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6 best burgers in Colorado Springs

Looking for the best burgers in town? Here are the 6 best in the Colorado Springs area as chosen by Gazette readers in our Best of the Springs magazine
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6. Bingo Burger
6. Bingo Burger

It all started in Pueblo, but grew to include a downtown Colorado Springs location. Each city has menu items with a nod to local history. One favorite in Colorado Springs is The Tejon, which features lamb burger, goat cheese, rosemary mushrooms and lemon-rosemary aioli.

Website: bingoburger.com

(Photo courtesy: Bingo Burger)

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5. Smashburger
5. Smashburger

The restaurant started in Denver and is now located in 32 states. The restaurant is known for the smashing technique. Smashburger’s menu focuses primarily on burgers, chicken sandwiches and salads, with a variety of toppings and options

Website: smashburger.com

(Photo courtesy: Smashburger)

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4. Crave Real Burgers
4. Crave Real Burgers

The small chain started a few years ago in Castle Rock and expanded to Colorado Springs, among other locations. Among the favorites are the Sin City, Nutty Professor and the Luther, which features doughnuts in place of a traditional bun.

Website: craverealburgers.com

(Photo: The Gazette)

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3. Red Robin Burgers and Brews
3. Red Robin Burgers and Brews

Red Robin was started in Seattle in 1969, but is now headquarted in Englewood, Colorado. A few menu highlights include the Black and Bleu and the Southern Charm Burger. You can also get ramen as your bun.

Website: redrobin.com

(Photo courtesy: Red Robin)

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2. Five Guys Burgers and Fries
2. Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Made-to-order burgers with more than 250,000 combinations, so they tout. The first Five Guys restaurant opened in 1986 in Virginia and then had five locations around Washington, D.C., area. Five Guys uses buns that are sweeter and 'eggier' than normal buns.

Website: fiveguys.com

(Photo courtesy: Five Guys)

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1. The Skirted Heifer
1. The Skirted Heifer

The burgers were voted No. 1 by Gazette readers. They're made from Sangres Best Beef, which is raised locally. Why skirted? It's a burger with an extra layer of cheddar cheese resembling a skirt. The restaurant was also featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network.

skirtedheifer.com (Photo: The Gazette)

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