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  • Writer's pictureBobby Wise

Family Fifteen: Burger Spots

The Corridor Family Fifteen is a collection of places in the Corridor where you can get the best of the best. This month, we are featuring the best places to grab a burger in the Corridor - voted on by you!

01. The Map Room

416 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

The Map Room serves internationally-inspired burgers & fries, artisan cocktails, and more in a cozy and eclectic atmosphere.

Why is it a favorite? “They have house-made everything, amazing staff & one-of-a-kind cocktails on top of the best smash patties & house-made veggie patties in town!”

02. Tornado’s Grub & Pub

1600 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

With burgers ranging from F2 to F5 in heat (and a whole lot more options, it’s no wonder this is a fave!

Why is it a favorite? “They’re absolutely amazing, they’re very creative, the burger of the week is a very cool feature, and the staff is phenomenal!”

03. Shorts Burgers and Shine

(Marion and two Iowa CIty locations)

This local joint has good burgers and over 30 beers on tap...the perfect way to enjoy a burger.

Why is it a favorite? “The best burgers and hand-cut fries in the Midwest. Love that the food is locally sourced and locally owned. Great atmosphere and family friendly!”

04. The Starlite Room

3300 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

In business since 1957, this has long been a local favorite...especially their ‘Half Pound Super Burger!’

Why is it a favorite? “Burgers are legit. Mine felt like it was melting in my mouth. I had the mushroom Swiss...loved it.”

05. Sacred Cow Tavern 

1000 7th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Rounding out the top five is the Sacred Cow Tavern. They feature a menu that offers something for everyone, including specials that rotate frequently.

Why is it a favorite? “It’s a great family environment, and you won’t be disappointed by any burger you have there!”

While the top 5 should be added to your list, these additional spots are worth checking out for your burger cravings!

06. Blacksheep Social Club

07. The Blind Pig

08. Burgerfiend

09. Lion Bridge Brewing Company

10. Burger Haul

11. Hamburger Inn No. 2

12. Pullman Bar & Diner

13. Tic Toc

14. Nasos Marion

15. Red Alehouse 

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