Sometimes after a long day spent outdoors on a scenic hike or crushing powder on the slopes, a juicy burger really hits the spot. Since Grand Junction has no shortage of outdoor recreation adventures, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of places to enjoy a killer burger. Whether you hike Colorado National Monument, mountain bike along the Colorado River, ice fish on one of the Grand Mesa’s 300 lakes, or board at Powderhorn Mountain Resort, we’ve made it easy to reward yourself with a beefy bun fix.
Bin 707 Foodbar
Right in Downtown Grand Junction, Bin 707 is known for its innovative approach to food, creating flavorful and unique combinations from locally sourced ingredients. While much of the menu changes seasonally, there is one entree that remains a constant. The Bin Burger. This steak burger is made with tender Colorado beef and cooked to melt in your mouth perfection. Topped with Beehive white cheddar cheese and, for that classic Bin twist, truffle aioli, and crisp local lettuce. Try it with Bin's spicy Siracha Kitchen Fries, hand-cut daily, or the Dill and Herb Fries for an extra treat.
626 on Rood
Also located Downtown is an innovative modern American dining experience, 626 on Rood. While their menu boasts exquisite dishes including Applewood smoked duck salad and crispy skin Hawaiian Ono, they also take their burgers seriously. The Wagyu 626 Burger might be a mouthful to say, but after your first bite, you'll be sure to keep your mouth full until it's gone. Made with tender, juicy wagyu beef, this burger is topped off with candied bourbon bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, garlic aioli and beer-braised onions. Make sure to also order their specialty truffle 626 fries.
When it comes to burgers, Warehouse 25Sixtyfive keeps it old school. Their patties are thin and grilled to perfection. Get one patty or stack them high with a triple burger. They have several burgers on the menu, but we recommend devouring the Whiskey Burger. The thin patties come piled high with hand-battered onion rings, jalapeno coins, bacon, cheddar cheese, smothered in a whiskey peppercorn BBQ sauce. Make it a triple, and you'll have a towering masterpiece that will require two hands and plenty of napkins. Loaded house-made chips, string fries, garlic cheese or sriracha fries provide you mouthwatering options to sop up that whiskey.
The Ale House
Looking for lots of options? The Ale House offers a wide selection of draft beer, finger-lickin' appetizers and hearty entrees. State pride is celebrated with The Colorado Elk Burger, topped with smoked sharp cheddar, crispy onions and a house-made bbq. Elk tastes similar to beef but is often described as a healthier option due to the lower fat content and higher protein. If you need a break from beef, you can swap a vegan quinoa and lentil patty or chicken at no additional charge.
Sit outside at Edgewater Brewery and enjoy the patio and large grass area with a game of cornhole or live music. In between tosses, chow down on the Verde Burger. It is smothered in black beans, black olives, green chilies - all tucked under a blanket of habanero pepper jack cheese. When it comes to Edgewater seasoned fries, you get to choose from Old Bay, Cajun or Garlic Parmesan. Save room for dessert and try the Bananas Foster Cheesecake with banana liqueur.
Devil's Kitchen - Hotel Maverick
Want a burger with a view? Then Devil's Kitchen, on the fourth floor of the brand-new boutique Hotel Maverick is the place to go. The views of the Mesa can't be beat, so dine out on the patio. In the winter, seating is replaced with heated outdoor “igloos” and gondolas with blankets too! We recommend the Devil's Burger, which is a blend of Colorado chuck and tenderloin, topped with peppered bacon, onion jam, cheddar, deviled egg yolk, lemon garlic aioli and choice of a side – try the homemade chips. They also have a spicy revenge burger and elk burger, so you have many unique and tasty options!
Handlebar Tap House
Handlebar is a local hotspot. Located right outside the east entrance of the Colorado National Monument, Handlebar Tap House is the place to go after a hard ride. Start off with their deliciously addicting cheese curds and a beverage from one of their 24 rotating craft brews. As for burgers, try their affectionately named Lunch Loops burger, referencing the nearby world-class bike trails that are just over a mile down Monument Road. You can also choose the B.Y.O.B. (Build Your Own Burger) option if that’s more your speed. A unique offering at Handlebar is their “sauce station.” Let’s just say you have more variety than you could imagine, and it’s self-serve; so try them all and dial in your favorite.
Now that you have taken care of your burger fix, check out all the other dining options in the Grand Junction area – there are over 215 restaurants just within the City!