Best Burger: Blimpy Burger

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BY DAILY ARTS STAFF

Published April 18, 2013

There’s a reason Blimpy has been featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and “Man vs. Food,” as well as named by USA Today and the Travel Channel as one of the top spots in the country to get a burger.

But greasy patties, fresh ingredients and delicious, deep-fried side dishes are just part of what makes Blimpy Burger a must-eat for every Ann Arborite. Blimpy feels like a burger joint should. From the old-school dining setup to the signs warning about the dangers of eating here, Blimpy does it right. As soon as you walk in, you get the inexplicable sensation that you are about to have an incredible experience (you are).

When the University purchased Blimpy’s property in late 2012, it spelled the end for Blimpy Burger as it has been since 1953. The restaurant will move to a new location this summer, taking with it the best burger in town, if not the world. So here’s to Blimpy Burger and all the great memories it’s helped us make, and all the ones it will help us make in the future.

—CONRAD FOREMAN

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