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Monday, May 14, 2012

Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Burger: Round One

Posted By on Mon, May 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

click to enlarge Is this St. Louis' most underrated burger? - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • Is this St. Louis' most underrated burger?

Last week, Gut Check asked you to suggest some of the most underrated burgers in St. Louis, and did you guys ever come through. Your 40+ comments inspired us to alter our plans, even.

From your suggestions (supplemented with our own personal experiences in a few cases), we've come up with a list of ten underrated burgers. Based on your votes, we'll narrow the list from ten to three for a final round of voting to choose St. Louis' Most Underrated Burger.

A few things before we unveil our ten semifinalists:

- A few of the burgers that received multiple nominations didn't really pass our (admittedly arbitrary) muster as "underrated," namely Seamus McDaniel's (1208 Tamm Avenue; 314-645-6337) and Carl's Drive-In (9033 Manchester Road, Brentwood; 314-961-9652).

- There were several late nominations for Epic Pizza & Subs (1711 South Ninth Street; 314-644-4430). Again, based solely on our arbitrary and ad hoc rules, we've decided that Epic hasn't been around long enough to qualify as "underrated."

- Didn't register your opinion on our original post? Angry that your nomination didn't make our list? Don't worry. There's an option to write in your preferred candidate. Make use of it!

OK. Enough with the preliminaries. Page through to see our ten semifinalists and vote!

St. Louis' Most Underrated Burger: Semifinalists

Arena Bar & Grill (5760 West Park Street; 314-646-7171) Billy Birk's Snack Shop (1915 Billups Avenue; 314-531-3070) Deavers Restaurant & Sports Bar (2109 Carbonier Road, Florissant; 314-838-0002) Dressel's (419 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-1060) Jefferson Avenue Bistro (3701 South Jefferson Avenue; 314-771-9200) John D. McGurk's Irish Pub (1200 Russell Boulevard; 314-776-8309) The Mack (4615 Macklind Street; 314-832-8199) Michael's Bar & Grill (7101 Manchester Avenue; 314-644-2240) The Sports Page (13431 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; 314-434-4115) Veritas Gateway to Food and Wine (1722 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield; 636-530-9505)

Voting closes at the end of the day Sunday, May 20.

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