RealWV readers pick Top 5 burgers in New River & Greenbrier Valleys

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV

Y’all went and did it! After 40 nominees and five rounds of voting, you picked your Top 5 favorite burgers in the New River & Greenbrier Valleys.

These valleys in southern West Virginia are beef country, with more cattle than people in most places. So while people may dispute your particular selections, burgers are serious business in this neck of the woods.

Now, it’s time to choose the winner. Starting today, you can vote all week for your favorite burger among the five finalists on our homepage. Whoever gets the most votes by Friday at 9pm wins. Period.

Congratulations to the Top 40 and here is a quick look at the each of the finalists:

Secret Sandwich Society

Location: Fayetteville, WV

Price Range: $14-$16

Known for: Top quality food in a cool vibe. You can’t beat the unique SSS experience. They even make their own ketchup.

Jim’s Drive In

Location: Lewisburg, WV

Price Range: $5-$10

Known for: No frills, just good food at a drive-in location that’s been around forever. Serving Mountain Steer beef. They are a classic.

Jimmies Restaurant

Location: Princeton, WV

Price Range: $10-$12

Known for: Classic diner food with a local twist. They have a huge menu that is solid top to bottom. Locals swear by their food and adore Chef Kevin

Southside Junction Taphouse

Location: Fayetteville, WV

Prince Range: $15-$20

Known for: Modern twist on classic burgers, served up in a downtown dive that’s THE place to be with all your favorite local brews. Plus, the tots! Crispiest tater tots you’ll ever eat.

Black Circle Bistro

Location: Beckley, WV

Price Range: $11-$13

Known for: “Yallternative” food served alongside pinball machines in an old gas station. Plus, Chef April took home the RealWV award for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in West Virginia earlier this spring.

Vote, vote, vote

Y’all know what do next. Vote for your favorites! All week long, until voting closes Friday evening at 9pm. But more importantly, go on a burger trail. Visit not only these finalists but also the entire Top 40 all across southern West Virginia! We are blessed with dozens and dozens of great local burger spots which support their communities every day…so let’s support them! Thanks so much for being part of this journey with us.


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