08/21/2013 11:07 am ET Updated Oct 21, 2013

Best Burgers in the U.S. (PHOTOS)

The burger, America's quintessential comfort food, can now be enjoyed in an impossibly endless number of ways. There are round-the-clock burgers at 24-hour-roadside joints and ephemeral late-night burgers sold out in mere minutes; burgers grilled in hundred-year-old cast-iron broilers and burgers steamed in state-of-the-art ovens; burgers crafted from Kobe beef imported from Japan and burgers made with Black Angus beef from just down the road. It's clearly a great time to love the burger.

Here, Food & Wine names some of the best burgers in America.

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Best Burgers in the U.S.