In its purest form it's just a beef patty on a bun.
But today's burgers are much more complex, with toppings that range from the classic lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup and mustard to items that include everything from bacon, mushrooms, jalapenos, avocado, chili or a fried egg.
You could even get a burger made from turkey meat or bison, or a veggie one, too.
When it comes down to it, you could put just about anything on a burger. And there are some great restaurants serving some incredible burgers right here in East Haven.
In this week's Readers' Choice contest, we want to know which place has the absolute best burger in town.
Vote for your favorite in the poll and, most importantly, rate and review the place in our directory (by clicking on the links below) and drop a comment on this article.
Here's our starter list (let us know if we're missing anyone):
You can find online, or feel free to print the PDF version posted in the gallery that accompanies this article.
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(Editor's Note: This article was originally published on March 14.)