Hamburger America

A State-By-State Guide to 200 Great Burger Joints


By George Motz

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The classic guide to America’s greatest hamburger eateries returns in a completely updated third edition–featuring 200 establishments where you can find the perfect regional burger and reclaim a precious slice of Americana.

America’s foremost hamburger expert George Motz has been back on the road to completely update and expand his classic book, spotlighting the nation’s best roadside stands, nostalgic diners, mom-n-pop shops, and college town favorites –capturing their rich histories and one-of-a-kind taste experiences. Whether you’re an armchair traveler, a serious connoisseur, or a curious adventurer, Hamburger America will inspire you to get on the road and get back to food that’s even more American than apple pie.

“A wonderful book. When you travel across the United States, take this guide along with you.” — Martha Stewart

“A fine overview of the best practitioners of the burger sciences.” — Anthony Bourdain

“Just looking at this book makes me hungry, and reading George’s stories will take you on the ultimate American road trip.”– Michael Bloomberg

“George Motz is the Indiana Jones of hamburger archeology.”–David Page, creator of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives


On Sale
May 29, 2018
Page Count
416 pages
Running Press

George Motz

About the Author

George Motz is a documentary filmmaker and America’s foremost hamburger expert. He has taught a course on hamburgers at NYU and has consulted for many hamburger restaurants. Hamburger America (the film) became required viewing in a food course at Princeton University and was nominated for a James Beard award. George has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show and other national outlets including USA Today, Saveur, and the New York Times for his hamburger expertise. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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