The Five Best Burgers in Akron, Ohio

Five Locations throughout Greater Akron
Swensons Burgers have been an Akron favorite since 1934, when the first Swensons restaurant was opened on Main Street and South Hawkins. Swensons is known for its drive up restaurant, servers who run out to your car and their delicious burgers. If you are going to go to a Swensons, you need to order the Galley Boy: A double cheeseburger with two special sauces and your choice of fixings, topped with a green olive. Don’t forget to top off your order with some of their delicious fries and a thick grape shake!

metroburgerMetro Burger
845 W Market St
Akron, OH 44303
Phone: 330 253-URGE

Metro Burger, in Akron’s Highland Square district, is a hip, burger restaurant. Metro Burger has award-winning classic burger combinations or you can create your own custom burger. The atmosphere is casual with elements of modern style and art. You fill out a form to place your order at Metro Burger. Choices include Beef (corn-fed cattle raised on strict all-vegetarian diet), turkey, veggie, or chicken breast. For a sandwich, you can choose between a pretzel, egg bun, or honey wheat bun or make it a salad by having your meat atop bed of lettuce. Other choices include eight cheeses, and 22 toppings, and one of 16 sauces.

idobarIdo Bar and Grill
1537 South Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44301
Phone 330 773-1724

The Ido Bar and Grill is home-cooking at its best. All of their burgers are made from 100% ground chuck, made daily and placed on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles. From there you can choose to make it a specialty burger with choices like: The Ranch Burger, Cajun Burger, Chili Burger, Blue Cheese Burger, or Kevbo’s special Bacon Cheeseburger. In addition to their burgers, Ido offers many other choices on the menu such as sides, huge salads and their famous Hungarian Sausage Burger. If you are looking for real hometown cooking, check out Ido’s.

louiesbar_grillLouie’s Bar and Grill
739 E Glenwood Ave
Akron OH 44310
Phone: 330 535-5030

Louie’s takes pride in offering great food as well as outstanding service since 1992. They are known for their half-pound burgers topped with a variety of unique toppings, such as their Greek burger with feta Cheese and gyro sauce; and the Mile High Burger with sautéed onions and mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, and bacon. Each burger is served with a healthy serving of fresh cut French fries. If one of their pre-made choices isn’t to your liking, order the Louie Burger with your choice of 20 different toppings!

skyway-drive-inSkyway Drive-In
2781 W Market St
Akron OH 44333
Phone: 330 836-2806

Skyway has been in business since 1952 when the large family-founded the first skyway drive-in on route 18, Market Street, in Fairlawn. The curb-side service developed in the fifties is still an important part of their customer service today. Pull in, turn your lights on and one of the many fast and friendly curb staff will hustle over to take your order. No windows, no waiting, you’re always first in line! Skyway offers great burgers in the fashion of the 1950’s. For a real, nostalgic time with great food, visit the Skyway!