After so many requests to see our complete Trumbull burger rankings, we put together the top 20. Keep in mind that ALL of these places have great or pretty darn good burgers! We’re only publishing the top 20, but, even #20 is worth a revisit! We ranked them based on the scores we gave them at the time of our review, any comments, positive or negative, that we receive from readers about them, surprise return visits, awards from any competitions, media awards and anything else noteworthy. We try to keep up on these awards and also restaurant closings so we can remove them. Any help you can give us with this is appreciated! Let us know what you think!
TRUMBULL COUNTY BURGER RANKINGS (Top 20 – 1/25/18)
- Big D’s Newton Grill – Newton Falls, OH
- Peter Allen Inn – Kinsman, OH
- The Lake Tavern – Mecca, OH
- Sunrise Inn – Warren, OH
- Raptis Family Restaurant – Howland, OH
- High Pointe Restaurant and Tavern – Niles, OH
- Station Square – Liberty, OH
- The New Manhattan – Hubbard, OH
- Niki’z Pub – Niles, OH
- Crossroads Bar & Grill – Southington, OH
- Shaker’s Bar & Grill – Liberty, OH
- StoneYard Tavern – Niles, OH
- The Lime Tree – Warren, OH
- Up-a-Creek – Howland, OH
- Courthouse Grill – Warren, OH
- JD’s Post House – Champion, OH
- Yankee Kitchen – Vienna, OH
- Master’s Bar & Grill – Liberty, OH
- Amen Corner – Girard, OH
- Leon’s Sports Bar & Grill – Howland, OH
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TOP 5 TRUMBULL COUNTY BURGERS
#5 – Raptis Family Restaurant
On State Route 46, North of Howland Corners, this quaint, hometown restaurant has a loyal base that swears by the food. We can testify that the hearty burgers are a savory delight! Raptis is home of the Howland Tiger Burger, a favorite among patrons. Check out our review of Raptis HERE.
#4 – Sunrise Inn of Warren
Located at 510 E. Market St., in the heart of Warren, Sunrise Inn is well known for their delicious pizza and other authentic Italian dishes. But Chef Stu wants it clear that his good ole All-American burger isn’t taking a backseat to the Italian cuisine! Crafted with fresh ground steak, fresh and sometime unique toppings, and served on a crispy crust brioche style bun, it’s easy to see why they received the 2011 Burger of the Year award! Check out our review of Sunrise Inn HERE.
#3 – Peter Allen Inn
If you are looking for a little history with your meal, check out Peter Allen Inn, 8581 State St. in Kinsman. Completely restored to it’s 1820’s splendor, the historic bed and breakfast offers a surprise in the cellar – the Tavern on the Courtyard. The menu offers one burger selection that changes seasonally. Negotiating other options for toppings is possible, but after seeing the menu burger, you may not want to! The key to this burger is the fresh, high quality, grass fed beef directly from owner Richard Thompson’s Heritage Hills Farm. See the review HERE.
#2 – The Lake Tavern
Speaking of history, walking into the Lake Tavern is almost like being transported back in time. With all of the ambiance of an old West saloon, this tavern, on SR46 in Mecca holds many awards including the 2012 BOTY, several Battle of the Burgers awards, 2017 Tribune Chronicle People’s Choice Best Burger, 2013 Trib People’s Choice Best Tavern, several wing competition trophies, named by Thrillist.com as one of the top 15 burgers in Ohio… you get the picture! Literally dozens of burger choices on the menu. Check out our review of the Lake Tavern HERE.
#1 – Big D’s Newton Grill
Owner Ron Dillon has turned Big D’s into a shrine to hamburgers! His love for burgers, his talent for cooking, and his willingness to push the creativity envelope has propelled the Newton Falls restaurant to the top of the the Trumbull County burger mountain with cheeseburgers that will knock your socks off! Winner of the 2017 Meat 16 tournament as well as the 2017 BOTY, Ron is constantly experimenting in the kitchen, searching for the holy grail of burger toppings. If you are lucky enough to time your dinner right, you may be asked to be a guinea pig for one of these artistically crafted beauties! Check out the Big D’s review HERE
Truly, an epic burger! Check out our review of The Tavern on the Courtyard at Peter Allen Inn, HERE!
Big D’s has the burger you’re looking for. Click a pic to check out some of the deliciousness created by owner/chef Ron Dillon
All aboard the Emerald Diner! Check out our review of the Emerald Diner HERE.
With less than four weeks until the Badurik’s Butcher Block Cheeseburger Challenge, there has been another major shake up. The BURGERGUYZ 2016 Burger of the Year award recipient, Fire Grill BBQ, has closed. It is reported that the Girard restaurant, that has been closed since Monday, January 9, was having financial problems. That opens the door for the next in line to compete, StoneYard Grill and Tavern of Niles. The tournament kicks off on February 8th and should take about a month until the final match between the top Mahoning County cheeseburger against the best from Trumbull County.
Check out our review of Niki’z Pub here.