newport burger bender

FEBRUARY 16TH - 25TH, 2024

We're full! The 2024 Newport Burger Bender has officially ended. Browse our Class of 2024 winners and top vote getters below.


Without further ado...the Newport Burger Bender results are in.

French Onion Burger 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille

BEST BEEF BURGER: 8 oz. Australian Wagyu burger, Gruyère and Havarti, onion jam, roasted garlic aioli, crispy onion straws, served on a toasted onion roll.

Hawaiian Tuna Burger Boat House Waterfront Dining

BEST NON-BEEF BURGER: Fresh ground tuna, papaya pineapple slaw, poke glaze, sriracha lime aioli, and avocado, served on a toasted King's Hawaiian roll.

Yo’Spicy Bulgogi Burger Sprout and Lentil

BEST PLANT-BASED BURGER: Bulgogi jackfruit house-made burger, herbed slaw, pickled radish, smashed avo, sunny side up Yo egg (plant-based egg), and Gochujang aioli, served on a soft pretzel bun.

newport burger bender superlatives

Chomp Kitchen and Drinks: Braised birria meat, melted Mexican pimento cheese, white onions, cilantro, and lime, served on toasted sourdough.

Fifth Element: Double decker 8 oz. patties smothered in jalapeño pesto, sriracha bacon aioli, American cheese, topped with fried onion strings, and queso fuego, served on a brioche bun with crispy garlic fries.

Boru Noodle Bar: Beef burger topped with black garlic aioli, cured egg yolk, kimchi pickles, togarashi bacon, smoked cheddar, and shredded cabbage, served with sesame fries and sriracha ketchup.

Basil & Bunny: Two house-made bean and mushroom patties with melted cheddar, house-made beer cheese, house-made crispy bacon, jalapeños, lettuce, tomato, and garlic aioli, served on a toasted brioche bun.


newport burger bender: class of 2024

FEBRUARY 16TH - 25TH, 2024

We're still digesting all the delicious burgers from this season, check them out below.

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Beef Burgers

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Non-Beef Burgers

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Plant-Based Burgers

newport burger bender hall of fame

Going once, twice, three times! You’re IN! The Newport Burger Bender Hall of Fame that is. This coveted title is adorned to BURGERS who WIN best burger (3) times (non-consecutively) in the same category. Their happy retirement lands them into the Newport Burger Bender Hall of Fame where they are to be swooned (dare we say drooled over) for years to come. But don’t fret! Hall of Fame Honorees can submit an entry into another category for the chance to WIN again! Keep an eye out (and appetite ready!) for future entries from these burger royalty restaurants.  

La Forge Casino Restaurant

Beef Burger Champion: 2018, 2019, and 2020 View Listing

Boat House Waterfront Dining

Non-Beef Burger Champion: 2022, 2023, and 2024 View Listing

previous champions

A round of applause for these bun-believable winners. We're still dreaming about them. Note: Newport Burger Bender took a hiatus in 2021. 

BEEF: The Mooring

The Feast

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NON-BEEF: Boat House

Salmon Banh Mi Burger

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BEEF: The Mooring

Portuguese Burger

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NON-BEEF: Boat House

Mediterranean Swordfish Burger

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BEEF: La Forge Restaurant

The Wilbur

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NON-BEEF: Forty 1 North

The Grill Vegan Burger

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BEEF: La Forge Restaurant

The Winterburger

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BEEF: La Forge Restaurant

Crowley Burger

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BEEF: Jo's American Bistro

Bacon Onion Jam Burger

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