2024 Brookings Burger Clash Contest


Shane Andersen, your trusted Brookings Realtor and team lead at Brookings Home Team, has a special spot in his heart for Brookings area restaurants and how they operate. He started in the service industry at the age of 14 and worked in the restaurant profession for nearly 15 years. This Brookings Burger Clash was created to help our local establishments during a traditionally slow time of year, not to mention the challenges and struggles they’ve dealt with in relation to COVID-19. Continue reading for contest details or if you already know which burger you're voting for simply click the button below.

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Brookings Burger Clash Contest Details

From Arlington and Aurora to Clear Lake and Volga, there are 14 area restaurants participating in the 2024 Brookings Burger Clash Contest. These specially crafted burgers will be voted on by YOU, the customer, with the goal of visiting as many of these establishments as possible between January 1, 2024, and February 29, 2024.

Vote for Your Favorite Brookings Area Burger

If you’ve eaten an eligible burger at one of our great, local restaurants and you’d like to vote in the Brookings Burger Clash just click the link below (only 1 vote per burger, please). This year’s contest features 3 different categories: taste, creativity, and customer service—grading each of them on a scale of 1 to 5 with the higher score going to the best experience.

Brookings Home Team wishes every restaurant good luck and we hope everyone has fun with this contest! It’s a great time to eat some delicious food and help our local businesses at the same time. Help us crown the next champion of the Brookings Burger Clash!  Don't forget to post a picture of your burger in the food page, for a chance to win 1 of a couple Gift Certificates to one of the participating restaurants.

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Backyard BBQ-"A Smoked BACON out of this world Cheese Burger"

Good old fashion Cheese burger.  1/2 pound burger with lettuce tomato onion and of course cheese on a hoagie bun.


Boss' Pizza & Chicken-"El Duderino Burger"

Handcrafted Seasoned ground beef patty, Carmelized onions, Provolone cheese, Candied Prosciutto, Giardinera Arugula, Fresh brioche bun


Cardinal Tap-"Doh-Naughty Burger"

A fresh hand pattied cheese burger, Smokey rough chopped bacon, maple drizzle, delivered on caramelized glazed donuts.. a delicious offering of sweet and savory.. the State Fair on a plate!!


CC Bar & Grill-"Sweat Heat Burger"

A deliciously sweet yet spicy burger topped with a slice of Swiss and American cheese, smothered with Sriracha cheese balls, and a drizzle of sweet chili Gochujang sauce. 


Cottonwood Bistro-"Chimichurri Burger"

This is a classic half pound beef burger, with applewood bacon, cheddar cheese and our signature chimichurri sauce. It is served with seasoned fries on the side.



Brookings Country Club-"Roasted Garlic Buffalo Blue Cheeseburger"

Grilled beef topped with crispy bacon, smashed roasted garlic cloves, smoked bleu cheese crumbles and buffalo sauce.



Craft Chophouse & Lounge-"Steak Frites Burger"

Wagyu Beef Patty, topped with havarti cheese, spinach, steakhouse aioli, fries and hollandaise sauce. 


The Depot-"Party in Your Mouth 2.0"

Fried Pickles, Firecracker Sauce, Bacon, American Cheese, 1/3lb Hand-Pattied Burger, Toasted Bun


Gatsby's Speakeasy & Supperclub-"Philly Cheese Steakburger"

Ground sirloin, cooked the way you like it, layered with sliced prime rib, roasted peppers and onions, provolone cheese, topped with our house queso and served on a grilled bakery bun. 


Lemkes-"Peppadew Burger"

Bacon, Swiss cheese, chopped peppadews,, and roasted garlic aioli, served on a brioche bun.


Lucky Dog Bar & Grill-"Whiskey Jam Burger"

Melted Muenster Cheese, BBQ Bacon, Whiskey Bacon Jam, and Arugula on a Grilled Brioche Bun


Mortland's Burgers & More-"Cowboy Burger"

Sharp cheddar cheese, onion tangles, and a smothering of BBQ sauce on our flame grilled burger served on a homemade toasted bun.


Patriots Grub & Sweets-"The Big Meat"

Hand Blended Burger with Pepper Jack Cheese, Bacon, Chicken Cutlet, Smoked Sausage, Crispy Fried Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles and Topped with our Homemade Maple & Bacon Bourbon Glaze on a Kaiser Roll. 


Pints & Quarts-"Drunken Lucy"

Our Lucy is more fun.  Cheddar and Bacon between two smash patties topped with beer cheese made with Fernson Lions Paw and our West Coast Sauce.  



Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge-"The Yankee Doodle Burger"

Char-broiled, hand-pattied ground beef dusted with our secret burger seasoning, Smoky strips of crispy bacon, Melty American cheese, Our secret American-style burger sauce, Deluxed with bib lettuce, fresh tomato, and thin-sliced white onion, on a sesame seed bun with extra pickle. Served with Mac n Cheese Fries: Classic French fries dusted with powdered cheddar cheese.



Rub N Tug-"The EncheesyLOTTA Burger"

Grab your wet naps cuz this smoky, cheesy and beefy smoked enchilada lays atop a triple meat (beef, brisket and ribeye) smoked cheeseburger. We top it with chipotle and cheddar cheese tortilla strips and your choice of sour cream, salsa verde or bbq sauces.


Shorty's Hot Box- "Sweet Baconater Burger"

Fresh, seasoned all beef patty topped with American Cheese, on a sugar waffle with candied bacon cream cheese spread topped with a haystack served with our seasoned fries & Boss Sauce. 


Strikerz Bar & Grill-"Glazed & Confused"

It is a single patty with egg, cheese bacon served between two waffles and comes with a side of maple syrup.


Tables Steakhouse-"In A Pickle Burger"

It is our 6oz Black Angus beef patty topped with Lettuce, Pickled Onions, Cheddar Cheese, Fried Pickles and homemade Thousand Island Dressing.


Valley Restaurant & Catering-"Korean Kimchi Burger"

Our hand pattied 1/3lbs burger, grilled to perfection, topped with pepper jack cheese, green onions, Korean BBQ sauce, and Gochujang mayo on top of a bed of Kimchi. All on our house made bun.


Hy Vee Wahlburgers-"The Super Melt"

Two beef burger patties served between thick-cut bread and grilled with government cheese, bacon caramelized onions, pickles, and housemade mustard sauce.


Whiskey Creek-"The Luau Burger"

American farm-raised, hand pattied ground beef, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, provolone cheese & thick sliced ham. Finished off with fire roasted pineapple and house-made pineapple salsa.



Wilberts-"The Wilberts Buffalo Burger"

Two buffalo patties, American cheese, Pepper Jack cheese, bacon, onion ring, tomato, lettuce, on a burger bun with spicy Buffalo Sauce on the side