Five Star Burgers

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In just two years and change, Five Star Burgers has gone from being the interesting next act of longtime Harvest owner and chef Steve Gontram’s career to St. Louis’ premier burger joint. The secret to Five Star’s rapid success is no secret at all, though. At both the original Clayton location and, since December 2013, the Kirkwood satellite, the patty is consistently great: flavorful, juicy and properly cooked to your preferred temperature. My favorite is the green-chile cheeseburger, but no variation has disappointed. The secret is also in the details: crisp fries, gooey cheese curds and a smartly curated list of local craft beer.

From the owners

At Five Star Burgers, our name says it all. Our Midwest Black Angus Beef is pasture raised and hormone and antibiotic free. We grind fresh daily and grill all burgers to your desired doneness. Choose from one of our signature burgers or make your own special burger from a wide list of toppings.

Also available on our menu are turkey, lamb, bison, pork and veggie burgers, as well as specialty sandwiches such as our Fried Cod, Grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon, Chicken, and Portobello Stack. We have a variety of half- and whole-sized salads, as well as a kids menu sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Our highly touted happy hour has been rated the best in St. Louis by major publications and is available from 4 to 6 p.m. every day of the week. Come enjoy our showcase of local area drafts at half price, as well as great wines by the glass and fantastic food at great prices.

We are very appreciative to Ian Froeb and the Post-Dispatch for our listing as a Top 100 St. Louis restaurant. We look forward to seeing you at our locations in Downtown Clayton and Kirkwood!

Dad's Green Chile Cheeseburger is a take on the burger that may have been the catalyst to 5 Star Burgers' success. In New Mexico, they're very serious about their Hatch Green Chile; so much so they have anointed the "Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail" upon which many restaurants, bars and grills place their various homages to the famous NM dish - The Green Chile Cheeseburger. Every year these Green Chile Cheeseburgers are voted upon, and 5 Star Burgers has won several awards for it's version. So good is this burger that USA Today named it one of the best 50 burgers in the USA!

At 5 Star Burgers in St. Louis, we have taken this mouth-watering Green Chile Cheeseburger one step further and added a layer of deliciously crunchy, flash-fried Hatch Chile strips. The result is a phenomenal blend of complex chile flavor sure to make any chile fan beg for more.

This, the burger that Ian Froeb labeled his favorite, has amassed a loyal following amongst our burger fans. Just one look and you'll understand why..."