Bite into National Cheeseburger Day at Sacramento's top burger joints

Cheeseburgers are among America's most popular culinary offerings. And even though delicious cheeseburgers don't need their own day of recognition, they have one. That's right: National Cheeseburger Day is on September 18 — just around the corner — and there's no better excuse to indulge.

In honor of National Cheeseburger Day, Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most delicious options for burgers around Sacramento, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the city's best cheeseburger joints.

 1. Burgers And Brew

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Topping the list is popular local Davis-based restaurant and brewery Burgers and Brew. In the 11 years the eatery has been in operation, more than one iteration on its basic concept has sprung up, but the 1409 R St. location is still the most popular burger spot in Sacramento.

Burgers and Brew boasts four stars out of 2,631 reviews on Yelp for offerings like the spicy guacamole cheeseburger: a half-pound Niman Ranch burger topped with house-made spicy guacamole, jalapeño mayo and pepper jack cheese. Yelpers also love the garlic fries and sweet potato fries.

2. Falafel Corner

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Next is Falafel Corner, located at 3620 N. Freeway Blvd., Suite 305. The halal Natomas eatery has earned 4.5 stars out of 421 reviews on Yelp.

In addition to its gyros, Falafel Corner offers a substantial menu of burgers and cheeseburgers, making the local Northern California spot a burger joint and a Mediterranean bistro.

Reviewers love the Badmash Burger — a double patty with an egg, bacon, and both Swiss and cheddar cheese — and the Tex-Mex burger, with grilled onions, bell peppers, jalapeños and barbecue sauce. (Take a look at the full menu here.)

3. Monsoon Burgers

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North Natomas's Monsoon Burgers, located at 4740 Natomas Blvd., Suite 130, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the burger, hot dog and sandwich joint 4.5 stars out of 323 reviews. All burgers are cooked to order and come with access to the toppings bar, where they can be further customized to taste.

Yelpers recommend the signature Monsoon Burger, with your choice of cheese, mushrooms, bacon and house-made guacamole; there are also plentiful choices for veggie and poultry burgers. (You can check out the full menu here.)

4. Hot Off The Griddle

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Hot Off The Griddle, a family-owned breakfast and brunch spot that offers comfort food, burgers and more in South Natomas, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 280 Yelp reviews.

The Farm Burger is a big hit here, featuring an egg, bacon, cheddar, slices of fried green tomatoes "and love." Check out the full menu or head over to 1583 W. El Camino Ave., Suite 103 to see for yourself.

5. Burgess Brothers BBQ & Burgers

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Last but not least, over in Hollywood Park, check out Burgess Brothers BBQ & Burgers, which has earned four stars out of 451 reviews on Yelp. The project of twin brothers Jonathan and Matthew Burgess, it's a food truck and catering business that also has a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

In addition to burgers like the blue cheese bacon burger and mushroom avocado burger, try sides like the 51/50 fries topped with pulled pork, cheddar cheese and house signature patrol sauce. You can find the spot at 2114 Sutterville Road.