THE BEST BURGER: Local restaurants put a spin on the basic burger

Published: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM.

All of their 28 burgers come with the customer’s choice of fries or baked beans, and are served on a 5-inch Kaiser roll with lettuce, onion, tomato and pickles, for $9.99.

McGuire’s is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. To view their burger menu, visit their website at

Bowling for burgers

Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox location in Hurricane Lanes in Destin opened in March of this year. The original location is in Valparaiso and has been in business for more than a year.

“It’s that type of burger that all the juices come out and you can have your elbow out when you eat it,” said co-owner Brian Cartenuto of his famous Tucker Duke burger.

There’s a little catch to this half-pound burger that is piled high with a beef patty, fried onion rings, American cheese, Tucker sauce, and lettuce and tomato ¬— no one can change the assembly of it.

“Jesus Christ himself can come off the cross and we wouldn’t change it for him,” said Cartenuto.

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