As the temperatures drop and things settle here on The Coast, we're cooking up something delicious for burger lovers everywhere. Newport Burger Bender returns Friday, February 18 - Sunday, February 27, 2022 with some of the biggest, savoriest burgers competing for the title of "Best Burger" around town.

Newport Burger Bender is a best burger competition where local restaurants toss their best burger(s) into the gauntlet in hopes of being crowned the winner. Each year, restaurants cook up their best burgers, topped them with everything from Guinness mac n' cheese and glazed brioche donuts to secret sauce, jumbo onion rings and vegan aioli - if that's your jam - and tossed them into the ring. Then, you try one, some, or all (we don't judge) and vote for your favorite.



Head to the Newport Burger Bender website and pick your favorite burger. The burger with the most votes at the end of the 10 days will be crowned the winner.

Voting takes place throughout the entirety of the contest, February 18 - February 27, 2022. 


When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority. The mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been lifted, however local businesses may ask you to wear a mask when visiting their establishments. Please be prepared for individual business mask policies. Additionally, shops, attractions and tours are monitoring the number of guests at any given time and may ask you to socially distance to enter. 

All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, adhere to guidelines and maintain social distancing. 

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