Best Hamburger

Swensons Galley Boy

The Galley Boy is as much an Akron icon as the Goodyear Blimp. Though Swenson's is loath to divulge the 70-year-old secret recipe of its most popular burger, we know one thing -- it's unquestionably delicious. Two handmade patties are drenched with a smoky, tartar-like sauce, topped with cheese and served on a toasted, buttery bun; the result is so unruly, it takes a toothpick to hold it together. The flavor is a unique combination of sweet and sour that requires no extra toppings beyond the green olive that sits atop the burger's wax-paper wrapping.