped with a fried egg. Or, combine the best of American cuisine with the Pizza Burger: 2 patties loaded with pepperoni, grilled onions, jalapeños, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese.

Kansas Crossing Casino – 1275 US-69 BUS, Pittsburg

Kansas Crossing Casino’s Two Brothers Mining Company restaurant boasts an impressive lineup of burgers, including the White Cheddar and BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers. All burgers are two- 4 oz patties of premium Midwest brisket and served on brioche buns with a side of french fries. Two Brothers Mining Co. is the perfect spot to eat while enjoying the casino’s 625 slots or the night’s live entertainment.

Chatters – 2401 S Rouse St B, Pittsburg

Pittsburg staple Chatters serves several specialty burgers that you’ve got to try. Bacon lovers will rejoice over the Heavenly Bacon, with an advertised “mountain of bacon” gracing the burger. Chatters also serves a fresh Spicy Black Bean burger with provolone cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a jalapeno cheddar bun.

Braum’s – 515 S Broadway St, Pittsburg

Braum’s is a great option if you’re in the mood for a convenient homestyle burger. Their iconic crinkle-cut fries are a burger’s best friend. Don’t forget about their Junior Bag of Burgers: five 1/6 lb. Junior Burgers for the makings of a family meal (or to satisfy a single, hungry college student). Make sure to grab a shake or banana split for dessert!

Freddie’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – 1314 S Broadway, Pittsburg

Wichita-based Freddie’s is known for their juicy, classic steakburgers. The original comes with onions, pickles, and mustard on a toasted bun. Get your steak burger California-style with a full slice of onion, Freddy’s sauce, lettuce, and tomato. Our favorite combo here is a single steakburger, hot dog, and fries: you can’t beat the burger/hot dog combo!

Cherokee

Idle-A-While – 201 S Vine, Cherokee

Cherokee’s Idle-A-While is a family friendly option for diner-style burgers and a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant lets you custom build your burger “to your specs” from the usual condiments and extras. Or, order their patty melt (swiss cheese on rye with grilled onions) or mushroom and swiss for a change of pace.

McCune

McCune Farm to Market – 604 Hickory, McCune

McCune Farm to Market is a combination grocery store and restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch specials including burgers, homemade fries, sandwiches, and desserts in the kitchen from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Call in an order for carry out and pick up some groceries while you are there. This place is a hidden gem, don’t miss it!

Eagle’s Nest Bar & Grill – 411 5th Street, McCune

Eagle’s Nest Bar & Grill has a variety of burgers on the menu. Traditionalists will love the 1/2 lb. cheeseburger or 2 sliders (served with sauteed onions and pickles), while the more adventurous eater will have trouble deciding between the Eagle Burger (bacon, fried egg, sauteed mushrooms, onions, and jalapenos) or Gorilla Burger (cheeseburger, 3 slices of ham, 2 slices of bacon, fries or mashed potatoes piled on Texas toast and smothered with gravy).

Frontenac

Shooters Neighborhood Grill & Bar – 311 E McKay St, Frontenac

Shooters lays claim to some of the best old-fashioned and specialty burgers in the Crawford County area. Speciality burgers include the Quesadilla Burger, Bleu Burger, and the PB&J (pimento cheese, bacon, and jalapeno). Check out their weekly Poker Night on Mondays and regularly scheduled live music.

Barto’s Idle Hour – 201 Santa Fe St, Frontenac

Known for their fried chicken, Barto’s also serves great burgers at their Frontenac location. Burgers come topped with pickles and can be ordered with any of Barto’s regular sides – onion rings, fries, potato salad, cole slaw, and more. Another tip is to get a burger as a side to your fried chicken: the best of both options at Barto’s.

Pickled Pete’s – 303 E McKay St, Frontenac

A friendly bar and grill in the heart of Frontenac, Pickled Pete’s serves traditional hamburger and cheeseburger baskets with your choice of fries, tots, or onion rings. The restaurant has been a Frontenac favorite since it opened in 1996 and is a proud supporter of Raider athletics. Come in Friday’s before the high school football game to fill up before the game!

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CJ Ray says

Walnut for sure is NUMBER 1 in taste and price. Love going to talk with Brenda usually after 2pm. Very friendly gives people she likes hard times in a joking manner, thou she's very friendly with whomever walks through the doors.