6 Best Burgers Near Lisbon, OH

March 23rd, 2023 by

Are you looking for a good burger? Nothing beats one that’s perfectly cooked and topped with all your favorite toppings. In and around Lisbon, OH, there are plenty of places for you to choose from when you’re craving a good burger. No matter how you like it, your perfect burger is just a short drive away. The team at Cochran Cars have taken a look at some of the best places to go for a burger.

Homestead Kitchen & Cocktails

Homestead Kitchen & Cocktails is a unique restaurant in Columbiana, OH, with a farm-to-table philosophy about food. This restaurant strives for sustainable agriculture with a focus on supporting local producers. It partners with local farms to offer its diners a fresh menu that changes with the seasons.

The menu features a local grass-fed burger that comes in a potato bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. If you’re not a meat eater, you could try the black bean burger. This house-made veggie patty comes on a brioche bun with smoked cheddar cheese, red onion, lettuce, and tomato and is topped with sriracha aioli.

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Pondi’s restaurant and bar  in Lisbon, OH, first opened in 1916. The current owners Matt and Jessica Borza took it over in 1998 and continue to honor its long history and legacy with excellent food and service.

The best part of the menu at Pondi’s is the build-your-own burger. You start by choosing your patty from freshly ground beef, chicken breast, turkey, or a portabella cap. You then choose from condiments such as lettuce, pickles, onions, BBQ sauce, mayo, sour cream, or Cajun seasoning, and then choose your favorite cheese. If you want extras, you can get your burger with jalapenos or sauteed green peppers, onions, or mushrooms. The last piece of your build-your-own burger is the bun. Pondi’s offers a choice of a brioche roll, Italian bread, focaccia, or grilled deli rye.

Josie’s Restaurant

If you like more than just a basic burger, then head to Josie’s restaurant right in Columbiana. This eatery has lots of options on its menu. Try the Patty Melt, which comes topped with grilled onions and American cheese on grilled artisan bread, the Black & Bleu burger with Cajun seasoning, blue cheese crumbles, lettuce, and tomato, or you could get the Shroom & Swiss.

The Brunch burger is a great choice if you like mixing your meals. This one has two fried eggs on top of the burger, along with a hash brown, American cheese, and hollandaise sauce. The Kickin’ ramps up the heat with hot fries, hot peppers, bacon, pepper jack cheese, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato. Some of the other burgers on the menu include the Sweet Sriracha, the Triple Cheese, and the Porker with pulled pork, bacon, and onion rings.

Riser Tavern and Grille

Riser Tavern and Grille in Poland, OH, is a neighborhood bar and grill that offers a menu of dishes created using ingredients from local producers. Along with the wide selection of appetizers, salads, wings, and wraps, it also has a range of burger options. The cheeseburger comes with a choice of Swiss, cheddar, pepper jack, or American cheese melted on an 8-ounce burger patty, which is then topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, and tomato and served in a Bread Chef bun.

The queso burger is also a good choice. This 8-ounce patty comes with pico,  queso, pickles, and onion on a Bread Chef bun. If you want something different, the blueberry peanut butter burger  consists of a beef patty topped with blueberry BBQ sauce, peanut butter, and bacon. It comes on Bread Chef sourdough.

Shale Tavern & Grille

Shale Tavern & Grille in Lisbon, OH, provides good food in a laid-back atmosphere. There are several burgers on the menu, and you can’t go wrong with any of them. All the burgers are made from a half-pound of Angus beef and are served on a brioche bun.

The Shale Burger is a good place to start. It has grilled peppers, onions, mushrooms, and provolone cheese, but you can also get the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger or the Blue Devil burger, which comes with dried blue cheese crumbles and haystack onions. The Patty Melt is full of flavor because it comes with both provolone and American cheese, and the burger is topped with caramelized onions and Thousand Island dressing.

Big Joe’s Double Decker Cheeseburger is the perfect choice if you’re feeling hungry. This burger consists of a whole pound of Angus beef and comes with American cheese and your choice of toppings.

Five Branches Smokehouse

Five Branches Smokehouse on Market Street in North Lima, OH, has excellent food and top-notch service. The menu offers several burgers, starting with the Amber Attack. This is a half-pound, hand-pressed burger that comes topped with pulled pork, hot pepper cheese, crispy onions, and a unique sauce.

The Mighty Mo is another burger option on the menu that bursts with flavor. It comes with American cheese and hot pepper cheese. This is then topped with a fried egg, grilled onions, and spicy mayo, all packed into a delicious pretzel bun. The G.P. Burger is a great choice for a cheese fan. This one has fried cheese curds, nacho cheese, American cheese, and a house-made ranch sauce.

If you prefer a more traditional burger, the Classic is also a tasty option. It starts with a basic burger, and you can keep it simple or top it with your favorite cheese and toppings. No matter which burger you choose, it comes with a choice of fries or slaw.

So, there you have it. We’ve put together a list of some of the best places in and around Lisbon, Ohio, where you can get a good burger. Whether you like a plain burger without any fuss, love trying new flavor combinations, or prefer to go large with a wide range of toppings, you can find what you fancy within a short drive from Lisbon. If you know of a great burger that we missed, stop by Cochran Cars  and tell us about it. We’ll try it for ourselves and then add it to our list.


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