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“Best Burgers in Burke County” 5 of 5 stars
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Jake's Wayback Hamburgers
160 S Sterling St, Ste 110, Morganton, NC 28655-3486
828-438-6936
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Ranked #4 of 84 Restaurants in Morganton
Cuisines: American
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Morganton, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Burgers in Burke County”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Jake's has some of the best tasting burgers around. They grill them up fresh and serve them to you hot. They have many ways to top them such as Southern Style All the Way or pretty much any way you want your burger topped. These are some of the best cheeseburgers I have found outside the burger mecca of NW Gaston County.

The prices are fair and considering that this burger is going to be better than any fast-food place you can get a pre made burger at.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Morganton, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Best hamburgers that I have eaten in a restuarant! Their hamburgers are cook fresh right there in front of you. Everything is hot and fresh! These are as close to outdoor home cooked hambugers! Can't wait to eat here again!! Excellent!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best Burger around!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We just came home from the mountains and our GPS took us home a different way through Morganton and I am so glad it did. We had just passed a Wendy's and almost stopped. but decided to keep driving and then I saw the sign for the best burgers under the bun and knew we had to stop. So we did. The burgers were amazing and of course we had to try the milkshakes and I had the flavor of the month which was salted carmel and it was amazing also. We will definitely take the long way next time and make a stop by Jake's. The prices were great also.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“AWESOME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This place has the best burgers and milkshakes around. Service was good and employees were extremly friendly. Our family had a wonderful experiece here and cant wait to go back.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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141 reviews 141 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“So much food for the money!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I ordered the #1 which was supposed to be a Jr burger, small fries and a drink and that is for $4.75. For a Jr burger it was more than enough for me, and the small fries, the word small isn't the correct term to describe how many fries I got, there were so many fries!
The sweet tea was perfect no bitter taste that some tend to have. I didn't get a shake though they looked plenty tasty.
I wish they would use real mayonnaise, on my burger it was't that big a deal since I use ketchup too, but I am one of those few that likes to dip my fries in mayo and the first bite was so sweet! Sure enough HFCS was listed as an ingredient...no need for sweetness in mayo, that's called salad dressing (like Miracle Whip) which isn't what was on the packet.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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