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11 Juicy, Satisfying Burgers Still Available in NYC

From Red Hook Tavern’s runaway hit to Minetta Tavern’s famed Black Label burger, these are the best burgers available in NYC right now

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New York is a city of many burgers, and some of the city’s top choices are still available for diners stuck at home. As expected, homegrown chain Shake Shack is still slinging its griddle-cooked patties throughout the city, but other beloved icons like Minetta Tavern’s Black Label burger are also finding their way onto New Yorker’s doorsteps.

Below, find 11 restaurants currently offering excellent burgers for pickup, takeout, or delivery in New York City and the surrounding area. And if we missed a favorite that’s still open, feel free to email tips@eater.com.

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Jackson Hole

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Although the original 70s-era Queens diner is closed, Jackson Hole’s Manhattan locations are still slinging this popular burger. The diner was one of the first to specialize in the metal-dome style of burger, in which thick patties are cooked under a metal bowl to ensure even cooking. Both the Murray Hill restaurant at 521 Third Avenue and the Upper East Side outpost at 232 East 64th Street are currently offering delivery and takeout via Seamless, Grubhub, delivery.com, and Postmates. Orders can also be placed via phone at 212-679-3264 for the Murray Hill location, and 212-371-7187 for the UES.

An open-faced burger topped with cheese on a white plate. Nick Solares/Eater

White Mana Diner

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This Jersey City stalwart slings a classic slider sporting oozy cheese and pickles. The diner — which opened 1946, though the burger stand that came before it has been around even longer — is open for takeout. Diners can order in-person daily from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A burger topped with pickles Nick Solares/Eater

Donovan's Pub

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Have the quintessential pub-style burger delivered from this Woodside pub via Grubhub, or call in for takeout at 718-429-9339.

An open-faced burger, lettuce and tomato, and thick-cut wedge fries sit on a plate Nick Solares/Eater

Shake Shack

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New York-born burger sensation Shake Shack is open for takeout and delivery across NYC, though the chain is posting updates about store closures here (and has faced backlash over how it handled new coronavirus-related small business loans). The burger shop has transitioned to curbside pickup at most locations, requiring diners to place orders online or via the Shack Shack app and wait outside to get their food.

A Shake Shack burger in a paper wrapper, on top of fries. Nick Solares/Eater

Minetta Tavern

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Minetta Tavern’s famed Black Label burger — a dry-aged patty topped with cheddar and caramelized onions — is available for pickup and delivery from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Check out the menu here, and order from Caviar here.

A beef patty, with slight charring on top and caramelized onions, sits between two sesame buns. A slice of tomato sits on one side, and french fries can be seen in the back. Nick Solares/Eater

Paul's Da Burger Joint

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The fat, juicy burgers at this East Village mainstay are available for pickup and delivery via Seamless, Grubhub and delivery.com. The burger joint offers toppings like fried egg and jalapenos, yet even the simplest version is sure to satisfy.

an open burger topped with yellow cheese and two strips of bacon Nick Solares/Eater

Chef Jae Lee’s burger first appeared at East Village bar Black Emperor, where the kimchi-mayo topped patty nestled in a sesame-studded bun gained a steady following. Now he offers the burger from his new Korean-American restaurant Nowon, which is open for pickup and delivery from Tuesday to Saturday. Orders can be placed directly with the restaurant by calling 646-692-3867.

A cheese burger placed on a white plate with a pattern along the border. The cheese burger is sandwiched in a sesame bun with a giant sliced pickle on top held together by a toothpick. Katie Harman/Nowon

Golden Diner

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The earthy, gochujang-topped burger is a go-to order at this charming Two Bridges diner, now offering pickup (call 917-472-7800) and delivery (order here). Get it with an order of honey butter pancakes.

A cheeseburger with three pickles on top, plus fries, on a white plate with a striped lining. Adam Moussa/Eater

BK Jani

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This Bushwick Pakistani restaurant’s new Williamsburg location is still open, cooking up a spicy flavor bomb of a burger that’s served with a grilled tomato slice and mint chutney. It’s currently open for pickup and delivery via Caviar, Grubhub, Seamless, Postmates, and DoorDash. Pickup orders can be placed via phone at 347-460-5110.

The beloved dry-aged Emmy Burger — which comes nestled within a pretzel bun, under a blanket of American cheese and caramelized onions — is available for delivery from the restaurant’s Clinton Hill location. Orders can be placed via Caviar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Emily’s West Village location is closed.

The cross-section of a dry-aged burger, blanketed in American and a handful of caramelized onions. Nick Solares/Eater

Red Hook Tavern

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The Peter Luger-inspired cheeseburger at Red Hook Tavern is available for pickup and delivery daily from noon to 7:30 p.m. The restaurant is delivering to homes in Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, and Red Hook, and orders can be placed via Toast. Diners can also pick up orders from the restaurant’s Sullivan Street window. Plus, a selection of wines are also for sale; call 917-966-6094 to purchase.

