(NEXSTAR) – Don’t mess with Texas. And you certainly don’t mess with your burgers.

A new ranking of the top 10 burger restaurants in the USA has determined Beck’s Prime, with locations in the greater Houston and Dallas areas, as the best place for a burger. But enthusiasts outside the Lone Star State can still try some of the best burgers in the country – if not the best – at runner-up restaurants across the country.

The ranking was compiled by the “discerning professionals” of Gayot, a restaurant and lifestyle resource that positions itself as a “guide to the good life”. But the burgers on Gayot’s list aren’t just for swanky foodies; The ranking includes restaurants that serve both traditional and “luxurious” versions of the humble burger.

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Beck’s Prime, which came in at # 1, took top spot for its mesquite grill patties, which are made from home-ground Angus beef. Gayot even memorized the restaurant’s blue cheese burger and called it worth the wait, even when the transit lines “get up again in the evening”.

Second and third were the Burger Joint in New York City and Cherry Cricket in Denver, Colorado. The former, hidden behind a curtain near the lobby of the Parker New York Hotel, received special praise for its no-frills approach to grilled burgers, while the latter won the list for its “parade” of burger options and extensive list of toppings (e.g. peanut butter, green chilli strips, chicharrones, etc.).

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Would you like to satisfy your burger cravings a little closer to home? Gayot’s full list highlights even more delicious travel destinations across the country:

  1. Becks Prime, Houston, Texas
  2. Burger Joint, New York City, New York
  3. Cherry Cricket, Denver, Colorado
  4. Farm Burger, Decatur, Georgia
  5. 4505 Burger & BBQ, San Francisco, California
  6. Holsteins Shakes and Buns, Las Vegas, Nevada
  7. Kuma’s Corner, Chicago, Illinois
  8. MELT Gourmet Cheeseburger, Leesburg, Virginia
  9. Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  10. 25 degrees, Los Angeles, California

For more information on each restaurant, visit Gayot.com.