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Jackson Hole

An open-faced burger topped with cheese on a white plate. Nick Solares/Eater

Although the original 70s-era Queens diner is closed, Jackson Hole’s Manhattan locations are still slinging this popular burger. The diner was one of the first to specialize in the metal-dome style of burger, in which thick patties are cooked under a metal bowl to ensure even cooking. Both the Murray Hill restaurant at 521 Third Avenue and the Upper East Side outpost at 232 East 64th Street are currently offering delivery and takeout via Seamless, Grubhub, delivery.com, and Postmates. Orders can also be placed via phone at 212-679-3264 for the Murray Hill location, and 212-371-7187 for the UES.

An open-faced burger topped with cheese on a white plate. Nick Solares/Eater

White Mana Diner

A burger topped with pickles Nick Solares/Eater

This Jersey City stalwart slings a classic slider sporting oozy cheese and pickles. The diner — which opened 1946, though the burger stand that came before it has been around even longer — is open for takeout. Diners can order in-person daily from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A burger topped with pickles Nick Solares/Eater

Donovan's Pub

An open-faced burger, lettuce and tomato, and thick-cut wedge fries sit on a plate Nick Solares/Eater

Have the quintessential pub-style burger delivered from this Woodside pub via Grubhub, or call in for takeout at 718-429-9339.

An open-faced burger, lettuce and tomato, and thick-cut wedge fries sit on a plate Nick Solares/Eater

Shake Shack

A Shake Shack burger in a paper wrapper, on top of fries. Nick Solares/Eater

New York-born burger sensation Shake Shack is open for takeout and delivery across NYC, though the chain is posting updates about store closures here (and has faced backlash over how it handled new coronavirus-related small business loans). The burger shop has transitioned to curbside pickup at most locations, requiring diners to place orders online or via the Shack Shack app and wait outside to get their food.

A Shake Shack burger in a paper wrapper, on top of fries. Nick Solares/Eater

Minetta Tavern

A beef patty, with slight charring on top and caramelized onions, sits between two sesame buns. A slice of tomato sits on one side, and french fries can be seen in the back. Nick Solares/Eater

Minetta Tavern’s famed Black Label burger — a dry-aged patty topped with cheddar and caramelized onions — is available for pickup and delivery from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Check out the menu here, and order from Caviar here.

A beef patty, with slight charring on top and caramelized onions, sits between two sesame buns. A slice of tomato sits on one side, and french fries can be seen in the back. Nick Solares/Eater

Paul's Da Burger Joint

an open burger topped with yellow cheese and two strips of bacon Nick Solares/Eater

The fat, juicy burgers at this East Village mainstay are available for pickup and delivery via Seamless, Grubhub and delivery.com. The burger joint offers toppings like fried egg and jalapenos, yet even the simplest version is sure to satisfy.

an open burger topped with yellow cheese and two strips of bacon Nick Solares/Eater

Nowon

A cheese burger placed on a white plate with a pattern along the border. The cheese burger is sandwiched in a sesame bun with a giant sliced pickle on top held together by a toothpick. Katie Harman/Nowon

Chef Jae Lee’s burger first appeared at East Village bar Black Emperor, where the kimchi-mayo topped patty nestled in a sesame-studded bun gained a steady following. Now he offers the burger from his new Korean-American restaurant Nowon, which is open for pickup and delivery from Tuesday to Saturday. Orders can be placed directly with the restaurant by calling 646-692-3867.

A cheese burger placed on a white plate with a pattern along the border. The cheese burger is sandwiched in a sesame bun with a giant sliced pickle on top held together by a toothpick. Katie Harman/Nowon

Golden Diner

A cheeseburger with three pickles on top, plus fries, on a white plate with a striped lining. Adam Moussa/Eater

The earthy, gochujang-topped burger is a go-to order at this charming Two Bridges diner, now offering pickup (call 917-472-7800) and delivery (order here). Get it with an order of honey butter pancakes.

A cheeseburger with three pickles on top, plus fries, on a white plate with a striped lining. Adam Moussa/Eater

BK Jani

This Bushwick Pakistani restaurant’s new Williamsburg location is still open, cooking up a spicy flavor bomb of a burger that’s served with a grilled tomato slice and mint chutney. It’s currently open for pickup and delivery via Caviar, Grubhub, Seamless, Postmates, and DoorDash. Pickup orders can be placed via phone at 347-460-5110.

Emily

The cross-section of a dry-aged burger, blanketed in American and a handful of caramelized onions. Nick Solares/Eater

The beloved dry-aged Emmy Burger — which comes nestled within a pretzel bun, under a blanket of American cheese and caramelized onions — is available for delivery from the restaurant’s Clinton Hill location. Orders can be placed via Caviar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Emily’s West Village location is closed.

The cross-section of a dry-aged burger, blanketed in American and a handful of caramelized onions. Nick Solares/Eater

Red Hook Tavern

The Peter Luger-inspired cheeseburger at Red Hook Tavern is available for pickup and delivery daily from noon to 7:30 p.m. The restaurant is delivering to homes in Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, and Red Hook, and orders can be placed via Toast. Diners can also pick up orders from the restaurant’s Sullivan Street window. Plus, a selection of wines are also for sale; call 917-966-6094 to purchase.

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